[FRIAM] New York may require Uber to provide an option to leave a tip | The Economist

Owen Densmore owen at backspaces.net
Tue Apr 18 16:47:13 EDT 2017

​Currently, Uber’s smartphone app, which charges users automatically at the
end of a journey, does not give the option of adding a tip. But Uber
drivers in New York are petitioning officials to force the firm to change
this. The chance to add a tip is already standard among many of the firm's
competitors, including Lyft.​
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​I haven't used Uber yet so not sure how problematic this is. Tipping is
often awkward due to ATM's giving out $20s, more than a tip would be. OTOH,
drivers might prefer cash to a digital tip to avoid taxes.

The economist feels that americans tip far too much, not for great service,
but as a standard surcharge.

   -- Owen​
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