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I just took a business traveler to O'Hare airport and dropped him off at the United Airline terminal. The trip was 12 miles and my pay was $27 and he left a $5 tip. 21 minute drive.
originally posted by: okrian
New York was an obvious example here. I lived there for a decade. I can't even tell you how many times the dude driving the cab was not the person who's picture was hanging (on the license) inside the car. Or how many times they would get out of the cab to yell at someone, or just yell loudly on the phone the whole ride (once cell phones became a thing), or drive psychotically, or fall asleep while driving (this actually happened to me twice).
SAN FRANCISCO ― Drivers for ride-hailing companies Uber and Lyft went on strike in cities across the country Wednesday, demanding higher pay and better working conditions.
Thousands of drivers were expected to participate in the strike, as well as rallies and pickets, organized by local driver groups in at least 10 cities nationwide, including New York, Washington, Philadelphia, San Francisco and Los Angeles.
“After I did my taxes, I was operating below minimum wage,” said 35-year-old Mostafa Maklad, who is an organizer with Gig Workers Rising and has been driving for Uber and Lyft for the past four years. Maklad studies at City College of San Francisco during the day and drives at night, pulling 40- to 50-hour weeks.
“They don’t offer us benefits or health care or insurance ― and they don’t even pay us enough to afford paying that for ourselves,” he added.
Likely, they have to work 10 to 15 hours a day to make enough to survive. I have a cousin who does Uber but don’t have the heart to ask how much he makes.
originally posted by: Bluntone22
a reply to: mysterioustranger
It's great for the customers.
I'm a bit biased here. I have owned several businesses and I dont like it when another business doesnt follow the same rules as I have.
I was part owner of a diner that paid property tax and utility Bill's and the city council allows food trucks to park out front for a $50 permit.