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I believe the Bernie Sanders redistribution strategy was only in a test phase for Chicago spanning March 14 through the 18th. I assume they wanted to do a little experiment before potentially implementing it more broadly.
I have no doubt who specifically the company intended to target with this strategy. There are basically three types of drivers. Type A like me does this full-time usually six days a week. They could completely leave destination mode as is for me and it really wouldn’t harm anyone.
Type B is your driver that has a full-time office job and occasionally they probably supplement their morning and evening commute using destination mode. These drivers could also probably keep destination mode as is without upsetting the universe. This type of driver also puts in some hours in the evening and definitely on the weekends.
Type C was the intended target all along. This type of driver works a full-time job or perhaps takes care of a relative that lives far away and they supplement their commute with destination mode but aside from that they pretty much never touch the thing except for big moneymaking holidays.
In our Chicago market it is absolutely mind blowing how thousands of drivers literally just appear out of nowhere during surcharges or major holidays. They literally just magically spawn in the thousands. I think a lot of these types are sitting watching Netflix keeping an eye on the surcharges in or around where they live. Remember a lot of these drivers literally don’t even need the money they just like getting out of the house. It sounds crazy but it’s true.
If the company wants to do something proactive about destination mode because of the type C drivers then hot Diggity dog make it so that your destination mode works this week but then Sunday night Monday morning when the week ends if you haven’t done at least XX amount of rides it is disabled entirely for the following week. Should they complete XX amount of rides during that blackout week it immediately unlocks they don’t even have to wait for the following week to start.
Redistribution of wealth is stupid. I have $6 that someone else worked for last week. I am perfectly capable of going out and earning my own $6 but here we are.
Thanks for the $6 LG + others. Go Eagles!
Simply go into destination mode to check. They warn you first that you are entering charity mode.
It makes me feel like we all need to drive for a new rideshare company. Ideally one that cares more about it’s drivers. Uber on it’s current trajectory is going to have drivers living in their cars.
Sorry bud :/
Seems like Uber lately has been trying to get the seasoned drivers to hang up their spurs. Their target driving base is clearly the newbie that doesn’t know until tax time that he has been giving free rides all year or all quarter if he is filing properly.
If no TNP license then it is a private transaction between two parties. But if you try to advertise yourself you would be assumed to be an unlicensed commercial enterprise. I’m not a lawyer of course but it seems feasible.
It’s why the cops in the sting video are targeting TNP cars not random opportunists or samaritans. I imagine the citation on a TNP is pretty big too. Does anybody know roughly the citation amount?
If that anyone you speak of has a TNP license that specifically prohibits street hails then yes. No TNP license no problem.
I don’t see how something that can only be used twice a day is being overused. Sometimes Uber sends me 80 miles away from my home usually not one long trip but multiple trips. It is a pretty far stretch to the far north suburbs of Chicago. I already eat those dead miles typically coming back but at least with destination mode there is a small chance I could get a ride. Now it will be a charity ride apparently after Bernie takes his 30%.
This happened to me last Saturday night in Naperville, IL I was smart though I said hell no. The narc even tried to bully me into taking it he said I’m going to give you $20 you are only going to get probably seven dollars from your actual fare. He was right too I only got like seven dollars for the legit ride.
The reason I know it it was a sting is they got the next driver to fall for it and me and my pax all watched.
It isn’t about what I think it is rather the whacky world we live in. Who is to say you are not walking right smack into a nasty lovers quarrel? Are you familiar with the situation in Florida where the man aggressively cut off the Uber driver that had his girlfriend in the car? He ended up getting shot and killed by the Uber driver as a justified shooting. He still ended up getting removed from both Uber and Lyft for violating multiple policies particularly the no carrying firearms policy.
I’m sure you mean well but God forbid you put yourself into a syndicated news coverage situation you damage the reputation of rideshare companies which ultimately increases the likeliness of less pay for me and most other drivers here. 😂
I can guarantee you I deal with way more filthy riders per day than you have to deal with filthy drivers per year.
they should have left well enough alone. Offering me a couple of $.50 discount only makes me more angry. They were holding $500 of mine hostage for nearly 3 days.
OK ignore my previous comment I clicked on the wrong link LOL. Yes identity theft should scare the hell out of everybody. There are something like 30 million illegal immigrants in this country and a lot of them are using purchased credentials.
Despite your alleged good intentions riding all over offering people free rides especially to women is soooo creepy. I bet people call the police on you often.
1) Absolutely yes
2) Yes there is I think poc have a preference towards poc drivers especially at night in Chiraq
3) It seems the only two choices are to adopt a whites only policy or get deactivated for low ratings. Awful choices but it's my only source of income so guess which one I'm choosing.
I was servicing the north side of Chicago but I recently moved to the south side and south suburbs. I don't want to get deactivated over bigotry this sucks.
My rating dropped from 4.9 for the past year servicing affluent areas to 4.5 in just two weeks servicing low income areas. I feel like I'm being forced to discriminate here if I want to keep driving. Such a sad state of affairs quite frankly.