Tipping has become something that we’re very accustomed with, especially if you’re living in the United States. Many restaurants throughout these United States don’t actually pay their employees a regular hourly wage because the tips are counted as a form of payment.
As an Uber rider, someone who depends on this service to take you wherever you’re going and whenever you want to. Someone who puts your trust in your Uber driver to drive you around behind the wheel. Do you think it’s necessary to tip your driver?
This question shouldn’t be a difficult one to answer. Although it’s not required to tip your Uber drivers, many of them could use this little extra cash one way or another.
According to the Uber company:
In most cities, Uber is a cashless experience. Tipping is voluntary. Tips are not included in the fare, nor are they expected or required. As a rider, you are not obligated to offer your driver a gratuity in cash. If you decide you would like to tip, your driver is welcome to accept.
The notion saying that “Drivers aren’t allowed to receive tips from riders” is no longer existed as you may see from this quote. I used to hear that too when I first started driving with Uber, but today we’re free to accept tips if they’re given to us.
However, there’s no way it would be acceptable for a driver to ask you for tips. If that happens to you there’s a section within the app where you can report it to Uber. This driver would get contacted and may receive a warning so that it doesn’t become a habit.
You shouldn’t feel any obligation to tip your Uber driver as well. It’s up to you to know if there’s a need to tip or not to tip your driver.
How could your tip be helpful to your driver?
Just a couple of dollars should be enough to put a smile on your Uber driver’s face. You don’t need more than that, seriously.
Let’s be honest, the service they’re providing to you could have cost you way more had you have to hire a taxi cab.
It’s really a bargain when you’re able to travel back and forth for only $10 to $20. Whereas a taxi cab would cost you around $40 or even more.
Furthermore, Uber is known for its clean and beautiful cars, and you feel more comfortable with an Uber driver than you would with a taxi cab’s driver.
Adding a couple of dollars to that 10 or 20 box to show your appreciation to your drivers shouldn’t change a thing in your saving account.
Now, how could this actually be helpful to your Uber driver? Let’s say your driver drove for 5 hours and he or she calculates that he/she made $12 per hour. If you tip that driver $5 dollar, it would be an additional dollar per hour for that day, which would be something for your driver.
From this scenario you’ll leave your driver feeling appreciated although it’s a small tip. Just the action taken is enough to make your driver’s day.
So now, talk to me, do you think it’s necessary to tip your Uber driver?
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