lilredrooster
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May 8th, 2019 at 3:12:15 AM permalink
just starting, spreading...........................their timing with the IPO is a brilliant move .............................. never heard of anything like that before

https://www.nytimes.com/2019/05/08/technology/uber-drivers-strike-ipo.html

from the article:

"The idea of holding a strike quickly gathered momentum, drivers said. Rideshare Drivers United, based in Los Angeles, initiated the protest, asking its more than 4,000 members to turn off their ride-hailing apps for 24 hours. Other drivers began to organize similar actions around the world, staying in touch over Facebook groups and group chats.“It just got bigger and bigger,” said Karim Bayumi, 40, who has driven full-time for Uber and Lyft for four years and who plans to participate in a picket at Los Angeles International Airport on Wednesday. He added, “Drivers have had enough. It’s now or never.”

it's not the size of the dog in the fight that matters........................it's the size of the fight in the dog
RS
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May 8th, 2019 at 7:26:32 AM permalink
If they want to make more $$$ then they should find another job.
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darkoz
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May 8th, 2019 at 8:26:57 AM permalink
Quote: RS

If they want to make more $$$ then they should find another job.



Yes if Americans find Uber pays too little let them get better paying jobs.

Let the immigrants do the driving
For Whom the bus tolls; The bus tolls for thee
MaxPen
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May 8th, 2019 at 8:39:11 AM permalink
Just another reason to not own a business today. Everyone always looking to take a dump on you. Oh well, ought to make the cab drivers happy for a few hours.
darkoz
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May 8th, 2019 at 8:48:57 AM permalink
Quote: MaxPen

Just another reason to not own a business today. Everyone always looking to take a dump on you. Oh well, ought to make the cab drivers happy for a few hours.



Its system selling mathematics.

Low prices

High salaries

Only Americans no immigrants

Thats what people want

Now figure out the math to make all that work
For Whom the bus tolls; The bus tolls for thee
MaxPen
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May 8th, 2019 at 8:59:58 AM permalink
Quote: darkoz

Its system selling mathematics.

Low prices

High salaries

Only Americans no immigrants

Thats what people want

Now figure out the math to make all that work



I'm not much of a people pleaser and self driving cars are already a reality, just need a few more tweaks.
billryan
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May 8th, 2019 at 9:11:26 AM permalink
Quote: darkoz

Its system selling mathematics.

Low prices

High salaries

Only Americans no immigrants

Thats what people want

Now figure out the math to make all that work



NY State spends close to $20,000 a year on so called education per student. Most kids go to school for 12 years so that's $240,00 per.
Parents probably spend a grand or two a year so by the time a kid turns 18, society has well over a quarter million dollars invested in them.
The system sucks and is broken. Start there.
MDawg
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May 8th, 2019 at 10:12:14 AM permalink
The whole premise of driving an Uber is a losing proposition.

As I posted elsewhere: you need to have an inaccurate mind in order to think that Uber is a money maker: the cost of driving a car, any car, is over fifty cents a mile when all is factored in, the type of people who think driving an Uber is a good deal are the ones who think that gasoline is the only expense to be calculated in per mile cost of driving. When you drive an Uber all you're doing at best is taking out the depreciating value of your car in Uber payments. Factor in gas insurance maintenance wear and tear and depreciation and some cars cost over a dollar a mile to drive, with the average being fifty cents per mile.

You figure the Uber driver has to drive to wherever you are to pick you up, and then if it's a long haul, go back towards where he started...he doesn't even get paid for those pick up and return miles. Even at fifty cents a mile which a lot of the cars these Uber drivers drive cost more than that per mile to drive, I don't see how they're making anything.
Last edited by: MDawg on May 8, 2019
EvenBob
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May 8th, 2019 at 10:45:12 AM permalink
Quote: MDawg

The whole premise of driving an Uber is a losing proposition.
As I posted elsewhere: you need to have an inaccurate mind in order to think that Uber is a money maker: the cost of driving a car, any car, is over fifty cents a mile when all is factored in,



Driving for Uber is like smoking cigarettes.
You don't see the actual cost to you on
your car or body till way down the road.
And then it's too late. The penalty is so
gradual you don't even notice it until
it dawns on you what an idiot you were.
"It's not enough to succeed, your friends must fail." Gore Vidal
Romes
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May 8th, 2019 at 11:45:01 AM permalink
Unless you work for uber or drive for them, I don't think any of us have really relevant opinions. If the work is tougher than it looks and they're getting paid .1% of ubers income, then yeah, they should have higher wages for making the parent company billions. If they're just uneducated drivers claiming they want more money when in fact uber is paying them what we'd consider a "fair" wage, then f them, cut all their phones from the app, and let others take up the slack that want to earn money.

The problem will solve itself. They strike, and either uber pays up or tells them to F off.
Playing it correctly means you've already won.

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