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They just keep copying with each other. What a weird duopoly.
Let the capitalism do its job. Make it so if certain number of deny these garbage pings, Uber raises the rates on them. Or at least pay the drivers more so they’d be willing to accept it.
I would love to hear more about your experience around the customer demographics and how that affects the riders.
If you took Walmart riders, are these people with no cars hence have a lot of groceries and products they bring on your car? Do they not tip well?
This stuff fascinates me. During your shift, do you try to avoid poverty areas?
This is what the users see? Wow.
What do the different colors mean?
Isn’t this one of the examples where being an independent contractor and it an employee limits the protection?
I’m not sure how much Uber and Lyft can do.
I am not a driver, but I nervously checked my Uber app in DC all day, and there were plenty of drivers everywhere. I checked in Arlington, and the wait time was 3~4 minutes consistently (as it usually is), and then later I was in Reston (DC suburbs) and near the airport, and there were plenty there too.
I asked the driver (an old guy) from Reston and he said, "What strike. I don't use social media." After describing to him he said, "That's good. Good for them. I hope they are making a difference." Zero remorse. It's like he was talking about some people and events in faraway place that didn't impact him.
So maybe the word didn't get out much?
They have driver IDs in windshields now? Like they used to with taxi drivers and medallions?
I mean it’s a great idea so you can report bad Uber drivers but I didn’t know they implemented this.
I am sure it was planned and the guy was preying on her. I mean, I am sure she didn't just hop on some random car, and he was like, "oh, what....who are you?"
why sloppy? A guy like this is insane, stupid, and reckless. and no I have no idea why anyone would do this.
I never take my keys out of the car.
Check your credit cards. Many of them have roadside assistance service built in. there may be a charge (and there may not be), but you can call them up and see if they will dispatch a truck for you.
Umm. Probably not.
Then again, I'd like to know where it says it's not allowed.
I can't either. Seeing another commentator mention it might be the payment method, I literally entered all the credit cards into my Uber app and I still don't see a frickin' schedule icon.
I messaged Uber and I've heard nothing.
Yeah, I think so. With the IPO looming, they want to be boring and predictable. Investors want stability. All part of the plan.
I am glad she took pics to back up her claims, because when I saw this originally, I thought, "no driver can match Martha Stewart's standards!"
Wait, what. Is "blunt" a scent? I thought you meant it as an adjective first, then you wrote it again. "Blunt Effect." Are you talking about pot as in marijuana? What a wonderful way to mask the ciagarettes, vomit, and marijuana smells.
or am i being completely ignorant.
How did I miss this gold when he originally posted it.
Don't despair too much though. That's the part of the trip you wouldn't have made any money anyways. So imagine it as getting a ride that only lasted 5 minutes worth, after pickup.
This is so bad ass. I want one. Is this for real?
Sounds like Uber marketing
Rates are simply not high enough. They intentionally keep their prices low in order to gain marketshare, dominate the market, and drive other businesses like taxis and limos out of business.
It's a typical predatory tactic that can be accomplished by start-up companies that are playing with funny money of investors.