Forget exam results, social followings, or even your bank credit rating - the new numerical status symbol is our Uber rating.
If you want to know yours, it's now super easy - log in to Uber, go to help on right hand panel, select 'account', and then hit ‘I’d like to know my rating’, and then submit.
Ashton Kutcher admitted on this week’s Jimmy Kimmel that he’s a 4.79, blaming his low score on an incident with Mila Kunis’s dad and vodka.
You can now find out all your Uber stats - how many trips, the mileage, the amount of month’s rent you could have saved, but be warned you might want to sit down before looking.
Here, 9 brave ELLE Editors and contributors reveal their ratings, and tell us what they did to deserve them...
Lotte Jeffs, Deputy Editor
‘I use Uber an average of three times a week (you try living in Leytonstone!) and I have to say I'm a little disappointed that I'm not a perfect five out of five. It may have something to do with that one time I got an Uber to pick me up from a plant shop in Hackney and proceeded to fill the boot with bags of soil, flowerpots and an entire garden's worth of foliage. The driver did seem somewhat un-amused, but what's a girl who can't drive to do!’
Hannah Swerling, features Editor
‘In your face! I can't say I take many Ubers but I think I can explain my strong score. I'm helplessly punctual so never keep them waiting and I love chatting so I always engage them in witty and sparkling conversation. I'm not sure where I lost that 0.25 though. I won't rest until I find out.’
Fern Ross, Chief Sub Editor
‘Confession: I have been known to complain to Uber. In the past when I’ve been charged a cancelation fee, and it’s not been my fault, I've emailed to inform them and then got my money back. Perhaps it’s had a small impact on my rating, but I’ll take a bump of cold hard cash over a good rating every time. Well, I am Scottish.'
Natasha Bird, Digital Content Editor
‘I am genuinely quite surprised that it's this good. I tend to be a woman of extremes in my Uber taxis. Having once read a novel written by an Uber driver, I like to think I am quite compassionate about what can be quite a stressful job, so I chat and try to be super pleasant. However, there's a different side to me that comes horrifyingly to the fore after a few too many glasses of wine. And I thought that my tipsy alter-ego might have brought my rating down lower than it is.’
Suzanne Sykes, Creative Director
‘I think my five may have come from the fact I spent 30 minutes taking an Uber driver round the backstreets of Peckham (an area unknown to him it transpired) just to collect me at a bus stop at midnight.’
Roberta Hollis, Fashion Assistant
‘Considering I only get Ubers when I'm drunk or running really late (and probably getting quite impatient), I'm pleasantly surprised with my rating. ‘
Debbie Morgan, Managing Editor
‘I think Uber hates me. I have used it a lot in the past, less so now (often because I can't get a car (!) which I think might be because of my rating!). On some previous occasion(s) I must have done something… I can think of one occasion over a year ago where I accidentally entered my pick up address as my destination address… that was all kinds of nightmare. There was also a time where I ordered a car that said it was five minutes away and about ten minutes later it hadn't moved so I cancelled it and was then charged the cancellation fee, which I thought was unfair, so I complained and got my money back! Maybe that gave me a black mark…
Emma King, Deputy Chief Sub Editor
‘I've taken 150 Ubers since I joined which I think was last year? That's way too much so I'm quitting Uber now.
I think my Uber rating is lower because I'm the one in the group who books for everyone, and it's always a mission to get everyone in the taxi at the same time (so we're always late). I also ask to plug my Spotify every single ride, so there's a lot of bad Eighties rock, early Nineties hip hop blaring out of the speakers (some drivers like it, some don't).’
Lena de Casparis, Culture Director
‘I know I’m a nightmare Uber-er – I often cancel last minute, live on a one way road that takes forever to find, always ask them to change the radio, ask regularly to borrow their charging cable, tend to question the route they’ve chosen, and have even been known to sneak a Happy Burger in the back seat – only to get a telling off. Frankly, it’s amazing I’m not lower.’