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So which is it, drivers? Do you like vomiting passengers or what?

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CharlieLazie
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 Posted 9 months, 4 weeks ago

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I have read some articles that drivers don't mind the puke on their backseat, because they are compensated by Uber and the charges are often not disputed by the riders. I have seen drivers mention that it can be financially lucrative handling throw-ups.

I mean, there are even scams around it.  When a rider blows chunks, are you like, "YESSSS!!"?

So which is it? Do you like it or not? Does it really work out economically? Would you rather clean up vomit if it means it makes you money?

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    ShadyPeteMD
    164 Driver
     9 months ago

    WAT.  Is this really the impression on the streets? Here we are claiming the current vomit clean-up fees are too low, and people are thinking we are trying to make people throw up.  What is going on?

    When someone pukes, it's not just the cleaning up that costs money.  It's the time off the clock as we cannot drive another passenger until it is completely cleaned up and the smell is gone.  This can be hours, and in most cases the shift is over.  and that's a shift usually on a lucrative day like Friday or Saturday night.

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      StuffinMuffin
      784 Driver Rider
       8 months ago

      Time off the clock is pain, but it's about the timing, right?  What if it's at the end of the shift?  What about a super slow day? What if you have a discount card at a car cleaner (as I do).

      I can see it working out in your favor.  Yeah, it's digusting, but you just gotta get over that and look at financially.  you know, like a business man.

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        ShadyPeteMD
        164 Driver
         8 months ago

        emotional scars.

        emotional distress.  Yes, you can put dollar figures on those things.

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    WWBlueStuff
    260 Driver
     9 months ago

    Despite other drivers up and arm about this, I will be the devil's advocate.  We do get paid decently (at least we used to), and it somewhat "secures" pay for that day.   ...and if it comes towards the end of the shift, it can be a nice $80 in the pocket, despite it taking some time clean up.

    Uber does consider for your time, and I believe they even explain this to the customers.  

    I get it, the vomit is disgusting.  and drunk people, and even their friends, are completely useless when it comes to cleaning up.  I do suck up and do it.  Say, it takes me 30 minutes to clean it up.  Maybe go to my favorite 24hour car wash where I get a clean and unlimited vacuum for $7.00.  Then I drive around for a few minutes to make sure the smell is gone.  Say 2hours?  Despite the fact that it sucked, I got $80 out of it.  That is actually a higher hourly rate than when i actually drive.

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    Despite other drivers up and arm about this, I will be the devil's advocate.  We do get paid decently (at least we used to), and it somewhat "secures" pay for that day.   ...and if it comes towards the end of the shift, it can be a nice $80 in the pocket, despite it taking some time clean up.

    Uber does consider for your time, and I believe they even explain this to the customers.  

    I get it, the vomit is disgusting.  and drunk people, and even their friends, are completely useless when it comes to cleaning up.  I do suck up and do it.  Say, it takes me 30 minutes to clean it up.  Maybe go to my favorite 24hour car wash where I get a clean and unlimited vacuum for $7.00.  Then I drive around for a few minutes to make sure the smell is gone.  Say 2hours?  Despite the fact that it sucked, I got $80 out of it.  That is actually a higher hourly rate than when i actually drive.

    If there are significant damages that require professional cleaning, you can inquire Uber and send them the receipt of the work done.  I have not done it myself, but I heard Uber is decent about reimbursing you for that. (I assume the cost is passed onto the customer.)

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    RedANT
    978 Rider Driver
     9 months ago

    Let me ask you a question:  Would you allow someone to puke in your car and have that smell in your car forever for $150?  HELL NO. 

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      JWileySmith
      130 Rider
       9 months ago

      I do a lot of things for $150 and that is one of them.   I'd let someone throw up on my head for $150.  Every day.

      Imagine, if that was your daily routine.  Wake up, get thrown up on, collect $150 pay check.  Then you get to do whatever you want (hopefully after a shower), until the next day.

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    Wes
    1555 Rider Driver
     9 months ago

    Absolutely positively NOT!!!!

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    StuffinMuffin
    784 Driver Rider
     8 months ago

    A troll. come on now.

    Then again, I have made several hundred dollars driving drunks.  I have leather seats and real good floor mats (really helpful, folks), so the clean up is relatively painless. Automatic $125 ain't necessarily a bad thing towards the end of the night.

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    joeyj
    415 Driver Rider
     9 months ago

    Come on. You can't be serious.

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    cheesehead
    489 Driver Rider
     9 months ago

    I love it!!! Yay, puke!!! Smells so yummy. Love having it in my car.

    Just kidding, are you on crack?

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    breakingbread
    207 Rider Driver
     9 months ago

    Definitely don't mind collecting the pay day especially when it is a nice clean upchuck (contained to my rubber floor mats). Once it got in my vents, nothing, no amount of money is worth that!!

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    BGraft89
    611 Rider Driver
     9 months ago

    Hells no.  I hate bodily fluids.   My gosh, what is wrong with you.

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      CurbDigger
      158
       9 months ago

      Technically that's not bodily fluids...It's just regurgitated food.

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        BGraft89
        611 Rider Driver
         8 months ago

        No, there's stomach acid, saliva, and stuff. totally bodily fluids.

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        AGirlHasNoName
        113
         9 months ago

        Can we stop?

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          StuffinMuffin
          784 Driver Rider
           8 months ago

          apparently, we cannot. Try doing a search for vomit on this site. you get like a million articles.

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            ant
            122 Rider
             8 months ago

            people just like vomit. hard to deny.

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              ant
              122 Rider
               8 months ago

              also known as "ralphing" lol