Do you tip your Uber driver?

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Apr 5 418 Comments

Curious to see how many people actually tip and how much.

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  • Flexport tkhost
    No! Please don’t encourage the game theoretic social cancer that is tipping on Uber. If you’re going to tip, take it to Lyft!
    Apr 5 23
    • Facebook eEkV05
      They chose to not, and you enable them my supporting the tipping system.

      Literally the rest of the world has it figured out.
      Apr 6
    • New / Eng |l|l||l|l|
      I am against the culture of tipping, but I still tip anyway because I know service workers are underpaid and I know Uber drivers aren't paid for driving from their current location to your pickup location, so I tip based on the time/distance they had to drive. Then I apply a modifier based on their level of service.
      Apr 6
    • Apple 867530nine
      So you want them to change the tipping culture by charging you more but you refuse to tip. Explain to me how this encourages them to change the tipping culture? You act like you are principled by wanting workers to be paid fairly but you want no part of voluntary tipping to make sure they’re paid fairly.

      That’s hypocritical. You’re just being cheap. End of story. The rest of the world figured this out through government regulation. You think that’s going to actually happen here? Just what country do you think you’re living in?

      If you’re consistent, you’d tip until a time when the tipping culture changes. Otherwise you’re just talking big and being cheap.
      Apr 6
    • New / Eng |l|l||l|l|
      Apple who are you talking to?
      Apr 6
    • Apple 867530nine
      Responding to FB.
      Apr 6
  • New /t
    Umm not tipping is assholish... most blinders make ridiculous TC and cheaping out on 5-10 bucks is just stupid
    Apr 5 22
    • OMG, racism AGAIN. Just stop. Maybe those "certain races and genders" should stop giving rides to liberals. Seems liberals are great at distributing everybody's money but their own.
      Apr 6
    • Google BS(ss
      I dont see any logic in this: i can make decent money, so i should tip. Why the fuck those millionaires dont tip me for my hard work to make life better.
      Apr 6
    • There is a reason why they are millionaires
      Apr 7
    • Daimler ForkBomb
      Totally agree, it's basically like saying just because you're rich you should be pay for my food LOL
      I am European and I hate the tipping culture and the tax being added later. WTF is this nonsense? The tax is predictable and mandatory, just include it in the prices right away. If you do a good job and are nice to me, I'll tip you. If you don't even bother asking to help with my luggage and speak on the phone the whole time, where's the service to be incentivized with my tip? Exactly.
      Apr 7
    • Google / Eng tnxU67
      Thank you goodforu. Very well said
      May 11
  • American Express D.BCooper
    Whats wrong with tipping?
    Apr 5 11
    • And why should we take seriously anyone that works at Google? A bunch of butthurt little communist snowflakes.
      Apr 6
    • Twitch / Product CP0
      🍿
      Apr 6
    • Uber / R&D jidao
      Nothing wrong is there is a good reason to tip, meaning the driver did something that they were not expected to do.
      However mandatory tipping as in the food industry is ridiculous
      Apr 6
    • Twitch / Product CP0
      There is actually no mandatory tipping. For restaurants that auto include the tip, you can write the same amount but negative as tip, and just pay the actual price. Not that I'm recommending it.
      Apr 6
    • Uber / R&D jidao
      I meant culturally mandatory, if we expect me to tip no matter what, then just add it to the price
      Apr 6
  • Yahoo jackson
    Considering how much money most people on here are making, the fact that most of you don’t tip is fucking disgusting. I don’t care if it’s Uber. It’s a sign of poor character, if I ever saw one.
    Apr 6 24
    • OceanX Offermore
      @Cohesity
      I do encourage tipping, but just something on a side note.
      “The culture here”
      Just that you know the culture here is just a mixture of cultures everyone brought with them from their countries.
      Apr 6
    • Snapchat AmitGay
      It’s a shitty culture
      Apr 6
    • Zillow Group ayyyyyLma0
      I'd also like to point out that tipping is the norm in India
      Apr 6
    • Cisco SadBuTrue
      AmitGay I know tipping for every and anything is a shitty culture but tipping is ingrained in this culture. If you are in the US, respect the culture. Just like if you are in Europe or Asia, I’d expect you to respect its culture.
      Apr 7
    • Cohesity xlTz07
      Oh you people with shitty life and calling shitty culture need to get your shit together and sort out your life instead of bashing the country which provides you bread and butter. @Oceanx Surely the culture is mixed but that is the US Culture and so is tipping. I find people hypocritical when they left their roots for whatever reasons and trying to change here.
      Apr 7
  • Oracle TKvy28
    People on this site that don't tip are the lowest form of society. These people make a fraction of what you pitiful pricks make
    Apr 6 18
    • Uber / R&D jidao
      Tips was not part of Uber, drivers were supposed to be paid enough without tips and I don't want that to change.
      If you want to tip, then do it in cash to hide it from Uber and Lyft and not let them use that as an excuse to pay them less
      Apr 6
    • New zfGE82
      When Uber first came out they paid a higher percentage to the driver. Over time they’ve cut and cut the driver’s rates. Not saying the drivers have to drive if they don’t like the rates, but Uber has also added the ability to tip as a way for drivers who go the “extra mile” to be rewarded by their riders.

