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Uber introducing tipping in Canada and US

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  • Aug 16th, 2017 3:06 pm
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They did that to show that uber "uses" contractors and not employees.

They wouldn't waste R&D funds on something to Make drivers happier which they already make a killing off of. Also they are a monopoly in certain areas.
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Pete_Coach wrote:
Aug 12th, 2017 3:52 pm
I am pretty sure anyone that takes their own car and picks up rides to make extra bucks will not be operating at a loss.....it would nto take long for them to stop doing something that costs them money out of their pocket.
"A fool and his money are soon parted." , I've seen it in action more times than I can remember.
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dilligafeh wrote:
Aug 13th, 2017 11:11 am
"A fool and his money are soon parted." , I've seen it in action more times than I can remember.
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I was in Cineplex watching movie on sat, and before the movie start, here we go a Uber commercial about tipping, and all people sooooo happy , LOL
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cheapshopper wrote:
Aug 14th, 2017 4:31 pm
I was in Cineplex watching movie on sat, and before the movie start, here we go a Uber commercial about tipping, and all people sooooo happy , LOL
sarcasm? don't get it
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I dont tip cab drivers unless they do something else besides drive, like carry my luggage, open the door for me, etc

Same for baristas at coffee shops. If i order black coffee, why would i tip you for turning 180 degrees, pressing a button and turning a180 degrees again to give me the cup of coffee i was already charged for. Table service, maybe if i order unnecessarily complex drinks like others do, i'd tip for the bother aspect of it.

Only times i do tip constantly are server type jobs that have a catering aspect to them (checking in on you, etc), or if its a pizza delivery driver, and especially if its winter and shit weather.
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So if the driver gets a lousy tip, does he give a lousy rating for the customer?
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The drivers already say they aren't paid enough by Uber. This is a way of unofficially giving the drivers more money and keeping them happy for now.

You may have read that Uber actually loses money for every passenger. Only 50% of the ride cost is covered by present revenues, so Uber has no ability to give the drivers a raise hike.
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Buggy166 wrote:
Aug 15th, 2017 3:33 pm
I dont tip cab drivers unless they do something else besides drive, like carry my luggage, open the door for me, etc

Same for baristas at coffee shops. If i order black coffee, why would i tip you for turning 180 degrees, pressing a button and turning a180 degrees again to give me the cup of coffee i was already charged for. Table service, maybe if i order unnecessarily complex drinks like others do, i'd tip for the bother aspect of it.

Only times i do tip constantly are server type jobs that have a catering aspect to them (checking in on you, etc), or if its a pizza delivery driver, and especially if its winter and shit weather.
We need more people like. As for me, once this new $15/hr wage is in, I'm going to drastically reduce or almost eliminate my tipping to servers. Why should they continue to benefit under the old regime of getting paid less than minimum wage when they're now equal to everyone else? Sure if they provide good service, etc. But instead of 15% or whatever, it'll be about 7% or whatever.
PCDawg wrote:
Aug 15th, 2017 7:37 pm
So if the driver gets a lousy tip, does he give a lousy rating for the customer?
Yes, from my understanding, this factors into it. Considering that the ratings are anonymous, there is no way to know for sure.
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Tipping taxi drivers is stupid. Never did, never will. If you wanna tip someone, tip people who work at McDonalds next time you yell at them for waiting an extra minute. These people work one of the hardest jobs.
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I usually tip uber peeps few dollars in person rather than electronically. All of them are happy.

WOULD SOMEBODY THINK OF THE CHILDREN!!!
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Tipping is democratic. RFD should implement the upvote with optional "purchased gifts".

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