Fair enough, but you knew that you are no longer on the old rate card. Lyft also would have given you the mileage up front, so you knew how many miles you were going. And unless you were brand new to the area and had never driven there, you would know that there was a possibility of traffic jams, accidents, and other factors that cause delays, so no, Lyft shouldn't have to pay you more for factors they can't control.It was Lux Black and if it was old rate card, that ride is $102. Whether that was regular LYTF or LUX Black, it's irrelevant. The point is, UFF was estimated with 43 min trip time. The trip ended up taking 1 hour and 11 minutes, which was significantly longer and fare should've been adjusted accordingly.
About 7 people in this thread so far...Who in their right mind would stick up for Lyft , **** lyft , I kicked that *****es teeth in 4 years ago and threw her in the gutter , metaphorically speaking
This is a great example what biased media does. They only include a small part of the quote and leave the rest out, so the audience misses the context of the original quote, and thinks you are saying something that you are not.Agreed, your time is worth NOTHING! 🤣
This is all very reasonable, and I agree that it would be nice if Lyft and Uber made adjustments to upfront fares, which would benefit the driver, just like it would be nice if all passengers were required to give tips. That being said, what you are suggesting here draws a very thin line between being an independent contractor and being an employee.While your statement about partial quotes is true (and gives me pause as a mod), yes, U/L should pay us for some things they can't control. Time is at the top of that list.
Remember, before UFP, they paid per mile and per minute. A couple years ago, they lowered per mile pay and raised per minute pay, stating that "We heard you and made this change to compensate you better for time waiting in traffic." We'll ignore the fact that this was really a 25% pay cut. The point is that they have used traffic conditions as a reason/excuse for altering pay in the past.
The same logic applies to extra mileage for accidents, traffic, detours and everything else. It's not the driver's fault and it's not U/L's fault either. It's not even the pax' fault. BUT, the pax should pay for it. It's their ride. The driver should definitely not bear the burden.
So, yes, they should pay for conditions beyond their control. AND, they should charge the pax for it too. Even cabs charge for time sitting still in traffic and they charge for every 1/5 mile, except for fares mandated by gov't rules.
You didn't "donate" your time. You earned close to $80 an hour. You are not "donating" your time to Uber and Lyft. They are paying you. Just curious, before expenses, how much did you earn from "donating" your time to Uber and Lyft in 2022?You are free to think that your time is worth nothing. I value my time highly and refuse to donate it freely to shitbag companies like Uber and Lyft.
Maybe so. In the future that could happen. But if Lyft and Uber are such horrible companies, why don't you just quit and find a better paying profession, that gives you more freedom? I mean, you must be sticking around for some reason. Could it be the MONEY you are making now?"Life isn't always fair" has no validity in the field of employment law. I'm quite sure not paying drivers for the extra time incurred by delays, traffic, etc, is illegal under Prop 22 and will be challenged in future lawsuits.
Technically speaking, historically, Uber and Lyft drivers make a majority of their money on mileage and tips, not time. Please correct me if I'm wrong, but if my understanding is correct, Uber Comfort drivers in Los Angeles earn roughly 15 cents per minute, which I imagine is pretty close to what the Lyft rates are for a similar vehicle.Rideshare drivers will never again be paid adjustments for time so long as certain people have the attitude that their time is worthless.
Ok. I stand corrected. The new adjusted total would be $8.70. As of now, there are 23 participants in this discussion, so if we all chip in and 38 cents each, the original poster would be fairly compensated for the ride, and come out slightly ahead.PROP22 guarantees 30 cents a minute. Doesn't get any simpler than that.
Oh and don't forget Uber's tagline and "that's just the floor you can always earn more!
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How about just admit the fact that you basically got bent out of shape for less than $5 if the above example I quoted was correct, or less than $10 if the corrected version of the math is true? If you average $80 an hour, and $10 is the amount you are owed, you would be able to make up the difference by taking just one 8 minute ride at the end of your shift.It's completely irrelevant if he's owed $4 or $400, why should he "donate" that to the company.