      Personally if the driver keeps a good conversation going (assuming I want to talk) and they help me with bags etc, they get good ratings and a tip. If they drive like a madman, don’t say a word, and don’t help with bags... not so much.
      Apr 6
    • Cooks usually get a percentage of the waiters tips.
      Apr 6
    • this discussion is best articulated in the opening scene of the movie Reservoir dogs. some solid arguments made in favor of not tipping. now that was in the restaurant industry where theres an understanding that because of cultural norms the meal price would be subsidized and hence the customer should pay tips. most restaurants are not required to pay minimum wage to servers since tips are supposed to cover the gap between their pay and the minimum wage.

      in case of uber, by agreeing to pay tips what you as a consumer would be doing is creating a culture of covering the billions of dollar of losses that these companies make. the algorithm that runs the pricing at uber would slowly buy surely pay the driver less ( from uber ) if uber deemed that they make a healthy buck from the tips.

      not to mention uber is going to use the tips you pay towards reporting their gross revenue ( increasing their market cap), which is also unfair. when you leave cash at the table at a restaurant for the waiter, that does not go towards the market cap of the restaurant.

      my 2 cents.
      Apr 6
    • my personal opinion on tipping : in order to expect a tip the service in any industry whatsoever needs to be above and beyond !!

      how many of you get your bonuses at work for just showing up and doing your job?? that's what the base salary is for.
      Apr 6
  • Facebook / Eng ovrenginr
    My driver did not pick up another Uber Pool passenger because he knew I was on the way to an on-site interview. I gave him a fat tip after the ride.
    Apr 6 9
    • Salesforce VKwg47
      Tries to save $3 on an Uber ride to interview and gets job... I hope you do well at Amazon!
      Apr 6
    • OceanX Offermore
      Most of the companies just give a $50 visa gift card if you go for an on-site interview in the same location and $100 if you go in a different location, just to cover the incidental stuff like gas, food and taxi.

      So this person might be trying to save from that.
      I am not saying that it is a bad thing, I don’t judge, it’s up-to the individual how they choose to spend their money.
      Apr 6
    • Facebook thatlalala
      You are silly going for an interview in an Uber pool. Don't you get to expense rides?
      Apr 6
    • New / Eng BkpK33
      He saves dollar 3 by opting for Uber pool rather than Uber x.
      Then he paid a fat tip (of course much higher than $3 he saved earlier)

      Later in the day Facebook/Interviewer evaluated his logical thinking and offered him a job.

