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Did you continue to drive in spite of the protests in your city?

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1602 Rider Driver
 Posted 5 years, 1 month ago

Several major cities experienced work stoppage this week in protest to low wages and working conditions with Uber.  And yet, there were still thousands of drivers that chuckled at the chance to "hog the rides" and hopefully outdo their peers by continuing to drive during the protests.  Were you one of those people, and if you were, help me understand your motivation to intentionally work against the protests.


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    105 Rider
     5 years ago

    I am not a driver, but I nervously checked my Uber app in DC all day, and there were plenty of drivers everywhere. I checked in Arlington, and the wait time was 3~4 minutes consistently (as it usually is), and then later I was in Reston (DC suburbs) and near the airport, and there were plenty there too.

    I asked the driver (an old guy) from Reston and he said, "What strike. I don't use social media." After describing to him he said, "That's good. Good for them. I hope they are making a difference." Zero remorse.  It's like he was talking about some people and events in faraway place that didn't impact him.

    So maybe the word didn't get out much?

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      29 Rider
       5 years ago

      Maybe he was lying and was perhaps embarrassed when you asked him.  Did you ask him all accusingly.

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    269 Driver
     5 years ago

    Yes.  Sorry.  Gotta make a living.

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    447 Rider Driver Driver
     5 years ago

    No union no unity . There are too many A holes in this business  and more strict regulations are needed as a driver and as a passenger regarding safety and professionalism . If you want quality drivers then we need quality passengers  which requires higher fares and lower commissions