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 ...
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 ...
Hi there, I am new to this website. I am moving from Canada to New Jersey and would like to book my Uber ahead of time. As I am moving, I will have a lot of luggage and therefore I would like to book an SUV Uber. When I try to do that, the option to book ahead with UBER does not appear. Can you please help me figure out how I can book an SUV Uber ahead of time? Thank you in advance, Ellen
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 ...
I just had an incident Monday night driving for Uber, and despite an initial quick response, they have not responded to 4 emails back to their email.Myself and two of my Uber Pool passengers had guns put to our heads and were robbed of our valuables (phones, wallets, etc). Two guys in a car sped up and passed us on the wrong side of the street, blocked us in, ran towards us with guns and put one to the back of my head as they demanded we give them our stuff. Then they drove off. I have a number ...
How many of you feel uncomfortable or unsafe driving right now but have no other choice due to financial instability?https://www.latimes.com/california/story/2020-07-25/covid-19-death-uber-lyft-drivers
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 ...
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)
I was searching for something completely different, ran into this page.Uber Connect is an easy, same-day, no-contact delivery solution that allows people to send items whether it’s a care package for a loved one, a gift for a friend’s birthday, an item you sold online or an important business document.Looks pretty awesome? Is this really a thing? The page completely useless as I can't proceed from there.https://www.uber.com/blog/uber-connect-ondemand-package-delivery/
Are they getting desperate? It's a total deflection tactic. Trying to shift the blame away from their technology but the answer is even more pathetic. "We forgot we turned it off." I mean, someone has to explain the "why".
Let the blame game begin! Aptiv vs. Uber.
"Uber Technologies, Inc. disabled the standard collision-avoidance technology in the Volvo SUV that struck and killed a woman in Arizona last week, according to the auto-parts maker that supplied the vehicle’s radar and camera.
“We don’t want people to be confused or think it was a failure of the technology that we ...
I keep reading about this big new campaign to encourage riders to ask drivers what their name is before getting in the vehicle. This bothers me as it is really the only way us drivers have to check the validity of our riders. Riders can check the license plate, car color, car make/model, etc. Have you had any passengers do this to you yet?
A lot has been written about ride-share services like Uber threatening the livelihood of cab drivers. In most of these articles Uber, Lyft, et al are pitted against local taxi companies like Yellow and Carriage. What is rarely made clear is that none of these companies—ride-share or traditional taxi—actually employ any drivers. So while they fight it out in the courts about regulations and who can and cannot get what part of the transportation market, the people doing the actual driving aren’t being represented by either side.
In 1993—when I became a cab driver—calling a taxi was a simple business. ...
In case people haven't seen it. CDC has a formal posting.Coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) is a respiratory illness caused by a virus called SARS-CoV-2. Symptoms often include cough, shortness of breath, fever, chills, muscle pain, sore throat, or new loss of taste or smell. Our understanding of how the virus spreads is evolving as we learn more about it, so check the CDC website for the latest information. The virus is thought to spread mainly from person-to-person:Between people who are in close contact with one another (within about 6 feet)Through respiratory droplets produced when an infected person ...
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.
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 ...
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