That's not what happened here. Let's look at what actually happened here, rather than create an imaginary scenario which did not happen. Keep in mind that this does not happen with every single ride, but is the exception and not the rule.Say a driver where to make $80 an hour on 1 hour driven, as the week progresses the earnings vary. By the end of the week the driver who made $80 in one particular hour, made much less than the Uber guaranteed minimum on other hours. That $80 is used to make up the difference so in actuality at the end of the week he did not make $80 an hour under the Uber math of prop 22.
Example in one two week period in quests and surge I made $426. However in the prop 22 summary of my earnings I was $115 above the guaranteed minimum. Over $300 of my so-called quest earnings and surge earnings were used to cover Uber shortfall.
The $80 an hour is an illusion.
But Uber did send me a shill(ing)🤣
THEN STOP DRIVING FOR LYFT AND UBER AND GET A BETTER JOB!Let's look again at the title of this thread. I'm keeping in line with Lyft and Uber are POS companies.
No. My post was about pointing out how drivers get bent out of shape over something very minor like $5, complain about it in a public forum, refuse to take responsibility for their own actions, badmouth the companies that give them the best paying income they have had in their lifetime, and won't bat an eye at spending $30 a day on Carmel Macchiato Lates.This is some grade A trolling or bootlicking. You are essentially against everything that benefits drivers 🤦♂️.
Sure, there can always be improvements, and no one is questioning that, but we don't live in a perfect world where everything is going to be perfect and you will get your way all of the time. Remember, there are certain things you agree to in order to drive for Uber and Lyft, and these things are legally binding. If you hate it so much, and are going to complain about every little thing, then it's time for a different line of work. Also remember that these companies basically operate at a loss. It's not all about you. Stop acting like a boy and be a man. The world does not revolve around you.Making money driving and wanting policies to benefit drivers more aren’t mutually exclusive beliefs to have 🤦♂️.
Just because we earn a living doing Uber/Lyft doesn’t mean we should shut our mouths and bend over when the companies do things that are detrimental to us.
No. Just stop complaining about how the company did you a huge injustice over a single $5 incident. In reading the original post, you'd think the guy got short changed $50. Also, try to understand the reason why it happened (traffic jams, accidents, etc), and don't be such a big cry baby about it.NBA Players negotiate their contracts and go on organized strikes when they make millions of dollars a year. Here you are acting like we should be happy go lucky over a gig that barely pays us enough to keep doing it 😅. Get the **** outta here with that lame shit.
Giving you a time estimate isn't stealing your money. It probably comes from the mapping service the app uses and not the company itself. Estimates aren't always accurate. That's why they are called estimates, which are approximations. But if it's that big of a deal to you, just start a class action lawsuit so you can get your $10 refunded.You conveniently focus on an individual but there are in fact thousands of drivers being shorted these amounts which is thousands of dollars blatantly stolen by these criminal organizations posing as legitimate businesses.
No, my argument is not garbage. Whining and complaining about every little thing is not a good thing for adults to do. With the way you are responding to some of these posts, its almost like you are admitting to being a big baby about it. You could just take another ride at the end of the day, or cut back on a Cafe Latee, or do a number of other things to get your "lost" money back, and probably even come out ahead, but instead, you just want mommy to fix things for you, so that everything will be alright. Hey, maybe there will be a lawsuit one day and you will get a $30 check for everything wrong you think the company did to you to "steal" your money, not realizing you could have spent all of that wasted time and energy complaining, and instead figuring out how to make $3,000, rather than a $30 settlement.Your argument is garbage. Making money and complaining about unfair shit that happens is not some either or type of thing. There are pros and cons to doing different gigs. As workers, it’s intelligent for us to want things to shift further into our favor and not act like submissive *****es like you seem to want us to do 😅.
Uber and Lyft don’t need you to defend their honor.
Yeah, all that trouble for a measly $10 per driver. As for the "big picture", I've tried to paint that picture 10 different ways for you, but you can't get past the $10 you think the company owes to you, that you could earn from just one extra 8 minute ride at the end of the night. Do that 20 times a month, and you would end up with an extra $200 bucks per month. Do that for a year, and you would end up with an extra $2,400 per year. Or you can sit here and sulk about the great "injustice" Lyft has done.And if 10,000 drivers are in the class action that's $100,000 that Lyft has to pay back. These companies love drivers like you that can't see the whole picture.