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Will I be charged for the distance traveled by the driver to come pick me up?

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Anonymous
3455 Rider Driver Driver
 Posted 4 years, 1 month ago

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    bdub101
    Driver
     9 months ago

    As a driver I know we get screwed because they don’t pay worth a crap. 10 miles to drive to someone sometimes and then take the ride 5 miles lucky to get 5 dollars for that ride. With the pandemic not worth the risk they wonder why such a driver shortage. Being an xl driver more not worth it. Pay drivers better we’re using our personal car and have to pay for upkeep and gas and don’t get reimbursed on any of that. What all drivers need to do is go on strike no reason Uber should be making 25% on each trip and taking that away from the driver.

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    ScarySamantha
    53
     4 years ago

    Long pickup fees are scary and unfair for riders.  I will never know how far the drivers who accept my requests are.  The app shows how long the estimated wait time is but it doesn't know for sure until I actually submit the request.   

    This means that the app may say 5 minutes, but if someone from 10 minutes away accepts, I can get screwed with pickup fees.

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      JustSchmidt
      86 Rider
       4 years ago

      You can always cancel when you realize they are super faraway.  In fact, I think many riders do that when they are too far away.  Go look on Lyft. LOL. 

      No cancellation fee for 2 or 5 minutes.

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        ScarySamantha
        53
         4 years ago

        Valid point, but I feel like I should be warned. I do'nt like it how it gives me no choice.  The guru above says 8 to 10 minutes, but it's vague and it only applies in certain cities. So how will I ever know?

        wait, does it warn me?

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          SmittenKitten
          2096 Rider
           4 years ago

          No, the app doesn't warn you for the time being.  Perhaps Uber should implement that.