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Tipping guide.

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momof4
8154 Rider Driver
 Posted 4 months, 1 week ago

I never seen anything from Uber saying how much you should tip the driver. According to this article Uber has tipping suggestions. I guess they assume if drivers get tipped we wont complain about the rates as much. 

https://themoneycouple.com/why-should-you-care-about-tipping/


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    jeffrey1987
    69 Driver
     4 months ago

    Here is the thing, tipping is forever ruined on Uber. No matter what they say now, no matter how many campaigns are run, they ruined it by taking a strong no tipping stance in the beginning. Let's face it, people don't love to tip if they don't feel they have to - by Uber saying originally that they didnt have to riders have an eternal "out". Sucks, but that is just how it is.

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      ClayClaymore
      117 Rider
       4 months ago

      If they had stuck with it, but actually paid drivers decent wages, do you think the drivers would still hVe complained about?

      I sometimes wonder. 

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    DFosterG11
    187
     4 months ago

    That’s sorta vague on the longer rides. Is it 10-20% or $5-10?

    I’ve been tipping 20% on the airport rides. The other day it was $120 and I ended up $24. Give me an honest feedback. Am I overtipping on those longer trips?

    I did think $144 for an UberX on a 45 minute drive was just way too much. (Albeit $15 of it being for the George Washington Bridge toll.)

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      momof4
      OP 8154 Rider Driver
       4 months ago

      I do mostly airport rides 45/60 min. A few will tip $5/$10 but most tip 20%. I am sure the driver greatly appreciated that tip. I think if you tipped $15 on the trip the driver would've been happy also. Were you in NJ travelling into NY? If so was your driver a NJ or PA driver? If so the driver gets $20 surcharge as out of state drivers are not allowed to pick up in NY & we may also incur tolls in the way out. However Lyft & Uber dont always give us the $20 because they are idiots. In that type of ride though $15 would be acceptable. 


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      Uberserge
      1279 Rider Driver
       4 months ago

      You've got to be the best pax ever, will give you a ride any time. 😆