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Do Uber drivers ignore your questions for 2 minutes, in order to secure the cancellation fee?

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 Posted 6 years ago

Wouldn't Uber want to NOT respond to your questions for the first two minutes?

We are supposed to ask drivers for permission for things where the rules are vague and it's up to their discretion.  Having a pet or a dog, large amount of luggage, furniture, car seat rules, etc. etc.



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    189 Driver
     6 years ago

    OMFG.  This is totally possible.  Why didn't I think of that?  It's obviously nicer to get my $5 instead of answering honestly and looking for another customer.

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      324 Rider Driver
       6 years ago

      Maybe you didn't think of it because you are a good person.  a normal well-balanced person.

      Don't you even think about it.

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    447 Rider Driver Driver
     5 years ago

    I vote for a $1 fee for every question asked

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    330 Rider
     6 years ago

    I have a dog and I go through this often.  What can I say, I am a polite person.  I always message my UberX driver if it's ok to bring my dog and I assure that he is in the carrier and is super quiet.  So far, no one has ever denied my request and didn't mind the dog, BUT I will admit that 2~3 times out of 10, they never message me, just show up, and I have to ask in person.  Yes, this makes me nervous if I will be denied at that point, but lcuckily it hasn't happened.

    ...but yeah, the driver can just ditch me, right?

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      560 Driver
       6 years ago

      Well, in most cases, the driver wants the fare and not the minimum fare or the cancellation fee.  Unless they are really busy and buried in lots of rides and long ones too, they would rather carry you somewhere than leave you on the curb.

      So, hopefully this crappy idea posted by this OP is not a rampant thing.

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       6 years ago

      Has any of your drivers asked where and how fare you are going?  Maybe if you aren't going that far perhaps that's a reason fo him to collect the $5 cancellation fee and just jet.  but if you are going far, he might as well take the larger fare, right.