I'd say there are multiple reasons. First, a good number of paxils act very entitled, are condescending, and have bad attitudes and treat you and your car disrespectfully. Second, Uber doesn't do much in the way of protecting drivers or standing behind them especially when it comes to safety issues, violent or abusive paxils, etc. Third, Uber reduces the compensation, plays games with the app and the drivers, is inconsistent, and there are growing number of documented cases where drivers are not paid for rides/trips provided, tips disappearing or being withheld for days at a time, etc. Few businesses or industries treat their 'contractors' so poorly, and that whole 'contractor' determination is another can of worms. I personally believe Uber drivers are a hybrid between an independent contractor and an employee, and there should be at least some additional benefits or pay or whatnot. Fortunately, I do not have to rely on Uber as a full-time job, but nonetheless, its been an increasingly frustrating and disappointing work experience for what essentially is a great concept.I'm not sure which Forum category this belongs, but I'll put it here.
It constantly amazes me to read on these pages the words of drivers who genuinely hold our passengers in contempt. It's like, some drivers feel that our pax are abusing us just by using our service! I struggle to understand it. For without our passeng...err, customers, we wouldn't have a job. So why the bitterness toward our riders? Is it their fault that they need to go from Point A to Point B and choose to do it with a ride-share service? I used to drive a taxi; I know how crappy cab service is here in my town if you need a ride and you're not: 1) at the airport, or 2) on the Navy Base.
Same with the attitude towards Uber/Lyft as corporations. One driver on this forum actually posted a question about how he could sabotage Uber and put them out of business! Oh that's rich. Why would anybody support such a lunatic? Not all of us hate Uber or hate driving for Uber. Ride-share continues to be profitable for me, so what do I care if the company is "screwing" its customers (read: passengers, not us). I get out of the house for a couple of hours each day, I make a little money, and I have a little fun. I'm driving a nicer car than I otherwise would buy for myself. And I work...or like today, not work...when I want.
The drivers who don't like this "job" and who don't like Uber and who feel animosity towards our passengers should really, really find something else to do with their lives. Seriously. I mean, life might not always be easy, but it's not all that hard. Unless you're stupid. Then it's really hard.