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How did those interns do you wonders if they are some lowly figures? Do you mean they did something material and meaningful? Do you mean just a way you were able to vent (and keep your sanity?)
That's because the rich and those in power are all in on the Uber game. They all invest in the company and their success depends on Uber's success. Little people on the Main Street can't win here.
Drivers' suffering are all priced into the valuation and its future profitability. Just like always, we are all just dancing on their palms. The sad thing I heard recently is that there's enough drivers to fill the market and hence these companies do not have to worry about retention. There are apparently enough poor people desperate enough to drive for low wages, and that's where the investors see an opportunity.
I personally think it's a great thing. People's behaviors are often dictated by whether they are being rated or are being seen. People do weird stuff when they think there is no repercussion. This is the basics of laws. People don't do stuff because they know they will be busted.
Good one! I didn’t have the gull to say it.
It keeps the ride during quiet times cheap and affordable. No one thinks about that. Why do they think UberXs are so much cheaper than regular taxis!!
btw, I am all paranoid about this now. I keep looking at my app, and the icon is always there.
Why paranoid? I am afraid my future rides, those that I already scheduled, will disappear on me.
Did you see this dude's question about how he and his wife were looking at the Uber App at the same time? He didn't see an icon but she did. What gives?
WAIT WHAT? A passenger accused you of taking cash for a ride? That is a serious accusation. In fact, I am curious as to what the user was asking for with Uber. "Give my money back because I already paid?"
Why would anyone do that? In fact, if you want a free ride, I feel like there are better ways to scam the system, like, "I never took a ride." Someone took money from me seems way out there.
Well, now that you put it that way… of course not.
You give me me a reason to say no, and I will give you a no.
Why would drivers wanna do this? They don't know how the ride will be. They don't even know the destination at that point, right?
The ride can be lucrative than some $5 cancellation. It could have been a long trip to the airport, for a big tipper, and with a nice or girl.
It seems counterintuitive to me. I mean completely. You as a driver are in this job to want and give rides. Why do something that makes you NOT drive. That doesn't make sense to me.
The differentiator is that they are in Tanzania. So if they can grow there, they'll be bought by Uber or some bigger player and they can cash out. They are here for the initial execution within a targeted market, and they will cash out in 3~4 years.
but with the locking mechanism, battery, and gps, I hear they cost around $5000 each.
No. No we are not. Your ignorance is criminal though
Drivers have to rate the passengers immediately after the ride. Well, more specifically, they have to before they can accept another ride.
The driver can indeed look up how much tip was left by looking at the financial statements. (at least with Lyft, you can.)
So technically, if the driver completes a ride, and do not need a new request, he can wait until the statement arrives, and then check the tip amount before going back to the app and leaving a feedback.
Did the size even fit.
Slow? In what comparison? To you?
Did you ever hear back from them?
Yeah, but they already do that. :)
Because as a picky passenger, your wait time would increase. You'd have less access to the drivers and better quality you ask, longer you'd have to wait.
You may say you can can lower your filter, but that would be pretty messy. Perhaps maybe these picky drivers have to pay more money? Better drivers get better pay?
I agree with you. I feel like there is a room for involvement here.
I feel like this isn't a new problem. It's like an age-old minors pretending to be older thing.
The punching thing? Pretty messed up. but taht's also an age-old "teenage punks disrepecting the service personnel" thing.
yeaha, that whole upfront pricing bit was spun as something nice and noble for users who wanted to know about the fare beforehand. but the truth was that Uber wanted to charge more money and not base it on publicly posted fares.
This is much closer to getting quotes from Limos companies.
and it's worse because Uber will charge you whatever they want to. whatever you are willing to pay. and it'll be different betweeen personal and business travelers, rich and poor, affluent neighborhood to poorer neighborhood, time of day, etc.