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Do You Tip The Uber/Lyft Driver?

Be honest

by Anonymousreply 46November 25, 2021 1:01 AM

Only if they "tip" me first!

by Anonymousreply 1November 23, 2021 8:43 PM

Whatever, Boris.

by Anonymousreply 2November 23, 2021 8:44 PM

I do as I read they get shafted on short trips, due to all the fees by Uber/Lyft. The fees are a set amount that come off the trip cost so on short trips, drivers may actually lose money. So I set a $3 minimum and that covers trips that are less than $10. For trips to the vet office, which is only 1.5 mile away, the cost is usually around $9-10. I usually tip $5 because of the cats. Once the trips are long enough to exceed the $3 tip, I tip 15-20%. I thought the majority of people tipped, even if just a little bit. But I once read driver drove all day and only two riders tipped him, for a grand total of $5. I couldn't believe it. I'm pretty frugal myself so I thought I was just a slightly above average tipper but apparently plenty of people don't tip at all.

I hate tipping culture, unfortunately, in the US, some people get shafted if we don't tip. I'd gladly switch over to paying to a cost that includes paying people a fair wage.

by Anonymousreply 3November 23, 2021 9:07 PM


Is a human

by Anonymousreply 4November 23, 2021 9:18 PM

Yes, of course. I'm not a terrible human being.

[quote]Be honest

What the fuck?? Is it really so surprising to you that people with a sense of fairness exist?

This does reek of "Boris."

by Anonymousreply 5November 23, 2021 9:24 PM

Y'all do know that Uber and Lyft drivers rate their passengers too, just like we rate them, right? If you're never tipping your drivers, believe me, that reputation is known by the drivers in advance.

by Anonymousreply 6November 23, 2021 9:25 PM

People don’t tip because Uber says the perk of using Uber is you don’t have to tip. People who wanted to tip used Lyft. Only recently has Uber reversed this message and now says you should tip. But they only did so after they’re built a near monopoly.

by Anonymousreply 7November 23, 2021 9:29 PM

When it launched in 2012, Uber’s original stance on tipping drivers was that it would make using the app more of a hassle for drivers and passengers...After public pressure and complaints from drivers, Uber ultimately decided to change its policy in July 2017

Four years ago is hardly recent.

by Anonymousreply 8November 23, 2021 9:36 PM

What kind of cretin doesn't tip?

by Anonymousreply 9November 23, 2021 9:36 PM

I vaguely remember tipping was discouraged when Uber started, but it's not 2014 anymore. Haven't heard that excuse in MANY years.

by Anonymousreply 10November 23, 2021 9:38 PM

Why does everyone want tips? You make my coffee, you want a tip, you take my order and bring me my food, you want a tip, you scoop my ice cream, you want my tip.

by Anonymousreply 11November 23, 2021 9:40 PM


If you're too cheap to tip, stay home. Problem solved.

by Anonymousreply 12November 23, 2021 9:48 PM

$5 every trip. If it's over $30 (which is rare) I adjust upwards. I am most generous when it's a quiet ride.

by Anonymousreply 13November 23, 2021 10:10 PM

100% unless they are an absolute asshole or horrible driver.

I'm a generous tipper, because my nephew drives for both Uber and Lyft, and shares horror stories.

by Anonymousreply 14November 23, 2021 10:12 PM

R11 Nothing personal but you sound like gross trash

by Anonymousreply 15November 23, 2021 10:12 PM

$5 a trip seems excessive. I take Uber to and from work every day so that’s $10 right there, not to mention the rides to lunch, dinner, gym, sauna, bars, bathhouse, movies, supermarket, etc. I’d be spending over $100 in tips daily.

by Anonymousreply 16November 23, 2021 10:21 PM

Almost always - they may have changed the system since I started a few years back, but the two times I didn't tip my rider score dropped seriously; they were obviously able to go back and adjust my rating later. As I understand it, now they must give an immediate rating after drop-off before being eligible for another passenger.

I usually tip $1 or $2 on local trips, and more like 10% on airport runs. I didn't tip the guy recently who was playing conservative radio, and at the end made a point of giving me his card to book rides directly with him.

by Anonymousreply 17November 23, 2021 10:23 PM

Of course I tip. It's the way of this particular world. The only time I won't tip is if I feel assaulted by how much air freshener they've got going, though that's less of an issue now thanks to masks. Even then, however, I'll usually leave a small tip.

My rating is 4.86 on Uber and 5.0 on Lyft.

by Anonymousreply 18November 23, 2021 10:45 PM

[quote]Why does everyone want tips?

