What Makes Uber De­spise “Tip­ping”?

The HR Digest - - Hr Drift -

Uber thinks un­less driv­ers are of­fer­ing you a com­pli­men­tary bot­tle of wa­ter, or a fancy spices’ col­lec­tion to go with your steak, why tip?

Re­cently, the ride-shar­ing gi­ant pub­lished a post clar­i­fy­ing the pol­icy of the com­pany on tip­ping. This has ar­rived af­ter the set­tle­ment of two class-action law­suits al­leg­ing Uber in­ter­fered with ac­cep­tance of tip by driv­ers.

“Tip­ping is not in­cluded, nor is it ex­pected or re­quired,” reads the post on Medium. It con­tin­ued, “Rid­ers are free to of­fer tips and driv­ers are wel­come to ac­cept them.”

Uber of­fered the rea­sons why it thinks this cus­tom is detri­men­tal for rid­ers and driv­ers alike. It’s be­cause tip­ping would in­tro­duce dis­crim­i­na­tion among driv­ers. The driv­ers, how­ever, are of­fi­cially not con­sid­ered as an em­ployee, but in every re­gard, they are the one. And if a few em­ploy­ees are get­ting paid more as com­pared to rest it will def­i­nitely de­te­ri­o­rate em­ployee morale.

Take this for an ex­am­ple, if you’re a hard­work­ing em­ployee who de­liv­ers all tasks on time and there’s your col­league who’s known to wan­der around. Now, in­stead of you, he re­ceives praise and bonus even af­ter not per­form­ing half as much as you. How would you feel? Will it in­ter­fere with lowering em­ployee morale or not? Of course, it will.

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