LYFT DON’T WANT NO SCRUBS! Uh, Lyft Drivers Have “PASSENGER FILTERS” to Screen Out the Less Generous?

Hey, what’s this?

“PASSENGER FILTERS

Control the minimum average donation riders must have to ride with you. A higher setting may lower the number of requests you receive.

Minimum average donation: 90%”

It’s the choice Lyft Taxi drivers have to screen out poorer passengers.

So yes, member of the public, you can “donate” whatever amount to your Lyft driver but if it’s not enough, you will NEVER see that driver again.

(And I thought we were friends, Lyft, after the fist bump and everything!)

Here’s what I’m talking about – this is screen that Lyfters use to filter you out, you scrub. Click to expand:

Is this news to you?

Well it’s news to me.

A scrub is a guy that thinks he’s fly
And is also known as a buster
Always talkin about what he wants
And just sits on his broke ass, so

No, I don’t want your number
No, I don’t wanna give you mine, and
No, I don’t wanna meet you nowhere
No, I don’t want none of your time, and

No, I don’t want no scrub
A scrub is a guy that can’t get no love from me
Hanging out the passenger side
Of his best friend’s ride
Trying to holla at me
I don’t want no scrub
A scrub is a guy that can’t get no love from me
Hanging out the passenger side
Of his best friend’s ride
Trying to holla at me

But a scrub’s checkin’ me but his game is kinda weak
And I know that he cannot approach me
‘Cause I’m lookin like class and he’s looking like trash
Can’t get wit a deadbeat ass

Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , ,

2 Responses to “LYFT DON’T WANT NO SCRUBS! Uh, Lyft Drivers Have “PASSENGER FILTERS” to Screen Out the Less Generous?”

  1. Lyft/Uber/Sidecar Chick says:

    Hi,

    I was a little confused by this when I first started Lyft as well. However, it is not what you think. Lyft used to work on a scale and now it is only a set per mile/per minute charge. The scale worked something like sidecar’s platform, where you (as a customer) input what rate you’re willing to pay, and the drivers set their limits of what they will accept. It really has nothing to do with a tip and, in this case, is just something Lyft has not yet removed from your online settings.

  2. sfcitizen says:

    All right, well, I don’t get this.

    If a Lyft driver doesn’t want to take 1,2, or 3-star customers around, that’s the Lyft driver’s choice, right?

    If you never leave a tip as a passenger, I don’t see how you could be highly rated by Lyft drivers…

Leave a Reply