What Makes Uber Despise “Tipping”?
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.