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When will it be safe to undelete Uber? [Slate]

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brownbear
599 Rider
 Posted 4 years ago

https://slate.com/business/2018/07/can-uber-ceo-dara-khosrowshahi-fix-a-toxic-culture.html

...At most companies, this kind of volatility at the top of the org chart would be of interest mainly to investors and employees. At Uber, however, it’s more widely relevant, given how many people have switched to Lyft or deleted Uber from their phones in protest at the company’s culture and values. The #deleteuber campaign led to the defenestration of founder Travis Kalanick as CEO; his replacement by the kindler, gentler Khosrowshahi was not in and of itself sufficient to get those customers back. Which raises the question: When, if ever, will it be OK to undelete Uber? ...

...If you deleted Uber because you don’t want to reward Travis Kalanick for being an asshole, then, well, you should keep it deleted, since Kalanick remains Uber’s largest shareholder, and every time you use the app, you make him a little bit wealthier. And if you deleted Uber because you think it should treat its drivers as employees rather than independent contractors, then similarly there’s no indication that’s going to change. 

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    centurion
    31
     4 years ago

    I kind of have a hard time understanding why people still use uber. At least in the USA. Lyft is just plain better, available in all the same places, and doesn't make me feel dirty for using it.

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      RedANT
      1072 Rider Driver
       4 years ago

      Lyft is a bad as Uber.  Worse at times.  Both companies neglect their drivers, continually devising ways to shift expenses to their drivers, and raising rates charged while cutting driver pay.  "Better" is just personal perception, since you still have the same driver driving the same car making the same menial wages regardless of company.

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    scotchyscotchyscotch
    34
     4 years ago

    "If you deleted Uber because you don’t want to reward Travis Kalanick for being an asshole"

    They know me too well...

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      tabby
      172 Rider
       4 years ago

      Seriously what is with that guy. He's a nut.

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    andsold
    105
     4 years ago

    LOL the title of this post is cracking me up. "When will it be SAFE..."

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      george
      60 Rider
       4 years ago

      Right, there is nothing "unsafe" about Uber. People just chose to delete the app because it sucks.