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May 13, 2019, 1:56 p.m.
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Posted by: tungsten

Posted by: T-mack

. At least an Uber driver will have to take care of their rides.

Ya figger? How, with wages like this?

https://www.instagram.com/p/BwpAJFqgAbN/?utm_source=ig_web_copy_link

i always assumed Uber drivers do it as a secondary source of income vs a full time job.

May 13, 2019, 9:20 p.m.
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Joined: May 23, 2006

Posted by: T-mack

Posted by: tungsten

Posted by: T-mack

. At least an Uber driver will have to take care of their rides.

Ya figger? How, with wages like this?

https://www.instagram.com/p/BwpAJFqgAbN/?utm_source=ig_web_copy_link

i always assumed Uber drivers do it as a secondary source of income vs a full time job.

Reality....

Pay cuts are all the more loathsome given how the company has recruited its drivers — a model Lenny Sanchez, a rideshare driver and co-founder of Chicago Rideshare Advocates, calls predatory. Among the company’s misdeeds was a controversial subprime car loan program, which garnered comparisons to indentured servitude. Sanchez says he’s seen Uber “targeting low-income minority neighborhoods — people who specifically do not have credit, do not have co-signers, do not have a job, do not have a car, but people that are about as desperate as can be,” Sanchez says. “They’re just in a deep hole. So Uber and Lyft present the solution to these people.”

Uber’s entire business model is based on undercutting drivers at every turn. Perhaps most notably, the Uber characterizes drivers as independent contractors, which means they don’t receive the same workplace regulations or benefits, including healthcare. 

The independent contractor classification is at the heart of “Uber’s hyper aggressive nature of disrupting workforces,” as Sanchez calls it. “Their main objective is to skate around regulations so that they don’t have to comply with everything that exists — the protections that an employee, or union-protected employees have. If they can redefine any workforce as independent contractors, they will.” 

The lack of benefits is particularly troubling given the low pay — which studies have found to be poverty wages — and high expenses for Uber drivers. “You give passengers a discount, but for drivers? We don’t get a discount on maintenance,” Suen says.

https://inequality.org/great-divide/uber-drivers-strike-before-ipo/

May 15, 2019, 11:52 a.m.
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https://prospect.org/article/ubers-stock-tanking-trumps-nlrb-rides-its-rescue

May 15, 2019, 12:46 p.m.
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Joined: Feb. 26, 2015

Posted by: T-mack

Posted by: tungsten

Posted by: T-mack

. At least an Uber driver will have to take care of their rides.

Ya figger? How, with wages like this?

https://www.instagram.com/p/BwpAJFqgAbN/?utm_source=ig_web_copy_link

i always assumed Uber drivers do it as a secondary source of income vs a full time job.

That was the original business model.

I just want a cab/ridehailing show up when I order it from an app. Uber/lyft you can see where it is and know it's coming. Van cabs... not so much.

Getting a NS cab to DT is fine, it's just getting home. it's a crap shoot, the more options the better.

All the Lyft/Uber rides I have had over the years in other cities have been great. One guy in Calgary had pretty bad B.O,  but hey, don't we all.

May 15, 2019, 1:03 p.m.
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Joined: June 29, 2006

Posted by: Brocklanders

That was the original business model.

I just want a cab/ridehailing show up when I order it from an app. Uber/lyft you can see where it is and know it's coming. Van cabs... not so much.

Getting a NS cab to DT is fine, it's just getting home. it's a crap shoot, the more options the better.

All the Lyft/Uber rides I have had over the years in other cities have been great. One guy in Calgary had pretty bad B.O,  but hey, don't we all.

He was just trying to give you the authentic cab experience.  Props to him.

May 15, 2019, 2:57 p.m.
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Joined: Feb. 26, 2015

If he wanted to go full cab experience he could have blabbed on the phone to his ear the whole way. Didn't so rated 5 stars, kinda reminded me of my MTB pads stench....so was ok with it.

May 15, 2019, 6:11 p.m.
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Joined: Aug. 6, 2009

Posted by: tungsten

Uber’s entire business model is based on undercutting drivers at every turn.

They're just waiting until self-driving car tech is ready for prime time, and then they won't have any drivers.

Well, maybe this guy:


 Last edited by: PaulB on May 15, 2019, 6:12 p.m., edited 1 time in total.
May 17, 2019, 7:41 p.m.
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Last cabbie I had was so baked he looked just like that guy.

July 19, 2019, 11:58 a.m.
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https://www.thestar.com/news/city_hall/2019/07/18/small-win-for-critics-of-uber-and-lyft-as-toronto-institutes-mandatory-training.html


 Last edited by: tungsten on July 19, 2019, 11:59 a.m., edited 1 time in total.
July 20, 2019, 12:04 a.m.
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They're coming to  Vancouver.  Now people can hire a lift home from downtown.

Aug. 29, 2019, 9:46 p.m.
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https://thebolditalic.com/the-uber-and-lyft-drivers-who-call-their-cars-home-b32cefcac513

Dec. 6, 2019, 10:24 p.m.
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Joined: May 23, 2006

"3045 sexual assaults by Uber drivers in the US in 2018."

https://boingboing.net/2019/12/05/uber-says-3045-sexual-assault.html

Man, I hope you clowns who want ride sharing get the ride sharing you deserve!

“.....with a malevolent fascist swine atop its titular apex, the pitiful wounded beast of a rotten, spiritually dead American Superpower is careening towards epic barbarism while pushing the species dangerously to the tipping points of extinction.”

Dec. 7, 2019, 12:02 a.m.
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Posted by: tungsten

"3045 sexual assaults by Uber drivers in the US in 2018."

https://boingboing.net/2019/12/05/uber-says-3045-sexual-assault.html

Man, I hope you clowns who want ride sharing get the ride sharing you deserve!

I hope you get some help after making this type of sick comment.

Dec. 7, 2019, 1:02 a.m.
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Joined: May 23, 2006

You're projecting........

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