Who is "everyone?" It's also well know by now that wages are too low and that certain industries and employers pay low wages because it's expected that the customer should tip. I'd agree with you if you said that that system was ridiculous and inequitable. Employers should pay a living wage to all employees.

But that's not what you're about. You're just here to shit on workers, who you very tellingly refer to as "everyone."

by Anonymousreply 19November 23, 2021 10:52 PM

Yes, and take Lyft (I have stock in them).

by Anonymousreply 20November 23, 2021 10:54 PM

r16 = more ignorant trash

by Anonymousreply 21November 23, 2021 10:54 PM

[quote]Do You Tip The Uber/Lyft Driver?

I offer them the tip but they always want the full shaft.

by Anonymousreply 22November 23, 2021 10:57 PM

" My rating is 4.86 on Uber and 5.0 on Lyft. "

Fascinating - so glad you shared

by Anonymousreply 23November 23, 2021 11:20 PM

I guess I’m a complete idiot, because I didn’t realize I was supposed to. I will now. Sorry to my past drivers, yikes.

by Anonymousreply 24November 23, 2021 11:24 PM

So many uncivilized, thoughtless, entitled barbarians. No excuse for it. A feral dog has more ethics.

I'm surprised more passengers don't just disappear.

by Anonymousreply 25November 24, 2021 12:41 AM

Do you tip taxi drivers, R24?

Also, over the past year I really appreciate the fact that they're willing to do the job, when so many people are busy hiding in terror under their beds.

by Anonymousreply 26November 24, 2021 1:02 AM

I have never used Uber or Lyft before, but I will have to soon. Do you tip through the app, or give the driver cash?

by Anonymousreply 27November 24, 2021 1:10 AM

[quote] Do you tip taxi drivers, [R24]?

No, why would I tip taxi drivers? 🚕

by Anonymousreply 28November 24, 2021 1:12 AM

Through the app after the ride when you rate them, R27.

by Anonymousreply 29November 24, 2021 1:18 AM

There’s an app?

by Anonymousreply 30November 24, 2021 1:19 AM

I don't see how you could possibly use either service without the app?

I will give a warning that Uber's customer service was designed by Franz Kafka in terms of problem resolutions.

by Anonymousreply 31November 24, 2021 1:27 AM

Yasssssss, babyy..... ;)

by Anonymousreply 32November 24, 2021 1:28 AM

Absolutely. Why not?

by Anonymousreply 33November 24, 2021 1:32 AM

A while back I had one driver who was a Muslim immigrant from sub-Saharan Africa. As a story where you can't really make assumptions, it turned out that we bonded over being huge fans of the same YouTube channel.

by Anonymousreply 34November 24, 2021 1:36 AM

Of course I do.

by Anonymousreply 35November 24, 2021 1:39 AM


You should buy a car then or ride a bike or walk.

by Anonymousreply 36November 24, 2021 5:32 PM

A dollar tip is an insult. It's what you give a homeless person to get him/her to shut up.

by Anonymousreply 37November 24, 2021 5:33 PM

When I drove for Uber I got 1 cent tips.

by Anonymousreply 38November 24, 2021 5:39 PM

And, yes, of course, I also always tip taxi drivers. WTF are some of you from? A barn?

The amount all depends on the cost of the ride. There is nothing wrong with a dollar tip if the ride only costs $7. They won't turn their nose up at it.

by Anonymousreply 39November 24, 2021 5:45 PM

$1 up to, say, $12 is fine. Drivers should be fine with that.

by Anonymousreply 40November 24, 2021 6:35 PM

[quote]When I drove for Uber I got 1 cent tips.

But you had to use your feet to start the car

by Anonymousreply 41November 24, 2021 10:32 PM

[quote]$1 up to, say, $12 is fine. Drivers should be fine with that.

No, a dollar is an insult. As I said, it's what you give to a homeless person for doing nothing.

by Anonymousreply 42November 24, 2021 10:33 PM

R42, you're an idiot. Stay in your penthouse and throw money down to the peasants.

by Anonymousreply 43November 24, 2021 10:59 PM

I always tip them in cash.

by Anonymousreply 44November 24, 2021 11:35 PM

I hope you bitches tip in cash. Adding it to a credit card is no guarantee driver will get the tip.

by Anonymousreply 45November 25, 2021 12:05 AM

No cash - they see the tip and know to expect it.

by Anonymousreply 46November 25, 2021 1:01 AM
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