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When Their Shifts End, Uber Drivers Set Up Camp in Parking Lots Across the U.S.

NFIH

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Interesting how the mainstream press seem to be awakening to the treatment of workers in the gig economy.

https://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2017-01-23/when-their-shifts-end-uber-drivers-set-up-camp-in-parking-lots-across-the-u-s
Tugas drives over 70 hours a week in San Francisco, where the work is steadier and fares are higher than in his hometown, Sacramento. So every Monday morning, Tugas leaves at 4 a.m., says goodbye to his wife and four daughters, drives 90 miles to the city, and lugs around passengers until he earns $300 or gets too tired to keep going. (Most days he nets $230 after expenses like gas.) Then, he and at least a half dozen other Uber drivers gathered in the Social Safeway parking lot to sleep in their cars before another long day of driving.

What a horror story. This is not a life.
 

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Tugas drives over 70 hours a week in San Francisco, where the work is steadier and fares are higher than in his hometown, Sacramento. So every Monday morning, Tugas leaves at 4 a.m., says goodbye to his wife and four daughters, drives 90 miles to the city, and lugs around passengers until he earns $300 or gets too tired to keep going. (Most days he nets $230 after expenses like gas.) Then, he and at least a half dozen other Uber drivers gathered in the Social Safeway parking lot to sleep in their cars before another long day of driving.

What a horror story. This is not a life.
That wouldn't be my choice of a life.But if it works for him.I say,more power to him and his family for at least being a doer.

Whenever I see someone doing this.
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I stop to have a conversation with them.You'll be surprised how friendly and happy they are for someone to have a conversation with them.Because they're usually ostracized.

To me,these are the overachievers in life.Even though they're living a life of adversity,they're not giving up.

http://bronxjournal.com/2011/06/recycling-to-survive-some-face-abuse/
 

Do tell

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Dude, I spent over 30 years in the health care industry. Also helped pioneer the introduction of analytical genomics to undergraduate medical students after the human genome was sequenced in 2001. I think I speak and write with not just authority but real hands on experience.
Man..... Karl Marx and his depressing suicidal posts. Every time I read your post I want to slit my throat.
Don't do it.Assisted suicide is his goal.He's been working on it for over 30 years.:eek:
 
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