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How UBER drivers ruined the transportation business.

Discussion in 'Complaints' started by Steveyoungerthanmontana, Jan 4, 2017.

  1. jonhjax

    jonhjax Active Member

    Location:
    32233
    I don't think the part timers get it. The major problem is that the part timers usually drive during peak business hours and that takes business away from full time taxi and uber drivers. For me, a large amount of my earnings used come from driving on weekends and at events. Now my earnings are much smaller, mainly because there are too many drivers on the road and most aren't legal to do business in my city. I'm a taxi driver and I really don't have the option to work part time. If I could I would. I'm not going to drive uber mainly because the pay rate isn't enough in my area to justify the expenses. Also my area is an over saturated market due to uber x and xl. If you don't need the money please don't drive. All you're doing is screwing the full timers out of income that's essential for them to have successful businesses.
     
  2. mytheq63

    mytheq63 Member

    Location:
    St. Louis
    I believe that you will find the percentage of part-timers doing this for fun is extremely low. We do it because we need the money. Anyone who tries it out for fun will soon realize how much work it is for a small return on investment and give it up. I have known afew people who tried it for fun and they didn't last a week.
     
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  3. TotC

    TotC Active Member

    Location:
    St Louis
    So by denying us driving NYE, you can work and have a bigger slice of the pie, is not greedy how?

    Your duality is striking there Napeleon. What with thinking a nice socialist system would benefit you under the guise of helping out all your fellow full timers, and then ending how us part timers screw your nice successful business over. As I understand it, you want crony capitalism which is a playing field tilted in your favor.
     
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  4. Blackout 702

    Blackout 702 Well-Known Member

    Location:
    Las Vegas
    There's no way that a teacher would say "could of" instead of "could have." Also I'm pretty sure they cover proper punctuation in Teacher School.
     
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  5. MUGATS

    MUGATS Well-Known Member

    Location:
    Hamilton
    If you were the only plumber in town, and Bill the plumber starts his own plumbing business down the street from yours, would you feel entitled to all the business in town because of the fact you were there first? If you own a pizza place and I open one down the street, what makes you believe you hold exclusive franchise to the pizza business?

    Who are you to determine what income is essential for any particular person? If someone wants to work hard and make additional income it is their damn business, and you have no idea what they are doing it for. Maybe their kid wants to go to college, maybe Sally needs braces, or they have to pay for a new roof on their house.

    Welcome to the world of free market capitalism. The world that allowed you to carve out your place in the world of personal transportation is also open to anyone else that chooses to work.

    You have no monopoly or "right" to this venture.
     

  6. Blackout 702

    Blackout 702 Well-Known Member

    Location:
    Las Vegas
    Followed immediately by:
    So if you drove part time (like you wish you could), you'd only drive the worst possible hours for earning money just to be nice to the full-time drivers?
     
  7. shiftydrake

    shiftydrake Well-Known Member

    Location:
    st liuis
    Bad for you I suppose but as far as cab business being dead I assume in your market but I do just fine in my market
     
  8. shiftydrake

    shiftydrake Well-Known Member

    Location:
    st liuis
    Ok I have to say this........in your market maybe I drive a taxi......part time I may drive 36 hours a week maybe 40 but that's pushing and I still net good money it also helps I drive for biggest best and most requested taxi company in my market.......sure there are complaints about taxis but mostly the "dummy cabs" or smaller companies......(dummy cabs have no dispatch and can only do street hails).......but the 2 biggest companies (#1 being my company and #2 being closest competitor) we don't get much complaints so anyway like I said in my market of StL it's pretty good to be a cab driver for me
     
  9. Back it up Uber

    Back it up Uber Member

    Location:
    Carnegie, PA
    The problem is, in most cities, cabs will only do airport and downtown. Here in Pittsburgh the cab system was absolute garbage and deserve to be gone.

    The other thing drivers don't understand is that Uber/Lyft were meant to be side gigs. As more drivers became full time, Uber/Lyft rolled with it. I do this full time now but I know I need to find another job and do this only part time.
     
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  10. TotC

    TotC Active Member

    Location:
    St Louis
    Uber, in my opinion, is a great example of creative destruction.
     
  11. Shangsta

    Shangsta Well-Known Member

    Location:
    Seattle
    I doubt you make the same money. While uber hasnt killed taxis it has definitely jacked a lot of marketshare.
     
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  12. Shangsta

    Shangsta Well-Known Member

    Location:
    Seattle
    Lol the fool is you for thinking Uber would be a full time job and pay your bills. Its a gig and no one feels sorry you cant find better work.
     
  13. 5StarPartner

    5StarPartner Well-Known Member

    Location:
    Philadelphia
    Driving:
    Taxi
    Stop assuming.
     
  14. Southdiver

    Southdiver Active Member

    Location:
    West Palm Beach
    Driving:
    UberXL
    Stop your bellyaching and simply stop driving for Uber.
    It's a free country and you are free to change jobs, careers.. whatever.
    Instead, you sit here and just complain and complain like some spoiled brat.
     
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  15. jonhjax

    jonhjax Active Member

    Location:
    32233
    In my market anyone who drives a vehicle for hire needs to have a business license, commercial insurance specifically for transporting passengers for hire, city vehicle inspections, state background check and a medallion on the back of the car. All this costs about $4000 at the absolute low end. Most tnc drivers won't invest the upfront money to drive legally, especially part timers. Uber and lyft seem to almost encourage not paying these fees. An attorney friend of mine seems to think uber might be violating our state rico act wkith their business practices! The amount of unidentifiable tnc drivers here makes enforcement of the law difficult at best. If any, and I repeat, ANY driver gets everything he or she needs to be legal I welcome them to the business and wish them well. Part timers, and full timers that aren't licensed are the problem. They take income from the drivers who are legal and that's just nothing but BS. Have I made myself clearer about my opinion on this issue? Let me know if I need to explain anything related to my post any further, God bless and good luck.
     
  16. Southdiver

    Southdiver Active Member

    Location:
    West Palm Beach
    Driving:
    UberXL
    Florida is proposing a bill that would regulate ridesharing drivers. It also makes it very clear that local levels (St Johns) cannot override or add any regulations to drivers who use the ridesharing apps.
     
  17. jonhjax

    jonhjax Active Member

    Location:
    32233
    I have heard that. I'm fairly active politically here on this issue. I keep track of city council meetings and email and talk with some of them on the phone. I want to see the bill that comes up for a vote. One died in committee last year, I believe. I'll call and email reps and senators and let my feelings be known. If it hurts the taxi industry I won't like it but it will become law and that's fine with me.
    Oh, and this is directed at jp300h - GO GATORS!!! School of journalism and communications, class of 78.
     
  18. Over/Uber

    Over/Uber Active Member

    Location:
    Vancouver, OR
    Driving:
    UberXL

    Waaaaaahhhhhh!
     
  19. Tnasty

    Tnasty Active Member

    Location:
    Boston
    Uber management are clearly scumbags.
     
  20. ACHUMA

    ACHUMA Well-Known Member

    Location:
    Here
    Driving:
    UberX
    What a sad, empty, lonely, boring, and pathetic life one must lead to actually drive for either of these companies to "get out of the house" or "for fun".

    JFC get some hobbies and get a life. There's a million other things one could be doing with their life but yet they put their life & car at risk by driving for a few extra dollars. Holy hell.

    "I hate being around my wife & kids so I go out and drive for Uber." LMAO
    "I do Uber so I can meet people and talk to them." LMAO

    Nobody cares about their Uber/Lyft driver, they just want a quick cheap ride.

    F**king sad.

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