      Wow.. yes Wow
      Apr 6
    • Apple hakunanaMa
      BkpK33 - Leetcode doesn’t have logical reasoning section
      Apr 6
  • Google Pazzi
    This (t)ripping culture is ridiculous. All companies that employ full-time or near full-time contractors should compensate well or give some stock for every month of service. Making consumers feel guilty to tip is a bad business model.
    Apr 5 1
    • Uber / R&D jidao
      I agree, but from my time at Google I can tell you contractor are not treated the best either unfortunately. Anyway agree, Uber (and Lyft) should pay the driver enough without relying on riders' tips
      Apr 6
  • Coupa / Cust. Srv. a3j38ndj
    You guys make me sick. I guess most of you have never had to work in a customer service or retail environment. Spend some time in their shoes and you would realize how much of a difference a few extra bucks can make when you are dealing with entitled idiocy all day.

    I've worked retail and food service, I will never tip less than 15% unless they treat me horribly.
    Apr 6 13
    • Uber hallo45
      If you didn’t work a job with tips, your salty about tips. If you did, then you love tips.

      It’s like union vs non union worker 😂
      Apr 7
    • Google quix
      I am an immigrant. I have never had a customer facing job. I always tip 20% by default, even if the service was indifferent. Someone would need to be outright rude and offensive for me not to tip.

      Please don't prejudge people or generalize.
      Apr 7
    • Evernote ji32k7au4
      I still tip waiters and waitresses. I just don’t always think it’s worth tipping an uber driver. What customer service are they bringing me? If they make me feel comfortable I’m more than willing to tip but don’t feel entitled that you deserve it because you go through shit.

      Waiters and waitresses deal with customers and they can’t do much about it since it’s their job and not their restaurant. I had a lyft driver kick me out cuz he thought I might vomit in his car.
      Apr 7
    • Uber hallo45
      Let me detail more, worked a customer facing shit job without tips, like retail
      Apr 7
    • Microsoft / Sales
      FUPM

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      FUPMmore
      Retail pays minimum wage or sometimes more, retail has no expectation of tips. I always thought Uner was marketed as a self contained service, cashless and tipless.
      Apr 8
  • You guys need to tip... some of these folks have full families to support... especially you 6 digit earners... just in case karma gets you guys
    Apr 6 10
    • Airbnb w. illink
      Don't tip, if drivers aren't getting paid enough they should go elsewhere, Uber would be forced to pay more to attract drivers. There is no reason we should let the company bully us/the drivers into a tipping culture again. Pay them what they're worth.
      Apr 7
    • New / Eng 4everalone
      ^ that's the whole point of market place
      Apr 7
    • Amazon / IT
      cakes

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      cakesmore
      uber should tip them, companies earn more than me I guess, I paid for the service that’s it.
      Apr 7
    • Deloitte
      patriot718

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      patriot718more
      I do tip, and believe you should, but what on Earth leads you to believe that it’s our problem people chose to raise families on an Uber driver paycheck? No one forced them to have kids. If they couldn’t afford it, they should use condoms.
      Apr 7
    • Salesforce / Eng
      SlimJim

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      SlimJimmore
      Uber and lyft shouldn’t skimp them on the wages and put the burden on the customer.
      Apr 7
  • IBM / Eng Leetcode
    When Uber and Lyft came out, tipping was discouraged and purposely not a feature.
    Apr 5 2
    • Amazon fishsauce
      Truth
      Apr 6
    • Amazon cUYC00
      It was actually one of the best features. Cabbies expected a tip for no added value.
      Apr 6
  • Juniper jnpr2000
    I hate tipping. Why should I give away money to someone for doing their job? I just don't care this minimum wage argument. People who care about it should go to court or govt and get minimum wage increased; don't MAKE people tip by DEFAULT!
    Apr 6 3
    • Intuit / IT
      Oracle85

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      Oracle85more
      Lot of people already live in misery and poverty. And people with your mentality make it worse.
      Apr 6
    • Oath Zigou ho
      Bullshit
      Apr 6
    • MobileIron loom
      Your manager: I hate giving refreshers and bonuses to people like you
      Apr 7
  • I'm disgusted in reading comments by people that come into our country, make great livings and then complain about tipping. These are service industry jobs you all complain about. Go start your own company, employ low skilled workers and pay them the same money you're making in your comfy high paid jobs.

