I am thinking about signing for Uber but I'd like to try out the food deliveries instead of passengers, i.e. UberX. Is there a way to do that?
and in case you are wondering, nah, I don't feel like dealing with people. I hear too many scary stories. Plus, I live in an area that has many restaurants, and I feel like I will be able to make good money.
I came up with this. What do you think?
5⭐️ Keep this driver on the road.
4⭐️ Driver needs to be terminated, but we’ll forgive them this time.
3⭐️ Driver needs to be terminated, strike 1 out of 3.
2⭐️ Driver needs to be terminated, and this is the final warning, strike 2 out of 3.
1⭐️ Driver needs to be terminated NOW!
What passengers think:
5⭐️ This is the best ride I’ve ever had! I only want this driver to drive me. (A)
4⭐️ Pretty good, but I’ve had better. (B)
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 …
Professor June Cotte of Ivey Business School at Western University is recruiting Uber drivers to participate in a 90 minute online interview conducted over Zoom. The discussion is completely confidential and would cover topics like the overall experience of ridesharing and the interactions between the driver and rider. The research is not affiliated with Uber. Participants would be compensated with a $20 Amazon gift card. If you are interested in participating, please contact me at [email protected]
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'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 …
We need a ride for 4 from Hilton Knoxville Airport at 2001 Alcoa Hwy, Alcoa, TN 37701 to The Shed at The Shed, 1820 W Lamar Alexander Pkwy, Maryville, TN 37801 (5.4 miles via TN 335-S) around 7pm on Friday the 14th and then back when the show is over around 11:30. We will need this repeated for Saturday as well. Is there a way to pre schedule these rides with Lyft, Uber or a Taxi?
I didn't learn to drive until I was 22. A year later I was behind the wheel of a cab. That's not how it's usually done in America. Most kids couldn't wait to turn 16 and get their learner's permit. Driving has been sold as freedom in this country ever since the advent of the automobile but it's slowly starting to change. And that's a very good thing.
Growing up in a city with public transportation, learning to drive never crossed my mind. A train, bus, bike or—most often—my own two feet could get me anywhere I wanted to go. …
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 …
We've all had it happen. You get pinged to a rough part of town. You pick up two riders with sunglasses, hoodies, baggy pants and ballcaps. Before the end of the block I hear the app tone for a route change and a scheduled stop. We don't stop at a "place", we stop on the corner at the intersection of two streets. Before it's over with, we've stopped at six places and stayed no longer than it took to walk in and walk out. By now you've figured out they are not delivering free lunches to the needy. Given the …
OK, I'm old and I've been playing with computers for more years than most of my riders have been alive. So it's embarrassing to admit but I got Phished last week (and darn near gutted and filleted as well.)
This is a scam aimed directly at rideshare drivers. The thief or thieves appear to have a hack into the Uber computer or just knows a heck of a lot about it. Here's what went down:
During the busiest period of the night last Friday, I got a ping on the Uber app to pick up "Alix" at a nearby hotel. …
Uber has a reputation for hiding how they calculate their exact fares and determining how the surges are determined. While their rates are technically posted on their websites (as legally bound in many jurisdiction), they seem to not follow these rates at all.Can you share your suspicion, confirmed or unconfirmed, on how Uber sets its prices? How it uses data and how it takes advantage of people's situations? I will respond to myself to start it off.This is of course besides the distance, duration, demand (for surges), etc.
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