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Your mistake was not putting, “If yes, how much should I tip?” at the end of your question.
Or phrase it differently. It currently sounds like you aren’t tipping at all. Rephrase to:
“Should I tip...?”
“How much should I tip the driver if any?”
This is a great question. It's all about the trend. My suspicion is NO, because the market is saturdated with Uber users. The world isn't the same anymore as it was several years ago when Uber was growing:
"But can Lyft accelerate this rate of growth? It took Uber six months after it reached 1 billion trips to double that number and then less than 12 months for it to get to 5 billion rides. Of course, these numbers are largely meaningless compared to more tangible metrics like gross bookings, revenue, and profit. And those numbers, well, they don’t look too promising."
Here's another good article:
Distracted Driving: Who’s Worse, Men or Women?
This is hilarious. So, you are saying that Uber and Lyft drivers fall into a category of people who need help and support?
Is it a emotional support or a financial support? or I guess both. LOL
Yes, they did.
Amp changes color to match your passenger’s Lyft app: This “beaconing” feature is the secret to smoother pickups. Plus, delighted passengers are more likely to leave good reviews and tips.
It's still up at: https://take.lyft.com/amp/
There've been a lot of threads on "where do drivers" pee on this forum. LOL.
I see some people mention peeing in bottles. gross.
and PINK. Millenials love it.
Lyft is earthy crunchy.
As an ignorant customer, I had no idea of this. How long are the queue anyways? So if you show up and enter the FIFO line, how many cars are usually ahead of you?
How do you know it'd be a minimum fare? You don't know where the passenger is trying to go until you pick him or her up. For all you know, you just cancelled on a $40 ride.
and I see problem in you hiding out just to let the time expire. That's messed up and unethical.
I experienced this myself when I had to cancel a ride. No, not for scamming the driver, but because my driver was not listening to me whatsoever.
My driver was this 50-something female. She did seem grumpy a little and said very few words even when I got in the car. The ride was off from the start, she immediately started driving in the wrong direction. Since I hate confrontation, I mean who does, I actually believed that she knew a better route. Afterall, she has a GPS, right? The thing is...I couldn't see her phone from where I was sitting. She had it on her lap. (I actually don't think it was even on.)
After a few minutes when I KNEW she wasn't going the right diriection, I started to yell at her to stop. She never did. I was ready to call Uber, but at that point I was pretty scared and decided to call the police. Then as I picked up my phone, I realized that I can cancel the ride, which I did.
That's when the b*tch pulled over. I guess she did have the phone on, because she knew within 10 seconds I had done that.
Uber made a variant attempt to make it a cashless and tipless experience, but they miserably failed. They had pressure from Lyft and drivers and they finally gave in. There should be something to be learned from there. Such a large and powerful entity like Uber attempted to eliminate tips but they couldn't. That means that this tipping is not unnatural. It was demanded by the market. by the people. It wasn't some weird concept generated or outlined by someone or some entity.
So, natural selection do its work. This is the right direction, and we should all accept it. Drivers are services personnel and they should get paid tips along aside hairdresser, bellboy, housekeeping, waitresses, etc.
I've run into these drivers. I will admit, it is annoying. and I don't even know how to respond, which by default is a sign that the driver is being rude by making me uncomfortable.
It does depend on how they ask or how hard they push. I often give the, "I will do it on the app later," (I mean, how else, right? unless you pay cash), and one driver said, "I can tell by the way you said it that you won't tip." WTF
Another driver said, "I'd appreciate if you could tip me later. It's difficult to make money on these short rides. Thanks and have a nice day." I didn't mind that nearly as much. I mean, he even gave me a reason which is cool.
Do I have to specify this in the app? It looks like in the image, you can specify it, but what happens if I don't?
Thanks for the info! Very useful. I seriously thought they see more than that.
And it'll be gone together with taxi companies when the AVs arrive. Poof.
The answer is easy. Uber911. Anyone can call it and the bill goes to the insurance company.
We will see if loyalty exists amongst ridershare users. Will they stick with whom they know like Fasten, Fare, and RydeAustin? or convert to Uber?
Yet, everyone buys one. They buy it before they buy groceries. Unpopular opinion.
What's the big deal? Shouldn't Uber have the right to collect some fees? They are not a charity.