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By  rotflqtms_  |  18

Not everyone knows directions to their place from everywhere. When I lived in my old place, I'd take the train everywhere. I didn't drive and didn't get driven places often and if I wasn't pretty close to my place or somewhere I've not taken the train to/from, I'd not know how to get home either.
Maybe they're new to town...
Maybe they don't drive.
Maybe they've never been to the place you picked them up from before...
Maybe you should use your gps... I mean... they do give you a route and address if you want to use your own gps. It is YOUR JOB as an Uber Driver to drive your customer home and follow your gps there. Your customer shouldn't have to backseat drive. If you can't get from point A to B without asking your customers for directions (other than tell me to stop when I reach your house) you shouldn't be doing Uber. Isn't it a requirement to have GPS to drive for uber? Don't try to shame your customers for not doing your job.

By  Christina Winden  |  18

I mean... as long as you have GPS and she gave you an address, you should be fine. You’re an Uber Driver. 75% of your job is looking up and following directions somewhere. A good portion of people take an Uber because they’ve had too much to drink, don’t know where they are, etc. You were essentially asking her to do part of your job for you.

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By  rotflqtms_  |  18

Not everyone knows directions to their place from everywhere. When I lived in my old place, I'd take the train everywhere. I didn't drive and didn't get driven places often and if I wasn't pretty close to my place or somewhere I've not taken the train to/from, I'd not know how to get home either.
Maybe they're new to town...
Maybe they don't drive.
Maybe they've never been to the place you picked them up from before...
Maybe you should use your gps... I mean... they do give you a route and address if you want to use your own gps. It is YOUR JOB as an Uber Driver to drive your customer home and follow your gps there. Your customer shouldn't have to backseat drive. If you can't get from point A to B without asking your customers for directions (other than tell me to stop when I reach your house) you shouldn't be doing Uber. Isn't it a requirement to have GPS to drive for uber? Don't try to shame your customers for not doing your job.

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  Marcella1016  |  29

Ditto ditto ditto ditto ditto.

I lived at a place for like 5 years before I got a car and had taken public transportation everywhere. I tried taking a “back way” home once and got hopelessly lost. I had to call my roommate to try to guide me home.

And now, with GPS on my phone, I find that my brain doesn’t naturally make mental maps anymore and doesn’t register how I got where I am. Admittedly it is a little sad lol. At a bare minimum, I can get myself from point A to point B, or point A to point C, but ask me to get from point B to point C and I am hopelessly fucking lost (figuratively and literally).

There are actually studies on this - they’re finding that as a whole we are starting to use our brains differently because thanks to smartphones, we are used to having information (Google, maps, etc) at our fingertips, so we just don’t store information the same as we used to. I wouldn’t call that a good thing, but it is what it is.

TL;DR: Ditto. Not everyone knows how to get places. Use your Uber driver app like you’re supposed to and don’t judge your customers.

By  Christina Winden  |  18

I mean... as long as you have GPS and she gave you an address, you should be fine. You’re an Uber Driver. 75% of your job is looking up and following directions somewhere. A good portion of people take an Uber because they’ve had too much to drink, don’t know where they are, etc. You were essentially asking her to do part of your job for you.

By  Bubbilility  |  26

1) Don't you have GPS on your phone? Like, that's your job.
2) If I'm not somewhere I'm really, really familiar with I won't know directions to my house either. It's not that uncommon.

By  spinspinsugar  |  9

maybe she just moved and doesn't know the area? my husband is horrible with directions. he needs to use the GPS cuz he'll have no idea where he's going even if he's been there times before. a lot of people who don't drive aren't good with directions either. last time I checked, the Uber app has a map/GPS