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Will Uber Raise Rates to Pay for New CEO?

Discussion in 'News' started by Maven, Sep 11, 2017.

  1. Maven

    Maven Well-Known Member

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  2. The Gift of Fish

    The Gift of Fish Well-Known Member

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    Let's hope not.
     
  3. Disgusted Driver

    Disgusted Driver Well-Known Member

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    galley master to the galley slaves: I've got good news and bad news. The good news is that you will get extra rations for lunch. Bad news, the king wants to go water sking after lunch.
     
  4. wk1102

    wk1102 Well-Known Member

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    Uber already raised rates, it's called upfront pricing.
     
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  5. bestpals

    bestpals Well-Known Member

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    Yes, They will raise rates for customers. You will not see any of it though. Probably lower rates for drivers to help pay for it also.
     

  6. ABC123DEF

    ABC123DEF Well-Known Member

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    1%er problems....meh.
     
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  7. heynow321

    heynow321 Well-Known Member

    exactly.
     
  8. uberdriverfornow

    uberdriverfornow Well-Known Member

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    lol any idiot could turn this company around but with TK still around nothing is going to happen

    I bet even TK wasn't making that much.

    The overall strategy is not to make money but just to make sure drivers don't. That's all they really care about. That's what TK preached.
     
  9. Another Uber Driver

    Another Uber Driver Moderator Moderator

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    You will not see it because they will jack up the booking fee.

    They might not lower the rates but they might jack up the twenty/twenty-five per-cent that they take out of your earnings. Then, again, they might do both.
     
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  10. ScoBound

    ScoBound Member

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    Never forget Uber is not a real company. Uber is a classic pyramid scheme.

    TK and his lieutenants understood this and behaved accordingly.
     
  11. ABC123DEF

    ABC123DEF Well-Known Member

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    Fake company!!! :p
     
  12. SurgeWarrior

    SurgeWarrior Well-Known Member

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    I would love to know why you think its a "pyramid" scheme.
     
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  13. ScoBound

    ScoBound Member

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    A pyramid scheme is a business model that recruits members via a promise of payments or services for enrolling others into the scheme, rather than supplying investments or sale of products and services.

    As recruiting multiplies, recruiting quickly becomes impossible, and most members are unable to profit; as such, pyramid schemes are unsustainable and often illegal.

    This is why Uber puts so much effort into recruitment and incentivises driver to do the same. They need fresh meat for the grinder. New people providing sub minimum wage labor and equity taken from the rapid depreciation of their vehicles.
     
  14. ABC123DEF

    ABC123DEF Well-Known Member

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    Yes indeed! And once you figure out you've been had...it's generally too late.
     
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  15. SurgeWarrior

    SurgeWarrior Well-Known Member

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    So how does Ubers model resemble a pyramid scheme..drivers are compensated for their efforts (as crappy as the compensation is, it still exists)
     
  16. Strange Fruit

    Strange Fruit Well-Known Member

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    They feel smart for 'seeing wuts reely goin on'. There's some phrases that can accurately describe both, like those given above. But like u pointed put, unlike a pyramid there2an actual service being sold. Having the market saturated with drivers isn't the same as recruiting and we don't make most of our money off recruiting. 3.5 years I haven't recruited one person. I make it all by selling rides.

    We are being exploited, but in the usual capitalistix fashion where are labor is actually worth more than we are being paid. Thruout the last few decades the economy has tripled or quadrupled, but laborers wages have gone slightly down while the top's wealth has expanded greatly. Thanks to exploiting labor, totally different than a pyramid scheme. Uber happens to do it in a way even the dims can see for once since it's so blatant , but since they still haven't made the connection with it being the norm in our horrifying economic system, they say Uber is a pyramid scheme.
     
    Last edited: Sep 13, 2017
  17. ABC123DEF

    ABC123DEF Well-Known Member

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    OK...it's just a scheme then. :p
     
  18. Buckiemohawk

    Buckiemohawk Well-Known Member

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    With the reports of Equifax coming in, I would liken Uber as one of those companies where everybody celebrates in the beginning and then realizes they can't profit until the very end
     
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  19. rembrandt

    rembrandt Well-Known Member

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    Scheme to defraud investors aka Ponzi scheme.
     
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  20. ABC123DEF

    ABC123DEF Well-Known Member

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    I don't know about you...but I'm feeling pretty defrauded as well!
     
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