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Should Uber give drivers a rider credits?

  • Yes, based on how many hours you drive.

    Votes: 12 70.6%
  • No, Uber should not reward loyalty.

    Votes: 5 29.4%
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I've been told by Uber employees that they get free credits to use on Uber each week so why don't us drivers (who do the real work) get any discount when WE use Uber?

Even Mcdonalds employees get a discount at McDonald's so surely if Uber valued their drivers they would offer some kind of discount. It could come out of Uber's massive commission!

The more you drive the more credits you earn.
 

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We are not employees of Uber. No company treats independent contractors (IC) the same as their employees. Most (IC)s get paid better than employees to offset the lose of benefits that employees get.
 

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I'd rather just get extra cash. I have a car, why would I need to request a ride? And if I did, that's what cash is for!

So I voted no. I see no reason to give Uber another excuse to take even more money out of our fares.

It sounds like it would works great for them though... Oh, we are giving you $20 worth of benefits from $20 we siphoned out of your fares... which you probably have to report as $20 income on your taxes.... but then we can give drivers a these credits most of them will never use, meaning Uber won't actually have to pay out much of these benefits. And because because Uber will be taking booking fees, 25% commissions, and upfront fee skimming from any fare that you take using your credits, even if Uber does pay out they still win. So for your $20 credit, Uber will be paying drivers maybe $6-14 to drive you depending on how many rides you use it up in, and the rest goes right back to them.

Even if Uber payed out generously for the benefits, say by giving $20 in rider credit while only siphoning $10 out of the fares of drivers for this fund, it ultimately means that drivers who don't take advantage of the credit are basically subsidizing drivers that do by taking from their fares.
 

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They tried it once, 50% off uber black. Take a wild guess how that worked out.
 
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I have to agree with Trafficat, I have my own car, I rarely travel (and when I do, I drive), I rarely go out and "party", 90% of the time I'm in a car, it's driving for Uber, I just don't need it

The only time I use Uber as a pax is in the case of an emergency (car issues, impounded, ride somewhere w/ someone else and they forget me, etc.), which rarely happens, and to date has only happened once, if we got ride discounts, free rides, ride "tokens", etc., mine would most definitely expire before I had a chance to use them

UberEATS is a different story though, if we got UberEATS discounts, I would most definitely use those
 

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You can get free Uber and Lyft rides! Open another rider account, give out your code to anyone who doesn't have either service. The free rides will pile up. It's unlikely a group of 4 passengers will all have both Uber and Lyft.
 

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I have "DRIVING REWARDS" section on my app. it's AWESOME. Discount on cell plans. A gas card. Discounted health plan. aka where Uber tries to make more money off its drivers pimping drivers products.
Gas card? What a joke! That's a Uber scam. Used the gas card one month, never again. There are many gas companies that will give you a 5% discount on gas purchases. I use Murphy's (at Walmart, have one both North, and South .. a third coming later this month, between the two, from me), and get a discount of 5%. Besides Murphy's is one of the lowest prices around here. $1.99/gal.
 
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