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Uber recently added functionality to tip in-app after rides are completed.

Your driver will appreciate it.

I'm sure they would -- but what percentage of people (outside of NYC where everyone bribes, uh, tips, for everything) are doing it?
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Old Mar 14, 19, 1:07 pm
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My company will no longer reimburse Uber tips.
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Old Mar 14, 19, 5:38 pm
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My rating has not budged from the 4.82-4.83 range for the last year or two. This is maybe over about 1000 rides. Prior to the introduction of tipping, I was never below 4.9. I generally just tip for airport runs where I get help with the bag.
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Old Mar 18, 19, 8:20 am
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Originally Posted by Mellified View Post
My company will no longer reimburse Uber tips.
Even though I am not a fan of rideshare tipping, this feels too far to me. Less to do with an anti-tipping crusade and more to do with making employees feel awkward/uncomfortable for no good reason. We have all hashed this to death and generally convinced ourselves that drivers can't see the tip before rating the rider, but I don't really *know* that and most casual Uber users will not assume that. Banning tips puts them in what they may think is a bad spot - right or wrong.
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Old Mar 18, 19, 9:08 am
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Does your rating change if you cash tip vs App tip ?
I have only used Lyft a couple times and tipped well because I got a new user credit so the ride was free,
but I really hate the idea that if I do not tip enough i could be blackballed and left standing at the curb just like a NYC taxi !
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Originally Posted by LAXlocal View Post
Does your rating change if you cash tip vs App tip ?
I have only used Lyft a couple times and tipped well because I got a new user credit so the ride was free,
but I really hate the idea that if I do not tip enough i could be blackballed and left standing at the curb just like a NYC taxi !
I've never given a cash tip to anyone on Uber or Lyft and it has not affected my rating. I'm close to 5 on both - close enough that Lyft sends me "5-star rider" promotions every now and then.

I've never noticed difficulty summoning a ride that I attributed to anything other than area traffic.
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Old Mar 19, 19, 6:58 am
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My company has always not reimbursed tips and if a driver goes out of his way and I want to tip it has to be in cash because if the receipt is audited and shows tip (or alcohol for meals) the reimbursement is denied.
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Originally Posted by Brighton Line View Post
My company has always not reimbursed tips and if a driver goes out of his way and I want to tip it has to be in cash because if the receipt is audited and shows tip (or alcohol for meals) the reimbursement is denied.
Are you similarly banned from tipping a traditional metered taxi driver?
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Originally Posted by pinniped View Post
Are you similarly banned from tipping a traditional metered taxi driver?
Or tipping for meals? Especially when servers are not paid a lower minimum wage than other hourly employees?
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Old Mar 20, 19, 7:20 am
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Or tipping for meals? Especially when servers are not paid a lower minimum wage than other hourly employees?
Yes, no tips for any for-hire transportation.
Meals are per diem, receipts are required for proof "we don't pay for you to eat out, just for the difference eating out and eating at home" was the explanation. Before you ask, hotels are prepaid so no reimbursement for maid service. Cheap company when it comes to anything but salary.
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Yes, no tips for any for-hire transportation.
Meals are per diem, receipts are required for proof "we don't pay for you to eat out, just for the difference eating out and eating at home" was the explanation. Before you ask, hotels are prepaid so no reimbursement for maid service. Cheap company when it comes to anything but salary.
Even with great salary, I'm not sure how much I'd enjoy working for a firm that clearly has zero trust in the employees.

I've worked under per diem systems before - expressly to get everyone involved *out* of the process of submitting a stack of small meal receipts. I'm not even sure what the hotel with no housekeeper is. A corporate apartment? I've had projects that assigned those - I looked at it as a benefit vs. a hotel. Happily trade hotel points for a nice comfortable place to live during a long project. (Even corp apartments usually have a once-a-week housekeeper.)
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Old Mar 20, 19, 4:02 pm
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Originally Posted by Brighton Line View Post
Yes, no tips for any for-hire transportation.
Meals are per diem, receipts are required for proof "we don't pay for you to eat out, just for the difference eating out and eating at home" was the explanation. Before you ask, hotels are prepaid so no reimbursement for maid service. Cheap company when it comes to anything but salary.
They make you stiff taxi drivers? There's cheap, and there's absurd.
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