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Most know that late last year, after much begging, Uber gave drivers the ability to thank a passenger for tipping. By bringing up the Trip Details one can tap on the SEND THANKS TO PASSENGER.

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And, for at least some drivers (all?), the feature broke a while back. Tapping the button failed to change the label to THANKS SENT. Like so many features of the app that used to work and then are suddenly broken, it takes Uber months to fix what shouldn't have broken in the first place. But now (at least in my market) the facility is working again.

So why should all drivers always send thanks for a tip? Regardless of size? The late Billy Graham built a virtual money machine for his evangelical empire in the latter half of the Twentieth Century by instituting a policy of always sending thank you letters for donations of any size. Graham learned that people loved to be acknowledged for giving. After the thank you letter policy was engaged repeat donations went up significantly.

It's that simple. Although you may never be matched again with the customer you send thanks to it may help the next driver. If we all do it, we help each other. What's not to love?
 

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When the option to send a thank you for the tip first became available in my area, I would only send a thank you if the tip was $5+.

I now send a thank you for any tip because I figure that if I were handed any tip in person, I would smile and say thank you.

I agree that reinforcing good behavior is a positive habit.
 

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When the option to send a thank you for the tip first became available in my area, I would only send a thank you if the tip was $5+.

I now send a thank you for any tip because I figure that if I were handed any tip in person, I would smile and say thank you.

I agree that reinforcing good behavior is a positive habit.
I especially like the thank you notice feature when the tip is ridiculously low. Shaming low tip clients is probably an unintended consequence.
 

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I send thanks now!

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The No on Prop 22 crowd will now look bad for not sending a thanks! 😂 😂 😂
 

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Most know that late last year, after much begging, Uber gave drivers the ability to thank a passenger for tipping. By bringing up the Trip Details one can tap on the SEND THANKS TO PASSENGER.

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And, for at least some drivers (all?), the feature broke a while back. Tapping the button failed to change the label to THANKS SENT. Like so many features of the app that used to work and then are suddenly broken, it takes Uber months to fix what shouldn't have broken in the first place. But now (at least in my market) the facility is working again.

So why should all drivers always send thanks for a tip? Regardless of size? The late Billy Graham built a virtual money machine for his evangelical empire in the latter half of the Twentieth Century by instituting a policy of always sending thank you letters for donations of any size. Graham learned that people loved to be acknowledged for giving. After the thank you letter policy was engaged repeat donations went up significantly.

It's that simple. Although you may never be matched again with the customer you send thanks to it may help the next driver. If we all do it, we help each other. What's not to love?
Just pay attention to the screen. In CA, sending a thank you includes a claim that you support Prop 22...

This will probably be repeated any time Uber wishes, in any market they want to make a political statement in.
 

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Just pay attention to the screen. In CA, sending a thank you includes a claim that you support Prop 22...

This will probably be repeated any time Uber wishes, in any market they want to make a political statement in.
Well, in my case, that would be accurate.

Who in their right mind would want to be an actual employee of the devious gig app companies?

Vote YES on prop. 22, the lesser of evils.
 

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Just pay attention to the screen. In CA, sending a thank you includes a claim that you support Prop 22...

This will probably be repeated any time Uber wishes, in any market they want to make a political statement in.
For some reason my app does not have that notice. Yet. In any case, be aware that Uber is already bombarding pax with pro 22 messages on their app. One of the message states to "ask your driver about 22".
 

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For some reason my app does not have that notice. Yet. In any case, be aware that Uber is already bombarding pax with pro 22 messages on their app. One of the message states to "ask your driver about 22".
Yet Uber suggest you don't have political discussions with riders. :rolleyes:
 
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Just recently helped a homeless Dude off a Craigslist post. He was asking for food, I've stopped giving $$ to the homeless but give food a lot.
Well I delivered some burritos along with a bunch of other foodstuffs, even some pot.

Never did get a thank you but did get a request for MORE burritos. Had to explain to him that I would have been delighted to give more IF he would have simply gave me a thank you for the first one's...
 

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Most know that late last year, after much begging, Uber gave drivers the ability to thank a passenger for tipping. By bringing up the Trip Details one can tap on the SEND THANKS TO PASSENGER.

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And, for at least some drivers (all?), the feature broke a while back. Tapping the button failed to change the label to THANKS SENT. Like so many features of the app that used to work and then are suddenly broken, it takes Uber months to fix what shouldn't have broken in the first place. But now (at least in my market) the facility is working again.

So why should all drivers always send thanks for a tip? Regardless of size? The late Billy Graham built a virtual money machine for his evangelical empire in the latter half of the Twentieth Century by instituting a policy of always sending thank you letters for donations of any size. Graham learned that people loved to be acknowledged for giving. After the thank you letter policy was engaged repeat donations went up significantly.

It's that simple. Although you may never be matched again with the customer you send thanks to it may help the next driver. If we all do it, we help each other. What's not to love?
I tip on every eats order i make, and haven't seen a thank you yet. So i wonder whether they pass that along, or use it as a metric to guage what you will accept as fares keep creeping lower.
 

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I think there are some serious flaws with the Billy Graham analogy. Many very successful people have made a habit of sending thank you notes.

That said, I don't begrudge anybody who thanks for tips. It's a nice cause you have. Good luck.
 

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My parents raised me always to say "thank you". This is why I send the thanks. We do not have Proposition Twenty Two in the Capital of Your Nation. We do have an Initiative EIghty-One, Eighty-Three or something like that, but it has nothing to do with Uber or Lyft.
 

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I think there are some serious flaws with the Billy Graham analogy. Many very successful people have made a habit of sending thank you notes.
Of course they do. There are many examples. I used the Graham analog as one concrete example.
 

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I think there are some serious flaws with the Billy Graham analogy. Many very successful people have made a habit of sending thank you notes.

That said, I don't begrudge anybody who thanks for tips. It's a nice cause you have. Good luck.
It's said Jackie Kennedy-Onassis wrote back to each and every person that wrote condolences to her after JFK was killed. Class act.

What's NOT a class act is to attach a political stance to an act of gratitude that has zip to do with politics.

Or maybe it actually is a lot of class...

LOW class.
 

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NOT................class...................LOW class.
Low class/No class; an apt description of Fubar..................not that Gryft is any better, mind you......................
 
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