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Yes. Just asking how this affects driver pay, if at all. Also, it would be good to know these promos in case a PAX asks a question
It shouldn't make any difference on what we're paid. Did a pool ride on the way home last week. Was paid the $3.97 for the trip, like 4 blocks. The kid said he was charged $2.15 for the trip. So, apparently, Uber is doing incentives to get more riders.
 

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Your driver pay will not be reduced, Uber subsidizes the difference just like they do when they offer the promo for discount on rides for new accounts.

I received that same offer a couple of months ago. I also picked up a customer, a repeat customer that uses Uber everyday to and from work, that was using that promo. The fare I received when she used the promo was the same as when she wasn't using it.
 

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Yes. Just asking how this affects driver pay, if at all. Also, it would be good to know these promos in case a PAX asks a question
What question could a pax possible ask about this? Lmao
If a pax asked me what I get paid on their ride I would politely tell them it's not their business. Sorry I don't ask my pax their annual income before they get in my car
 

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What question could a pax possible ask about this? Lmao
If a pax asked me what I get paid on their ride I would politely tell them it's not their business. Sorry I don't ask my pax their annual income before they get in my car
Of course pax are going to ask questions about this promo, and it would be professional to know the answer before you are asked. If I'm going from Town Square to Ann Road, will I only pay $7? I don't know the answer to that. Do you, Uber Driver?

I don't know the T&C of the promo. Do you? I need to find out the answer before pax ask.

If they ask me what I'm making on a standard fare, I'll tell them. They might be deciding whether to tip me.

And researching this, all I can find is flat fare packages that have the rider paying an upfront fee (like $10 or $20) then getting flat fares for Pool (less) or UberX (a little more). I didn't see any limitation on distance, and Las Vegas was not listed as a market where they are doing this.
 

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Of course pax are going to ask questions about this promo, and it would be professional to know the answer before you are asked. If I'm going from Town Square to Ann Road, will I only pay $7? I don't know the answer to that. Do you, Uber Driver?

I don't know the T&C of the promo. Do you? I need to find out the answer before pax ask.

If they ask me what I'm making on a standard fare, I'll tell them. They might be deciding whether to tip me.

And researching this, all I can find is flat fare packages that have the rider paying an upfront fee (like $10 or $20) then getting flat fares for Pool (less) or UberX (a little more). I didn't see any limitation on distance, and Las Vegas was not listed as a market where they are doing this.
Lmfao that you think you need to know about this. If a pax asked me I would say I have no idea I'm sorry and offer some water and candy.

It's not our job to know what uber riders are paying. We can not impact or change any promotion they are using unless it's our referral codes. So knowing the "specifics" doesn't do anything.
I don't tell people what I make to get tips. I provide excellent service and get tips. I'm sorry to say but that's low to complain about your income to get tips from pax
 

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Lmfao that you think you need to know about this. If a pax asked me I would say I have no idea I'm sorry and offer some water and candy.

It's not our job to know what uber riders are paying. We can not impact or change any promotion they are using unless it's our referral codes. So knowing the "specifics" doesn't do anything.
I don't tell people what I make to get tips. I provide excellent service and get tips. I'm sorry to say but that's low to complain about your income to get tips from pax
Laugh all you want. I endeavor to be professional and knowledgable at everything I do, and it has served me well over the years. If you want to be just another idiot hack with a TNC sticker, I won't judge. I will say that if you think the idea of being knowledgable about the Uber app and promos is something to ridicule, I seriously question whether you provide the level of excellent service you think you provide.
 

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Laugh all you want. I endeavor to be professional and knowledgable at everything I do, and it has served me well over the years. If you want to be just another idiot hack with a TNC sticker, I won't judge. I will say that if you think the idea of being knowledgable about the Uber app and promos is something to ridicule, I seriously question whether you provide the level of excellent service you think you provide.
Being knowledgeable about promos for riders will do nothing for you but funny how you call me another hack when I have been doing this longer than you and you were asking me for advice two weeks ago.

