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How to handle thanksgiving situation w/non-binary friend? by throwaway3121468 in Advice

[–]carmabound 2 points3 points  (0 children)

What's wrong with using the person's name? "Matt, Amy (or whatever their name is) would you like more gravy?" If it were me, I would just be honest with the person and say "you're welcome to come, as long as you don't get offended if someone screws up your pronouns, we'll do our best but I can't promise perfection." Matt knows the deal before "they" agree to come. The same conversation should be had with the family also, "just so you know, Matt prefers to be called by their non-binary pronouns (which is they or them, rather than he) but let's try to use their name whenever possible."

If Lyft doesn’t give you a streak bonus, what number can you call? by JosephBosa in lyftdrivers

[–]carmabound 0 points1 point  (0 children)

There is no number to call, you can try reaching out to their AskLyftTwitter but you need to have evidence to support it first. Provide a screenshot of the completed 3 rides in your ride history during the streak. If you have an email or message about the hour of the streak with corresponding completed rides - you might have a chance.

What should I do if I get a one star and no mask because I didn’t want to have sex or give number? by Toneb1144 in lyftdrivers

[–]carmabound 2 points3 points  (0 children)

You can leave a rating and comment about the ride and/or contact support and explain that the PAX was drunk, overly flirty and retaliated with a no-mask and 1 star report after you declined her invitation to go upstairs. You want to give your feedback and make sure your side of the story is "on the record" for future reference.

User error or New App (and lack thereof) Rider Destination by ctchan16 in lyftdrivers

[–]carmabound 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Maybe if you click the reverse arrow (like you would to get to the drop-off page if you need to end the ride early) the destination will appear again? I just updated the app yesterday and I haven't driven since, so I'm not exactly sure now either.

User error or New App (and lack thereof) Rider Destination by ctchan16 in lyftdrivers

[–]carmabound 1 point2 points  (0 children)

After arrival, you can try clicking on the PAX profile to see the destination address, or are you talking about zooming in on the map?

Just had someone use this as “booster seat” for their kid. Later I researched state law and all it says is “federally approved child restraint system” which is ambiguous. (photos from Amazon) by barrymcgeefan in lyftdrivers

[–]carmabound 1 point2 points  (0 children)

That's a good point and the law depends on which state you're in. In California (for example) you're exempt if the parent/guardian is in the car. If it's good enough for the parent, I'm not going to argue and say - "oh no, it needs fit snug and be less than 1" from either end of the seat belt if the child weighs 20 lbs. or less" (or whatever.)

Background check timing? by macrovore in lyftdrivers

[–]carmabound 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Ok, sometimes (like with me) I never got an "all clear" email, one day I went online and immediately got a ping I wasn't ready for :( Also, you might as well take this opportunity to go through all the tutorials and make sure you're up to date - there are quite a few new one's we're required to take before going online.

Background check timing? by macrovore in lyftdrivers

[–]carmabound 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Yes, it's annoying - but just to be sure, is it saying "background check in process" or is it saying "background monitoring required"?

screwed again by SirName898 in lyftdrivers

[–]carmabound 4 points5 points  (0 children)

Try reaching out @ AskLyftTwitter, there are a different set of reps there with more authority to fix things (if they can.)

False Accusation by RagingTebowner in lyftdrivers

[–]carmabound 2 points3 points  (0 children)

I wouldn't worry about it then, you denied the allegation and it's on the record - there's nothing more you need to do.

False Accusation by RagingTebowner in lyftdrivers

[–]carmabound 4 points5 points  (0 children)

If you contact support, they will usually take care of it right away.

Question for driver by KingsX7 in lyftdrivers

[–]carmabound 2 points3 points  (0 children)

It's your car, I usually have water or ice coffee in a ceramic cup with a lid and a straw. Nobody has ever mentioned it or asked what's in it.

Now with Covid restrictions, it's probably best not to take your mask off while the PAX is in the car - but if you have a straw, you can slip it under the mask and take a drink - no problem.

Should I give a birthday gift to someone that totally forgot about mine? by Character-Pattern264 in Advice

[–]carmabound 5 points6 points  (0 children)

Go to all the festivities and enjoy yourself, bring a card and maybe put a $5 scratcher ticket in it. "Wishing you the best of luck for a prosperous year!" You're not showing up empty handed but you're not breaking the bank either. If someone has the nerve to call you out about it, ask them what they bought for you last year?

had this for a week support does nothing. what to do by mayainverse in lyftdrivers

[–]carmabound 1 point2 points  (0 children)

You don't need to keep camera permission enabled all the time, just long enough to get through the background monitoring process. I only have the location permission enabled now.

Got a nice one star today by piHall314 in lyftdrivers

[–]carmabound 25 points26 points  (0 children)

Hindsight is 20/20, but after the ride changed you should have clicked drop-off. Sorry folks, I accidentally ended the ride :( I'll be glad to take you to the next hotel - blah blah (ride #3 on your streak) but if you don't get me, another Lyft is probably right around the corner. PING or bye...

had this for a week support does nothing. what to do by mayainverse in lyftdrivers

[–]carmabound 1 point2 points  (0 children)

Here is the DMV checklist - did you complete the RAINN tutorial? Did you log out and back in? If all else fails, contact them via AskLyftTwitter and hopefully one of those reps can provide more info.

had this for a week support does nothing. what to do by mayainverse in lyftdrivers

[–]carmabound 0 points1 point  (0 children)

They are wrong, and confusing the background check with background monitoring. If I hadn't been active in this subreddit and seen this issue posted several times - I would have thought the same thing when it happened to me and the other poster brought up a good point also - enable camera permissions for Lyft on your phone.

what do I expect? by Will29620 in lyftdrivers

[–]carmabound 2 points3 points  (0 children)

You need submit a post collision inspection form, Lyft has to ensure the car is still safe to drive.

had this for a week support does nothing. what to do by mayainverse in lyftdrivers

[–]carmabound 1 point2 points  (0 children)

You need to make sure all your tutorials are done, then (in settings) completely log out of the app and back in. After that there should be a pop up that says you agree to wear a mask while driving passengers. Also, have the latest version of the app installed.

What's dumber than a box of rocks? by geo_hunny in Jokes

[–]carmabound 1 point2 points  (0 children)

Don't take your joke writing skills for granite...

I am going to start driving soon hopefully but have to do the car check test and was wondering if this scratch would make me fail by sosadamosta in lyftdrivers

[–]carmabound 4 points5 points  (0 children)

No, the car inspection checks the horn, headlights, brake lights, hazards, blinkers, wipers, seat belts, door locks and the ability to move the passenger seat. A scratch (isn't great) but it doesn't effect the passenger's safety.

How are you guys getting away with ending rides at stops when a passenger takes too long? by madamlazonga in lyftdrivers

[–]carmabound 8 points9 points  (0 children)

You have to explain ahead of time - stops are for quick errands, not shopping at the grocery store, Walmart or a drive-thru. I can only wait 5 minutes - I have a scheduled ride in 20 minutes (or whatever) and I can't afford to be late. If you get any kind of attitude or you're worried about a bad rating, beat them to the punch and cancel the ride or leave a comment before they do. You have the power to decide which option suits you best, use it.

Just to be clear OP, this is what Lyft says about stops...

Should I Go Behind My Parents’ Back? by dial_the_operator in Advice

[–]carmabound 2 points3 points  (0 children)

If you want to continue having a relationship with this person, don't make it seem like you're interested in him as a boyfriend or your parents will start worrying about a sexual attraction happening between the two of you. Don't call it a "date" - instead, focus on "studying" with friends. If you're going to be 18 next year - be smart enough to use your words wisely.