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Drivers/ Riders How do you feel about a driver having a sign up about tipping in their vehicle or an actual tip box in their car???

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momof4
8199 Rider Driver
 Posted 4 years, 4 months ago

WOULD LIKE TO HEAR FEEDBACK FROM DRIVERS AND RIDERS.  I seen a sign in the 1st Uber I took that said no smoking, eating, drinking. Then at bottom in big print. Tipping is appreciated . I have seen videos where drivers say they use tip boxes and signs. Seen driver suggestions that say to add sign, box  or both. 

I have riders that say they purposely dont tip if drivers have boxes, signs, or the driver flat out asks for tip. 

Riders: What is your opinion? Do you think it is good idea? Tacky? Rude?  Would you be more apt to tip if sign or box was in car? Or Would it make you not want to tip? 

Drivers: Do you have sign? Box? Both? Do you ask riders for tip? If you do have sign or box does it help you get more tips  than when you didnt hsve it?

I dont feel comfortable putting sign or box in my car. I do think about it on occasion  but have yet to do it. 

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    fpressly
    4086 Rider Driver
     4 years ago

    I drive for both Uber and Lyft. The issue of tips has been a sore spot for years. Before Uber began tinkering with the fares and reducing drivers income, tips were not that big a deal as good money was being made by all. When Lyft included tipping in their app, I thought that would improve the picture. However, to the contrary, I have learned that when a rider is not on the carpet as far as giving the driver a tip (cash hand to hand), that they will not tip. After Uber began messing with the fares and significantly impacting the bottom line, they also decided to add tipping to their app.

    I do not have tip boxes as they tend to look a little crude and presumptive. However, I do have a small sign on the back of the seats that say, "Tipping is an act of appreciation for a service well rendered." Telling them WHY they should tip, puts the ball in their court. It is then up to them if they think the service was well rendered and if they appreciated it. Cash tips allow the driver to take that into consideration before they rate their rider.

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      momof4
      OP 8199 Rider Driver
       4 years ago  (edited 4 years ago)

      Great sign. Thanks for sharing.

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    Wes
    1602 Rider Driver
     4 years ago

    Prior to Uber adding the tipping option to the app, tipping boxes and signage seemed to be growing in popularity.  However since tipping is now an option on the app, it has "taught" the millenials (which tend to be the worlds worst tippers) that it is now an option that perhaps should be considered during every trip, and personally I feel adding a tip box or signage is, at this point in time, too much.  It's overkill IMO.

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      momof4
      OP 8199 Rider Driver
       4 years ago

      Thank you Wes for commenting. I just dont feel comfortable putting a sign or box in my car. I see videos, post,  etc... of drivers saying they do it snd it helps. I just cant bring myself to do it. If it was making a big difference for everyone who used it I guess I would try and convince myself to go for it. As of now just cant do it lol. Was just curious what others thought. Thanks again. Enjoy your day

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        Wes
        1602 Rider Driver
         4 years ago

        Thanks momof4, and we totally agree.  It's a personal decision to be sure, but I just can't bring myself to do that.

        Have you ever noticed how there are some evenings when almost everyone, or at least a large percentage of people tip, and there are other eveinngs when almost nobody tips???

        I'm beginning to think it's the cycle of moon, i swear.  I've seen this pattern over and over and I can't figure it out!!!  LOL

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          momof4
          OP 8199 Rider Driver
           4 years ago

          Wes, thought I would share this with you. After I posted last comment I got a request Uber X scheduled ride to Casino long pick up fee possible. Decided since I had to pick up at Casino I would gamble. Lol I was bored not much else going on.  Uber gave me .79 for long pick up fee lol. Got there no one came out. Cancel fee popped up. Normally would've taken it & went on my way. I decided to wait nothing better to do. Finally rider comes out with his friend. All chaos breaks out as soon as I start trip. Not in a bad way. The 2 of them were funny but a mess, pleasantly buzzed. They want alcohol. We head to a take out beer place then a 7 11. They offered me a beer and whatever I wanted at 7 11 I declined on both. We got on our way. I asked if they were ok with the turnpike more chaos as they didnt understand we were still in PA but in Bucks County PA.  Got on TP then things were calm. They were 2 firemen from NY had a meeting in NJ  & were staying at a hotel in NJ. …