You do not work for uber, so you don't need to know this information. Instead of boning up on uber knowledge maybe try giving some knowledge of the city or learn all the short cuts to all the casinos so you can get better gratuity from pax. But hey what do I know, maybe I'll just recite some of the uber website to my Pax tonight and do better
 

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Of course pax are going to ask questions about this promo, and it would be professional to know the answer before you are asked. If I'm going from Town Square to Ann Road, will I only pay $7? I don't know the answer to that. Do you, Uber Driver?

I don't know the T&C of the promo. Do you? I need to find out the answer before pax ask.

If they ask me what I'm making on a standard fare, I'll tell them. They might be deciding whether to tip me.

And researching this, all I can find is flat fare packages that have the rider paying an upfront fee (like $10 or $20) then getting flat fares for Pool (less) or UberX (a little more). I didn't see any limitation on distance, and Las Vegas was not listed as a market where they are doing this.
The one time I saw this promo and read the T&C, the answer is no. The $7 fare is up to a certain distance and then the pax pays the regular Uber rates after that for the rest of the trip. Also there is an upfront fee, I cant remember how much, to purchase the $7 per ride package.
 

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Being knowledgeable about promos for riders will do nothing for you but funny how you call me another hack when I have been doing this longer than you and you were asking me for advice two weeks ago.

You do not work for uber, so you don't need to know this information. Instead of boning up on uber knowledge maybe try giving some knowledge of the city or learn all the short cuts to all the casinos so you can get better gratuity from pax. But hey what do I know, maybe I'll just recite some of the uber website to my Pax tonight and do better
Local knowledge and certainly the shortcuts are important, too. This is why I also work so hard to learn about various eateries even though I don't frequent them. There is no limitation on what you should know that could help your pax.

I do not work for Uber, but when I'm driving riders under their banner, I represent Uber. Same with Lyft. When I call them to make sure they know where they are being picked up, I say "This is Preston, your Uber (Lyft) driver." I don't introduce myself as an independent businessman who happened to use Uber as a connection mechanism.

Oh, and I've been in guest service for about 30 years, not including my high school fast food career :-/. Service is service, regardless what widget it's attached to.

The one time I saw this promo and read the T&C, the answer is no. The $7 fare is up to a certain distance and then the pax pays the regular Uber rates after that for the rest of the trip. Also there is an upfront fee, I cant remember how much, to purchase the $7 per ride package.
Thanks, hopefully we'll be able to find full accurate info, but this "general idea" helps. I'm guessing we'll see more of this in the residentials, with riders that use Uber as a commute.
 

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And researching this, all I can find is flat fare packages that have the rider paying an upfront fee (like $10 or $20) then getting flat fares for Pool (less) or UberX (a little more). I didn't see any limitation on distance, and Las Vegas was not listed as a market where they are doing this.
Yep, not in the Vegas market yet but I would venture to guess Uber isn't doing this for fun and this possibly represents data gathering as to whether they want to introduce this to the Vegas market. Once they feel it has increased riders and frequency of rides to the point that Uber makes more money look forward to an email on how they are reducing fees and it will make you tons more money. I figure at that point we'll be at around where Florida is concerning rates which I heard is around 63 cents a mile and 11 cents a minute... that will be fun times :)

What kills me is that in all the recent Uber scandals you hear stories about how Uber is changing and how they are thinking of what they can give to their workforce such as relaxed stock option rules... mind you these are engineers that I bet are already earning six figures.... ya know, the people they don't pretend are not employees... do you hear anything about drivers and Uber's new found light... ha, yeah right. Nope, you hear about how drivers are treat like garbage as if we didn't already know and that's about it.

