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Reveived info on Uber pro yesturday. Although not in my city yet was wondering what drivers thought?

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momof4
8100 Rider Driver
 Posted 1 year ago

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What are your thoughts on Uber Pro?

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    RedANT
    1069 Rider Driver
     1 year ago

    "UberPro" is just another attempt to coerce drivers into accepting more pings and declining/cancelling fewer pings.  Want to maintain your "status?"  Make sure you maintain at least 4.85 rating/85% or higher accept rate, and less than 4% cancellation rate. 

    The rewards: 

     - 3% discount on gas purchased with your GoBank card (vs the 4% I get on my COSTCO Visa)

     - Additional useless quest (I got a $20 for 20 rides)

     - "Priority" Uber support from India

     - "Free" roadside assistance that sucks compared to what I get from the roadside coverages I have thru USAA and AARP. 

    The only "benefit" I actually received was the stupid gold border around my profile picture.  LOL

    I'll keep it for now, but I suspect it won't renew since I doubt I'll be able to maintain the 85% accept/4% cancellation rates. 

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      momof4
      OP 8100 Rider Driver
       1 year ago

      Thanks RedANT. Figured is was basically BS. Just more fluff to make it look as though they care about drivers when its nothing more than to keep us on road accepting crappy requests (pool and express pool).  Uber support is people who I cannot understand and they cannot understand me. They do exactly what they do when you send a message through the app, read a scripted answer. When you try to explain the issue they just keep reading the same thimg over and over. Those gas stations have the highest price in our city and there are not many of them. Would have to drive 3 miles at least to get to one.  Keep the scolarship to the online school and pay us more.

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      JavierX
      202 Driver
       1 year ago

      I didn’t notice all the requirements!  So it’s basically a way to control the drivers, like picking passengers when we don’t want to

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      dracomalfoy
      185 Driver
       1 year ago

      haha, I love the way you broke this down. Just another scam.

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      RobinH74
      32 Driver
       1 year ago

      Yes, roadside coverage is nothing but someone who pulls up google maps and makes the first call you for you.

      You still have to pay for all the work like battery jump or towing. 

      I’d think this was worth it back before the smartphones. Now we can just look up a mechanic close by and call them directly.  

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        bBerman81
        268 Rider
         1 year ago

        It says free. It isn’t?

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          RobinH74
          32 Driver
           1 year ago

          Their service is free. It’s the service for picking up your phone call, looking up a close-by mechanic, and dispatching then.  You still pay for the services rendered

          That’s what I was saying about Google Maps. Anyone can do it. 

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            CWalcutt75
            252 Driver
             1 year ago

            Right. And you know Uber doesn’t pay anything because these call centers work off of a kickback from the auto mechanics. 

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    momof4
    OP 8100 Rider Driver
     1 year ago

    Can someone explain to me why Uber thinks that drivers would buy into this crap? Is there any driver or would be driver out there that thinks Uber is honest, kind, caring, and generous towards the drivers? If so do they have a brain? Lyft, they just try to fly under the radar and stay away from negative publicity as much as possible. Hides in Uber's shadow but they are no better.

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    Bigfrank
    426 Rider Driver Driver
     1 year ago

    I totally agree it's another stupid and useless tactic to pump up naive drivers with  slave labor and cheap passengers.

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      GregoryMoran
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       1 year ago

      But don't you want a pretty gold banner around your profile?! 😂 

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    DrivingForDollars
    12 Rider Driver
     2 months ago  (edited 2 months ago)

    I brought my acceptance up just to see if any of this was useful, and...

    NOPE.

    • The "new" quest bonus is really a bone-us program.
    • The current 10% gas rebate is kinda useful, but at what cost?
    • Roadside assistance? 
      • Who cares?
      • When was the last time you needed that? 
      • And why don't you have AAA?
    • "Priority" support is NO BETTER than the useless garbage it always was.


    The ONE AND ONLY thing I found useful was the "ride duration" feature. But while this made it easy to shut out the stupid 2 minute rides that are 10 minutes away, if you actually use the feature to keep away from rides that cost you money out of pocket, then of course, your acceptance goes down and you loose it. LOLOL. So it too is worthless.

    In short, I am going back to "surge only" and taking only rides that make sense for my bottom line. Thanks to a very helpful chat I had with @UberSerge I saw the error of my ways. LOL


    "Uber Pro" is a worthless carrot dangled before donkeys to get them to dance.

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    PattyMelt
    190 Driver
     6 months ago

     I am unaware of any direct ancestry link however ethnically I am descended from slaves as are most of us. I like to think of Uber pro as pretty much the same thing as when my ancient ancestors were told by their slave masters, if you work harder than the other slaves today  I will let you sleep in the barn with the horses. And if you really impress me I might let you whip and flog some of the other slaves occasionally.

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      momof4
      OP 8100 Rider Driver
       6 months ago  (edited 6 months ago)

      You are too funny. Lol I dont qualify because my acceptance rate is usually under 35%:) I'll never be a pro. They just took away the 3%/6% additional earings away from the drivers in other cities that all ready have it starting July 19. I would much rather take more lucrative trips and not care about acceptance rate. I am not taking every crappy trip they send me to get basically nothing in return. I know whats best for me to make money. Uber doesn't care whats best for drivers even if driver is making pennies. Uber can keep their pro status and shove it where the sun dont shine:)

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    JPoland
    178 Driver Driver
     1 year ago

    "Uber is offering the cost of college tuition for its top drivers or their families as part of its new Uber Pro program "

    It's almost mocking me. What would I do with a college degree?  I drive a damn Uber. (and my kids are grown up. LOL)

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      momof4
      OP 8100 Rider Driver
       1 year ago

      Just another attempt to keep drivers on road longer and to accept rides we know are going to be a nightmare (Pool and Express Pool). 

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    Bigfrank
    426 Rider Driver Driver
     1 year ago

    Raise rates that equals cost of living and inflation.  Raise your voices in unity  and force the lowering of the IPO. 

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    FlutterShy
    310 Rider
     1 year ago

    I googled Uber Pro but getting strange results about driver benefits and their paying college tuitions. What is it really?

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      momof4
      OP 8100 Rider Driver
       1 year ago  (edited 1 year ago)

      An online school that they claim you can attend or a family member 100% of tuition paid. BUT because we all know there is a catch,  well more than one. Surprise surprise. It's all fluff and PR to make it look like Uber cares and treats drivers well.  Public will think Uber is just wonderful. You have to maintain a certain acceptance rate above 85% , cancellation rate below 4% maybe not sure  about those numbers but if not correct very close.  Rating must be 5.85 I think, you have to maitain platnimum or diamond status and do X amt a trips per month.  As you can see its not so free. I would rather pay my own tuition than be a slave to Uber and  suck up to riders to maintain my rating. I would be highly upset if a few riders were the cause of losing my so called free tuition because they didnt like my air freshner or the many other stupid reasons they give lower than 5 stars to drivers. RedANT explains it well and BigFrank sums it up. Anything Uber gives comes with a cost to the driver. 

       

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      EjiEzeEze
      321 Rider Driver
       1 year ago

      It’s a pre-IPO attempt to convince investors they have a plan for their poor driver retention. 


      Yes it’s likr a perk package. It’s funny because we aren’t employees. I’m sure it’ll be another benefits website that no drivers go to. 

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      BrianTheScrewDriver
      434 Driver Driver
       1 year ago

      Uber’s new illusion that there’s actually a career in being one of their drivers.