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Uber CEO, Dara, discusses large amounts of new Uber drivers due to shutdown

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breakingbread
268 Rider Driver
 Posted 2¬†years, 5¬†months ago

"We haven't quantified [how many new drivers have joined], but it's definitely happening in D.C., and it's happening to the most needy "

Day 33 and still no end in site. Soon everyone will be signing up to be a driver ūüė≥¬†

https://www.cnbc.com/2019/01/23/furloughed-federal-workers-are-turning-to-uber-ceo-khosrowshahi-says.html

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    momof4
    8191 Rider Driver
     2¬†years ago

    Total dysfunction in our government. Who suffers? Tax payers. They all need to grow up and stop acting like spoiled children. 

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    revoconto
    40
     2¬†years ago

    Any drivers on here from DC, curious if you guys are seeing this on the streets?

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    mariyama
    12
     2¬†years ago

    The thing is though if everyone is an Uber driver then no one will make any money. This doesnt solve anything. Now Trump is just taking money from Uber drivers. ūüė°¬†

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    BiggestBallOfYawn
    36 Rider
     2¬†years ago

    800,000. 

    Dara is so proud of this. Mixed feelings

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    lilly
    1024 Rider Guru
     2¬†years ago

    Here's to hoping that Uber does not decrease the driver's commission just because there is more driver supply currently.

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    dessertali
    99
     2¬†years ago

    This shutdown is messing with everything. Do we still have to pay our taxes?

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    jumpingship
    71
     2¬†years ago

    This shutdown is really just screwing with everything. So sick of this country and administration.

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    hanktoto
    167 Rider Driver
     2¬†years ago

    I have noticed business seems slower than usual - anyone else taking a break from driving? Maybe this is the perfect time for a vacation, not that I have the money... I just hate working for peanuts

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      RedANT
      1070 Rider Driver
       2¬†years ago

      I purchased a 1 way ticket to Hawaii, leaving tomorrow morning.  I'll buy a return ticket when things pick up again. 

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        JeremyLen
        29 Rider
         2¬†years ago

        And drive Uber in Honolulu.  Not a bad idea if you can find cheap lodging. 

        Be safe. There are no TSAs

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          RedANT
          1070 Rider Driver
           2¬†years ago  (edited 2¬†years ago)

          Yeah.  I have family and a car here,  so that makes it a bit easier. 


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        hanktoto
        167 Rider Driver
         2¬†years ago

        For real?

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      alisonjgp
      110
       2¬†years ago

      If you find any vacation deals let me know!

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        hanktoto
        167 Rider Driver
         2¬†years ago

        ūüėā we can share a hotel?