So what is the lowest rated pax you guys will pick up? I hate picking up anyone under 4.5 I do pick up lower than that just trying to make some $$$.
Yeah that's the message I got from uber maybe they thought it would scare me .Hour long kick off is crazy.never heard that one before. I dont really care airport riders although 50% ******bag have below 4.5. When not in the airport, below 4.6 is a no no. The craziest rating i have ever seen was 3.3. I mean who would pick him up unless its surging
Uber times me out after 2 non acceptances, 2 cancels, or 1 of each. They have even done it sometimes (not always) when 1 was a no show cancel or a pax cancel.This will keep your acceptance rating from dropping below the time out threshold which is about 20 minutes
So you just asked him if he is tipper or not? just like that? Lol.very funny!I've picked up a 1. He was from NY and on his way into Houston 2 days prior to me picking him up, he got a gUber from IAH, and that driver moved from NY to Uber in Houston(ha, because he thought he would make more money here!!!). The couple from NY were on their 2nd ride ever with me. After hearing his story, and finding them to be a very enjoyable couple, and hearing him talking about the NY degenerate (my word, not his) that drove him from the airport, I got to thinking about his 1 star rating. I asked him if by chance he didn't give the driver a tip? He said no, because his daughter talked him into Uber and said everything was taken care of. No need to tip. I told him I knew that he didn't tip because he had a former NY gUber and he had a 1 rating. Regardless, was probably one of the nicest pax I've ever given a ride to. Probably in my top 10-15 most pleasant. And, I was handed a tip upon arriving at the airport - nothing big, but as a NY native accustomed to tipping, you could tell he felt bad about how his daughter steered him. Don't always count out the low raters. Could be from some jack-hat gUber that has a chip on his/her shoulder.
We all rate different across the board as drivers. There truly is NO insight into a pax from rating. You can predict a pax no different then you can predict rider demand pattern. I would say 1 out of 10 possibly match their rating. Just my experience where I drive. But I know if I was driving in the heart of downtown Houston as my normal beat, I might have a different perspective.
And some Pax have their little system of if you don't kiss their hindquarters they will rate you a 4 or lower, and as drivers we know nothing lower than a 5 is acceptable to UberSort of. When he told me I was his 2nd Uber he had ever taken, then I knew he only had one trip, and only 1 possible driver rating. I worked into the conversation, very keenly, that I noticed he had a rating of 1, and wondered if he had tipped his first driver or not. He said no, and then went on to explain what his daughter had told him. I told him the norm, that we don't expect tips, and its not part of the app. I explained that some drivers have a their own little policy that if they don't get a tip then the rider gets a 1.
Yep - I agree. Since I hung a rating sign up, I have far fewer 4's. Had a little lapse when there were surges.And some Pax have their little system of if you don't kiss their hindquarters they will rate you a 4 or lower, and as drivers we know nothing lower than a 5 is acceptable to Uber
And some are just drunk jackasses or hurtful souls that don't care and feel entitled so they rate us low just because they can.
(Playing Devil's Advocate)
Oh yeah - surges crush ratings like nothing else!I went through about 4 weeks of 4.5's. Now I'm back to 5.0's, and my rating is 4.85 again. I did a lot of surge rides during the periods of low ratings, so I'm blaming the low ratings on the surges, not any lapse in my sparkling personality