    When did our population begin to birth all the little commies?
    Apr 6 9
    • MailChimp cholera
      That's a pretty narrow and biased definition of wealth redistribution from the eyes of like, a 10th century feudal lord, but ok
      Apr 6
    • Google GnaSkItSlf
      Apparently based on what you guys say, tipping is a must and not a choice cause if I don't I'd be an asshole. I'm against communism and hence against tipping. If you can't understand that you're the type of old conservative who is brainwashed against your own interests. You deserve to be poor.
      Apr 6
    • Amazon ZomPeas
      The company that hires service worker owns the burden of just/fair compensation. Using that as an argument for why I am required to do something is silly. If all you did was meet the minimum then you should get fairly compensated by your company, you want to exceed minimums then I will tip. I’ve had very few ride share operators exceed minimum.
      Apr 6
    • Nielsen nqED75
      Fuck tipping. People should just get paid a living wage.
      Apr 6
    • Amazon amaman
      Dude, first of all, there is no your country. American Indian might laugh at your stupidity. Usa is the country with immigrants you dumb idiot. I cannot believe I still this kind of posts in 2019. Oh my god
      Apr 7
  • Microsoft iambored
    Fuck no. Hate the stupid tipping culture. The whole reason I started using uber/lyft was because I didn’t have to tip. In fact the companies /drivers should be ashamed to ask extra money from customers for the basic work they are supposed to do.
    Apr 7 3
    • New / IT jsmashing
      Damn ur trash-tier, imagine having to slave away for 100 dollars a day before expenses. You're at Microsoft making what?150k? And the drivers don't deserve to make a little extra for, a lack of a better word, being your personal driving servant? YOU should be ashamed of yourself for your lack of morality and gross inhumanity, I hope one day you'll find yourself in their shoes, making 2k a month, thinking back on this statement.
      Apr 7
    • Microsoft iambored
      That is not my problem. If you ask me to donate to charity, that’s a whole different thing, because I can. Tipping is stupid, because greedy businesses can get away putting the burden on the customer. Salary is a part of running business, and businesses should be held accountable for paying their employees well. Me making good money has nothing to do with it. Not every person that uses uber makes good money, so putting it on the customer to pay business’s employees is just plain stupid.
      Apr 9
    • Facebook / QA
      mind1over

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      mind1overmore
      I’m not the reason of any particular Uber driver not being able to learn something else except car driving and earn more money. And a lot of drivers are doing this just because they don’t want to be at work all day 5 days a week. We get what we deserve. Nobody tips me as a QA for a perfect solid bug reported, you know.
      And just for the record, I do tip my Uber driver, but to get more than 10% it has to be an excellent trip (no taking to me, no shitty music, decent car, clever usage of navigator and safe, reasonably quick driving).
      Apr 9
  • Google GnaSkItSlf
    If I vomit in the back of the car which makes the car smell and needs effort to clean up by the driver, sure, I tip as a way to compensate for my mess. But the entire American tipping non sense like most things in US is based on corporate greed and originally started as sort of bribes. So no.
    Apr 6 5
    • Oracle lHEA77
      do you commonly vomit in the back of the car
      Apr 6
    • Google GnaSkItSlf
      "I" in this context is a reference to you but I was just polite.
      Apr 6
    • Oracle lHEA77
      sick burn
      Apr 6
    • New / Eng jo2305
      You get charged $100 extra for that anyways (but it may cost more to clean)
      Apr 6
    • Google GnaSkItSlf
      Chill! That was just an example of how to use tipping as a tool against unpredictable situations not literally only time to use it. Geez!
      Apr 6
  • Indeed ind00d
    I tip. I am actually pretty cheap and have considered not tipping but I've realized that I have a great job and many of these people that do Uber or Lyft are in between jobs or just trying to survive.
    Apr 6 2
    • Rackspace / Ops ayyylmao
      jesus someone gets it. a bunch of six figure assholes on here being high and mighty about why people barely scraping by don't deserve a small tip.
      Apr 7
    • InVision trex0
      I tip when I feel like I’m getting an excellent value. For example, if I’m getting an Uber pool and that driver is driving me alone across the bay bridge for $12, then I most certainly tip. When it’s surge though, I will never tip.

