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I'll be out of a job but yeah at least I won't have to listen to drunk people blab on about whatever the latest drama with their friend is.
When they are blabbing on the phone loudly as they get in, and don't even acknowledge me. You know it's gonna be one of "those" rides then. I don't really care if someone is on the phone but some people are just so damn loud and annoying.
Medicaid is interesting. Definitely a boost there, though I can't see why Lyft would get it and not Uber. Nevertheless as long as both companies are losing money on every ride I can't see why I should buy them. And when is that gridlock realistically going to end?
😂 Seriously. They think we are mind readers.
Yeah. He's overreacting a little imo... I don't know if this law is really going to change anything but like... dude, chill out. If like he says the NYC drivers stop going to NJ as a result, well, that's good for the NJ drivers then.
Not for upholstery, but for the plastic parts of the car -- Goo Gone works really well for some things. Worth having in the arsenal. I once had a mom and her kid in the back. The kid was coloring and decided to draw on the door. Goo Gone was the only thing that I found that gets crayon off easily.
I don't know, I look at some of these videos of idiots behind the wheel, and think I want no part in driving on a road with other human drivers... Some people just do incredibly stupid things behind the wheel.
Not gonna lie that looks awesome. I wonder how much ride in that thing costs normally.
It all comes down to cities screwing the medallion system up. They should never have allowed a scarce commodity like taxi medallions to be transferable. Doing so led to a secondary market with ridiculous values, so of course greed comes into play and predatory practices like this pop up all over the place.
There is a similar problem with liquor licenses in a lot of cities. Restaurants have to buy them on a secondary market for hundreds of thousands of dollars because the city only allows X licenses. So they have to take out loans to do it. Then one day the city decides to stop limiting liquor licenses, or increase the pool of licenses. Now the value of a license plummets, and all those restaurants that took out loans for their liquor license are under water.
Oh I see. You mean Uber would charge it. I misunderstood you.
But that is basically the same as Uber just raising their fares. They won't do it because they are in competition with Lyft. Frankly if they are going to charge more for some reason, they are going to just pocket it themselves. They are public now and shareholders will demand that drivers get paid just enough to keep them and no more. Sorry to be dark but that's how I see it.
I wouldn't mind being a butler. I mean, as long as the boss is not a complete a-hole it might be kind of fun. Get dressed up every day, snobbily turn away visitors at the front door, release the hounds, etc. Good gig.
Ok... how exactly do you plan to enact this? Just tell pax they owe you another 20% at the end of the ride? Some passenger will complain and you'll get fired. Calling it.
I'm not sure how far this can really extend though. All full time workers? I doubt it. Uber kind of hit a jackpot, by creating a gig worker economy out of skills that almost everyone has already (driving). But a lot of other full time jobs just won't fit into the gig worker economy. I wouldn't want to rely on whatever firefighters happen to be available when my house is burning down! And of course many higher skilled white collar jobs require a lot of training and rely heavily on tribal knowledge that can take years to build up. And, there is a lot of variance in the quality of employees. Companies want to keep the good ones, so they offer full time jobs with benefits. There is already the concept of contractors in white collar jobs, who are typically cheaper for a company than a full time employee. Yet most employees are still full time.
The thing is... I hate to say it, but there is a supply and demand problem here for us drivers. That is, there are too many drivers, so Uber can afford to reduce incentives.
This is why government regulates markets, and why unions were formed in the first place. Uber will always have the upper hand here otherwise.
Bingo. Sink or swim.
Well I wasn't plannin on driving anyways that day LOL. guess I'm part of the movement.
You would have to establish residence in New York State in order to get a license there. But even if your could I think you would be opening up yourself to legal jeopardy by doing this. You might get away with it but if Uber figures out what you did I think they might call it fraud.
I'll be curious to see how this works out. It seems like the best way to try and curb the problem, not perfect but a lot better than nothing. These things are a little scary as a pedestrian at night when the drunks are out.
The rest of the rideshare industry at least employs people. Gotta give them that. These scooters just seem like a long-term loser.