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Today 1st ride (airport) pax asked me to take the 407. I took 404 instead since no traffic and it worked out ok.

However, another ride today asked for 407 as well (late for work type of deal). I called them on my way to p/u location and told them that I will only do it for an extra $10 since at that time I had no idea if uber would reimburse me for the toll (don't have a transponder). Pax claimed that she was told by another uber driver that I would be reimbursed.

Post trip I looked at the details of the fare breakdown and I believe I was smart to ask for that tip after all.

- 23.7kms trip distance (17min 18sec) (38.1kms including back to my place)

  • $18.61 earnings minus $12.27 (etr website estimate[toll + trip fee + camera fee]) + 11.69 uber estimated toll refund [$8.35 toll - 0.40 tax + 3.74 HST = $11.69] = $18.03 minus $7.62 gas & wear and tear (38.1kms total including getting back home via hwy7) = $10.41 NET gain + $10 tip = $20.41
  • Uber marks down the $11.69 as "refunds and expenses" under transaction weekly log

Trip would have taken 50minutes including getting back home. Glad I asked for that extra $.

Now truth be told, I did get a couple of more shorties on my way back to my place via DF but still ..... this 407 trip is utter bull****

I hope I won't get too many of these 407 trip requests. They don't seem too profitable.
 

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I figured out how to get more tips!!! Crybaby style:

One ride I told my pax exactly how much I will be making on the way to the airport (around $22 bucks) and he was surprised. Told pax that uber does not pay nowhere near like back in the dayz! Guess what, pax tipped $8 and I did not even ask for it.
 

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I always ask pax for shit

“Stop at convince store”: imma ask for food, drinks, smokes idgaf

No harm in asking worse they can say is no
One pax I had asked to stop at tims (1st time this happened). He went inside and service was slow. 15mins later he got what he needed. Given I was too new, I assumed the app will notice I was stopped and for how long and log those minutes as "charging customer for wait time". Boy was I wrong.
Next time pax does something like this .... they better be getting me breakfast on the house !!!!!!!
 

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So now please take your head out of your ass order transponder as uber tells you u should have one and then shut up take the ride and uber pays u the toll automatically
And stop asking the pax for toll money
Given no traffic at 5am, pax also pays less $$ (i.e. no toll) so my default is no 407 unless pax tips me nice and fat! Usually 5 mins extra non-407 travel time don't hurt anybody!

Also, I would rather have $$$ in hand than add more tax write offs.
 
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