California just killed Uber/Lyft

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  1. Creasy Tvedt

    Creasy Tvedt Well-Known Member

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    The Uber/Lyft phenom. goes way beyond just people hopping into other people's cars instead of cabs. It's been a boon to bars, restaurants, concert venues, etc... People just plain go "out" a lot more thanks to the convenience and ease of ride sharing services. I know I sure do.

    And anybody who thinks taxis will just pop in and take over if(when) Uber/Lyft collapses, then they just don't understand how ride sharing works Vs. taxis. There really is no comparison.

    15 million Uber rides a day worldwide. 15 million rides each and every day.
     
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    Cool thank god no non-union business has ever failed! Lol
     
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    The Mello Guy Well-Known Member

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    I don’t see why they can’t still do that
     
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    You are right of course. I did not consider the impact to businesses. I for one, will certainly not go to as many restaurants, events, and bars. I don't want to deal with the ride home and I won't drive intoxicated.

    I also suspect more deaths will happen by drunk drivers by a significant number.
     
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  5. Creasy Tvedt

    Creasy Tvedt Well-Known Member

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    Irrelevant. Non-union businesses can operate on much thinner margins, and a business running perfectly-well on a thin margin can absolutely be put out of business when their workers unionize.
     
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    Sounds like they perform a public service and govt should help them stay afloat!
     
  7. Creasy Tvedt

    Creasy Tvedt Well-Known Member

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    More government, the leftist answer to everything.
     
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    Dutch Well-Known Member Donor

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    Aren’t these are drivers too, driving for Uber? :confusion:
     
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    If the drivers, and the companies, both voluntarily supported their arrangement.... why does government need to get involved?
     
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    Creasy Tvedt Well-Known Member

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    "Mo guvmint, mo bettah!"

    - Every Democrat Presidential candidate
     
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    To set minimum standards so companies don't abuse their employees.
     
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    Thank God we have the government to step in and save us from percieved and created bogeymen.

    Right now, drivers are independent contractors. Essentially their own boss. They are a small business comprised of one employee, the sole proprietor. But they felt taken advantage of?
     
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    That’s a misguided view. I’ve known people who had long commutes to work, so they’d always try to pick someone up on the way to from work.
    First of all - earns them extra cash, and second - instead of having 2 cars on a highways idling in traffic you have just one.

    Some gigs and jobs don’t need to make you a living wage. Some are literally meant to be just an extra source of cash.
     
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    Nice troll post. lol

    Nope. Gov't ****s up virtually everything it touches.
     
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    The bogeyman would have you working for peanuts in dangerous conditions and would still have child labour in factories. That's why companies have to be policed.

    Not according to the courts.
     
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    [QUOTE="Creasy Tvedt, post: 1070958432, member: 80553”]
    Yeah, Uber loses 50 cents on every ride.
    A regular cash cow of a business.[/QUOTE]
    Lol... They should welcome the news then. Once they go out of business they’ll stop losing money.
     
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    Good!

    Uber is good at fooling drivers to think about immediate money in the pocket only, while neglecting the car repair and replacement bills that come down the road. If REAL cost to own would be taken into account, my guess is that a lot of Uber drivers are at least driving for free, if not paying Uber to drive for them.

    A look at a Uber forum is illuminating:

    https://uberpeople.net/forums/Pay/

    Once Uber has run out of drivers, who have learned that it is not a winning proposition, they'll be in big trouble. And that has nothing to do with the government or unionization.
     
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    Liberals will eliminate all jobs so the only alternative is welfare and government dependence.
     
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    It sounds to me like they run a sweatshop drive scheme, treating workers like crap and paying slave wages.
    No wonder the cons love it.
     
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    Uber is very convenient and affordable. The driver's deserve fair compensation and benefits or there will be an extremely high turnover rate. This doesn't benefit customers who want experienced drivers, who know the areas that they serve, instead of driver's who ask you how to get where you're going. I know they have GPS, but they still ask.
     
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  21. Creasy Tvedt

    Creasy Tvedt Well-Known Member

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    California's ruling sounds to me like a government-dependency scheme- driving a business out of business, workers making no wages, collecting welfare, and voting Democrat.

    No wonder the libs love it.
     
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    How would you increase driver compensation, provide benefits to drivers, and still keep the service affordable, and the overall business model financially viable?
     
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    The union won't let them do that they will demand hours.
     
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    If a customer wants that they can call a taxi. People know what they get with Uber and seem to like what they get more than taxi's
     
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    Good we don't need the killers employed by Lyft or Uber...
     

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