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I agree with UberHammer's position. As a contractor, you can decide how you operate within the guidelines of Uber's policy. However, riders can rate you poorly if you refuse. Also, if they complained to Uber support, you would have some level of headache from them.

One thing to consider is that you are paid $10/hr when you are sitting still ($0.20/min*60min*80% cut). If there is a surge, you're making more. If you were to take a rider directly to their destination, you would then have to potentially deadhead (drive with no passenger and with no compensation) back to a busy area, wait on a new ride, and then drive to the new pax position.

If you're sitting still in a drive through, you're making money, you'll end up with more compensation by driving a greater total distance than straight to the pax home, and your cost of operating is lower.

At the end of the day, it's your decision.
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