July 20, 2017

That Four Star Rating You Left Could Cost Your Uber Driver Her Job



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In a San Francisco Lyft car, there’s a chart taped to the back of the front passenger seat: "The Rating System Explained." It details — in exaggerated terms — what Lyft’s one- to five-star rating scale really means to drivers.

Beginning at five stars — "got me where I needed to go" — the explanations quickly descend into parodic paranoia. Four stars: "This driver sucks, fire him slowly … Too many of these and I may end up homeless." Three stars: "This driver sucks so bad I never want to see him again." Two stars: "maybe the car had something dangerously wrong with it or he was doing 120 in a 40 mile zone." Share On facebook Share On facebook Share

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Share On facebook Share On facebook Share Share On pinterest Share On pinterest Share On pinterest Share On pinterest Pin Caroline O’Donovan / BuzzFeed News One star? “Threats or acts of violence possibly made, perhaps a callous disregard for his own safety.”Though tongue-in-cheek, this rating […]

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