Hey there, loyal Uber driver! Feel like picking up some passengers today? Great! How about some rascally teenagers?
No? Oh, well, hmm, what if we paid you $2 more?
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Buried in the June 20 announcement that Uber will finally allow tipping was a little nugget sure to grab the attention of harried drivers everywhere: Uber will now pass on part of the surcharge for teen rides to drivers.
“For teen account trips,” the company explained in an email sent to drivers, “$2 will be added to the base fare and you’ll earn more for those rides.”
That’s right, Uber is totally paying drivers more to put up with teenagers. This charge itself is not new, but Uber is now finally sharing that fee with its drivers. Apparently the company realized its drivers needed an extra incentive to pick up teen passengers. Read more…