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Uber employee in my car last night...

Discussion in 'Sydney | Uber Drivers Forum' started by Riders Champion, Apr 30, 2017.

  1. Riders Champion

    Riders Champion Well-Known Member

    so obvious.

    Asked first if i made much money in this gig and then asked if i felt exploited by uber - cheap labour.

    I didn't take the bait.

    Then he goes on to say that he things uber is too cheap, and gives an example that if a taxi charges $30, uber charges $10 but he thinks uber should charge $20.

    Still I didn't flinch.

    I smelt mole all over him.

    As he left I muttered under my breath, if you're so happy to pay more, then where's my tip asshole...
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  2. skyco

    skyco Active Member

    You should have told this guy the truth. I always do. We feel very exploited here in Melbourne. I do tell to any pax that asks.

    Sydney rates are 30% better so i can understand why you may feel differently. It may not be as bad as Melbourne.
  3. Riders Champion

    Riders Champion Well-Known Member

    no one cares mate, that's the thing.
    why risk getting baited by uber themselves or someone who reports back to them that said driver is spreading pessimism?
    it's not going to make any difference.
    only strike action will.
  4. skyco

    skyco Active Member

    I had a funny coincidence today. Had a lady with two kids in the car and she was asking the same questions. She said that she read we are being mistreated and it is all over the news. Asked me if it was true. I told her hell yea... and gave her our story.

    No tip though... :rolleyes:
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  5. Riders Champion

    Riders Champion Well-Known Member

    Isn't that the best bit?
    They act all sympathetic but then can't fork out a penny more in a tip...
    please and eXploitation like this.
  6. eXploitation

    eXploitation Active Member

    That was exactly like the odd times in taxi
    It was like why you really doing this as it cant be supporting you family
    I was like yeah doing what i can when i can
    Not telling them my situation for shit
    Definitely disingenuous and definitely was the rare nontippers
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  7. Pippo

    Pippo Member

    Had an Uberbot in the car last night at least she saw the waze app effing up :)
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  8. skyco

    skyco Active Member

    How do you know she works for uber. Did she tell you?
  9. Sunshine

    Sunshine Member

    Tipping is a big thing in the US. Here's in Oz not so much. That's why people don't tip. I never tip when eat out.
  10. eXploitation

    eXploitation Active Member

    Tipping was definitely a taxi thing in melbourne
    Not sure what the gooba culture has done to it
    Might have to stop tipping hospitality myself soon
  11. Pippo

    Pippo Member

    "How do you get on with communicating with uber ? "

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