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It was their goal to keep it &below* $5B, so they are fine
I wrote the above as a joke, but it's scary how there's probably some truth to it.
I’ve never seen one. From Manhattan.
No. Been on hundreds of rides in NYC yellow cabs that go buzzing down the roads, and not once was my driver pulled over. They must be invincible.
In NYC, many Yellow Cans have been converted to Nissan NV200, which accommodates electric wheelchairs. I think
So this is a real thing? I’ve never seen it. When does it appear? I’m in NYC
Everyone thought things would improve over NY cab drivers but nope. It’s worse for sure.
Now we are dealing with the same mean New Yorkers but more privileged ones who have no experience in customer service. Thanks Lyft and Uber for ruining everything.
Followed instructions but no luck. Everyone saying this and that resolved it, but I still do not see the clock icon.
I am sure it sounded like a great idea when they started it.
I have seen this type of interview, but usually one is driving. I don't know but that seems to work better. How much you wanna bet that this is a real Uber...or just some dude's car.Hollywood, baby
This maybe an unpopular opinion, but honestly, getting me from A to B is not enough to deserve a tip. The driver has to be attentive and pay attention than just getting me to A to B.
I’m not saying the bar is high. I tip 98 percent of the time. Say hello and be polite. If it’s safe, maybe get off the car, greet me and help me or at least offer to help me load the bag. Make sure it’s safe during drop off. Ask if we have questions
I don’t need fancy chargers and water and snacks. Just someone attentive and is proud of the job. Trust me; riders can tell.
Wait, what?! Anything lower than a four to a passenger blocks them? I didn’t know this.
I thought the blocking only happened when riders leave a low score to a driver.
I have seen these on Facebook and I’m not sure if it’s a localized trend. Probably not specific to any areas.
It’s just really sad drivers are so angry that they do.
I didn't realize that they only took 10%. I always thought the only difference was that Ola was from India and had the same business model.
In the countries where they already exist, have they been able to prove their model? If they have been able to do that with good growth and driver retention, they will enter Uber's markets like US and should do very well.
I have been hearing something disturbing. There’s a trend...or more a breed of drivers who give ALL riders 1-star ratings. They encourage other drivers to do the same and I hear it’s taking some traction.
Why? Apparently, they are contesting to Uber their low pay and how the drivers are being rated unfairly
Sounds to me like a bunch of disgruntled workers, who want to see the world burn.
You are part right. I agree for the most part, but one information they do have on them is the phone numbers. Everyone is associated with a cell phone number, and if that gets banned, you are in trouble.
I suppose you can go ride with Lyft. Then worst case, you can buy a burner phone at a convenience store.
Massively talented multi-tasking woman. Kudos. and she got you there and you are still alive to tell the tale.
"When in rome" was exactly what I was thinking as I read your story. Too funny. and it was actually in Rome too.
"What's the most eff'd up thing you've seen while on the job"
It'd be quicker to list what's not better with Uber.
- Hailing a cab on a whim is still faster. In places like Manhattan or Boston, there are lots of taxis zooming by.
- If you are at a transportation hub, finding a taxi stand is much faster and consistent.
- Related to the above, Uber's GPS approach for pick-up is a bit hokey still. The pickup location isn't quite right ever. So the driver ends up caling 9 out of 10 times, which is a bit bummer.
- SUV prices. Taxis don't charge more for SUVs and minivans.
Similar experience. I grew up in the Bronx and heavily leveraged the bus and subway. Never had money to take a taxi, and took the Greyhound or Amtrak out of town maybe twice a year. Only a few of my friends' parents had a car, and I rode on it a few times, but I can count the times in both my hands. That was my childhood.
Oh, one more tidbit. My dad's friend was a private taxi owner with a TLC license. When my family needed a car (say to go on vacation to upstate or needed to pick up a furniture), we literally borrowed his taxi. I do remember feeling a bit self-conscious when my father and I would pull up at events (say a concert), furniture store or a friend's house, in a NYC taxi, and it wasn't because I hired it there. All is good though, because I never felt that emberassed because everyone I knew didn't have access to cars either.
Then again, being in NYC, we were always reminded of people with better lives with nice cars and enough money to take taxicabs. :)