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I'm astounded at all the complaints here regarding nasty, selfish and ENTITLED pax -- especially those yuppies in Southie


Is it really that bad, or do you simply need to vent once every week or two about just one or two supposedly ENTITLED pax?

I had driven a cab for a long time until switching to rideshare recently. Surprisingly (!), I didn't have many problems with those pax, either. But I kind of sympathized with rideshare drivers here after reading all the comments about "ENTITLED" pax and snowflakes. Is "entitled" the most typed word on the forum?

I've driven about 150 rideshare pax, and all but one were pleasant. Am I just too accommodating? Otherwise, I surely am very critical of people in general life, perhaps unfairly so, whether spotting them on the street, grocery store or subway.

And I'm driving mainly night hours, so shouldn't that cause me to meet these "d-bags" regularly? (as they're referred to here)

Just give it time, and I'll eventuslly join the chorus here?
 

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Most likely depends upon your own personality. Since you've been doing taxi work for years, I can't imagine you will experience something driving rideshare that you have not experienced already.

Personally, I have no issues with 98% of the people I pick up. I don't mind picking up in Southie. Most of the instances where I give negative ratings to the pax generally deal with an immediate unpleasant aspect of the ride (they smell, they brought smelly food, they are particularly obnoxious in some way), and not how (according to my perception) rich they might be or where they live.
 

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I even go OUT of my way to buy an aux cord. Not really sure what it did, as I only had two taxi pax request it in the past six months. But I made sure I have an iPhone charger recently for the cab and now rideshare -- and am delighted when asked for either.

Nobody yet has asked for gum, mints or water. Don't have any. Seems that feature has been diluted by the newest crop of rideshare drivers. Though my elderly Asian, poor English, low rated Lyft driver last month did offer gum.
 

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Nobody yet has asked for gum, mints or water. Don't have any. Seems that feature has been diluted by the newest crop of rideshare drivers. Though my elderly Asian, poor English, low rated Lyft driver last month did offer gum.
That Uber experience is from 2014-2015 when rates were higher and even when rate cuts happened surge was a consistent factor during busy times with 1.7x and above being the norm.

Back then most of the cars were nice toyota avalons or kia optimas or honda accords many with leather seats.

That Uber doesn't exist anymore with nice cars, water and mints. Now its mainly older cars and small priuses (outside of the rental drivers) no amenities and a bunch of riders paying $2.75 for a POOL ride.
 

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Over 95% good people for me. No water or mints or any of that nonsense. If the ride's 10 min or more I offer a charger and ask what kind of music they like. Aux cord requests are welcomed and I'll turn it up if they want. They just eliminated my responsibility of music selection or distracting conversation. Now I'm focused on the route and pot hole dodging.

If you have customer service experience, can drive worth a crap, and maps don't put your brain in a pretzel it aint that hard
 

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I've been driving longer then most (3 years). Drove Boston/nights first year. Got burnt out from drunks. Southie had the highest percentage. Since then surge has gone too far down & pool has gone too far up. All the boroughs of Boston are flooded with drivers now. Other parts of state have flourished. I've lived in South Eastern Ma. for 45 years & can clearly see the arrogance/self-entitlement/Massholisms of Boston. Southern Ma. is like a different state, in regards to driving habits & attitudes. I blame gentrification. It's not such a huge deal though. I am a people person,very friendly/social,and have worked service sector most of my life. Ridesharing does burn you out after awhile. For me it does,anyway.
 

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I've been driving longer then most (3 years). Drove Boston/nights first year. Got burnt out from drunks. Southie had the highest percentage. Since then surge has gone too far down & pool has gone too far up. All the boroughs of Boston are flooded with drivers now. Other parts of state have flourished. I've lived in South Eastern Ma. for 45 years & can clearly see the arrogance/self-entitlement/Massholisms of Boston. Southern Ma. is like a different state, in regards to driving habits & attitudes. I blame gentrification. It's not such a huge deal though. I am a people person,very friendly/social,and have worked service sector most of my life. Ridesharing does burn you out after awhile. For me it does,anyway.
I started in September 2014 back when Uber was much more profitable.I only drive part time in the winter months now. Have you been at it full time for those 3 years? So many past drivers who were going to conquer the rideshare biz on this forum have disappeared. I stay in the burbs now after dealing with the nonsense in Boston for The 1st 2 years. I'll give a ride to a guy in his mid 20s in the burbs and most are polite and respectful compared to some dbag in South Boston making 40k a year who thinks he owns the city....barking into his cellphone about how he crushed it at Lincoln/Stats last weekend. As for the young women who share an apartment with 4 other women just to live in South Boston...Most of them can't stand their 38k marketing jobs and are looking for that millionaire at Lincoln (who doesn't exist btw).Sad!
 

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I'm astounded at all the complaints here regarding nasty, selfish and ENTITLED pax -- especially those yuppies in Southie

Is it really that bad, or do you simply need to vent once every week or two about just one or two supposedly ENTITLED pax?

I had driven a cab for a long time until switching to rideshare recently. Surprisingly (!), I didn't have many problems with those pax, either. But I kind of sympathized with rideshare drivers here after reading all the comments about "ENTITLED" pax and snowflakes. Is "entitled" the most typed word on the forum?

I've driven about 150 rideshare pax, and all but one were pleasant. Am I just too accommodating? Otherwise, I surely am very critical of people in general life, perhaps unfairly so, whether spotting them on the street, grocery store or subway.

And I'm driving mainly night hours, so shouldn't that cause me to meet these "d-bags" regularly? (as they're referred to here)

Just give it time, and I'll eventuslly join the chorus here?
Was it your personal vehicle that drunks were puking in when you drove a cab ? Were you working for 85¢ a mile and 15¢ a minute ?
Were drunks down rating you for stars ? Did the cab company owner buy ADDS saying NO NEED TO TIP ?
Did your passengers ask you for mints waters and chargers that your company promised them but expected you to pay for ?
Did the cab fare get CUT 3 times in 14 months ? I'm curious.
When you start making a tolerable living out of this,Uber will change the game. Be sure to recruit 100 new drivers ! The 24 hour a day recruitment to sign up anything that breathes may have missed someone !

Bet your dispatcher didn't send you to the wrong address like the Uber app will either.
P.S.- be sure to recruit lots of new customers uber will never pair you with again so the Robot Cars will stay busy when they replace you !
 

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first of all, i think BTD drives for lyft.

i have had most of my real ride share problems with fuber pax.(like saying no to 5 pax and the guys want to fight)
in my experience lyft riders are better behaved in Boston, i still get a couple/few a week that smack my rating for things that i can't control or maybe i can. the lack of real instant feedback keeps you wondering.

i know who i am and the fact that i treat people as i would like to be treated goes a long way, even with the haters

Now after just about 5,000 rides in the last year, i have found some truth to most of these posts above. it seems like these few out of a hundred rides chisel at you and start getting in your head.(if you let it) i have had people say thanks for the great ride and great service , blah blah blah and the next morning i get a fare reduction with no real feedback or a one star with no comment.This has been proven to happen in certain areas of the city.my fuse is shorter as time goes on, especially in certain neighborhoods where it has been proven to be chock full of a holes and rating killers.

keep up the good work BTD, i started out in this game asking the same questions even though i still have faith in my fellow man, i still struggle after sometimes keeping a positive mind

peace and blessings
 

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I'm astounded at all the complaints here regarding nasty, selfish and ENTITLED pax -- especially those yuppies in Southie

Is it really that bad, or do you simply need to vent once every week or two about just one or two supposedly ENTITLED pax?

I had driven a cab for a long time until switching to rideshare recently. Surprisingly (!), I didn't have many problems with those pax, either. But I kind of sympathized with rideshare drivers here after reading all the comments about "ENTITLED" pax and snowflakes. Is "entitled" the most typed word on the forum?

I've driven about 150 rideshare pax, and all but one were pleasant. Am I just too accommodating? Otherwise, I surely am very critical of people in general life, perhaps unfairly so, whether spotting them on the street, grocery store or subway.

And I'm driving mainly night hours, so shouldn't that cause me to meet these "d-bags" regularly? (as they're referred to here)

Just give it time, and I'll eventuslly join the chorus here?
BTD, you still got that new rideshare driver glow gowing. It will disappear just like that I phone charger you bought will. 99% of the riders are nice but after a year or so of driving that 1 percent will feel like 30% .
 

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BTD, you still got that new rideshare driver glow gowing. It will disappear just like that I phone charger you bought will. 99% of the riders are nice but after a year or so of driving that 1 percent will feel like 30% .
I found the worst riders are in liberal and left strongholds. Not that they are bad people. Just their conversations and 0 tip policy is irritating. The next worst are rich millenials rolling out of their mansions. Then you have the undeveloped hoodrats that speak ebonics and want to smoke weed in your car. The later i can deal with even when they say "go faster white boy". The first two i find extremely irritating.
 

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I'm astounded at all the complaints here regarding nasty, selfish and ENTITLED pax -- especially those yuppies in Southie

Is it really that bad, or do you simply need to vent once every week or two about just one or two supposedly ENTITLED pax?

I had driven a cab for a long time until switching to rideshare recently. Surprisingly (!), I didn't have many problems with those pax, either. But I kind of sympathized with rideshare drivers here after reading all the comments about "ENTITLED" pax and snowflakes. Is "entitled" the most typed word on the forum?

I've driven about 150 rideshare pax, and all but one were pleasant. Am I just too accommodating? Otherwise, I surely am very critical of people in general life, perhaps unfairly so, whether spotting them on the street, grocery store or subway.

And I'm driving mainly night hours, so shouldn't that cause me to meet these "d-bags" regularly? (as they're referred to here)

Just give it time, and I'll eventuslly join the chorus here?
Welcome to the party. You definitely have to give it more time and rides.

But I'm curious. How many hours did you work for those 150 rides, what was your earnings, and how much of that was tips? How are you liking it so far?
 

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I started in September 2014 back when Uber was much more profitable.I only drive part time in the winter months now. Have you been at it full time for those 3 years? So many past drivers who were going to conquer the rideshare biz on this forum have disappeared. I stay in the burbs now after dealing with the nonsense in Boston for The 1st 2 years. I'll give a ride to a guy in his mid 20s in the burbs and most are polite and respectful compared to some dbag in South Boston making 40k a year who thinks he owns the city....barking into his cellphone about how he crushed it at Lincoln/Stats last weekend. As for the young women who share an apartment with 4 other women just to live in South Boston...Most of them can't stand their 38k marketing jobs and are looking for that millionaire at Lincoln (who doesn't exist btw).Sad!
I loathe Beantowners (80%) & hate Southie! Downtown is where I made the majority of my money the first year (night shift)
Bostons rate is $1.24 a mile. I wouldn't do it for 80 cents.
I said the same thing ,and gave up R.I. when they lowered the rates. Then Uber Pool exploded in Ma. At $.80 a mile your making more then Uber Pools in Boston.
Uber sucks now ,across the board. To Hell with Lord Travis!
 

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I'm astounded at all the complaints here regarding nasty, selfish and ENTITLED pax -- especially those yuppies in Southie

Is it really that bad, or do you simply need to vent once every week or two about just one or two supposedly ENTITLED pax?

I had driven a cab for a long time until switching to rideshare recently. Surprisingly (!), I didn't have many problems with those pax, either. But I kind of sympathized with rideshare drivers here after reading all the comments about "ENTITLED" pax and snowflakes. Is "entitled" the most typed word on the forum?

I've driven about 150 rideshare pax, and all but one were pleasant. Am I just too accommodating? Otherwise, I surely am very critical of people in general life, perhaps unfairly so, whether spotting them on the street, grocery store or subway.

And I'm driving mainly night hours, so shouldn't that cause me to meet these "d-bags" regularly? (as they're referred to here)

Just give it time, and I'll eventuslly join the chorus here?
I've had little to no problems with passengers. Perhaps because I treat them well, chat if they want to chat and leave them if they want to play in their phones.
 
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