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Good reminder for drivers to always have the webcam running.
I often consider the webcams to be a deterrent. but some passengers are too stupid to realize they are being recorded, that they can get arrested, or they aren't supposed to do that.
What kind of products would you send us?
Some drivers already sell and stock the cars with water, tylenols, condoms, hand sanitizers, bags of chips, etc. that we can buy at Costco.
The way you mention age verification makes it sound like you are talking about selling booze. That'd be a riot.
Yes, this is painting a rosy picture. Something like 20%~30% of the $72,000 is going to expenses like gas, car maintenance, tolls, and other fees.
Someone gave me a bag of onions once. Pre-covid.
I think the restaurants can rate delivery drivers and you can be deactivated permanently if you don't wear a mask.
Why risk it. You trying to prove a point?
I assume you kept tapping it on the way to the police, so it wouldn’t lock.
Covid has already made its way into meaningless marketing. It joins the ranks of
- This house protected by XYZ Alarm system- No MSG, 0% Trans Fat- 9 out of 10 dentists recommends this product
I feel Uber is doing its part to enforce mask usage. I know they are warning and deactivating drivers who aren't wearing masks, and riders can report drivers fairly easily.
Also check this out. The driver is told to put the mask on before they start their shift, and they have facial recognition to "prove" he or she is wearing a mask.
Hopefully, and I assume, one. Considering how many contacts drivers have, two or more degrees can be significant.
So the driver still picked you up? That’s strange. At least you had a cool river. I guess it prepares the driver. I feel like the passenger should also be notified of their drivers’ conditions.
What does that mean? Are you now not able to request rides? Or is it that the drivers get informed?
We are all already mandated to wear masks, so I’m curious what restrictions come with the scarlet letter.
Drivers hate pets, as it often leads to lower ratings for the subsequent rides, due to smell, passenger allergies, etc. It’s a big risk for us and it often takes us off the market for sometime until the smell has subsided.
Rainy days? Forget about it.
There’s a whole discussion on whether drivers are required to transport emotional support animals or not. (I can’t remember the verdict 🤣)
Yes, of course. Just keep driving 500 more times and it will fall off your record.
That's how many Uber tallies. Your rating is an average of your last 500 trips. You think I am making fun but that isn't that many in grand scheme of things.
This is hilarious. I especially like this one:
Or how about this one: your pax sits in back while their guest rides shotgun. The guest bonds in conversation with you as the driver, but the pax who booked the ride gets so displeased about it, they rate you poorly?
It's like a love triangle. I bet a pax like that is super insecure and always gets jealous of his/her friends.
I wonder what part of calling an Uber he/she thinks creates a special relationship between him/her and the driver? (over the friend's)
OH WHAT?!!! The only consider the time you are on the way to the passenger and driving a passenger? This is completely misleading.
For people who are considering driving! Please don't use these numbers. These don't consider the time you wait between fares, the time it takes you to clean and maintain the car, the time it takes you to get to profitable locations, the time it takes you to do paperwork and to deal with Uber, etc.
This can't be right. I bet it's due to the way the research/survey was conducted. I bet they only took into account a) drivers that are willing to answer the question, and b) drivers that are doing particularly well.
I bet you it doesn't consider those who quit due to it not working out. ...for whatever reason. Location, simply being bad at it, etc.
Unspoken rules? Do you mean things that really should be in the terms of Uber/Lyft but aren't? (except for some vague thing about being respectful.)
What about not SLAMMING THE DOORS?!!! It hurts my ears, this is my car, and it's completely disrespectful.
Not sure where you get this idea. I am a driver and I don't speed. Think about it. It's a waste of gas and it's a risk of getting a ticket. Absolutely no positive things come out of our speeding. (maybe except a higher chance of tip? Arguable)
The most common question is, "How long have you been driving Uber?" "Do you like it?" "Making good money?" Hands down. With that said, I am not tired of it as it falls into the category of *talking about the weather*. It's the sort of question everyone asks to fill the gaps in conversations.
I drive in Boston where rideshares have been around a long time, but I think there is still fascination in the Uber driving. The fascination must be that we are regular people and they could do it too. So, I get it that they are curious about this profession (if we can call it that), and to be honest? I think our responses do vary from driver to driver, hence they expect an interesting conversation stemming from it.
It's too bad that it's the same conversation from the driver's perspective, but at least the riders get a kick out of it. (Hey, happy customer, happy driver.)
No, drivers are oblivious as to what kind of promotions, referral bonuses or passes you are using. However, this may affect the pricing and also the way we are matched up with the rider.
The car you get with UberXL, can be a numbr of different cars, so there's always a chance you get a smaller SUV. So watch out for that.
and the problem here is that the driver doesn't have to pick up big cargo items. and they hate it when you have big items that needs to be loaded. It can take time in loading and it can damage their cars. They will definitely not like it. (I wouldn't.)
I would request a UberXL, and immediately call the driver to see if he is willing to do so. By some luck, you would get one that doesn't mind and will do the task for you. Make sure to mention upront that you would tip handsomely. (Don't wait until it's over and offer. Just offer upfront.)
Not sure if this is a formal movement, but I have heard vocal groups of rideshare drivers discussing this.
At high level, they are against the illusion of transparency and flexible work schedule that Uber promotes. They feel that as independent workers, they should be able to see the rides they are accepting and decide where to work and what riders to pick up.
They also feel unfair where the riders can see a lot about them but the drivers cannot. For example, riders can see the gender and race of the drivers, but the drivers cannot. If riders can discriminate why can't the drivers?
I stopped paying attention to any types of driver promotions and incentives. Lyft started this trend earlier and Uber is all over it now.
It’s an obvious attempt to confuse the drivers so they don’t really know how much they’re making. They will do this to make us work harder while making less money.