I am still wondering how much money Uber spent to buy this bill.
Lyft confirmed that I have until July 2nd to get 150 rides for $350 bonus. Hopefully everybody sticks with the locals and I can keep doing what I'm currently doing. If not, at least I have a short term back up.
Long term is more iffy. It's going to be dead after a while and the rates are going to be low. Despite all the young people I don't see Austin as a good ridesharing city. Too many short rides in a compact city.
I agree with you on all frontsUltimately if drivers were organized enough, we could make it very difficult for uber to come back by refusing to drive for them in mass... but we are not organized at all, and uber's model of preying on desperate people will likely be just as effective as always. They know there are enough desperate people who NEED a couple hundred dollars ASAP that they don't have the luxury of holding out for a longer term benefit. Just look at their offering immediate payouts...
Because they are so confident in their ability to get plenty of desperate folks to drive, they have skewed their entire business model toward the rider side of the equation.
I will hold out on going back to uber for as long as I can, but I fear they will have a stranglehold on the market in no time.
In the end, we can all recognize how low the morals/values/ethics of the company are, but passengers truly don't care... 95%+ of passengers using this service are only concerned with price, assuming the ride comes in a reasonable amount of time... and those desperate drivers will be there to make sure the wait times are short...
I just hope by some miracle that I am wrong...
no it is not. If you are looking at the driver app, nothing has changed since they left as you can still accept rides outside city limits so that interface has not changed at all. In the pax app it also looks the same except for the fact that when you try and request a ride in the CoA you get a notification that Uber is no longer available, and that still has not changed.Uber app looks to be active in Austin again now Friday May 19th 2:00pm. Just signed in and looks like its active.
Easy, they can throw some hourly guarantees then most of driver will stick with it. I remember last October in dallas guarantee was up to $50/hour for minimum 2 rides per hour. 6-7 hours daily with guarantee, u can make $1800 easily doing minimum fare runs.Society is held hostage by money, money will be what determines the outcome. If Uber/Lyft are short on drivers, they'll throw money at it. If they're short on passengers, same thing, give them free rides. Next thing you know, everyone will start liking them again. That's what happens. After all, we are animals with survival instincts built in, and part of those instincts is a coping mechanism in the brain. If you're trained to be weak, like the vast majority of society, you'll justify everything that's personally good for you at that moment, regardless of morality.