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Jul
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comment Rideshare etiquette (Lyft, Uber, etc)
What happened to very, very good(4/5), but not great(5/5). This score isn't average and is actually pretty good, but according to this answer that rating would be penalized. "Everyone wins" has created an environment where only the "best" is acceptable, and that doesn't seem realistic to me.
Jul
20
comment Rideshare etiquette (Lyft, Uber, etc)
I can disagree with the system, yet still interpret it the way that the people who read them interpret it. It was intended more as social commentary that (at least in the US) the recent "everybody is a winner(gets a trophy and a ribbon)" philosophy of raising our children has now made it to the corporate world. The side effect being 4 out of 5 is bad.
Jul
20
comment Rideshare etiquette (Lyft, Uber, etc)
True, but now it has been "corporatized"? If UBER actually penalizes it's drivers for less than 5/5, that seems pointless. I hear the same from my local car dealership, if I can't give them a 5/5, they get hurt. Maybe I'm just being a GOM(Grumpy Old Man) but it's hard to reward superior performance, when everyone is rated as superior, deservedly or not.
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comment Rideshare etiquette (Lyft, Uber, etc)
Kind of invalidates the rating system if only 5 out of 5 is considered a positive review.
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comment How should I tip if the food is good but the service from the waiter/waitress is terrible in the USA?
Tip is whatever amount you want to leave. A range of 15-20 is reasonable starting point. There is no requirement that you tip (although there is an expectation) and certainly if you want to send a message, leaving less than 15% could do that. Of course, some waitpersons do not recognize their own shortcomings, and will think you are just cheap. YMMV.
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comment Why do shops within airport terminals scan your boarding card?
By after, do you mean inside or outside of the secured g?ate areas
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