Do they really meet you in person?

Graham

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What City & State do you work in?
Glendale AZ
It was a long time ago, but I remember seeing something that said that in order to drive for Juno they would need to meet you for coffee. Do they actually do this, or did they ever? Anyone here actually driven for Juno before and can confirm this? It just seems a bit...much to me.
 

Mr. Gig

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Yeah, Juno meets you in person, but not because why you might think. You might think they do it so they can *see* with their own eyes whether or not you look the part of the "great driver" image they're trying to project. But that's not why. All they need to know is your Uber and Lyft rating, if it meets their demanding standards then you're in. And by the way, their demanding standard is 4.7, which includes pretty much all drivers. All you have to do to get a 4.7 is to not be absolutely horrible.

Anyway, the reason Juno meets you in person, or at least the reason they used to is because they want you to use their phone. So, you have to go there in person to pick it up. And the reason they want you to use their phone is because that's how they got started. On the screen of their phone, when you go inactive, an ad pops up that says something like Ride with Juno for 30% Less. Their idea was that this is how they would get new riders. As Uber & Lyft drivers took trips with Uber & Lyft, they would have to go inactive on Juno. Then all their Uber & Lyft passengers would see an ad for Juno! It was pretty brilliant actually.

And it worked so well that Uber actually got so upset by it that they sent an email to all NYC drivers telling them they're not allowed to display ads for other companies in their cars! But guess what - they were allowed to do that. Uber had no right to tell them that.

Anyway, that's how Juno got started and that's why you have to go to their office in person to sign up with them.
 

Graham

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What City & State do you work in?
Glendale AZ
Woah.

They want you to use their phone. So they have to give a phone to all of their new drivers? That sounds like it would be pretty costly.