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How are Long Pickup Premiums (aka Long Pickup Fees) calculated?

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Anonymous
3447 Driver Driver Rider
 Posted 2 years, 2 months ago

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    RedANT
    1068 Rider Driver
     2 years ago

    My experience has always been that unless you have a long trip notification with that pickup "premium" notification, you're probably best off not accepting it.  In EVERY instance where I fell for this trick I ended up with a long distance to pickup, short distance trip, and no tip.  EVER.  It was then that I realized that the reason the pickup was so far away was because nobody else wanted to take it because it was a "bad" run.

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      amcbeth
      343 Rider Driver
       2 years ago  (edited 2 years ago)

      You are right RedAnt. I fell for this once. If it is a long trip they will state that in the notification. "Premium" in the notification means it's an average ride.

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      bver88
      Driver
       11 months ago

      precisely.

      working for 1/3 of country's minimum hourly wage, AND being hoodwinked by corporate baddies, DarthVaderEnterprises /Uber, thwarting any attempt to improve conditions for drivers, who are NOT 'partners' in ANY sense of the word, being accepters of TERMS / conditions period.

      There is zero meaningful two way communication as a Philippine call centre is the only responder, in a 'short form' version of our language, some reps' accents are unintelligible, ALL have zero 'authority' to address daily / repeated / unsolved concerns.

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    bver88
    Driver
     11 months ago

    we get NOTHING in provincial NZ.

    routinely sent 20 minutes 2 cities over for short trips, long pickup fee is a myth.

    no destination offered.

    no assistance from Philippine call centre speaking a 'short form' version of our language offers zero help always denies escalation, 2 weeks SAME daily concerns never addressed / solved = normal behavior.