Well, it finally happened. I was (temporarily) given the boot from Via for infringing their Zero-Tolerance Policy . The truth is that I don’t really know why they’ve denied me access to their system; however, I do have a hypothesis. The message came late Saturday night, an e-mail and text messages, simultaneously alerting me to the issue. The texts alluded to a rider discrepancy, which the Via team took action on by shutting off my account. In the past week I haven’t had any arguments (some conversations, but never yelling at or with pax), physical or verbal altercations, nor was I involved in any driving incidents……. EXCEPT for clipping a pedestrian with my mirror…. when he crossed during a full-red light.
So yeah, that will do the trick.
Driver-partners are currently recognized as Independent Contractors (IC). This doesn’t provide a lot of job security for individuals that rely on ridesharing income.
So, how does a rideshare driver ensure their job security is rated as an A or even A+? There are several things drivers can do to decrease the probability of becoming deactivated, and thus enhancing their job security. Some of these things include adding external devices to your car (e.g., a dash-cam), and others include boosting your driver rating(s).
Traditionally, cab drivers have been considered unfriendly. With the advent of the “gig economy” in recent years, individuals from all walks of life have filled the role of cabbies. Except rideshare drivers only can keep using Uber and Lyft if they avoid bad ratings. Most drivers treat this gig like a business, which means putting yourself first. But how will that affect your driver rating? And why do riders give out bad ratings to drivers so capriciously?
Hi there, Rideshare Lovers! I’ve never been happier writing a blog post before, and from the title you can guess why. A lot of my past articles have been “talking up” how great Uber is. All that is about to change, as this week I discovered a better way to work. I also completed the required three-day course to renew my TLC license; however, that’s a whole different topic in itself.
Hi. I’m adding an *new* update to this post because some of the information has changed, and isn’t technically accurate anymore. For example, my rating is at an all-time low (4.57) and my account was even flagged because of it. So much for being a driving ace!
The first step in determining what your biggest weakness is, in terms of being a professional driver, is to take a good look in the mirror. Dress professionally, as if you were going to a meeting with someone for a business casual lunch. Read more