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          Wes, thought I would share this with you. After I posted last comment I got a request Uber X scheduled ride to Casino long pick up fee possible. Decided since I had to pick up at Casino I would gamble. Lol I was bored not much else going on.  Uber gave me .79 for long pick up fee lol. Got there no one came out. Cancel fee popped up. Normally would've taken it & went on my way. I decided to wait nothing better to do. Finally rider comes out with his friend. All chaos breaks out as soon as I start trip. Not in a bad way. The 2 of them were funny but a mess, pleasantly buzzed. They want alcohol. We head to a take out beer place then a 7 11. They offered me a beer and whatever I wanted at 7 11 I declined on both. We got on our way. I asked if they were ok with the turnpike more chaos as they didnt understand we were still in PA but in Bucks County PA.  Got on TP then things were calm. They were 2 firemen from NY had a meeting in NJ  & were staying at a hotel in NJ. Anyway the one said dont worry we will tip I know its a long trip. Had a great conversation they were super nice and funny.  From accepting trip to drop off 55 min. Took me 25 to get home. Uber paid me 37.77. Rider tipped me 65.00. I took a gamble and it paid off for once. Not bad for for 80 min. So next year look for "the harvest moon". Lol

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            Wes
            1602 Rider Driver
             4 years ago

            Great story and if we could just figure out a method to tie this so the lunar cycle or the ocean tides or something, we could cash in!!!  LOL  I remember one night a couple of years ago I picked up 5 passengers in my Uber X car (at that time) because there was no Uber XL available and I knew that probably wouldn't change.  I disucssed it with the passengers and told them they shoudl really order two Uber X's...  that it was an insurance issue not to mention comfort. 

            Anyhow, long story short, they were a family group and literally begged me to take them and promised they would be good customers and wouldn't sue if we got in an accident.  Not that I believe that for a second, but needless to say I finally agreed and took them.

            When I dropped Dad at his home, he slipped me a $20 bill.  Nice!  But when I dropped the rest of the group at their home (and this was a nice long ride as well) the lady slipped me a folded bill and I thanked her.  As I drove away I flipped the bill open to find it was a $100 bill. 

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              momof4
              OP 8199 Rider Driver
               4 years ago

              Thats's awesome. Doesn't that feel great when someone does something like that.  Obviously you made their night for whatever reason. People just dont tip like that just because you drove from point a to point b. Something you said or did or just your personality made them feel good for them to want to give you a tip that big. There are some decent kind people out there.

              I am in Nursing School got done a long day. Had a big exam on Monday that would decide if I could continue to next level. I was exhausted really needed to sleep because I would be up the rest of the weekend studying. Had 2 rides made 20.00. Had a pick up at local bar. Picked up husband & wife 7 min trip home they didnt seem drunk.  Wife got out husbamd handed me $. I assumed 2 1.00 bills. Chucked it in consol. Went to get a coffee as I go to hand girl the 2.00 it was a 1.00 bill and a 100.00 bill. I was shocked. Dudnt know what to do. They only lived 7 min from my house so I went back to their house and …

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              Thats's awesome. Doesn't that feel great when someone does something like that.  Obviously you made their night for whatever reason. People just dont tip like that just because you drove from point a to point b. Something you said or did or just your personality made them feel good for them to want to give you a tip that big. There are some decent kind people out there.

              I am in Nursing School got done a long day. Had a big exam on Monday that would decide if I could continue to next level. I was exhausted really needed to sleep because I would be up the rest of the weekend studying. Had 2 rides made 20.00. Had a pick up at local bar. Picked up husband & wife 7 min trip home they didnt seem drunk.  Wife got out husbamd handed me $. I assumed 2 1.00 bills. Chucked it in consol. Went to get a coffee as I go to hand girl the 2.00 it was a 1.00 bill and a 100.00 bill. I was shocked. Dudnt know what to do. They only lived 7 min from my house so I went back to their house and put a note in their mailbox saying it was their Uber driver from the night before and I was concerned that they may have mistakenly given me 100.00 bill instead of a 1.00 dollar. I greatly appreciate it but wouldnt want to keep it if it was given by mistake. I would be happy to return it if that was the case as that was a lot of $ and left my phone number. I did go home after my next ride praying it wasnt a mistake. I needed the money but was too tired and was hoping I didnt hear back from them. I never heard from them. I'll never know if it was mistake and were too embarassed to ask for it or if they gave it to me willingly. All I know is I got to bed, studied the rest of the weekend, passed my final, and made it to the next level of my Nursing class thanks to them. Man upstairs was looking out for me. Dont think thst will ever happen again. 😊 But.... you never know maybe when the harvest moon is out again, the tides are high  and the lunar cycle sync up we will see some nice big tips. Thanks for sharing your story. Its nice to hear stories about kind decent people doing things like that. Hopefully one day I can return the favor to someone who msy be in need. Pay it forward!!! Take care. Be careful out there.😊

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          momof4
          OP 8199 Rider Driver
           4 years ago

          It's a full moon at least to the naked eye. Technically last night was a full moon better known in September as a harvest moon (dont know this looked it up) lol. So far no tips. Lol

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    HerbMercedez
    22
     4 years ago

    I used to think it was tacky, but I also understand the position of the drivers and how little they get paid.  I will do my part to tip and if they need to educate others by having a tip box, I am okay with that.  All power to them.

