I am glad someone is doing the math. It's too bad it isn't the drivers. I assume this applies to UberEats' competeitors like GrubHub, Postmates, and DoorDash.The problem here is that the average profit margin for a restaurant is under 30%. Fast food such as McDonalds reported profit margins about 22% in 2017. Casual dining or family style restaurants have a profit margin between 5% to 10%. Lastly, full-service restaurants such as fine-dining have average profit margins of about 6.1%. (source)Based on the average profit margins above, every restaurant that engages Uber Eats will lose money on every ...
Starting Wednesday, Nov. 27, those who take an UberX to San Francisco (SFO), Los Angeles (LAX), Chicago (ORD) and Washington-Dulles (IAD) will receive a $25 credit to use toward a future Uber Comfort ride. The promo is good for one year, so you don’t necessarily have to use it over the holidays (but you may want to).https://ride.guru/content/newsroom/what-is-uber-comfort-is-it-worth-the-extra-money
So this hacking in London thing. I read this article about who was hacking and whom were impacted, but I still don’t get it. How were the drivers hacking the system? I can’t imagine drivers being savvy enough to hack Uber’s servers. How would they have the means to do so and why would it even be worth it? Was it being executed by some organized syndicate?https://metro.co.uk/2019/11/25/tfl-found-14000-uber-trips-driver-wasnt-registered-car-drove-11214268/
Shortest article ever, not even sure it is real, but this begs the question, "should a rideshare driver step in to stop crime in his/her car"? Is that the job of a rideshare driver?https://nypost.com/2019/12/01/woman-says-uber-driver-ignored-her-cries-for-help-during-backseat-robbery/
My first article for Rideguru, two part series. Everything you need to know about Micro-mobility.https://ride.guru/content/newsroom/the-micro-mobility-trend-the-economics-of-it-the-effect-on-rideshare-drivers-part-i
Did you know Uber drivers can be banned from picking up (and additionally dropping off) at airports? This can happenIt's been a big issue where drivers were cherry picking their rides from the airport. They'd continue to cancel the rides if it's a shared ride or they realize it being too short (for those of you who can see) etc. etc. Canceling doesn't make you leave the queue, so drivers started getting used to it.Well, here you have it. a Permanent block.
My valid documents have been rejected by the Uber computer and although the Help staff and I have tried numerous times to rectify the situation it just keeps producing the same outcome. There is absolutely no real tech support with a living person available and the Help staff are not empowered to make changes despite what they can see on their screens. This is an egregious flaw in the Uber technologies technology/corporate structure. 😫
It is about time, the only protection a driver has against unjust deactivation is video and audio. Of course CA has strict privacy laws, let's see how this goes!https://www.washingtonpost.com/technology/2019/11/20/uber-plans-start-audio-recording-rides-us-safety/
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)
My girlfriend told me this is absolutely true. I dismissed it as an urban legend, but then I heard from a driver the other day. Is there any basis on this rumor?...or is it really true? I know Uber historically has done some shady things.
Uber apparently has been taken over by Bernie Sanders. They don’t want us using destination mode anymore so instead of simply disabling it they are going to pay us 30% less while using it and re-distribute that money to the drivers that do not use the destination mode. How do drivers feel about this? There is a way to submit feedback on the announcement they released in Chicago today. If you are against this idea you should probably go say something.I feel like customers are going to get in my car now hoping to go to their far away ...
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