Uber?

September 11th, 2015 at 8:43:27 PM permalink
Evenbob
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Wow, this Uber/Lyft Vegas thing is quite a
story. The Vegas cabbies WANT Uber to
come, 75% of them have already applied
to Uber to drive in Vegas. Get this:

"Taxi and limo drivers (in Vegas) are subject to FBI background checks and fingerprinting while Uber and Lyft conduct private background checks with no fingerprinting, but they check background further back in history than the taxi and limo drivers. Taxi and limo drivers get random drug tests; Uber and Lyft driver maintain “zero tolerance” standards, but no testing."

No drug tests for Uber! Light background checks, many
former Vegas drivers who were fired have applied and
got accepted as Uber drivers. I read a comment by a
current driver that the ways to rip off Uber by an experienced
Vegas cab driver are too many to count. There are so
many backdoor deals in Vegas where they can cut out
Uber because they have no cab sheet to fill out.

Vegas will have the exact same drivers only they will be
in their own cars. And the cab companies are
reported to still be Mafia controlled, so this could get
real interesting.
If you take a risk, you may lose. If you never take a risk, you will always lose.
September 11th, 2015 at 9:22:11 PM permalink
Wizard
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Quote: Evenbob
As we know, that's
how random works.


Exactly! I agree 100%.

Quote: terapined
Midway Airport, Chicago.
I tried to cab it for a super short ride, 3 blocks to the Hampton Inn
Cab driver said no
pointed me to the hotel bustop I didn't feel like waiting for.
I waited for the Bus


I would have asked to take down his license number. At that point he probably would have aquiessed (is that spelled right?). If not, I would have tried to take it down and if he didn't let me, at least taken his license plate.

In fact, I nearly got into a fist fight with a cabbie in Hawaii when I tried to take down his license number. Long story. Another reason why I have no sympathy for cab drivers.
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September 11th, 2015 at 9:40:40 PM permalink
Evenbob
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Quote: terapined
Midway Airport, Chicago.
I tried to cab it for a super short ride, 3 blocks to the Hampton Inn
Cab driver said no


All hotels have airport shuttles, cabs
have no interest in a half mile fare at
the airport, it means they have to get
go to the back of the line again. You
could have called the cab co and the
dispatcher would have sympathized
with the driver, you have access to
the hotel shuttle.
If you take a risk, you may lose. If you never take a risk, you will always lose.
September 12th, 2015 at 1:54:22 AM permalink
odiousgambit
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Marxist is one thing, but I'm scared Bob will step it up and go Marxist-Leninist on you - then you'll be in trouble LOL
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September 12th, 2015 at 4:41:48 AM permalink
AZDuffman
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Quote: Evenbob
All hotels have airport shuttles, cabs
have no interest in a half mile fare at
the airport, it means they have to get
go to the back of the line again. You
could have called the cab co and the
dispatcher would have sympathized
with the driver, you have access to
the hotel shuttle.


Or you can call Uber and get someone that wants your business, then keep giving it to them for the longer fares!
The man who damns money has obtained it dishonorably; the man who respects it has earned it
September 12th, 2015 at 8:10:01 AM permalink
DRich
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In Nevada a cab driver is not allowed to turn down a fare because it is too short. I believe the only time they can turn down a fare is for safety concerns and those must be reported to the dispatcher and then paperwork must be filed after their shift.
September 12th, 2015 at 11:11:36 AM permalink
Evenbob
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Quote: AZDuffman
Or you can call Uber


Or you can wait 5min for the shuttle that
costs nothing.
If you take a risk, you may lose. If you never take a risk, you will always lose.
September 12th, 2015 at 4:16:08 PM permalink
AZDuffman
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Quote: Evenbob
Or you can wait 5min for the shuttle that
costs nothing.


Why should you have to wait? They guy wanted to hire a cab. If I understand correctly, cabs are a form of "common carrier" and thus must accept all business. This guy refused a fare. His medallion should be suspended if he does not want to take a fare.
The man who damns money has obtained it dishonorably; the man who respects it has earned it
September 12th, 2015 at 5:24:22 PM permalink
Evenbob
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As I said, the FEW cities that have medallions, they
are owned by the cab companies and they lease
the cabs to the drivers.

Not all places have the same rules. Most places
can turn down fares at their discretion. I turned
down many. Some drunk who was puking in the
parking lot. A bunch of Black teens. (you learn
early on that your life is worth more than a fare)
A sketchy looking guy who refused to give me
the money up front. Somebody who is cursing me
before he even gets in. We had a list of addresses
we refused to pick up from, perfectly legal. All
cab co's have a list, whether they admit it or not.

Even in the places that have rules about refusing a
fare, it's still done all the time. Cab drivers have
street smarts, idiots that they are.
If you take a risk, you may lose. If you never take a risk, you will always lose.
September 12th, 2015 at 6:08:41 PM permalink
petroglyph
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Quote: Evenbob
As I said, the FEW cities that have medallions, they
are owned by the cab companies and they lease
the cabs to the drivers.

Not all places have the same rules. Most places
can turn down fares at their discretion. I turned
down many. Some drunk who was puking in the
parking lot. A bunch of Black teens. (you learn
early on that your life is worth more than a fare)
A sketchy looking guy who refused to give me
the money up front. Somebody who is cursing me
before he even gets in. We had a list of addresses
we refused to pick up from, perfectly legal. All
cab co's have a list, whether they admit it or not.

Even in the places that have rules about refusing a
fare, it's still done all the time. Cab drivers have
street smarts, idiots that they are.


There are places cops don't go without backup
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