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posted on May, 7 2019 @ 01:55 PM
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a reply to: chiefsmom

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.




posted on May, 7 2019 @ 02:02 PM
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The only time I've used it was when I went to my brother's wedding in Nashville. I can see the convenience but it's definitely not for me. I just don't trust the driving ability of a stranger.

I know there's a pretty big Uber and Lyft strike tomorrow and I'm all for it. If the drivers aren't being treated well they need to let corporate know.

At the same time if you're a cab company, you need to up your game to the max tomorrow and show the world you're still relevant.



posted on May, 7 2019 @ 02:05 PM
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$20 to get me to work when I need it. Know the local guy and warn him I need to be picked up at 5AM. Told hit to hit the first place open and I would buy coffee and doughnut. I need a ride about once a month and he picks me up with coffee and a doughnut. $20 for a 15 mile ride in Southwest Michigan.




posted on May, 7 2019 @ 02:16 PM
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I've been investing for 16 years to have my own Uber. Now if I'm in a pinch, I just call my son to come to get me.



posted on May, 7 2019 @ 02:44 PM
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Uber is a great app and concept. It just exposed the taxi cartel BS in most major cities.

No one is forced to work for uber.

I LOVE taking uber. Far more convenient and nicer cars than regular taxis.

The issue with Uber is that it is nothing but an app. It can be replicated and something else with a better model will come along. They are hemorrhaging billions.

I have a client. Who works is a developer at uber. Their shares will be worth about 1 million when they go public this week. Not bad for a 30 year old.



posted on May, 7 2019 @ 02:47 PM
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"Uber's valued at FIFTY BILLION dollars."

As a company, yeah...it makes money.

But driving for Uber or Lyft? It's little more than a payday loan.

Do some simple math and you'll discover when fuel costs, time spent driving, and maintenance & wear and tear (depreciation) on the vehicle are figured into the equation, the vast majority of Uber/Lyft drivers are into negative numbers. Very few drivers break even, and virtually none come out ahead. This dirty little secret is something these companies are not happy to discuss.

More info here:
ride.guru...



posted on May, 7 2019 @ 02:48 PM
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Yeah, they just put Yellow Cab, in Lansing out of business.


They did? i have never used Uber, don't need too now but lived in Lansing and East Lansing and would use yellow cab a bit.



posted on May, 7 2019 @ 02:58 PM
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At the very least it is abusive. At most it is an attack on America.

The people running Uber, and others like it, are wanting central control of transportation resources. They don't just want to shuttle drunks home from bars. They want to control all movement of all persons and packages. They want control of you, your kids, your purchases, etc. Hardcore central control.

To "proof" the concept they decided to attract humans as labor. The end goal is machines as "labor". The humans will all be put out of work by the Chi-com Box Cars. Then the remaining human drivers will be told that they can no longer own a vehicle because they are not safe drivers. The goal is complete domination of the human spirit.



posted on May, 7 2019 @ 02:58 PM
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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.


That's cool. But, how long did it take you to get from where you where to where you picked up your passenger and then back home. Assuming you were at home when the call came in.... I do not know how it works.

It sounds like being "on call" but you get to pick your on call hours. You did not make $32 in 21 minutes unless he called you from your driveway.



posted on May, 7 2019 @ 02:59 PM
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I use Lyft but I am not sure if they are any better?
a reply to: Bluntone22



posted on May, 7 2019 @ 03:00 PM
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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).


Or were eating some stinking meal.



posted on May, 7 2019 @ 03:26 PM
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a reply to: Bluntone22

Uber has a long history of immorality..



posted on May, 7 2019 @ 03:41 PM
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It's always a roll of the dice.

Sometimes they got snacks.

I eated the snacks.



posted on May, 7 2019 @ 07:28 PM
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I've never used uber or lyft, but I know a lot of people who do, and they find it very convenient.

As a comparison with taxis, even though I haven't used them much or in a very long time, the ones I *have* used have been outrageously expensive, with fares ticking upwards at every stop and traffic light while idle. Uber/lyft seem to be more a set and significantly more reasonable fee for trips, short or long.

I also know women who have been propositioned while using them, which is unfortunate. Insofar as not knowing the regulations involved or proposed regulations, I don't have a problem. They serve a purpose and people use them and seem to be happy with their services, for the most part.



posted on May, 8 2019 @ 01:03 AM
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a reply to: Bluntone22

Uber was never a 'good idea' - it's pure exploitation.



posted on May, 8 2019 @ 11:18 AM
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Oooo, Uber, how nice like a fluffy bunny. GROW UP. Uber has the biggest downfall in its history. It has no obligation to background check its drivers.
Why do you think Uber got banned out of London. It wasn't for its cheap fares. There was quite a number of assaults and rapes of women as well as men.
So you just jump in with a stranger that could have just got out of prison for murder. A as a man you might be able to handle yourself, but a lone woman ????????



posted on May, 8 2019 @ 05:34 PM
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www.huffpost.com...

One wonders why Uber and Lyft still lose money since they pay their drivers so little.







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.




I could imagine being an ex-field service guy who sometimes used my own vehicle, that the worst thing is the wear and tear the job does to the cars of the Uber and Lyft drivers.

These aren’t highway miles, which I did mostly with my vehicle. These are heavy wear and tear mileage over city streets, so there’s no doubt one can easily wear out a car doing this kind of work…


I hope the strikes works and they get better pay and working conditions and maybe even a few benefits.



posted on May, 8 2019 @ 05:39 PM
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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.



We are a bit alike friend. I work for the city......and they got all kinds of ways....bends and twists on the "tax" thing...



posted on May, 8 2019 @ 05:54 PM
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If one works for uber or lyft, the way I see it is to get a good tax accountant and get all the deductions you can, since the wear and tear on the car may be deductible and many other expenses.

I understand uber doesn’t pay for gas mileage, car repairs, or your insurance (only when you’re driving for them) so one can get back some of that money.




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