Harry here. This week, senior RSG contributor John Ince updates us on Uber’s upfront pricing, a new initiative in NYC to force Uber to add a tipping option and more.
Harry here. According to our latest survey, a majority of drivers are dissatisfied with UberPOOL but what exactly makes these rides so unpleasant? Today, senior RSG contributor John Ince takes a look at why he doesn’t like to accept UberPOOL and Lyft Line rides.
I’ve never been a fan of UberPOOL and Lyft Line, but this weekend I let one slip past my watchful eyes and accepted it. Big mistake. It turned into the UberPOOL from hell. When I got home, I decided to put down all the reasons why I hate UberPOOL and Lyft Line. Later, my colleague at the Rideshare Guy, Christian Perea, added to the list with a few more POOL Pain Points. Feel free to let us know about your 3P’s in the comments section below.
If you’re not familiar yet with UberPOOL or Lyft Line, you can read more here, but basically UberPOOL and Lyft Line allow passengers to request a shared ride, which means they’ll share the ride with another passenger or two heading in the same direction. This saves the passengers money because they’re carpooling. For drivers, it’s another story.
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Harry here. Today, senior RSG contributor John Ince takes a look at Massachusetts’ new stricter background check laws, a new round of fundraising for Lyft and more.
Harry here. Today senior RSG contributor John Ince takes a look at an in-depth post from the New York Times about the psychological tricks Uber uses to push its drivers. Companies have been using tricks like this for years to try and motivate their workers to do more with less, but it seems to be a bigger issue with Uber since they aren’t paying drivers like employees. What do you think?
Harry here. The idea of a rating system sounds great on the surface, but the way it’s executed today leaves drivers wanting more. Today, senior RSG contributor John Ince shares what it’s like to be a driver in this system and how it can all be fixed.
I vividly remember my first introduction to ridesharing almost three years ago. I was meeting with my Lyft “mentor” who was supposed to give me a test drive and answer any questions I had about becoming a driver. But he seemed rushed and distracted, which I later discovered was because he was online – waiting for a ride request. He hurriedly showed me the basics of using the driver app, including rating system, “The passenger rates you from 1 to 5. These ratings are important because, if your average of the last 100 rating drops below 4.6, you’re in jeopardy of being de-activated.”