    I will admit though.  Most people are confused the fact there are tip jars, because there is already a tip option in the Uber app.  Keen minds suspect that there must be something. Maybe tips on Uber app is taxed, or something, but perhaps if you can share with us why drivers prefer tip jar over Uber app (I am assuming), that'd be nice.

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    RedANT
    1072 Rider Driver
     4 years ago

    Many/most riders are cheapskates, and will use any reason to avoid tipping rideshare drivers.  If we put up a sign they're "offended" and don't tip.  If we don't put up a sign they convieniently "forget" and don't tip.  One thing is sure, though... if they go out to a restaurant to eat, the wait staff that gets an hourly salary, have no business expenses and carries their meal 30 feet to their table will get tipped almost 100% of the time because "it's customary."

    Your driver pays for the car that transports you to work, or home from an expensive drunk night out;

    Your driver pay to insure that vehicle;

    Your driver pays for the gas necessary to transport you to your destination;

    Your driver does ALL of the above, and is responsible not for transporting your food, but for transporting YOU to where you need to go, but most ungrateful passengers don't care.

    If they don't want to tip that's fine.  Drivers will quit, and ultimately they can go back to waiting for th…

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    Many/most riders are cheapskates, and will use any reason to avoid tipping rideshare drivers.  If we put up a sign they're "offended" and don't tip.  If we don't put up a sign they convieniently "forget" and don't tip.  One thing is sure, though... if they go out to a restaurant to eat, the wait staff that gets an hourly salary, have no business expenses and carries their meal 30 feet to their table will get tipped almost 100% of the time because "it's customary."

    Your driver pays for the car that transports you to work, or home from an expensive drunk night out;

    Your driver pay to insure that vehicle;

    Your driver pays for the gas necessary to transport you to your destination;

    Your driver does ALL of the above, and is responsible not for transporting your food, but for transporting YOU to where you need to go, but most ungrateful passengers don't care.

    If they don't want to tip that's fine.  Drivers will quit, and ultimately they can go back to waiting for the bus in the snow, or risking a DUI, or waiting an hour for a filthy taxi to transport them for twice the price.  (and the taxi driver gets tipped because that's customary too!) 

    If they're upset by my sign, they don't have to tip, but you can bet that their passenger rating will tank from the driver 1* ratings they receive. 

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    momof4
    OP 8199 Rider Driver
     3 years ago

    Would love for more drivers and riders to share their thoughts. Please post your answers to the questions below. Very curious to hear why some feel its a good idea and why or bad idea & why?


    This question was posted 9 months ago. We have new drivers on the forum and woukd like to hear more thoughts on this. I have seen countless videos on You Tube and post on forum telling drivers to put sign up or put a tip jar in your car. They guarantee it works. 

    I still dont agree. I still cannot bring myself to do this. I would be so uncomfortable the minute my rider stepped into my car. 

    Drivers what do you do? Do you have sign? Jar? Do you think it works? Do you have proof it works? How do you not feel uncomfortable? Do you think it works in certain tyoes of riders? Certain markets? Please post your opinions. 

    Riders, what is your opinion/thoughts on drivers doing this? Most rider post I see dont think drivers should  have it in their car  or they dont tip because its …

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    Would love for more drivers and riders to share their thoughts. Please post your answers to the questions below. Very curious to hear why some feel its a good idea and why or bad idea & why?


    This question was posted 9 months ago. We have new drivers on the forum and woukd like to hear more thoughts on this. I have seen countless videos on You Tube and post on forum telling drivers to put sign up or put a tip jar in your car. They guarantee it works. 

    I still dont agree. I still cannot bring myself to do this. I would be so uncomfortable the minute my rider stepped into my car. 

    Drivers what do you do? Do you have sign? Jar? Do you think it works? Do you have proof it works? How do you not feel uncomfortable? Do you think it works in certain tyoes of riders? Certain markets? Please post your opinions. 

    Riders, what is your opinion/thoughts on drivers doing this? Most rider post I see dont think drivers should  have it in their car  or they dont tip because its in their car. Is there any rider out there who thinks its a giid idea? Dont mind it being in a driver's car? Tips because you see it in the car or can pit money in the box? Please share. 

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