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Not surprised. In fact, expected
Did you ever figure this out? These types of stories freak me out and give me nightmares. It's like constantly working/living in fear that you can lose your job at any point, and it isn't even your fault. You can be the best worker and you can still lose your job completely, and there's no severance or benefits that you can leverage. You are just completely cut off.
I have family to feed. and I feel so helpless that this can happen at any point for no reason or by some random whim of a passenger.
Thanks. You guys busy?
Are you suspecting by “safety concerns”, you think this could be a Covid related thing? Like not wearing a mask?
Their warning is so vague. That’s ridiculous. This is our livelihood here
It's interesting to guess where exactly things went wrong. I think at first Sergio was trying to be accepting of the feedback. "Tell that passenger to stop defrauding Uber!"
Then somewhere along the way, despite their attempts, they went into a full battle.
Winner = Passenger.
Prices started dropping because this was never a viable business mode. The economics never worked. This is what happens when you pretend to reinvent an existing and mature business. What a wreck Uber left behind at the cost of the drivers, investors and consumers. Few got richer while many suffer.
Isn't this article supposed to be a beautiful story of a young man who doesn't need much to be happy? (and has all the flexibility in the world?)
Today, the 23-year-old, who lives just outside of Baltimore, spends part of the year working in a tax preparation office and the rest driving for Uber and Lyft. He expects to earn about $25,000 total in 2020, before taxes.But he’s not stressed about his low salary: He spends his free time investing, studying money, business and science, and planning his next move.
Today, the 23-year-old, who lives just outside of Baltimore, spends part of the year working in a tax preparation office and the rest driving for Uber and Lyft. He expects to earn about $25,000 total in 2020, before taxes.
But he’s not stressed about his low salary: He spends his free time investing, studying money, business and science, and planning his next move.
The dude must have realized there was surge in effect. I hope you didn't get the same a**hole driver when you booked it again.
Covid seems to provide all the excuses in the world for some shameless people.
Sergio, great job on comparing this to the per mile IRS deduction. That REALLY puts it into perspective. Whatever they do to justify or calculate the IRS's mileage rules should be pulled up and compared against how Lyft justifies their own rates.
Yeah? Are you saying this is a good book? (And a crappy article?)
This article is so poor. After 5000 miles, these are the findings? And it admits I fo came from online forums.
"Among most drivers I meet in person, and the countless number I've observed in online forums," writes Rosenblat, "there is a near-universal consensus that Lyft treats its drivers better than Uber."
And seriously, this is all anecdotal. No data
Then there are the passengers themselves. "It's not uncommon for drivers to describe Uber passengers as higher class," writes Rosenblat, "but also as stuck up, and to say they prefer Lyft because the passengers are more friendly or engaging."
Then there are the passengers themselves.
"It's not uncommon for drivers to describe Uber passengers as higher class," writes Rosenblat, "but also as stuck up, and to say they prefer Lyft because the passengers are more friendly or engaging."
I’d be so pissed as an editor if my writer brought me this. There no way I’m signing that expense reimbursement request.
They’ve been spending so much R&D on things like UberAirports. I guess this is the step in the right direction to STOP hiring.
I think the right move is to can those projects. I’m all for innovation but not at the cost of starving the drivers.
What’s a cubby hole in a car?
I’m the same way with how I feel about selling stuff or having a tip jar. Too much pride to stoop to those levels. Haha. Don’t mind an occasional $10. In cash.
Did you try the RideGuru calculator. Just enter Long Beach as the starting location and enter a random destination. You should see your options.
Well, yes, but I was the driver. Does that count? Haha.
And it wasn’t for speeding, it was for being at the airport without the proper stickers displayed. Dumb.
Ironically though, they will lose control over certain things when we become employees. For example, bow much they pay us, giving us vacation days, benefits, basic employment rights.
The flexibility goes both ways. While we current have freedom as contractors, Uber also has an ability to specify any prices and fire (deactivate) is whenever they want for whatever reasons. They also don’t have to tell us how we exactly are compensated. These are some freedom Uber enjoys right now.
WHAT THE HELL
I would have bought a black car (meaning a black-colored car), because then I would qualify to drive for UberBlack and make more money.
I never knew UberBlack actually had to be black before I started driving.
Thank gosh UberSelect is now available here, but it doesn’t pay nearly as much as UberBlack.
I actually stopped paying attention to it but don’t get me wrong. I still care about providing good service.