Uber knows as well as I do after reading this forum for months... drivers are the idiots in this equation... we take everything no matter how disrespectful or damaging to our actual ability to earn. Heck look at the FB chat that exec didn't even have enough respect for drivers to stay the entire hour and hear grievances once the comments got tough. We are the McDonald's worker everyone feels sorry for, we are the Wal Mart worker everyone laughs at, we are the immigrant slaving in the farming fields for a few dollars a day. The profit, yes I said PROFIT, for a driver is so low it is a joke. Uber knows that the only people driving are people that don't know how to do math and are easily fooled because they get to hold, yes I said HOLD, that whopping 90 cents a mile while all those hidden expenses sneak up on them and will eventually catch up.. the remainder are the desperate or people who plan to temporarily drive to save for a specific purpose and are looking to get out ASAP after that because they know this is a raw deal.

Even the drivers in the Indian Uber market are smarter than this if you have read anything about what has gone on over there.

Heck, I see it in this forum all the time in the comments the type of mentality many posters have and it is clear they are people easy to take advantage of.... even examples in our own market with the recent disparity on kickbacks... this is an example on the mentality and not an Uber controlled example but look at any rate, incentive, etc. actions and there are plenty of examples... I see people talking about how it is logical we get paid less for kickbacks. I understood the point basically that we don't choose our destinations... really?!? so, hey, it's okay for me to get paid less because we have no choice... I mean, I haven't had a strip club ride I couldn't have steered yet and most of the time the pax does it for me by asking for recommendations for clubs. And for those talking about how the poor limo/taxi share some of their kick with doormen, etc. C'mon, I mean firstly it's not every ride they get handed to them like that for club rides and second they get $80 and we get $20 at some clubs... do you really think that they are giving doormen $60 for the ride and I have never seen a taxi tip the clubs door. Not to mention, their tried and true taunt to us on these forums daily... we pay ALL of our own expenses and drive our own cars. This is one of a thousands situations and examples that I've seen from drivers on this forum that are easy to take advantage of and willing to just take less and less. Even funnier, the poster made it sound like they were grateful they got a kick at all.

As for me, I am Uber Off ASAP... I figure I have about another 6 months to go or sooner if the rates go any lower. And, yes, some of you please jump in a show how easy you are to take advantage of with the standard comment of "one less driver on the road more pings for me."

I am disgusted I am even lumped in as an Uber driver... sure I generally like to drive and there are not many other opportunities where I can just turn on an app and generate revenue (yes that is accurate because profit is scant at best) for my financial goals.... but again this is such a raw deal and all the drivers that surround me that either refuse to admit the truth or don't have the brain power to see the truth is so revolting to me.
 

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Yep, not in the Vegas market yet but I would venture to guess Uber isn't doing this for fun and this possibly represents data gathering as to whether they want to introduce this to the Vegas market. Once they feel it has increased riders and frequency of rides to the point that Uber makes more money look forward to an email on how they are reducing fees and it will make you tons more money. I figure at that point we'll be at around where Florida is concerning rates which I heard is around 63 cents a mile and 11 cents a minute... that will be fun times :)

What kills me is that in all the recent Uber scandals you hear stories about how Uber is changing and how they are thinking of what they can give to their workforce such as relaxed stock option rules... mind you these are engineers that I bet are already earning six figures.... ya know, the people they don't pretend are not employees... do you hear anything about drivers and Uber's new found light... ha, yeah right. Nope, you hear about how drivers are treat like garbage as if we didn't already know and that's about it.

Uber knows as well as I do after reading this forum for months... drivers are the idiots in this equation... we take everything no matter how disrespectful or damaging to our actual ability to earn. Heck look at the FB chat that exec didn't even have enough respect for drivers to stay the entire hour and hear grievances once the comments got tough. We are the McDonald's worker everyone feels sorry for, we are the Wal Mart worker everyone laughs at, we are the immigrant slaving in the farming fields for a few dollars a day. The profit, yes I said PROFIT, for a driver is so low it is a joke. Uber knows that the only people driving are people that don't know how to do math and are easily fooled because they get to hold, yes I said HOLD, that whopping 90 cents a mile while all those hidden expenses sneak up on them and will eventually catch up.. the remainder are the desperate or people who plan to temporarily drive to save for a specific purpose and are looking to get out ASAP after that because they know this is a raw deal.

