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Uber Eats or Doordash: Can a restaurant cancel a driver (or request a new one) if they have had issues with the driver before?

Posted by SSandler75 on January 10, 2021

or do they not even know until the driver walks in the door to pick up the food? Perhaps they don't get such a choice.

Do Uber passengers care about how clean or dirty your car is on the outside?

Posted by Kendrix on January 10, 2021

I used to care and had a discount card for car wash but I am starting to feel silly about paying it.

Chicago taxicab king no more: Empire of mogul linked to Daley son, ex-Trump fixer has crumbled

Posted by Samarov on January 15, 2021




I rented cabs from this crook for a couple years. One car had a hole nearly a foot wide right near the engine block where salt had eaten away at the metal. It was one of many decommissioned NYC cabs that Garber carted to Chicago and repainted and put ...

Can I ask my Uber driver to NOT record me with his webcam? If I do not want to be recorded, shouldn't I be able to request that?

Posted by NancyStride on August 21, 2018

Even calling into a customer service call (at a bank or whatever), we have the choice of asking not to be recorded.  What about with rideshares like Uber and Lyft?

I understand that the car is a private property, and drivers have the rights to record inside their cabin.  However, ...

The more you use Uber, the more expensive it gets. (Upfront Pricing)

Posted by StuffinMuffin on April 17, 2018

I figured this would be the case.  With the introduction of upfront pricing, Uber can charge customers anything they want.  They will ask for any amount riders are willing to pay.  I have heard cases where during the hours when the business users are out, the overall fare goes up. ...

If you were the new CEO of Uber, with absolute power, what would be the first thing you'd change?

Posted by DaimsLer on June 9, 2018

I am asking the current Uber drivers, but anyone's welcome.

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