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And yes this is disturbing. Did this happen with taxis before Uber? I’m old enough but I can’t remember.
Did something happen in Hershey? Someone kidnapped again?
I totally didn't. Didn't even hear about it. I should be better about keeping on top of these things.
Actually, it works pretty well. The ride continues and the app will track where you are driving. Once the cell signal is back, it basically picks up where it left off.
If there is no signal upon drop off, the driver won't be able to end the trip. He or she would have to wait until there is signal for them to end it. In this scenario, it's likely the ending point of the trip would be wrong and Uber may need to issue a refund. (upon user request, I'd imagine)
You are thinking of UberSELECT.
Isn’t this Lyft’s response to the long pickup fee? Paying drivers for the time it takes to get there.
Contractor. I got a good thing going.
I don’t even know if my other employer would allow me to be employed by another company.
I ALWAYS was a proponent of paying the driver for every minute he or she is working. I wouldn’t ask for time between fares, but it totally make sense to every minute after the ride is accepted.
We get hired for the time working for our customer. Very simple model. At the end of the day, they’re laying for our time.
Good job to Lyft for recognizing this and being considerate for our time.
So true->'can't please everybody no matter how you try.'
This is the problem about not being able to rate drivers without you being the passenger. Good job for catching the license plate.
Yes, to the range anxiety. Wait, this says 335 miles. That's about the same as both my gas-powered cars.
I get the smoking twice a week. I get it that you have the urge fter a bar, but you really cannot wait 10 minutes?
Then there are those who take a big puff as they get on the car. Arg.
I second this. This says taxi drivers. For them, it was definitely a norm where the tipping was expected. 90% basically means "everyone", except that there are always bad apples.
BTW, I don't believe bartenders get tipped 98% of the time. That just doesn't make sense.
No problem. :)
Just curious, why are you looking for this info? Are you a driver? Research?
Oooh, I did some math earlier this year. My car qualifies for UberSelect in my city. It's basically the equivalent of UberBlack, except my car isn't and doesn't have to be black.
As many suspect, Pool rides are still not that often, but considering it used to be 0% last year, it's definitely on the rise. I am actually surprised my UberSelect is so low as I had high hopes for making increased revenue than others, but I figured it allows me to keep busy and score higher ratings due to a nicer car.
UberX - 75% of all rides
UberPool - 10% of all rides
UberSelect - 15% of all rides
I did some additional analysis, but they were similar across the board. For example, on average, my rides were 7 miles long and took 11 minutes.
Under the section on "Consent", it says
"In some states, “consent” is given if the parties to the call are clearly notified that the conversation will be recorded, and they engage in the conversation anyway. Their consent is implied."
Ah, so we are cool, right
In some states, “consent” is given if the parties to the call are clearly notified that the conversation will be recorded, and they engage in the conversation anyway. Their consent is implied.
I feel like that defeats the purpose. They are still *using* the smartphone through delegation. This is like a loophole.
I guess it's the same as having a secretary...but still! You are still using a smartphone!
I don't know, guys. I don't really see the riders caring until Uber starts penalizing the customers for it.
but I have a feeling Uber won't do anything to paying customers.