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Discussion in 'For Sale / Wanted / Trades / Promotions / Deals' started by Dreamer, Jul 20, 2015.

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  1. Dreamer

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    All,

    I've had a couple writers for popular online news sites and publications approach me about story ideas. Got any? Anything relating to TNC, Uber, Lyft, drivers/riders, etc.!

    Curious what we come up with! :)
     
  2. Harry Flashman

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    How about America's obsession with tips.

    In Australia we have a reasonable minimum wage and workers in the service industry dont have to reply on tips. Here tips are given like an uber 5 star, for exceptional service.

    I have heard many uber drivers request/want a tip button. I dont understand why you want a tip button instead of a reasonable fare.

    Increase rates by 20% and forget the tip as an example
     
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    Tips is definitely one of the if not surly THE most contentious issue. Thanks Harry.

    Another idea is the possibility Uber pays a different percentage to drivers depending on factors that we are not privy too which may include new drivers or the market. Seems like a hot topic. Love to hear some additional ideas. Some influential press reporters are following this site and perhaps thread! ;)
     
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    Sly would have a field day posting on this thread.
     
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    CASS: If Doyle was worth "his Salt" he'd
    Invite the Inventor of the "TAG, You're it"
    Program [Tips Are Great] for a Guest
    Appearance, but EVEN I CAN'T get him to
    Respond to Me..... so good luck!
     
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    I'm not sure how to respond. I can't seem to think of a good newstory.
     
  7. Harry Flashman

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    Sorry TS but I don't think there was an actual program there except for the continuous mantra of the tips are great. Suggestive thought was nothing new when that person suggested there was a program and packs to help drivers in fact the woman that professed such success from it could not even use it a her signature. Also it is very rarely reffered to now
     
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    SORRY..I had NOT heard that @MrsUberJax
    was disallowed from using "T.A.G.: Tips are
    Great!" as a "Signature."

    The Other Creative Method was espoused
    by @Uber Math Professor in an extended
    Post that was a Simple "Show me 5☆" for
    a "I'll show YOU your PAX Rating" which
    MANY PAX don't know about, or realize
    that it Affects How Drivers determine whe-
    ther to CANCEL their "ping" or pick them up.

    A Notorious "Pot Stirrer", the Flamboyantly
    Effeminate @Sacto Burbs, even has a Sig-
    nature Line that Eschews ALL PAX, save
    those with Ratings of 4.8 or 4.9.

    As IC's its among Permitted Behaviors.

    Your insight into the Australian "Rarely Tip-
    ing" Custom explains why Your Countrymen
    are Roundly called-out, mostly in the LA/OC
    Forum, for being Notoriously Impecunious
    at "Tip Time."

    NOW, I know why it is RARE for Ozzie Mem-
    bers to reached Well-Known, with only
    FOUR on the 100%+ers List [these being
    features of the "Other Guys", i.e. PRK.net.]
     
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    @Harry Flashman does this say that UP disallowed 'TAG your it' in a signature line? Am I understanding you correctly? If I am, this is hugely implying that Uber has its hand in the UP bucket somehow.
     
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    @Throckmorton Subterfuge ditto on this. Guys, these things you say would be non-issues to impartial owners.
     
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    How about a story on the True Cost of Ridesharing! :) Seriously most drivers are unaware of all the hidden financial costs AND risks associated with being a Rideshare driver. This includes insurance. Most drivers are unaware their personal policies do not cover them. And most drivers with financed vehicles don't realize the lender doesn't allow ridesharing! Most drivers are unaware if those airport pings could land their car in impound! Because Uber doesn't tell drivers! Uber will still ping improperly licensed drivers to go to the airport. But then Uber will cover tickets & impounds pretending to be a hero. But Uber doesn't cover time or lost wages!
    I had to think about this. What do you think?
     
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    I agree. And I know just the person to write it. He'd be perfect. Driver J.
     
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    Hahaha okay!
    @Lidman you tell @DriverJ
     
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    Last edited: Aug 31, 2015
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    She wasnt disallowed from using it that I am aware i just believe that she is full of wind when it comes her tag rubbish.

    She wanted everyone else to put on emails signatures and what not and would not do it herself. What sort of a program was she offering other than saying the tips are great? Nothing all she offered was a few posts.
     
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    Raising Uber's pathetic rates here by 20% would just mean you would starve a little slower. I'm at work right now, and there's a young guy that is dead-set on driving for Uber. He just bought a nearly new vehicle and is determined to trash it for $1/mile! I had to think long and hard about even trying it at $1.40. I tried to tell him, but some people like the hard lessons.
     
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    Unfortunately he won't know what his real expenses are for at least a year maybe two. If he's using a fairly new car to drive uberx. I am thankful for these forums both (north and south) korea. because Cedar Rapids was at $2 a mile and reading all these posts made me skeptical of rate cuts. Low and behold! It's down to almost $1/mile.
     
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    Probably some people don't know their true expenses driving for Uber, and also believe that because they have a few dollars flowing through their hands, they're making some money.
     
    #18 DriverJ, Aug 24, 2015
    Last edited: Aug 30, 2015
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    I keep the links to @UberHammer's BLOGS
    for the BoastyToasty Militant
    "Travis"-Troopers. Two guys, 1 in Tampa,
    1in Sydney, both using $30/hr. as their
    claim to "making bank". Clearly they have the Propaganda...in #[F]UberSpeak...
    down pat!
     
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    BoastyToasty Militant
    "Travis"-Troopers. - I love it!
     
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