The issue of not fighting back - which clearly a lot of imbeciles don't get - is to prevent a 3rd world capitalist move in this country. We have already been through those days in the early 1900's, and China and the other "socialist" states are just in the midst of theirs'.There is a reason labor laws were legislated in this country, and so far it has helped it become the number 1 economic power.Well, ignoring your futile attempts to insult me and most of the other drivers on this forum, lets correct a couple things.
If someone wants to switch from rideshare to limo driving, yes they're free to do so. Does limo driving have anything whatsoever to do with the classification of rideshare drivers as ICs or employees and the conditions of AB-5? Other than driving limo drivers also driving for U/L, absolutely not. This discussion thread is about the impact that AB-5 will have on U/L and the vast majority of drivers, not "If you don't like it, go do something else, scumbag!"
Clearly, you don't have any clue what negotiating is. When a company, like Uber or Lyft sets rates and your choice is take it or leave it, that is not a negotiation. Legally speaking, drivers are NOT free to negotiate rates. They only have the choice of accepting the set rates or not driving. That is not a negotiation, so you're completely wrong about what constitutes "negotiating rates".
Now, let's discuss your insults.
While most people on this forum, and, in fact, most drivers agree that we're all being abused and underpaid at every turn by Uber and Lyft, the majority like doing this, or at least, need the gig. Yes, there are ways out of it, and yes, conditions are terrible. But have you ever heard the phrase "throwing the baby out with the bath water"? You'd have everyone quit driving and move on to something else. For most of us, we'd rather find a middle ground that works for both sides. It's called being part of the solution, not part of the problem. You assume that people are either too dumb to quit or have already "moved on". There are so many reasons that people still drive that you haven't given any consideration.
Everything you said in your rant has been said in one form or another elsewhere. Your rant is about "GTFO of rideshare" and nothing to do with discussing AB-5, the new amended version or its impact on rideshare. If you want to rant about getting out, start a thread about getting out of rideshare and have at it! Nobody needs the disruption that you're adding to the civil discussion here.
So instead of being insulting and hostile to everyone, how about contributing constructively to the discussion. It would be more than welcome! If you want to continue to just rant, yell, insult drivers, and howl at the moon, I'd personally welcome your exit. Or as my sweet old, late grandmother used to say, "If you don't have anything constructive to say, STFU!"
I took the trouble to read most of your posts since you joined last week. Most of them serve to insult or berate people. Why are you expending so much energy to attack people that have done nothing to you? Do you not have anything better to do???? Can't you contribute to any discussion in a positive vein????? Or do you just like to see how much you can get people wound up? Guess it's time to reach for that "ignore" button.
It's funny, totally laughable to watch some people try to make a point. When civil discussion proves too difficult to accomplish, they resort to yelling, name calling, insults, and just plain ranting. They think that the louder they are, or the more insulting they are, the more effective they will be, and that it'll convince others to agree with them. Just the opposite is true. The reality is that everyone else sees the
argumentrant for what it is, a futile attempt to influence other simple-minded people who can't analyze a situation and make informed judgements or even make a single valid point.
Looks like AB 5 is doing its job of shaking things up.