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Does Uber have CLOWNS working for them? Apparently Uber had a $200,000.00 expense for yes, BALLOONS!

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momof4
7866 Rider Driver
 Posted 4 days, 8 hours ago

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WTF??? Is this article really true? Is there a typo on the dollar amount?  Just when you think you've heard it all! Uber spent 200K on Balloons but WAIT they are switching to stickers because they are cheaper! How do you explain spending 200K on balloons for employees "Uberversary" while you keep cutting drivers rates? This just goes to prove even more that Uber does not care about the drivers. 

Some heads should be rolling after this ridiculous expense. Rolling right out the door of Uber headquarters. Uber needs to add some names to the 400 employees they fired. NELSON CHAI, CFO WTH were you thinking? How do you jusify a 200K expense on balloons? I am just going to end my post here I just dont have the words to even express how ridiculous this is. I JUST CAN'T! The only words that come to mind.

https://dealbreaker-com.cdn.ampproject.org/v/s/dealbreaker.com/.amp/2019/08/uber-cfo-tells-everyone-he-was-spending-200k-on-balloons?amp_js_v=a2&amp_gsa=1#referrer=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.google.com&amp_tf=From%20%251%24s&ampshare=https%3A%2F%2Fdealbreaker.com%2F2019%2F08%2Fuber-cfo-tells-everyone-he-was-spending-200k-on-balloons

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    ClayClaymore
    114 Rider
     4 days ago

    I can just hear the board room exchange:

    “Guys, good news!  We are saving $200K by not using balloons anymore!”

    “We were spending $200K on balloons?!”

    “Umm...yeah, isn’t it a great news?! We aren’t anymore!”

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      momof4
      OP 7866 Rider Driver
       3 days ago

      How do you even explain an expense like that? How embarrassing for them. Lol  Actually I dont think they get embarrassed or stressed iver any of the bad publicity. Self entitled a$$ho!$s who think they are above the law and can get away with whatever, whenever they want. Unfortunately they have until now. Dara is on a powertrip with a big ego to take over the entire transportation industry. At some point he is going to have to answer to these investors. The amount of money in lawsuits, attorney fees, needless spending on BS, the list goes on. These investors will only deal with their BS for so long. Not that 200K would've put a dent in increasing drivers rates but what a slap in the face. Most drivers bust their butts out there to make money and Uber refuses to raise rates. Uber has admitted if they have to make drivers employees their business will be in big trouble. All they had to do was raise rates and throw a few perks out there. Most drivers would've been happy. I...

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      How do you even explain an expense like that? How embarrassing for them. Lol  Actually I dont think they get embarrassed or stressed iver any of the bad publicity. Self entitled a$$ho!$s who think they are above the law and can get away with whatever, whenever they want. Unfortunately they have until now. Dara is on a powertrip with a big ego to take over the entire transportation industry. At some point he is going to have to answer to these investors. The amount of money in lawsuits, attorney fees, needless spending on BS, the list goes on. These investors will only deal with their BS for so long. Not that 200K would've put a dent in increasing drivers rates but what a slap in the face. Most drivers bust their butts out there to make money and Uber refuses to raise rates. Uber has admitted if they have to make drivers employees their business will be in big trouble. All they had to do was raise rates and throw a few perks out there. Most drivers would've been happy. It seems Dara would rather chop his [email protected]!!$ off then give drivers any more $. It just makes no sense. Makes me wonder if they have politicians in their pocket in CA or do they believe it will just go away? We will find next month .

       Uberserge is on top of this out in CA.  He will keep us updated. He is really working hard to help the drivers. 

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    Uberserge
    916 Rider Driver
     4 days ago

    That's peanuts compared to what TK would spend with the boys on a night out between, booze, drugs and high end girls. They say those frat boys spend like drunken sailors.

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      momof4
      OP 7866 Rider Driver
       4 days ago

      I can imagine. This article was just balloons. Would love to see the expense reports on what else these big exec's consider to be business related. Like the reporters "coked up tween with a no- limit credit card" reference. I am sure Uber employees are a bunch of "self entitled snowflakes" 

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    momof4
    OP 7866 Rider Driver
     3 days ago

    Here is another article about the 200K spent on balloons. How does Chai even compose an email  like this its a total joke. 

    Sorry to inform all employees but we can no longer purchase balloons for your "uberversary". We found it cheaper to buy stickers.  It was real important for us to let you know how important you are to Uber family. Therapist will be on hand here at Uber headquarters for the next week for those self entitled snowflakes who are struggling with our decision to cut cost.

    So ridiculous! 

    https://gizmodo-com.cdn.ampproject.org/v/s/gizmodo.com/pop-goes-the-uber-1837259328/amp?amp_js_v=a2&amp_gsa=1#referrer=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.google.com&amp_tf=From%20%251%24s&ampshare=https%3A%2F%2Fgizmodo.com%2Fpop-goes-the-uber-1837259328

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      Uberserge
      916 Rider Driver
       3 days ago

      😆, I texted you. You wanted to ask me a few questions, I'm free the rest of the afternoon.

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    chawes
    726 Rider Guru
     3 days ago

    If I was an investor I would not be happy about that.

    But I'm smarter than that.

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      Uberserge
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       3 days ago

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      momof4
      OP 7866 Rider Driver
       3 days ago  (edited 3 days ago)

      Chris you are smarter! If I was a big investor in Uber and seen this non sense I would lose it over something like this. What other crap are they wasting money on? I would love to see their books. Didnt they just hire Nelson Chai? If so did they do this prior to him or did he start this? I knew they had idiots working for them just didnt know it was this bad. Some of these intelligent people are book smart but dont have an ounce of common sense.