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The bridges are and will always be a bottleneck in Manhattan. With the traffic causing significant delays in people's commutes, I welcome such service provided in larger volumes. Some people's times are definitely worth shelling out a few hundred dollars to miss the 1 hour bridge ride.
Sitting by Hudson or East River, especially downtown, you can see how frequent these chopper services are. If Uber can make it efficient and can provide the means of regular people to start utilizing the service, I think it will be great.
So following the rules of capitalism, people should be quitting at some point. However, Uber continues to have plenty of drivers.
My theory? It's a push down. The job continues to go towards the bottom of the barrel, people who are poorer, care very little, ignorant, with criminal records (and cannot work elsewhere), etc. etc.
If you are worried about the space, think outside the box and try:
Airport Transfer Services: You'd think they'd be expensive but when compared against UberXL, they aren't that bad.
Taxis - Minivans: Their price is the same as regular taxis! You just have to ask at the queue.
I've been using Uber longer than most (only shortly after they dropped the "taxi" from "Uber taxi". One greatest catchphrase was:
EVERYONE's PRIVATE DRIVER
air fresheners are so from the taxi days
"why, just turn on the app and drive and it will happen!!!"
See Uber & Lyft drivers cannot see you’re destination, until you’re physically IN the car. By then, it’s too late for them to contest. Yes, I know you put in the address early, and the driver “accepted” the ride. You think “Well, he knows where I’m going already, so he must be ok with it.” This is false. Whether you’re going one block away, or 90 miles away, Uber & Lyft prevent drivers from seeing the passenger destination until they confirm you’ve been picked up, and have failed miserably in communicating this to passengers."
There's damage there? It looks like it's fabric seatcover where he just laid his hand on it and 'rubbed' it in a certain direction.
The most likely thing that happened is that Uber re-calculated the fare for the actual trip you took, from the orgination to the destination where you dropped off the customer. $165 minus $70 = $95. Are you sure that wasn't the price it would have taken?
I am sure the customer complained. They have a record of the route and where you ended the ride (When your cell phone came back to life.)
I noticed that your commnt is a year old. I don't know what it was like then, but Uber did crack down on this.
Drivers would report this to Uber and they would immediatley adjust the fare to be for UberXL.
Again, this is why WebCam is importannt.
You may have done this already, but they are all funded companies (maybe Series-A), right? You can definitely see the $ raised, and you may be able to dig around to some of the information that was "pitched."
The problem is, once the tipping culture is established, we will never be able to revert it back. Nope
Gosh, you put it so eloquently. Sage like advice.
Hard to argue when you put it that way. LOL
I don't know, man. I think these people are fully aware that they shouldn't be cancelling a ride they already called. Why would anyone think, "I am going to CANCEL this ride, but I am sure my friends will get to the destination and the driver will charge accordingly." That just doesn't fly.
you must be one of the scammers.
Yeah, every time the car hits a bump, I feel like the police would be dispatched!!
Also, they say they send the GPS location but what if the car is moving?
What's with the silent summon feature? Don't you want the offenders to know that the police is on the way?
I was checking out their website, and it has the current stats:
42,820 ACTIVE BUTTON USES 1,390 EMERGENCY RESPONSES
does this mean that once every 30 times people use this there is an emergency? Gosh, that's high. a bit too high.
Did anyone look at that image closer? Taht is the douchest picture. Look at that privilege pompous kid at his Sweet 16.
Well, duh. That's easy. You run over the 80-year grandpa. He's lived a long fruitful life. Amen.
Maybe it would have run into a pack of children if it swerved to miss that lady. Duh. You weren't there.
This is way too premature to panic over. The ruling is specific to that company, and Uber and other food deliveries will make the necessary adjustments to make it done by independent contractors.
Food delivery or anything deliver is nothing new. Think Dominos and FedEx.
The lack of tipping has been one of the major reasons I liked Uber over Taxis. I feel like people are trying to ruin it.
I would be happy to pay the drivers enough for them to make a living and be happy with their job. I would prefer that Uber's rates would simply reflect this fair wage they deserve. That apparently is not the case however, as the drivers complain about their low wages, while Uber counters with a "if we raise rates, ridership will fall...so you will lose money..
When I take a ride, I want to relax and not worry about such details. I do not want to and should not have to be doing math and gauging and judging the level of service. I take Uber for a ride, and I enjoy the few minutes of solitude. Why am I stressing over meeting some weird social norms that everyone is trying to fabricate.
The concept of tipping is an outdated business model that is entrenched in the US culture, especially in the restaurant industry. I do not appreciate how this is forcefully being pushed onto an emerging new industry. It's like a conspiracy. The drivers are tactically bullying the customers and creating this perception that the tip is necessary. So far, it looks like they are winning.