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Sergio, great job on comparing this to the per mile IRS deduction. That REALLY puts it into perspective. Whatever they do to justify or calculate the IRS's mileage rules should be pulled up and compared against how Lyft justifies their own rates.
Yeah? Are you saying this is a good book? (And a crappy article?)
This article is so poor. After 5000 miles, these are the findings? And it admits I fo came from online forums.
"Among most drivers I meet in person, and the countless number I've observed in online forums," writes Rosenblat, "there is a near-universal consensus that Lyft treats its drivers better than Uber."
And seriously, this is all anecdotal. No data
Then there are the passengers themselves. "It's not uncommon for drivers to describe Uber passengers as higher class," writes Rosenblat, "but also as stuck up, and to say they prefer Lyft because the passengers are more friendly or engaging."
Then there are the passengers themselves.
"It's not uncommon for drivers to describe Uber passengers as higher class," writes Rosenblat, "but also as stuck up, and to say they prefer Lyft because the passengers are more friendly or engaging."
I’d be so pissed as an editor if my writer brought me this. There no way I’m signing that expense reimbursement request.
They’ve been spending so much R&D on things like UberAirports. I guess this is the step in the right direction to STOP hiring.
I think the right move is to can those projects. I’m all for innovation but not at the cost of starving the drivers.
What’s a cubby hole in a car?
I’m the same way with how I feel about selling stuff or having a tip jar. Too much pride to stoop to those levels. Haha. Don’t mind an occasional $10. In cash.
Did you try the RideGuru calculator. Just enter Long Beach as the starting location and enter a random destination. You should see your options.
Well, yes, but I was the driver. Does that count? Haha.
And it wasn’t for speeding, it was for being at the airport without the proper stickers displayed. Dumb.
Ironically though, they will lose control over certain things when we become employees. For example, bow much they pay us, giving us vacation days, benefits, basic employment rights.
The flexibility goes both ways. While we current have freedom as contractors, Uber also has an ability to specify any prices and fire (deactivate) is whenever they want for whatever reasons. They also don’t have to tell us how we exactly are compensated. These are some freedom Uber enjoys right now.
WHAT THE HELL
I would have bought a black car (meaning a black-colored car), because then I would qualify to drive for UberBlack and make more money.
I never knew UberBlack actually had to be black before I started driving.
Thank gosh UberSelect is now available here, but it doesn’t pay nearly as much as UberBlack.
I actually stopped paying attention to it but don’t get me wrong. I still care about providing good service.
How would you just get a NYC state license? Don’t you have to establish residence there first?
Also, remember that Uber runs a background check on your driver record and the check can go across multiple states. It’s basically up to Uber how thorough they want to be. They may not check all 50 states but they may for surrounding states
And of course the states already share records with each other, in many cases.
I feel like that is one privilege the customer has while they are on a ride they paid for.
It also means I don't have to talk to them and I can focus on the driving. Win-win, no?
But the tip is from the requestor and an adult. Not from the minor. I wonder if it’s teally lower for these minor scenarios.
I never get sick of talking to my customers. Never a boring conversation.
You have to go beyond the mundane talks about the weather. Ask them where they’re from. Ask them open ended questions. Be a good listener and ask good questions. You’ll love it
Carding people sucks and half the time, and especially when they’re suspect, they don’t have an ID. Or at least they claim they don’t.
I feel like this isn’t my responsibility, but I do understand your point about protecting myself from liability.
Considering that a huge portion of our expense is fuel, I'd like to think there is a good financial justification and an ROI. However, electricity also costs money. I'd like to think that'd be a lot more efficient (i.e. cheaper) than gasoline, but I do wonder how much it would really save.
Are those Autonomous Vehicles being sent out by Uber and Google all electric cars?
I have canceled trips mid-ride for underage riders. Yep, whenever I find out that the passengers are minors, I immediately pullover and tell them to get off. No exceptions.
Yes, safety first. Here's a funny story. One time I pulled over into a strip mall parking lot to let out three teenage girls. They were embarrassed and berated. Kept asking me what the big deal was. When they complained about their safety, I decided to stay with them until another ride could arrive. For some reason I was naive enough to think they'd call their parents or friends, but, of course, they called another Lyft. I had already told them of the company policy and no driver would give them a ride, but they did it anyway.
I felt at that point, it was not my business, so I waited until another driver arrived. Should I have warned the other driver? I figured it wasn't my place.
There's a common theme to when I kicked out the passengers in the three instances.
They were ALL racists.
One, there was another time the guy opened the door to let a friend in, and he banged the guardrail. Thankfully there was no damage but I remember being angry and giving him a 1 star. (I guess I didn't end the trip mid-ride.)
I’m confused by this. How is the person stealing? What is he stealing? The article doesn’t seem to be clear.
Pick-pocketing while the driver is leaking under the seat? I feel like if you wanted to steal, there are million ways. I don’t see this phone thing to be particularly clever or unique.