Yep. We all knew this already. “The companies don’t really look at us as human beings, and they just consider us as profit,” says Ben Valdez, a driver and volunteer coordinator for the group Rideshare Drivers United. “Once everything started to slow down, I was making... I think it was around $85 dollars for 12 hours.”https://www.cnbc.com/2021/08/31/why-uber-and-lyft-rides-are-more-expensive-than-ever.html
I've been at this for a few years now and I still look for new and interesting ways to make my wait time quality time. I have found doing good deeds is a fulfilling past time that never gets old. Giving someone the occasional ride is easy, getting in the trenches takes a little more oomph! But really, there is nothing like bringing a smile to someone's face when you solve a problem instantly, which to them may have seemed enormous or even insurmountable just ten minutes ago. That brings real joy.
I have two ride share vehicles, the 328i …
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.
OMG! This is insane. Taxi drivers at Heathrow airport are waiting in their cabs for DAYS to pick up just one fare! Apparently one of the drivers died in his car while in the queue and no one noticed for 3 days because the line was moving so slowly. I cannot even comprehend this story right now.https://www.paddleyourownkanoo.com/2021/05/16/taxi-driver-found-dead-in-his-cab-at-heathrow-airport-after-waiting-in-days-long-queue-for-a-fare/
Let me set the background for you not busy, pouring out, chilly, area full of Ubers as 8 in 1 mile are showing on rider app. Request comes up 12 min away premium pick up possible. Look closer its pool, rider rating 4.5 (not seen that low in my time ever). Obviously I decline no way am I accepting. Two min. go by pool ride request 4.5 rating 15 min. away, 3 more min go by pool request 20 min. away 4.5 rating. No one will pick this rider up.Not only did it go through all those drivers available but …
Uber Drivers: How Far Will You Drive To Pick-Up A Fare Without Knowing Their Destination? Okay, here’s what happened today to me - I signed on to my Driver Uber App and a Premium Destination popped up. I accepted the pick-up and app informed me that the customer was 27 minutes and 13 miles away. I drove there , it took about 22 minutes. I picked up client at her house , pressed my App for the drop-off Destination , and saw that drop-off was 1 mile away. I chatted with the lady, dropped her off and headed back to …
It appears both Lyft (which has already initiated the paperwork to go Public) and now Uber is rushing to follow, will go public in 2019. This means stock will be available to anyone that can afford to invest.Which begs the question - will you, as a driver that truly understands how Uber/Lyft operate, be willing (assuming you're financially capable) to invest in Uber or Lyft stock? Do you feel it's a good long term investment, and if so, why?As a driver myself, I certainly appreciate that anyone driving Uber/Lyft full time as a primary source of income will …
A Passenger from Heck Story
I was finishing out Sunday night in my usual panic to make the 65-ride bonus. Since I can't drive faster, this means taking Pool Rides.
I didn't use to mind Uber Pool. They were nice people, deserved a break, and I could make back the loss with a full car and a lot of stops. ExpressPool has ruined all that. Take a look at my entry on Quora.com for my feelings about ExpressPool but it's made me refuse all pools as a general rule.
But Sunday evening isn't normal when you still need 7 rides …
Classic Uber moment.(CNN)Uber has been ordered to pay $1.1 million after an arbitrator ruled that the rideshare company's drivers discriminated against a blind woman and her guide dog on more than a dozen separate occasions.Lisa Irving, a California resident, said she was denied rides or verbally abused by drivers 14 times in 2016 and 2018, Irving's attorney Adam Wolf told CNN."I felt demeaned, humiliated, devalued, embarrassed, angered, frustrated and violated," Irving said in a video statement.She was awarded $324,000 in damages and more than $800,000 in attorney fees and court costs, according to the arbitrator's award …
I am contacting you as uber has restricted my account from the airport claiming there was fraudulent activity on my account but ive not done any fraudulent activities, and they also refuse to provide any specifics on why my account was restricted. Kindly request your assistance in getting my account re-opened, as this job is currently my sole source of income. Please note I have filed my case with IDG after filing a case and appeal with Uber. Thank you for your assistance. Regards, Qais Iftikhar
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. …
Here's what I did to pass the time between fares during my cab career.
Most of these were done at O'Hare Airport in the Taxi Staging Area in 2009.
Here's one done at the Yellow Taxi Garage, where I spent many hours, sometimes days, waiting to get a cab to drive.
You can see the whole series here: http://www.dmitrysamarov.com/gallery/taxi_pictures/index.html.
I noticed this filter pop up under settings. No idea how long it's been there but it makes sense. I guess this settles the debate on what drivers want to have.I also noticed that it's DEFAULTED to be on. So I guess Uber is cutting off the 4.69> drivers moving forward. Silent killer for some.actually, is it 4.7 for everyone? I wonder if this is different depending on where you are from. This should also be more obvious. I can think of times where I wouldn't have minded lifting this when I couldn't find drivers.
To consumers, there isn't a huge difference. Both gets them from point a to point b. One just happens to provide the convenience of a nice app, and maybe the price is cheaper? Why wouldn't just taxi drivers just switch over to Uber where the consumers are headed? Why would it make a difference? Workers always have the flexibility of choice.
Uber tends to place the pin at the rear entrance of most addresses. Savvy riders place the pin advantageously. Autofill by GPS pins the nearest roadway (not necessarily an entrance or exit). Personally I think the pin should be assigned to a person and not a place. The person and the device are the pin. Track the device by GPS. That way if you go to the pin, you go to the rider. Every time. Thanks for your upvote.
I am temporarily (I hope!) de-activated from Lyft while they say they conduct an ongoing background check, I have been driving for Lyft since May of 2019. When I try to sign on to drive on the Lyft Driver platform, it says I am not approved to drive. But when I look at their update on the background check, it says I have been approved to drive. This was two months ago! Everytime I communicate withLyft Support, they tell me that they will clear this up expeditiously. Yet, here we are - TWO MONTHS LATER waiting for their ‘help’! I …
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