Uber strike Monday - Australia wide

QLDUberDriver

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ALL DRIVERS TAKING PART IN THE LOG OFF MONDAY: Please use your riders App to order 2-3 Uber trips (yes there will be drivers unaware of the strike). Immediately after driver accepts the trip, text him the message

''Sorry to cancel driver, but today Monday 4th Sept Uber drivers are striking, please do not log on 5.30am - 6.0pm. Kindly order 2 Uber trips on your rider App then text the driver and cancel likewise as I have done with you. United we can make a difference."

Then cancel the trip asap. The ideais to spread the message while inconveniencing the driver as little as possible. So have the text message prepared in advance for copy and pasting so that the message can be sent and then the trip cancelled before the driver moves more than a few meters, if at all.

Only difference this will make will be to annoy drivers trying to pay the bills.

Dont forget that Uber will see those messages because you will only be able to sms the driver using the Uber generated number. If you think that Uber isnt tracking trends then your kidding yourself. Uber is like a casino, they always know how to reduce your chance of winning.
 

Beepbeep41

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I need to make money 2morrow, it I strike Monday it just means I gotta make it up another day...
 

QLDUberDriver

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I'm in. Who else?

Uber Log-OFF protest Australia wide, 4/9/2017 6:30 until 5pm.

Google is your friend

I think anyone that can afford to take time off and has more skills than a village goat herder should log off and use that time to either, look online for ways to improve skills to higher paid work or start applying for jobs.

This Uber work is no longer the flexible lifestyle if you need to work long hours for the peanuts on offer. And no strike or protest will make any difference to Uber.
 
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Golfer

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I never tell anyone I used to drive for Uber, I'm too embarrassed...

Aproxiamately a year down the "track " your wise words , in t the early days of Uber establishment still ring true.
I wish I hadn,t

I apply for jobs between pings using seek and resume star from the App Store...

Very good advice , for a lot of younger drivers
Never give up, uber is not a career choice as We all say.
 

AvengingxxAngel

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I'm not working today anyway, so I'm in. I can't see a strike working, as I doubt family providers will give up a day of work.
 

BabyBoomer

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OK so I was logged off Uber all day and thought I'd give GoCatch a try.

Nothing, Nada, Zip.

Anyone else have any luck with GoCatch -I'd love to give them a go if possible?

Cheers,

BB
 

AvengingxxAngel

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The thing with Uber, is that everyone knows the brand name, for that reason there will be way less people using other rideshare companies. Maybe sign up with Lyft instead(?)
 

Golfer

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OK so I was logged off Uber all day and thought I'd give GoCatch a try.

Nothing, Nada, Zip.

Anyone else have any luck with GoCatch -I'd love to give them a go if possible?

Cheers,

BB

What a shame , but BB that's bloody clever,
As they say "you can,t let the grass grow under your feet"
You have my thumbs up
 

KawanaPete

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I gave it my best... i went on strike from Sunday to Sunday!!! ... needed a break...
The problem with GoCatch is no one has heard of them....
They need to market the company more with prime time adds and bill boards...
I am sure a lot of pax would change if they knew that oober is yanky owned and gocatch is aussie.
 

Thing

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I gave it my best... i went on strike from Sunday to Sunday!!! ... needed a break...
The problem with GoCatch is no one has heard of them....
They need to market the company more with prime time adds and bill boards...
I am sure a lot of pax would change if they knew that oober is yanky owned and gocatch is aussie.
I think the only way GoCatch will ever get any recognition is if Uber has a massive app fail & pax cant connect, then they would look for alternatives.. It would have to be a sustained outage though, like 24 hours + so that pax got pissed off & made the effort to advise each other through social media that there are other rideshares available...

GC does little or no advertising & as others have said, no one knows it exists :confused:
 
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