hot take, if you're taking a lyft or an uber or something right now, you need to leave a tip if you can at all afford it
if i drive someone half a mile and the fare is $6 (and the system penalizes you for skipping this passenger), that can break down to:
- 10 minutes driving to you
- 5 minutes driving you to the place
- ⚠️ 15 minutes sterilizing the back seat to keep my car safe for yall ⚠️
- lyft takes $4
- ~$1 spent in gas
- 10 mins waiting for the next ride
i've made $1 in 40mins
if you can't afford to tip though, please don't
i'd rather operate at a loss and help someone who's struggling get somewhere than take your food/rent money from you
but if it's party night then maybe set aside $5 to tip your driver
i wish i could just have a note up on the back seat saying "i am trying to buy a vagina please help" but alas
also rideshare apps please don't fucking require sterilizing the car between rides but still enable the thing that automatically queues up more rides so you can't stop between them or you get penalized
at least pretend you give a shit
also tip for longer rides too because when your driver has to go back home later, they have to drive back the way they came because you put them out of sector and they're not getting paid for that leg of the trip
you know what just tip for every ride if you can, rideshare apps are designed to only pay us for like 1/4 of the mileage we do to begin with
@Kat oh are you already doing uberlyftwhatever
@pup_hime uber refuses to let me drive for them because my car is too new and it passed a tougher inspection than the shittier inspection they want submitted
so i'm doin lyft
@Kat lmao okay
@Kat you could be more vague
@pup_hime it'd be so awkward though blehhhhh
@Kat fair enough
i know some ppl are less likely to tip if you put up a "pls tip" sign
@Kat it may be pc mealymouthed shit but may i suggest
"all tips appreciated to go to medical expenses"
@wigglytuffitout that seems the most PC, i wonder if it'd just make passengers angry for some reason though
@Kat i mean you might have to then deflect from people trying to sell you essential oils and wanting to know what the medical expenses are
might be more of a hassle
@Kat would you recommend using the app to tip (it's been long enough since I've used Lyft that I don't remember if that's an option, but I think so) or cash?
@troodon I believe Lyft doesn’t take a cut out of tips, so it’s easier for bank/tax stuff to use the app
also paper money can transmit covid probably
@Kat okay, good to know. and yah, agreed on the transmission possibility--that's something I was very worried about wrt: the app companies that were skimming digital tips. :| it's a double-punch bullshit move, both depriving employees of desperately needed additional income and increasing the danger to the employees if they spread the word about this and people want to *help* make up for tip wage theft.
@Kat Same for ordering food. I used to drive for Doordash. The ONLY reason it was acceptable was because I got away with doing small orders on a motorcycle in California. Lane splitting saves time, motorcycle saves fuel. The few times someone tipped were godsend.
@Kat lyft takes FOUR DOLLARS????
@witchfynder_finder oh nah, it varies
if the ride costs $25, they take $15
@Kat jesus christ
@witchfynder_finder that's capitalism babey
@Kat jesus christ they take that much???
i use bolt over here but i need to look into that
@enbyss depends on a lot of factors, but yeah when I’ve taken a Lyft I usually pay like $4 more than I get paid driving someone that distance
I also don’t see any of the surge pricing increase, it can cost 4x as much and Lyft takes all of it
and it’s still better than Uber by far
@Kat that's absolutely disgusting holy shit
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