I’ve only been driving for 6 months but one thing that I learned quickly is that Uber and Lyft don’t care much about their drivers. Of course they are going to promote community and make it seem like we’re partners, but at the end of the day they aren’t any different than any other big corporation. They are all about their bottom line and it’s clear that right now both companies are looking out for themselves.
I think there’s still plenty of opportunity as a rideshare driver but Lyft and Uber’s ongoing price war is hurting drivers more than anyone else. I’m lucky to drive as a part-time gig so if prices go down, I just drive less. When prices come back up, I’ll start driving more. Not everyone has that luxury though and I think those are the people who have been the most outspoken lately.
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In the past, it was easy to overlook slow response times and the occasional mishaps but when you start messing with people’s livelihoods you are going to elicit some strong reactions. During the past week, we’ve seen drivers unions forming, strikes against Uber and the big news of the week: Uber’s diabolical plan to sabotage Lyft and steal its drivers.
When I first read this story, I thought it was something out of a spy novel but some of the stuff Uber has been doing over the past few months it is pretty crazy. Read the article for yourself and let us know what you think in the comments. [Read more…]