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Daily Notes - January 29, 2019

7:04 am - Earnings number not updating  

I dropped off my first passenger six minutes ago and my Uber screen still shows $0.00 as today's earnings.  I first noticed this bug last July and immediately called driver support.  They said not to worry, my trip was in the system and will be included in my pay. A few minutes later the earnings number did update. But why this annoying delay? And why hasn't it been fixed 6 months later?  Uber released numerous app updates since July, including a complete redesign a couple months ago, but this core function still breaks from time to time. I can't imagine why a company with over 2000 software engineers can't fix something like this.

I noticed the same bug in the Lyft app a couple months back but their recent update appears to have fixed it.

10:53 am - At the Bayonne courthouse  

I spent the last two and a half hours at the Bayonne Municipal Court dealing with a traffic violation I received a couple weeks ago while driving for Uber.  I was ticketed for passing a stopped school bus that neither me or my passenger ever laid eyes on, as both of us had no idea why I was being pulled over. Incidentally, my passenger's husband had received the same violation a few months earlier and he never saw the bus either.  So today I pled guilty to the lesser charge of "careless driving" and received a $289 fine and 2 points on my license.

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