Even the drivers in the Indian Uber market are smarter than this if you have read anything about what has gone on over there.

Heck, I see it in this forum all the time in the comments the type of mentality many posters have and it is clear they are people easy to take advantage of.... even examples in our own market with the recent disparity on kickbacks... this is an example on the mentality and not an Uber controlled example but look at any rate, incentive, etc. actions and there are plenty of examples... I see people talking about how it is logical we get paid less for kickbacks. I understood the point basically that we don't choose our destinations... really?!? so, hey, it's okay for me to get paid less because we have no choice... I mean, I haven't had a strip club ride I couldn't have steered yet and most of the time the pax does it for me by asking for recommendations for clubs. And for those talking about how the poor limo/taxi share some of their kick with doormen, etc. C'mon, I mean firstly it's not every ride they get handed to them like that for club rides and second they get $80 and we get $20 at some clubs... do you really think that they are giving doormen $60 for the ride and I have never seen a taxi tip the clubs door. Not to mention, their tried and true taunt to us on these forums daily... we pay ALL of our own expenses and drive our own cars. This is one of a thousands situations and examples that I've seen from drivers on this forum that are easy to take advantage of and willing to just take less and less. Even funnier, the poster made it sound like they were grateful they got a kick at all.

As for me, I am Uber Off ASAP... I figure I have about another 6 months to go or sooner if the rates go any lower. And, yes, some of you please jump in a show how easy you are to take advantage of with the standard comment of "one less driver on the road more pings for me."

I am disgusted I am even lumped in as an Uber driver... sure I generally like to drive and there are not many other opportunities where I can just turn on an app and generate revenue (yes that is accurate because profit is scant at best) for my financial goals.... but again this is such a raw deal and all the drivers that surround me that either refuse to admit the truth or don't have the brain power to see the truth is so revolting to me.
In my comment about logic (I know this was in reference to my post, but I don't think your comment about being thrilled was, because I wasn't thrilled with my kick), I also said that when I do have an opportunity to recommend, I'll recommend Sapphire both because it's a nice club and because they take care of us. If we are ever to have a serious conversation about these policies, we have to detach ourselves from our personal experiences and needs, and look at it from the perspective of the decisionmakers that determine our kick. If you do that, you will see that from their perspective, rideshare drivers DO have less influence on their pax than taxi drivers, and there is no risk that rideshare drivers will pool together to blackball a club.

I'm open-minded, though. Using a club owner's perspective, tell me why they SHOULD compensate me equally with cabs and limos, and I'll jump on that bandwagon.

PS I haven't had a Strip Club drop yet whose address wasn't already in the app when I started the trip.
 

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What question could a pax possible ask about this? Lmao
If a pax asked me what I get paid on their ride I would politely tell them it's not their business. Sorry I don't ask my pax their annual income before they get in my car
In the two months I've been doing this I get asked frequently about how Uber works, and I'd like to be able to answer instead of a lazy "I don't know" or a rude "none of your business". I get asked how much I make quite often and I tell them. I don't know what you see funny about providing customers knowledgeable answers. We are in the hospitality business you know.
 

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In the two months I've been doing this I get asked frequently about how Uber works, and I'd like to be able to answer instead of a lazy "I don't know" or a rude "none of your business". I get asked how much I make quite often and I tell them. I don't know what you see funny about providing customers knowledgeable answers. We are in the hospitality business you know.
Same here, I get asked those questions quite often and I politely answer them. When it comes to the income question I tell them what the hourly average is, not what I make personally on a daily, weekly, monthly or annual basis.
 
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