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Uber is cleaning their books in preparation for going public. They need the upward trend towards profitability while keeping drivers fooled and not notice. Screwing with surge is one easy way to do that.
By the time we all notice, it’s too late.
What? I haven’t heard of those. Pics, please
Isn’t there like a UberSelect or UberExoticCar option?
If it’s as awesome as you say it is, I believe they make exception. Like a Ferrari which theoretically doesn’t qualify for an Uber as it doesn’t have a four passenger capacity, but I know they allow it on an exception basis.
This is an example of a prank that isn't that funny.
Speeding does it for me. You endangered real people. You also broke all kinds of rules by pretending to be an Uber driver.
Keep it at the dude popping out of the back. Why do all other stuff.
Remember that they only pay for the way there. No idea how they know when we are headed to a poling place, but the ride home is for charge.
and please do not ask us to wait for you outside. LOL. ...sigh, but I know you will.
I decided to ignore for a while until they work out the kinks. You are an overachiever for contacting them. In fact, I thank you because I’m too lazy to bother.
kudos to not letting those 1-star raters down. I get a handful of them too, and there's no way to avoid them. Some people are just not sympathetic of things that are outside of the driver's control.
I have noticed something similar, but this isn’t the first time I’ve had this feeling. In fact, I think I’m now always skeptical and worried I’m being screwed and being taken advantage by Uber and Lyft.
Everything from how the surges popup (and go away) to how some fees I expect like long distance pickup don’t always come through
Here’s a good example, I used to rent my car from Hertz (Lyft Express), because my family car was being abused from my driving and I decided the free maintenance was a good deal. What I didn’t realize was the strict acceptance rate they require. Over 90%. So if I were close to 90, I would have to accept every request.
This may just be in my head but I don’t put it pass them. I suspected I was being sent all the pickups that were 20-25 minutes away. That’s when I started to suspect that I’m an easy target for being assigned these rides because no one else wants to do them. It would be easy for Lyft to have done that.
I’ve suspected similar with streaks too.
This is dumb. Unlike drivers, riders can just open up new accounts under different information, like emails, etc. No background check, registration, license plate, or other identifiable info.
Wait, why is this even a question. We wake them up, of course!
If they don't wake up, I just push and roll them out on the curb...kidding!! I actually have taken people to the hospital before. No, not the police station, because if the person can't wake up, the police won't be able to do much either. It's time the person saw a doctor.
Don't throw up is a fine tip.
Cool! and congrats!
Hey, you should take pics of Ubers and Taxis and post them here.
I did it with temp registration and even license (no joke) , and Uber and Lyft approved me just fine. I was an existing driver though. I wonder if that makes a difference.
1) Uber is still rolling this out, so it's not availabule for all cities and all areas within a city
2) The threshold is set differently for each city/area. I think they mentioned the range is 8-10 minutes?
In typical Uber style, they aren't clear on how they deploy a new feature. Some of it is that they're still trying to figure them out and easing into it and also so drivers won't try to take advantage of the program. (Heaven forbid if drivers get overpaid! Gasp!!)
No, dude. It's not a secret. You can check it for yourself in the Uber app. You have to click into the Hamburger Menu (top left) and then click on our face, I think.
The answer is no.
Try taking a pole. I bet 80% of the riders don't even know they are being rated.
Tried. Absolutely didn't work. The record is there and it looks like my accentance rate was hit.
Not even sure how this would work. Maybe people were killing the app before it could be recorded? So it was just a software fix. or was this like some leniency for those drivers that happen to have a bad signal?
Anyway, it doesn't work. Did I not kill it fast enough?
Yeah, I agree with that. Since you are not getting anywhere reaching out to them, so let Lyft handle the problem. Make it their problem by entering what you can, and they can investigate.
It's a game of cancellation chicken. Yeah, if the driver doesn't like you for any reason instead of simply cancelling on you, they try to cancel and also collect the no-show fee. or just the start the etrip without the rider and complete it immeditely. Then you can make a claim to Uber.
Remember the single biggest expense of a Uber or Lyft driver is the gasoline. Driving a large car will sure cut into your profits. There is a reason UberX drivers drive the Focus and Prius'. It really makes a huge difference.
Remember, to drive Uber fulltime, you would be driving 1000 miles a week. Do the math.