It just uber way to sell your time because it doesn't matter for them and doesn't cost them a single cent to provide and extra level of service for the rider on ur dime. Meanwhile they still collect full service fees you don't have to worry about that. You'll think they'll discount their commission to make up for the extra work and wait time? Nope :biggrin: pimp you out for free to the rider.I have pax argue that the scheduled window of time is "their" time and that since they scheduled the ride, they are allowed ("I have the right...") to wait until the very last minute of that block of time. This is particularly annoying when it is at a restaurant, you are parked directly in front looking at them, and they are obviously the closer. This is on uber, they shouldn't be pushing the ride out 20 minutes early; but it's on YOU to decide if you want to waste 10+ minutes of your time, often at peak busy times. Clearly it is better not to debate anything, especially by text. I let them know when I arrive, usually ask when they plan to leave, and wait 5 minutes maximum UNLESS they insist that the wait time is theirs to use. In that case, I just cancel and leave. In my area, short 2-3 minute trips at peak times are very lucrative, see screenshot for an example; why would I sit anywhere for 10-15 minutes when I'm practically guaranteed to complete at least two short rides in that time? View attachment 590253 Pax in these situations have told me that Uber drivers cancel on them frequently and I take the time to explain the scheduled ride thing. Doing my part to educate the riding public, one person at a time!
I treat it like any other ride and if it not particularly busy i wait it out even if Uber window is a bit too eager to get a driver early and mill around. At least in my zone i can view the window after the trip is accepted but that information would be much better if it was shown before the trip has been accepted so you don't have to mill around. From what I see a lot of drivers don't have any information about the trip until they arrive at location.