      $1-2 means nothing to us, but it’s a lot to a person who is driving.
      Apr 7
  • WePay OB40
    I hate to be always obligated to tip. I'd like to have a clear straightforward contract with the amount I need to pay for the good service. This should form the market and prices should be approximately the same but more consistent on average. Effectively in many places I am told a price but the worker expects really 15-20% more. I think this is is terrible customer experience. Tips are fine as soon as the expectation is to pay $0 if service is executed just OK
    Apr 6 0
  • Demand Local tiger22
    Wow 50% of people on here are assholes
    Apr 6 3
    • Akamai Technologies / Eng
      hbTz42

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      hbTz42more
      The remaining 50% are self righteous idiots
      Apr 6
    • Uber / R&D tsūr
      the remaining 50% plus the rest of the world are not
      Apr 6
    • Disney / Eng (ᵔᴥᵔ)💩
      Maybe companies shouldn’t depend on their users to subsidize their work force
      Apr 7
  • Yahoo Genius
    I don't use Uber at all so don't have to deal with this. Don't use Lyft too.
    Apr 5 6
    • Yahoo Genius
      1. I was bored
      2. Not your fucking business
      Apr 6
    • Sony cofnrj648
      1. Nobody gives a shit that you are bored, only that you gave a dumbass reply
      2. This poll was none of your fucking business since you so proudly don’t use Uber or Lyft
      Apr 6
    • Yahoo Genius
      1. I took a note. Thanks for your attention!
      2. I think it is cuz a good poll should account for all participants, including those with no opinion
      3. Why are you so pissed? Chill Chill 😚
      Apr 6
    • Travelport / Eng buttnpushr
      Stop being a dick to people @Genius
      Apr 6
    • Atlassian !available
      🍿
      Apr 7
  • Amazon
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    thatcrazymore
    Dont feel like tipping when they surge and charge me $8 for 1 mile
    Apr 6 2
    • Credit Karma yoyock
      Isn't that blaming the driver for something Uber did?
      Apr 6
    • Chase cúrcuma
      Isn’t the driver getting paid more when there’s surge?
      Apr 6
  • Intuit / IT
    Oracle85

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    Most of the one who don’t tip are Indians. I usually tip 20%, though I am an Indian myself. Indians in general are miser and don’t have basic courtesy.
    Apr 6 14
    • Uber hallo45
      Most americans don’t think about south asians
      Apr 7
    • Facebook / Eng brainless
      I do not believe that it is specific to Indians to tip or not tip the drivers. There is no authentic data to prove it. People make these data-less arguments all the time.

      Also, if tipping is really that important, why not add it as part of the mandatory fare. Force everyone to pay 20% tip, but let them know in advance. I don’t want to book a $15 ride and end up paying $18. Call it a $18 ride right from the beginning.
      Apr 9
    • Microsoft / Eng
      afbfbdhbd

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      afbfbdhbdmore
      Why suddenly this tirade against Indians?
      Apr 9
    • Oracle
      shktlaunda

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      shktlaundamore
      It’s Chat lynching .. God intolerance 😜
      Apr 10
    • DataVisor MeowFantu
      What data do you have to support your statement that Indians are misers (of course, except for you) ? Or, is it just your mindset about your fellow Indians?? And how do you know except Indians everyone else tips generously?? And about tipping itself, it would be great right, if we all were tipped everyday for doing our job everyday at office ?? Uber driving is a job. Just like if we excelled in our jobs we get hikes or bonus, I believe we should tip if they did something more than just driving, like have a good conversation, being friendly or helping in any other means in situations.. tipping makes sense in restaurants but you cannot go tipping for every service that you get everyday. Do you tip your car mechanic, mail man, Gardner, person who helps you with checkin at airport, etc, answer is no, because they are doing their job, and it's no different from driving an Uber. So Indians are not misers, they are practical.
      Apr 14