Just because they CAN, doesn’t mean they SHOULD. We’re talking about Uber & Lyft drivers cancelling or not accepting a ride request, just because a passenger has a ‘low rating’. Passenger Ratings should not have any effect on whether your ride request is accepted or cancelled, because as we’ve seen – there are any Uber Nashville and Lyft Nashville drivers in town that Give out 1-Star ratings for passengers just because they won’t buy the driver pizza, or want to go through a drive-thru, or don’t take a trip long enough to make the driver as much money as they want for the trip – and of course there’s also the Drivers that simply rate a passenger with a 1-star because they didn’t like the tip they received. Everyone remembers the Driver that handed out ‘1-stars like Oprah’, right? Here are just a few of the local Nashville drivers that love to give 1-star ratings to passengers for no legitimate reason:
- Bob Benckert – Upset Lyft Nashville/Uber Nashville driver gives 1-stars
- Uber Nashville Driver suspended for handing out ‘1 starts like Oprah’
- Bad Uber Nashville Driver: James Victor Cherry
- Nashville Lyft: No Pizza, No Ride
So what brings us back to this topic today? Meet Jonathan Russell, an Uber Nashville driver – who refuses rides to Uber passengers with 1-stars – when it’s apparent that this is almost never a true reflection of the passenger, but more a reflection of the poor attitude of previous drivers. Jonathan writes:
“Just got a ride request from someone with a 3.7 rating. Probably the worst rating I’ve ever seen so I cancelled the ride. Did I make the right or wrong decision?”
Well, Jonathan, please read our articles above, and listen to the few drivers in Nashville that have some common sense left, and know that you made the wrong decision. At least there were a few drivers in the discussion to let him know that he was in the wrong:
We hope that you’ve found the answers you seek, Jonathan – just because one rideshare driver gives a passenger a low rating because of any number of stupid reasons (refuses to share pizza, trip too short, tip not enough, etc…) does not mean another rideshare driver should deny their ability to possibly get any ride at all, based solely on a rating – which the passenger may not even be aware exists.
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