Uber?

September 11th, 2015 at 12:10:56 PM permalink
Evenbob
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Quote: Wizard
Karl Marx couldn't have said it better.


That seems to be what the public wants.
The woman from the newspaper who
drove for Uber for six months and wrote
a story about it said the biggest complaint
she got in the Philly area was, she was the
first English speaking driver a lot of passengers
had seen. Because this is such a low level
bottom of the barrel job, it's immensely appealing
to those in society who can't speak a word
of the language. And never have to learn, GPS
speaks in any language it's programmed for.

These passengers were thrilled she spoke English,
they were uncomfortable riding in the personal
car of a stranger who they can't even talk to. Gee,
I don't know why..
If you take a risk, you may lose. If you never take a risk, you will always lose.
September 11th, 2015 at 12:30:58 PM permalink
Nareed
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Quote: Wizard
Karl Marx couldn't have said it better.


You think Marx would have disapproved of a company that gave the workers 80% of the income? He was naïve and mistaken, not stupid.

Oh, and don't the Uber workers own the means of production?

That business plan is positively Marxist.
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September 11th, 2015 at 12:47:36 PM permalink
Wizard
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Quote: Evenbob
drove for Uber for six months and wrote
a story about it said the biggest complaint
she got in the Philly area was, she was the
first English speaking driver a lot of passengers
had seen.


As long as they can put where I want to go into their GPS and follow it, that is fine with me. I'd pay more for a driver who spoke fluent English but you won't get that with a cab either. Here in Vegas they are mostly from Somalia or Ethiopia. However, they don't carry a GPS.

Quote: Nareed
You think Marx would have disapproved of a company that gave the workers 80% of the income? He was naïve and mistaken, not stupid.

Oh, and don't the Uber workers own the means of production?

That business plan is positively Marxist.


What I mean was EB's concern for the common man was very Marxian. If a business isn't paying its workers properly -- ban it.
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September 11th, 2015 at 1:04:34 PM permalink
Nareed
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Quote: Wizard
If a business isn't paying its workers properly -- ban it.


Does that not mean the last powerful Marxist country, China, ought to simply shut down for good?
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September 11th, 2015 at 1:11:17 PM permalink
Wizard
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Quote: Nareed
Does that not mean the last powerful Marxist country, China, ought to simply shut down for good?


China is economically capitalistic now, but politically communist.
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September 11th, 2015 at 1:17:03 PM permalink
Evenbob
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The reason I would never call Uber is
I don't want to ride in some civilians
car who might be the worst driver
for a radius of 50 miles. At least with
a cab you know the driver is a professional.
I won't even ride with my wife, she
scares the crap out of me. She tailgates,
cuts people off, gets angry sometimes
and uses the car like a weapon, drives
so fast of the curve of freeway exits it
feels like we're going to flip over.

You think some Uber drivers aren't like
this? Sure they are.
If you take a risk, you may lose. If you never take a risk, you will always lose.
September 11th, 2015 at 1:30:42 PM permalink
Wizard
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Quote: Evenbob
You think some Uber drivers aren't like
this? Sure they are.


If they were, they would get bad ratings and fired.
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September 11th, 2015 at 1:33:57 PM permalink
Nareed
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Quote: Wizard
China is economically capitalistic now, but politically communist.


And all Zambonis are ice-resurfacing machines, but not all cars are Fords.

Oh, we're not doing "Top the non-sequitur"? :)
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September 11th, 2015 at 1:59:42 PM permalink
Evenbob
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Quote: Wizard
If they were, they would get bad ratings and fired.


If they were really bad, but a lot of
people drive like my wife does and
they they think it's normal. I'm not
riding with somebody who is not a
very defensive driver, like I am. I
learned it driving a cab, it takes time
and a lot of experience. But you can
see situations coming that most non
pro's will miss every time.

I the 3.5 years I was in the business,
90% of accidents was the fault of the
other driver, not the cabbie. Studies
show a drastic reduction of cab
accidents compared to private vehicles,
and the reason given is cab drivers
are pro's and the public is not.
If you take a risk, you may lose. If you never take a risk, you will always lose.
September 11th, 2015 at 3:24:24 PM permalink
terapined
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Quote: Wizard
If they were, they would get bad ratings and fired.

Quote: Evenbob
If they were really bad, but a lot of
people drive like my wife does and
they they think it's normal. .


You have made some good points EB but the Wiz is right on this one.

You counter with people cant determine who is a good driver and who is not.
That is absurd
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