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Swami Projection-Uber Bankrupt by 1/2018

Discussion in 'Quit' started by TwoFiddyMile, Dec 3, 2016.

  1. shiftydrake

    shiftydrake Well-Known Member

    Location:
    st liuis
    I'm with you I hear all the time "I will never ride Uber cuz I don't trust them".....
     
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  2. Jo3030

    Jo3030 Moderator Moderator

    Location:
    Washington DC
    Driving:
    UberX
    Lyft is destroying Uber w/ the folks that have a conscience.
    It's crazy!
     
  3. The Mollusk

    The Mollusk Well-Known Member

    Location:
    Orlando
    I can verify that there's a slew of pax out there that won't take Uber because of "trust issues".

    Took an Uber ride the other night in which the driver was continuously bombarded with pings. As a driver I was quite jealous.

    I'm 50/50 on whether the Uber Unicorn will just up and disappear one of these days. There's an incredibly simple solution; raise rates. Make them about -20% of a regular taxi and people still use Uber in droves. I think the investors at Uber will have to force kalanick out first, he's responsible for a toxic culture that seems like it can't pull itself out of its tailspin. Especially treating their employees/drivers the way they do. An incredible lack of respect, con job.
     
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  4. Tr4vis Ka1anick

    Tr4vis Ka1anick Well-Known Member

    Location:
    SF Bay
    Driving:
    UberPREMIUM
    .

    This is kinda how my meetings went with Jeff Jones.

    I ain't fixen nothing!
     
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  5. iUBERdc

    iUBERdc Well-Known Member

    Location:
    SF
    SDC will fix it and get costs way down and bring massive profitability ....
     

  6. TwoFiddyMile

    TwoFiddyMile Well-Known Member

    Location:
    charlotte
    Driving:
    Taxi
  7. Drivincrazy

    Drivincrazy Active Member

    Location:
    Las Vegas, NV
    Driving:
    Lyft
    In Las Vegas...SDCS @ 8 mph...taxis @ 38 mph. Who you gonna' take? LOL.
     
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  8. Lowestformofwit

    Lowestformofwit Well-Known Member

    Location:
    Somewhere over the rainbow
    Driving:
    Livery
    Sarcasm alert?
     
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  9. TwoFiddyMile

    TwoFiddyMile Well-Known Member

    Location:
    charlotte
    Driving:
    Taxi
    Sadly, probably not.
     
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  10. crazytown

    crazytown Well-Known Member

    Location:
    Chicago
    Haven't driven in 2 and 1/2 months ..done and washed Uber out of my life ...if your still driving for this evil thieving company you need to start crunching some numbers ..its not worth it ..I stop in here from time to time to laugh at all the idiots still driving and Uber constanly in the news ..its a joke ..just look at your taxes if that isnt enough to quit..

    I realy do think the cabs with get their service back and Uber will go up in flames..
     
    Last edited: Apr 17, 2017
  11. iUBERdc

    iUBERdc Well-Known Member

    Location:
    SF
    Of course do I need /s?
     
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  12. SMH Uber

    SMH Uber Well-Known Member

    When this thread was originally posted. It was prior to the current scandals:

    -Travis' rant caught on video.
    -Travis supporting Trump
    -The sexual harassment allegations by a developer.
    -The #deleteuber movement
    -The price gouging during the taxi protect against Muslim ban.

    ...And a host of many other things in the last 3 months Feb -April.

    I hope the original poster is right. Travis does not deserve the drivers. I hope it crashes and burns prior to 2018. My hope is other rideshare companies take heed and learn from the mistakes of Travis and implement changes that favor the driver.
     
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  13. TwoFiddyMile

    TwoFiddyMile Well-Known Member

    Location:
    charlotte
    Driving:
    Taxi
    Almost halfway through 2017. Things are going well towards my Swami prediction.
     
  14. Mears Troll Number 4

    Mears Troll Number 4 Well-Known Member

    Location:
    Orlando-ish
    Driving:
    Taxi
    Once uber starts losing these high profile BILLION$ lawsuits it will rapidly collapse. I have seen nothing that makes me believe that uber isn't guilty of every single one...

    A LOT of employees are cutting and running. The rats are fleeing the sinking ship.
     
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  15. Cynergie

    Cynergie Active Member

    Location:
    San Francisco
    On the other hand, the several prototypes they're testing on the roads here in SF "appear" to be working as intended. In which case, bankruptcy is the ideal legal vehicle for Travis to eliminate millions of independent contractor driver jos--and save investors billions in cost while he revamps/rolls out a new business model. As independent contractors we drivers are both a blessing and curse for rideshare companies. On one hand, we're critical for company revenues and growth. Lyft's exponential penetration and branding in the SF market has proved this. On the other, we're an onerous burden where expenditure and liabilities are concerned. Driverless cars would permanently eliminate a very big migraine for Travis and his investors in the future.
     
  16. TwoFiddyMile

    TwoFiddyMile Well-Known Member

    Location:
    charlotte
    Driving:
    Taxi
    You are aware of the Waymo lawsuit????
     
  17. Cynergie

    Cynergie Active Member

    Location:
    San Francisco
    Yes and Travis has the luck of Lucifer + 9 lives to date.

    So I'm betting my non existent weekly bonus on a Waymo loss :)
     
  18. Aneed Momoney

    Aneed Momoney Member

    Location:
    NY
    Hope it crashes soon
     
  19. Luck runs out this time. Waymo has a deeper bench to pull from and won't wince when Uber swings.

    Travis can't buy his way out of this one.

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  20. TwoFiddyMile

    TwoFiddyMile Well-Known Member

    Location:
    charlotte
    Driving:
    Taxi
    "Sir...avoid the clam CHOWDER..."
     
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