anyone? I have had requests with 4 passengers and when I arrive and turn them down because I don't want riders up front with me right now due to covid they get all pissy and say that other drivers are cool with it. Curious which way people lean on this issue. Are we letting passengers up front or no?
Thisn't for the faint of heart. Five "popular" passenger scams that drivers need to watch out for. Have you experienced any of these?
If you are a passenger, don't get any ideas. Uber and Lyft are putting more and more countermeasures in place, and drivers are quick to catch on.
(source: RSG - The Rideshare Guy)
1) Dropping the Pin Outside of a Surge Zone
It didn’t take long for passengers to figure out this one. Since surge and prime time zones are very localized, one street could be 2x and another could be 1.5x or even regular pricing. What ...
It is alleged by prosecutors that a migrant who worked as a rider for one week in May, for a total of 68 hours, earned only €179.50.“My pay was always €3 per delivery, regardless of the day or the time,” one migrant claimed to prosecutors.According to Paolo Storari, the prosecutor leading the investigation, riders were also “robbed” of voluntary tips left by some customers. Some migrants were “punished” with an “arbitrary reduction in their compensation if they violated the terms of their agreement”.https://www.theguardian.com/world/2020/oct/13/uber-eats-in-italy-under-investigation-for-alleged-exploitation-of-migrant-workers
When Uber first began, it made the ride “all inclusive”. In fact they made great effort to tell people they didn’t have to tip. Fast forward years later, when the greed of Uber/Lyft and their distribution of the ride share monies became so dismal, first Lyft then Uber added the tipping to the app. It was an effort to give the driver more money without it taking from their revenue.
I don’t know why people are so hesitant and chintzy when it come to tipping Uber/Lyft drivers. They willingly tip taxis, hairdressers, restaurant wait staff, doormen, ushers, pool guys, delivery ...
I drive in Philly. Mostly nights. I do pick up a lot of drunk people and i have had riders that are probably doing more than drinking. I frequently sit at a gas station few blocks from home positioned between Philly and Andalusia (Bucks county) when waiting for rides. I know the staff there and speak with them fequently. About 3am Monday morning I am done so I stop to clean my car and get gas for following night. One of the workers says that the car at the pump has been there for awhile with a female sleeping. So ...
It seems so many of us are conflicted on whether or not prop 22 is a good thing. Curious to hear everyone's takes on here. Do you think this will ultimately hurt us? Will Uber increase rates to cover the new additional expenses like the stipends to buy health insurance, accident insurance and some guaranteed level of pay? Will this decrease the amount of riders? OR overall is this a good thing? Drivers can still work when and where they want, that freedom is one of my favorite benefits of driving.
I'll be the first to tell you mechanics do not have a stellar reputation when it come to diagnosing and quoting costs on repairs.
My biggest lie just happened last week. I just bought a motorcycle and took it to a local mechanic to get a back tire, oil change and investigate a small oil leak. I took all the parts and tire in with me. The following week the mechanic called and told me that the oil leak was the “neutral switch’ and would cost $250 to fix ($200 LABOR AND $50 PARTS). He also told me it would ...
This whole ratings qrap is BS to me. I was dinged once for being “unprofessional” for wearing my cap backwards. Out of 2,000 rides I have been hit for “safety” twice. No explanation, no “learning experience” no ability to confront or question. You stand accused of something vague which has no “answer”, no remedy, no fix. Riders use the “feedback” system for their own purposes and the rating system is an opportunity for the rider to vent their angst about their own lives. They have no idea of the ramifications of their complaints or how easily Uber/Lyft bar people from ...
About the FUBER ride service--they were efficient and nice--they basically schedule and coordinate the entire Uber ride for you; so you pay them and they pay Uber. FUBER is/was a real ride service that uses Uber drivers.2018Nov20 I did a Google Search and ended up getting a number to a FUBER ride service and used their service to pick me up in the Plada parking lot in Woodbury--my car had sustained a flat tire. That was the first time I had ever used an Uber driver--so it was only a few days later that I realized I could have ...
Well, I'm about to ask my first old guy question to the internets. I'm sure this must be easy to do, but I haven't been able to find much useful by searching.How do you determine before a trip if rideshare is going to be available at a certain time and place? If I'm going somewhere semi-remote and it's early or late, there may be none available. I know you can check Uber's app and see live cars, or estimated pickup times, but it isn't really a good method and availability will be different on a Sunday morning even vs. ...
Ever since someone pointed this out to me, I can no longer take Ubers or Lyfts.A great majority of drivers apparently do not have their masks on between riders. Most of them put their masks on as riders get in their cars. I have no reason to doubt this behavior as I do this with my own car. Sure it's more comfortable without.Drivers, please please please. We are in this together. Let's put aside politics or whatever you are trying to prove, and wear a mask during your entire shift.
5 (plus 2) Ways to Contact Uber for Help
Whether you’re on the road or taking the day off, drivers can contact Uber for support whenever they need to — 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.
1. In-app support
We have been working hard to reimagine the support experience for riders and drivers. To us, it's very clear – support belongs, first and foremost, in the app. And now it does: both of our iPhone and Android apps offer In-App Support.
Updating your account in the app:
If you need to update your profile information, add new vehicles, ...
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