Thursday, June 8, 2017

is Uber corporate deceiving their drivers/riders?

This is not going to be the usual blog entry, but i never have enough material for my poker blog no way, and besides it should be updated more than once per week, im sure most would agree.

Yesterday i got an email from Uber offering me what seemed like the greatest deal ever. (at least for the riders, not the drivers). For $10, a line pass meaning i get unlimited rides anywhere in vegas for $5.99 (up to $25 worth otherwise priced). amounts over $25, id still pay the difference. i would get these much lower priced rides for the whole month. so i thought it would be a wonderful deal. i thought it would even include hoover dam lodge outside boulder city, because it appeared to be in the map coverage area. in fact i thought they mightve even sent it because they seen i sometimes like to take the $30-35 rides out there.

the map showed henderson, summerlin, and im sorry i cant find a link to the map to post here. (can only view in the app) but it does include boulder city. and it looks 2-3 miles outside. guess hoover dam lodge is 2-3 miles too far. but they made the map to look like it was in the coverage area. it wasnt when i tried to book it so i didnt go. of course, i didnt discover this til after id bought the pass. also my $5.99 rides have some weird 18c fee so im being charged $6.17 per ride. (took 3 so far).

used the first one to go to redrock, which would normally be like $25, so i never go of course. its really good action in redrock, and before went last night, my win rate at the redrock was over $100 per hour in the $1-2. (8 hours in Jan where i won over $900, $500 for flopping quads). i did turn my $184 in buyins ($100 plus $44 plus $40) into $500 even at the time the game broke. the bad news is when leaving the poker room, found a 5c 10c 25c 50c $1 bigsplitpoker machine where i proceeded to lose close to $200. then used uber 2 more times, buying food walmart on charleston/arville then to home.

good thing the previous night i won $1100+ mostly in the nugget then in P-ho, to recover most of the loss for June. over $225 of it was won in the $1-2 PLO in the nugget which rarely goes.

i prefer Uber to Lyft for one reason the nonstop social justice warrior BS lyft sends. (so does Ok cupid) promoting homosexuality. lyft sends it out asking people to opt in if they wish $1 of their ride to go towards one of 2 causes one of which is gay PRIDE.

but dont the drivers get paid based on the fares received, and get a portion of this? so if the guy spent 30 minutes driving me to redrock for $6 instead of $25, does this mean his share was only like $3 for 30 minutes work? if so theyre going to hate these line passes, and they wont know im getting the much lower fare and i for one would be afraid to tell them this. it just feels like theyre ripping off the drivers somehow, not letting them know this til long after the rides over how little theyll be paid for their time. would love feedback from uber drivers who see this blog. the drivers really hate uber pool and i dont use it thought its a little cheaper due to fear of a group of people getting in the back seat with me who might rob me or otherwise put me very ill at ease.

these type of fears cost me money my whole life, id be thousands richer in my roll today were i not to have spent extra on hotels 100s of times out of fear of sleeping in cheaper priced rooms. constant fear my room would be forcibly broken into while i sleep. i wish i could handle this fear like the trooper did, when he lived in desert manor.






12 comments:

  1. I believe the drivers still get paid for the normal fare. These promotions are subsidized by Uber using VC money. So enjoy!

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    1. if this is so, theyre losing money on me, for every $25 fare (where the driver might get $12 or more) Uber is only getting $6.17 all month. how would u know? wish uber drivers seen the blog.

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  2. Tony,

    Uber (the corporate entity) funds these passes so that the drivers get the same income as they would from a normal fare. Think of it as a Marketing campaign to reward loyal customers.

    Oh, and stop with the gay hate. Not cool.

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    1. theres no hate, its just people get sick of hearing about homosexuality every 5 minutes, or in every email from a business. or in every google ad. in the old days, people kept their homosexuality to themselves and they got online fine with no enmity from anyone. (another word for hate). they didnt try to push it on others by reminding them constantly of the gay lifestyle, or by trying to put people out of work simply because they didnt approve of it.

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  3. Tony:

    I suspect that you also enjoy Uber because they have a corporate policy against tipping - something sure to appeal to our TBC.

    Lyfts "round up" campaign also supports the USO (support for military members and families), ACLU (defending your civil liberties, including Ann Coulter's right to speak, Tony), etc... the charities rotate, sometimes by month and sometimes by city. DWP is right - stop hating, Tony.

    Also - the day games at Golden Nugget have been really good lately! Not a ton of WSOP players there at that time - just tourists.

    s.i.

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    1. Uber does not have a corporate policy against tipping.

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    2. Correct. Class action against them by the drivers.

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  4. Uber once advertised tipping not required until they got sued by the drivers. They no longer discourage tips. Im with you Tony when it comes to the Gays. I don't think that lifestyle should be encouraged. It's not hate. It is opinion. Would you liberals like to see prostitutes and pedophiles with their own charities?

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    1. I've give you the benefit of the doubt that this is sarcasm . . .

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    2. What kind of person would put prostitutes and pedophiles in the same category.

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  5. the world must be coming to the end TONY is worried somebody is not going to be tipped enough and no mention of his teeth........

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  6. When you keep lowering moral standards eventually you come to what you once thought was unthinkable. It's inevitable.

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