Comments on: D.C. Uber drivers petition for tips through app http://blog.georgetownvoice.com/2015/02/10/d-c-uber-drivers-petition-for-tips-through-app/ Mon, 09 Nov 2015 02:04:23 +0000 hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=4.2.9 By: Chicago Driver http://blog.georgetownvoice.com/2015/02/10/d-c-uber-drivers-petition-for-tips-through-app/comment-page-1/#comment-1269907 Wed, 11 Feb 2015 20:38:28 +0000 http://blog.georgetownvoice.com/?p=67354#comment-1269907 I’m a UberX/XL driver in Chicago with a 4.9 rating. Roughly 5% of my riders offer a cash gratuity, mostly from people who are new to Uber. Riders who have used Uber for a while typically wouldn’t think of it. What kills me is when bartenders/servers and their patrons go home at 4 am and I drive them 7 miles in Chicago streets and the fare is $9.00 (I get roughly $5 after safe ride fee, Chicago tax, and Uber’s cut) after a 20 minute ride (after they just paid $6 for Miller Lites and made big bucks on tips that they expect from their customers). Take out $2 for the gas I burned, I just made $3.

People have no problem putting a buck in the Starbucks cube for having someone pour them a cup of coffee, they should have an extra couple of bucks for having someone drive them safely.

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By: Rachel Galindo http://blog.georgetownvoice.com/2015/02/10/d-c-uber-drivers-petition-for-tips-through-app/comment-page-1/#comment-1269877 Wed, 11 Feb 2015 18:20:44 +0000 http://blog.georgetownvoice.com/?p=67354#comment-1269877 Drivers ARE NOT PAID BY THE HOUR, with actual rates, naïve drivers are paying uber to driver people to their destinations, since they haven’t realize their long term costs. Cheap people likes cheap rides at the expense of the drivers. If people get a free ride better for them, they don’t care where that came from, but cheap rides from uber drivers are being subsidized by the driver, many of them don’t know yet, until they get in an accident, a mayor repair or having to replace their quickly aging cars. Don’t assume what you don’t know.

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By: BarackObama http://blog.georgetownvoice.com/2015/02/10/d-c-uber-drivers-petition-for-tips-through-app/comment-page-1/#comment-1269842 Wed, 11 Feb 2015 16:32:45 +0000 http://blog.georgetownvoice.com/?p=67354#comment-1269842 “This is why Uber became popular, it is a cheaper alternative to a taxi. tipping would put the two on par with one another in regards to price.”

LAF

Taxi IAD to Union station 73.77 + tip ($88)

Uber $55

yeah… right on par.

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By: No? http://blog.georgetownvoice.com/2015/02/10/d-c-uber-drivers-petition-for-tips-through-app/comment-page-1/#comment-1269395 Tue, 10 Feb 2015 20:23:55 +0000 http://blog.georgetownvoice.com/?p=67354#comment-1269395 This is why Uber became popular, it is a cheaper alternative to a taxi. tipping would put the two on par with one another in regards to price. I would be strongly opposed to this. Uber drivers are paid by the hour in addition to such things as surge prices, etc. Taxi drivers rely on a tip as their wages are lower to begin with.

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