Why uber does not want drivers make Money?

Abraxas79

Well-Known Member
It does want drivers to make money, how else would it get richer?
To me it is a mystery. They could make as much money or even more and still provide the driver with a decent wage. They choose not too. The model they have chose is not sustainable long term. Eventually even the most dim witted soon realizes that he or she is working for less then minimum wage and destroying his car in the process. This is why you see UBER throwing more and more money at referrals.

Personally, I would never refer a "Friend" to go work as an Uber driver. If I did, they would not remain a friend for very long, once they found out what driving for UBER was like.

For those that use the system and drive each other around the block ten times, I hardly fault them. This is the type of behavior UBER promotes in its race to the bottom. May one true regret is that UBER has poisoned the well for the entire industry with their tactics. No one will shed a tear for them when they eventually go under.
 

Joseph5050

Member
Lyft pays better than Uber. Why should they pay you better if your content?! Why should they pay you better if your still willing to work as hard for less?! How many drivers have joined their local drivers guild? sfdriversguild for the San Francisco Bay area, Independent Drivers Guild for NYC.

sfdriversguild had a meeting where they are developing their own Uber platform for the public to use free.
 

Abraxas79

Well-Known Member
Lyft pays better than Uber. Why should they pay you better if your content?! Why should they pay you better if your still willing to work as hard for less?! How many drivers have joined their local drivers guild? sfdriversguild for the San Francisco Bay area, Independent Drivers Guild for NYC.

sfdriversguild had a meeting where they are developing their own Uber platform for the public to use free.
Drivers are not content, which is why you have a revolving door. Lyft only challenges UBER in the US. Internationally they are no where.
 

Joseph5050

Member
'content' across the driver population. Uber doesn't care who is driving, just as long as they have enough drivers to meet their demand. And it appears so because the surge rates have dropped significantly and driver rates are up.
 

Digits

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In any partnership,there has to be ethical fairness among all partners based on their financial investments and other involvements for the growth and successful functioning. In the case of these companies, the majority of the front end investment is made by the drivers in the form of vehicles, which is the major portion of the capital to operate this business. Let's take an example on 400 cities and 70 countries this company is operating in, with over 50,000 new drivers signing up every month. If Uber has a million cars committed to provide service for its platform, that is approx $30 billion of investment that the drivers bring to the table. This figure is based on an average of all the categories of uber services available and most of them require high end luxury cars. Then the entire operational cost including all the fees and maintenance is also paid for by the drivers, which could run into a couple billion dollars a year. All these make the majority part of the operation cost to run the business. What the drivers are paid for is ONLY for their labor that they put in at the front end. Then Uber takes 25% of the pie that is baked by the drivers. By the way, Uber is generating more than its back end operational costs from the extra fees it's charging the riders. Just in the US alone, there are 60 million Uber trips taken every month. Now that itself generates approx $100 million for Uber every month as booking fee that they charge riders for every trip taken. We are the biggest investors of this company and in return get $6-$12 net per hour for our Labor and Labor alone.
 
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