Love this rant...ha-ha. Now log back on to your driver app and catch some surge, if any is still left.Frankly I'm tired of Uber's bullshit. It was easy to make a grand per week, part time, a couple years ago. Those days are long gone, as are most of those drivers. Most new drivers are uneducated, unemployable, desperate people who can't understand 5th grade math.
They can't do anything else in society, so they drive their shitty cars into the ground while making pennies as Uber drivers. The really stupid one's get a sub prime car lease from Uber.
There are a few of us left who have figured out a system and do it for a few extra part time bucks, but we are quickly getting out numbered by the desperate losers who have made it possible for Uber to drop fares to next to nothing.
Face it, there are many more loser drivers than the rest of us, so rates will continue to drop while Uber's commission grows larger.
The thing drivers can't comprehend is that Uber doesn't care much about profit at this juncture. They only care about market share and having their App on everyone's cell phone which helps their IPO.
They're playing with investors money while those at the top write themselves a huge paycheck guaranteeing their fortune.
The drivers are considered an expense so cutting rates increases market share while cutting expenses.
As long as Uber can find @@@@@@s willing to drive for less than 1$ per mile and give up 20 - 30 points on each ride, Uber is golden and the rate cuts will continue.
How do passengers expect to have a safe ride when their driver is obviously semi-@@@@@@ed?
When I was driving for uber and it showed my last ride on the home screen, but I'd go to check earnings and it'd show post-commission $2, I was done. I like seeing gross. Not net.I'll bet a lot of drivers would quit if the amount shown after the ride is the net not the gross.
The customers are resources fit for all sorts of exploitation. If you want to understand why Travis and Uber follow this particular path, you simply must try better to understand Travis Kalanick, all of Uber's activities and venture capitalism as a kind of way of both doing business and relating to the world.I don't understand it either. Why not raise the rates instead of stiffing the drivers?