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I am a driver, and yeah, people do leave negative ratings for the smell. I keep my car super fresh and clean, but I have gotten complaints about smells from previous passengers and sometimes my air freshener being too strong. (I don't use one anymore. Just Febreeze-equivalent.)
We actually do get summarized comments from our riders. It looks like a Yelp review with star-ratings and all.
you don't necessary have to drive all the way home. Drive to Oakland or South SF where you can find larger parking at big retailers like Target. You have flexibility as a rideshare driver; drive all night and sleep during safe times during the day, say Friday and Saturday late AMs. Those are dead times anyway.
As for sleeping, try this.
My Honda's backseat folds forward creating a flat opening into the trunk. So I stick my legs through and I can fully lie down. Sort of like this. A bit cold in the trunk but it works.
It isn't bad. You keep both apps running. Then while you are waiting, you just wait for the ping from either app.
The only tricky part is, when you accept a ride, you just have to make sure to turn one off so you won't get another ping mid trip. Then again, you can always just cancel those. As Uber nor Lyft really penalizes drivers for cancellations (at least anymore), it isn't that big of a deal if you forget to turn one off.
Why would you ever listen to them? Just tell them that UberPool rides are set in stone and that you cannot do anything about it.
Not to mention how many passengers abuse the UberPool by using it to get further discounts. Say on short trips when they know the chance is low to be paired with someone.
My friend, imagine having a name like Syed. I bet you a decent percentage of cancellations are due to my name and people being racist.
Just make it more equal. Just hide the information from the passenger app. Simple way to have equality.
Do riders need it? Do they need to know that the driver is from Egypt and the name is Syed?
Just make all the drivers employees. You will solve the diversity problem overnight.
Giving us Syeds such a bad name. we already sound like terrorists and now money laundry and defrauding governments. oh, man.
This is what Uber is supposed to be for. A quick and easy ride, with no need for appointments, for people who need the ride. I think it's wonderful, and I'd be happy to do it.
At the end of the day, this is the reason Uber has been massively successful.
All the drivers (including mysef) talk about money and money, and sure that's important, but there's a part of every one of us that wants to genuinely help people. I mean, there are many ways to make money.
Yes, I can. but it ain't a spa.
wait, until you have your own private jet for that, please.
Uber is like Trump. There are so many scandals and wrongdoings, that even a bombshell like this will get buried in the recent pricing change scheme.
Oooooh yeah. Gosh, I hate the type. They think they own you because they are paying you $10. I know I am being hired but it's the service you bought. Not me or the car. You don't own us.
Why? Because riders have no idea what us drivers do! :)
Right. The easiest way to remember is that you still get paid for the duration and distance you drive. It has nothing to do with how many riders you are driving around.
They told me that the tablets are free, which sounds all nice, but it's not like I get to use it. It's still theirs and it's an advertising machine for them.
With that said, unlike Vugo, it seems to offer a lot more entertainment and games and such. I'd be willing to give it a try, despite the fact that I have some doubts on their claim that I'd get tipped more.
I wonder if there are stats around that.
I have had many times been blamed for smoking in car, my cabin smelling like marijuana and alcohol on my breath. They show up in the automated "ways you can improve" screen, and I have gotten some warnings from Uber as well.
I do not smoke, I do not drink (when I am driving), and I have never smoked pot. So why does this happen? Is it horrible riders just framing me? I have no idea.
Luckily, not once I have been deactivated so far, however. So maybe you should take comfort?
Just so you know, each time I receive something from Lyft or Uber, I would write my explanation and my defense. It's pretty much a carbon copy at this point. I explain that it must have been a residual smell from the previous customer. Not once Uber or Lyft has responded, but I haven't gotten deactivated, so maybe they worked?
Every time I take my car in, they tell me my brakes are shot. When I point out any sound my car makes they always tell me it's the brakes and they tell me to replace it. Yeah, I get it. I drive a lot now, but the # of pads that I go through is insane.
The thing is... what is there to be "careful" about? I will make my claims when my car is damaged. Plain and simple.
I suppose this new enforcement may be an incentive to TRY to avoid those situations. Like carrying a puke bag. I have gotten lazy about that. People somehow kept stealing mine, and I eventually stopped stocking it.
I don't think passenger really have a community.