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How is the trip a shorty when you have to drive that far to pick up?

If you have to drive an hour to pick up, and the paid time is 5 minutes, that is still a minimum 1h5m trip no matter how you slice or dice it. You lucked out it was a cancel because you got paid more that way but you still lost.
Was on my way home. If she cancelled, I would've been home.

Here's the thing. I was going home and saw a sticky for 9 on i5. Picked it up n logged on n if I get a shorty I'll take it if not let rider cancel.
 

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I don't understand, you drove something like 15 to 20 minutes to a pickup? Why did you even accept the trip in the first place?

It is never a win when you get a larger than normal cancel fee, it means you got paid base rates at best plus extra wasted time with no bonus, quest, surge or anything else on a long pickup.
Every driver is different !
I take rides sometimes just because I feel like it.
You might get a nice tip or nice next ride.
 

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Every driver is different !
I take rides sometimes just because I feel like it.
You might get a nice tip or nice next ride.
that's a great mentality as a driver.

I was an unhappy driver b4 this pandemic, but now, I'm a happy driver. and it shows.
my rating went up from 4.87 to 4.96 and I get about 10 to 15 percent tips of my earnings.
 

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that's a great mentality as a driver.

I was an unhappy driver b4 this pandemic, but now, I'm a happy driver. and it shows.
my rating went up from 4.87 to 4.96 and I get about 10 to 15 percent tips from my earnings.
My rating's actually fallen recently as the more disrespect Uber shovels on my head the more I don't give a fk.
 

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that's a great mentality as a driver.

I was an unhappy driver b4 this pandemic, but now, I'm a happy driver. and it shows.
my rating went up from 4.87 to 4.96 and I get about 10 to 15 percent tips of my earnings.
Exactly !
Sometimes going out of your way to pick up a person can be very rewarding from a feeling standpoint.
If your only goal is to maximize financially every single second of your shift then there is a good chance you will be disappointed.
 
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