Uber Drivers Reveal The Lowest Rated Customers They'll Pick Up
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So, if you're like me and aren't too familiar with Uber you might have a tendency to cancel when you can't find your driver or just end up jumping in another available cab (guilty again).
But, did you realise that when you get the chance to rate your driver, they are also judging you at the very same time? Give them a two star for missing your location, they'll give you one for not being where you said you'd be.
And don't even get us started on the dreaded chunder.
Some drivers have had aggro up to their eyeballs and now won't even pick people up with low ratings. What is a low rating you ask - 2 out of 5? Well, no, 4.6 out of 5 according to some. Which seems rather high, especially considering that I've got 4.37 (the 7 is very important).
We found a thread full of Uber drivers who have been sharing their experiences and they're pretty bloomin' shocking.
One driver said: "I used to pick up anybody that had a pulse and could make a request. After reading a lot of other drivers experiences and strategies I started to use the 4.6 cutoff myself.
"My rating has actually dropped since using this 4.6 cutoff, but I have a higher percentage of enjoyable rides."
A much more trustworthy driver said: "I skipped a 3.5 once as I thought that was far too low. However I collected a 3.9 and a 4 and there wasn't anything wrong with them, gave them 5 stars."
What a guy.
Another driver, who clearly doesn't miss a trick added: "The 5 is dangerous too, because they might be newbies who don't understand the rating system, or who don't know they are being rated as well."
And that's probably how mine went so low... nothing to do with drunkenly chewing their ear off for 30 minutes, giving them the wrong directions and needing to drive through Maccies.
Another driver said: "On the other hand, a few nights ago I had a 4.5 and it was 20 minutes away. I didn't even think about this one and let it drop. The next day I find out a friend of mine took it.
"It turned out it was a producer for a TV show that had been filming a special about David Blaine at the fairgrounds that night. She was requesting the ride for somebody else on the crew that needed a ride back to their hotel. Turned out to be a $76.00 ride for him. I looked like an idiot." More fool you.
Is anyone starting to feel like a number and not a person?