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

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Wes
1574 Rider Driver
 Posted 6 months, 4 weeks ago

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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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    JavierX
    202 Driver
     6 months ago

    I saw some a-hole drivers who were posting on forums, "Thank you for going on a strike yesterday. I had a very busy day and made a killing! Please have more strikes so I have my pickings of rides."


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    DWang02
    105 Rider
     6 months 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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      JeremyLen
      29 Rider
       6 months ago

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

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    WWBlueStuff
    264 Driver
     6 months ago

    Yes.  Sorry.  Gotta make a living.

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    Bigfrank
    426 Rider Driver Driver
     6 months 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