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I smell lawsuit all over that though. Safr got suited big time for trying to only hire female drivers. I suppose hiring is different than an algo that matches existing females up...
Can someone smarter than I comment? :)
No, I don't think Uber caps the age. I do not see that under the Uber driver requirements.
I'd assume they just stick to each state's determination of being a licensed driver. If you have a driver's license and have a semi-clear driving record, you are good.
Welcome to the forum, buddy!
Yeah, I saw this everywhere as well.
Lyft already verified that the driver had properly dropped her off at the specified location (specified by the passenger). Continued to make regular drops.
I mean, that's a darn good alibi and all the GPS evidence to prove it.
People are missing the point. I was trying to post this as a heartwarming and beneficial side of rideshare and gig-economy. Oh, man.
Uber jacks up the price when your phone is low on battery (and desperate)
Uber makes the surge multipliers with decimals for the sole reason that people are more willing to accept it. Riders are more likely to take an Uber when it's surging 2.1 times than 2.0.
Another crazy tactic taken by Uber.
If they do this, I don't know what else they do to artificially kick up the fares. I just created a thread to share some of the suspicions we have on how Uber does this.
It's all part of the plan of the Wall Street - rich people. Confuse the less educated and use them to their advantage. This has happened over and over again in history, and this is no exception.
The pay has no transparency, and to make matters worse, our tax system doesn't make the calculation any easier.
Of course, next up is the consumers - people who are taking and riding Ubers. They will also feel the pain. The quality of the service goes down, the price goes up, and all the money gets funneled to the riches.
This will continue until the people rise up, government slowly puts measures in place to protect the people. Then the riches go on to something else where they can do the same.
Repeat and rinse.
Yeah, this author has no idea what modern "gig economy" is all about. It isn't the same thing "women" have been doing all these years.
For example, the current gig economy is
It isn't the same as BABY SITTING, STUFFING ENVELOPES, CLEANING HOUSES
The video is actually worth a look. Asks some good questions about how they are not profitable and there are no guarantee. Also how Uber 3x as big will also flood the market very soon.
Volatility is high.
Recode is in bed with all the investors, so they are pitching to people to buy stuff. It's actually fake news.
Here's what I found on Recode that links to the same article. It's an age-old tactic to get the hype up for an IPO, so suckers would jump in
Lyft’s IPO is the beginning of a new era. As Teddy Schleifer writes, the ride-share company’s public debut will “mark a moment in the broadening of the modern relationship between Silicon Valley and the American economy.” That’s because Lyft, along with other major tech startups like Slack and Uber, are set to go public this year. Well-connected tech investors have been betting on some of these companies’ future for over a decade, but now everyday people will be able to as well.
Uber and Lyft are dominant here. Lots of private drivers and smaller challenger rideshares
Here’s one from last fall FlexLA
Right, it's all about whether you actually want to invest in them or not.
Will Lyft and Uber be able to beat the rest of the market? Are they the fast growing tech companies that will see double digit gains? who knows?
If you ask me, probably not. When buying stock, always think the growth potential.
If you are speaking of the O'Connor v. Uber case, the judges have ruled in favor of Uber, where drivers were deemed as contractors rather than employees.
Remember that these decisions are a state-level discussion so how these decisions affect will depend on where you reside. Also, it's worth noting that there will always be appeals and different cases around this topic, so it will be very fluid for a while.
I would be careful about jumping into these law firms' discussions. I don't think there are any harm in speaking to them, but make sure to do your own due diligence, especially if they are looking for a cut of the settlement. Often, you are entitled to a settlement directly from Uber.
There may be an overlap with this one. It's a good thread.
Must have something to do with how the IPO is expected to be a dud. It's shaping up that way, at least.
Uber's IPO may not be as eye-popping as we expected.
Uber’s IPO outlook takes a $50 billion hit
Did you know an airport makes $19 per passenger for its usage? Yep. $19 out of your fare goes to them.
Airports do make a lot of money off airport usage fees. Providence Airport tried to charged Uber $6.00 earlier this year.
This is according to Uber, so let's take it with a grain of salt.
If anything, it does show their commitment in making this successful.
I am a rider. I try to tip 15 to 20%, like I used to with taxis.
I also try to keep in mind to tip more for shorter trips because drivers get screwed on those. I know that's a bit counterintuitive because we pay the most on those short trips due to the booking fee, but the majority of that goes to Uber.
If it's a real short trip, just walk. That's my opinion.
You can put the same mechanisms in place that prevents drivers from cheating. Jsut like driving a passenger.
From which point? Interesting question. I feel like Uber can build a logic around it. Like, the app would ask right after anothe fare, "Samantha is asking for her phone at location ABC. Would you like to drive there now?"
Then if you say, "no", it'll ask you later.
At which point you accept that, that's when the ride starts, and Samantha also gets a notification on her Uber app.
"When I talked to the drivers, they described how Uber kept fares in a perfectly engineered sweet spot: just high enough for them to justify driving, but just low enough that not much more than their gas and maintenance expenses were covered."
"...manipulate bonuses so that drivers could be “tricked” into working longer hours. Laughing, they compared the drivers to animals: “You need to dangle the carrot right in front of their face.”
Not that I have heard of. I think this business concept is still being proven out by businesses and enterpreneurs, and it will be a while before it gets rolled out to cities outside of the test markets. (e.g. San Francisco, Chicago, LA, Boston, etc.)
I feel as though there is definitely need and demand, but I feel there are lots of hurdles in making it successful.
I did the same exact plan in LA in 2016 before I purchased a car for UberX. I assume what you are considering is similar. It was like $210 a week for rental but they waive that if you reach 75 trips within a week. I remember it including mileage, standard maintenance, liability coverge, etc.
My advice? I don't know the deal now in Seattle, but make sure to look at the fineprints. There are clauses like: