Rideshare services - Uber, Lyft, Hailo, etc.

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looking forward to Uber collapsing/being litigated out of business tbh

Οὖτις, Wednesday, 11 September 2019 21:45 (one year ago) link

We don't need another category.

Simon H., Wednesday, 11 September 2019 21:52 (one year ago) link

how about masters and slaves

Οὖτις, Wednesday, 11 September 2019 21:55 (one year ago) link

the thing is they are employers

Seany's too Dyche to mention (jim in vancouver), Wednesday, 11 September 2019 21:58 (one year ago) link

suck it, shitty companies:
https://www.sfgate.com/news/article/California-governor-signs-labor-law-setting-up-14450116.php

Οὖτις, Wednesday, 18 September 2019 19:59 (one year ago) link

This is huge not only for the obvious, but also because Uber will have to argue the *exact opposite* legal framework as it does in opposing AB5. The legal walls are closing in. https://t.co/RxnILrYb3t

— Aaron W. Gordon (@A_W_Gordon) September 19, 2019



You can’t simultaneously argue that the drivers are independent business and also that you’re not the nexus of a massive and illegal pricing collusion scam.

𝔠𝔞𝔢𝔨 (caek), Friday, 20 September 2019 00:45 (one year ago) link

'130-year-old laws don't count'

mookieproof, Friday, 20 September 2019 01:07 (one year ago) link

one month passes...

https://qz.com/1683778/lyft-sees-raising-ride-prices-as-its-path-to-profitability/

“We believe we have a clear path to profitability,” Roberts said. “We began to adjust prices on select routes and in select cities based on costs and demand elasticities. We expect that these changes will accelerate Lyft’s path to profitability, and further, we believe these price adjustments reflect an industry trend.”

So they plan to fix prices (in collusion with their competitors) and then expect not to suffer any reduction in demand...

lollllll

Jersey Al (Albert R. Broccoli), Wednesday, 23 October 2019 00:04 (eleven months ago) link

cost and demand elasticities! impress man use big words!

Li'l Brexit (Tracer Hand), Wednesday, 23 October 2019 00:07 (eleven months ago) link

If humanity is still around in 10 years, someone please revive this post in 10 years for the lols.

Jersey Al (Albert R. Broccoli), Wednesday, 23 October 2019 00:09 (eleven months ago) link

uber and lyft shouldn't even be allowed to pick up at airports -- it's like an enormous game of hüsker dü

take a fuckin cab

mookieproof, Wednesday, 30 October 2019 21:10 (ten months ago) link

I feel like I am a luber driver in another dimension.

Yerac, Wednesday, 30 October 2019 21:15 (ten months ago) link

uber and lyft shouldn't even be allowed to pick up at airports -- it's like an enormous game of hüsker dü

take a fuckin cab


build trains

now let's play big lunch take little lunch (sic), Wednesday, 30 October 2019 21:51 (ten months ago) link

well, yes

mookieproof, Wednesday, 30 October 2019 21:52 (ten months ago) link

Who among us hasn't accidentally intentionally had someone killed

Jordan Pickford LOLverdrive (Neanderthal), Monday, 11 November 2019 18:29 (ten months ago) link

I'm sure in five years, his family will laugh about it.

Jordan Pickford LOLverdrive (Neanderthal), Monday, 11 November 2019 18:29 (ten months ago) link

It looks like Uber has been denied a license to operate in London as TFL found thousands of cases where they ID of the driver didn’t match the person actually doing the driving.

Srinivasaraghavan VONCataraghavan (ShariVari), Monday, 25 November 2019 10:27 (ten months ago) link

Interesting to see if this will extend to Uber Eats - tons of undocumented ppl from Brazil (and elswhere, I assume, but my connections are w/ the Brazilian community) driving for them, six or seven ppl sharing one ID. A friend who's involved told me the running joke is to say the vehicle's registered to Bolsonaro.

Daniel_Rf, Monday, 25 November 2019 10:33 (ten months ago) link

They can still operate while appealing so this will make no difference for now

𝔠𝔞𝔢𝔨 (caek), Monday, 25 November 2019 14:20 (ten months ago) link

I was at a licensing event largely focusing on taxi drivers last week and got a sense that a perceived issue with ride-share apps is raising regulatory barriers for traditional drivers as well. The guy from Uber referenced the idea that some of the new rules are, in part, motivated by xenophobia.

I’m fully on board with banning them from the entire country but there has to be a way of mitigating the impact on the (mostly minority) drivers.

Srinivasaraghavan VONCataraghavan (ShariVari), Monday, 25 November 2019 18:26 (ten months ago) link

three months pass...

I finally gave in and put fucking Lyft on my phone because the cab dispatch service I’ve been using for years has gone to utter shit + the curb app suuuuuuuuucks

El Tomboto, Wednesday, 4 March 2020 16:16 (six months ago) link

I am really grouchy about this

El Tomboto, Wednesday, 4 March 2020 16:16 (six months ago) link

one month passes...

from 8K

LYFT layoffs: 17 percent of workforce, or 982 employees

furloughing 288 employees

salary reductions:
30 percent cut for execs
20 percent for VPs
10 percent for all other employees
board pay cut by 30 percent of *cash* comp for 2nd quarterhttps://t.co/8fSVnbPgOr

— rat king (@MikeIsaac) April 29, 2020

𝔠𝔞𝔢𝔨 (caek), Wednesday, 29 April 2020 16:03 (four months ago) link

Uber’s CTO steps down as company reportedly mulls 20 percent layoffs https://t.co/MIoNUJFjUw pic.twitter.com/6kXbfn5FUS

— The Verge (@verge) April 28, 2020

𝔠𝔞𝔢𝔨 (caek), Wednesday, 29 April 2020 16:04 (four months ago) link

two weeks pass...

Deep cuts at Uber today:
- 3,000 more layoffs (on top of 3,700 earlier this month)
- 45 offices closing globally
- Transit downsizing
- delivery services merging (Eats, Cornershop, direct)

— rocket surgery (@kateconger) May 18, 2020

𝔠𝔞𝔢𝔨 (caek), Monday, 18 May 2020 15:40 (four months ago) link

two months pass...

Uber Eats is bigger than the rides biz now https://t.co/o7VuMVITuF

— kate conger (@kateconger) August 6, 2020

𝔠𝔞𝔢𝔨 (caek), Thursday, 6 August 2020 20:19 (one month ago) link

I wanted to know what Uber and Lyft would do if forced to comply with AB 5. Here’s what I learned: https://t.co/dzkxFMrrtS

— kate conger (@kateconger) August 18, 2020



Background is that uber and lyft have a measure on the California ballot in November to repeal a law that makes their drivers their employees.

𝔠𝔞𝔢𝔨 (caek), Tuesday, 18 August 2020 15:52 (one month ago) link

christ, what assholes

In a cruel and petulant move, Uber just announced they are shutting down service in California on Thursday. Faced with a mandate to treat their workers fairly, they opted instead to leave them unemployed — in the middle of a pandemic and a recession. pic.twitter.com/SuTvCOUDWT

— Mike Bonin (@mikebonin) August 19, 2020

𝔠𝔞𝔢𝔨 (caek), Wednesday, 19 August 2020 06:59 (one month ago) link

Haven't been in a rideshare since the beginning of March and can't imagine when I'll next be in one (that said, we have a car and I also can't imagine when I'll next travel so the situations where I'd actually be inclined to use one of these services are not really coming up. This WSJ article (the few sentences of it before paywall) says Uber ridership is a quarter of what it was this time last year.

Guayaquil (eephus!), Wednesday, 19 August 2020 15:45 (one month ago) link

on monday i waited 30 minutes on a busy brooklyn avenue and saw one (occupied) cab. called a car service and was told there was a 45-minute wait. so i finally had to sign up for lyft just to get home ffs

mookieproof, Wednesday, 19 August 2020 16:28 (one month ago) link

And did that work? Because I would think that as demand for the service drops, so would supply as drivers become less willing to drive around looking for fares and getting even less $$/hr while being exposed to who knows who.

Guayaquil (eephus!), Wednesday, 19 August 2020 16:50 (one month ago) link

But I am not in a big city where the alternative to rideshare is crowded public transport; maybe ridership isn't down as much in brooklyn? But if so, why no cabs?

Guayaquil (eephus!), Wednesday, 19 August 2020 16:50 (one month ago) link

it did work; the lyft arrived in like seven minutes.

i assume the lack of cabs was due to the pandemic? this was the first time i'd used any kind of transportation at all since march, so i dunno. there were plenty of people and private cars out and about though

mookieproof, Wednesday, 19 August 2020 17:25 (one month ago) link

cabdrivers are not wasting gas roaming around looking for fares. This also means fewer available for dispatch.

rideshare drivers can park until a fare pops up.

sound of scampo talk to me (El Tomboto), Wednesday, 19 August 2020 17:31 (one month ago) link

I guess I would have thought you just can't make enough money unless you're spending most of your time actually driving fares but my grasp of how the economics of this works on the driver's side is not that strong.

Guayaquil (eephus!), Wednesday, 19 August 2020 17:36 (one month ago) link

From my limited experience, most rideshare drivers have pivoted to restaurant delivery and personal shopping.

another anecdote:
I stopped by a grocery store that prepandemic had serviced a downtown/financial neighborhood, and it had been converted almost entirely into a personal shopper depot. My wife and I were pretty much the only customers who weren't messengers/couriers/delivery drivers. There was a line for their pickup/checkout that was like 25 deep and not a single soul in the regular line. It was pretty bizarre, but I'd probably go back based on how quickly I was able to get in/out of there.

Jersey Al (Albert R. Broccoli), Wednesday, 19 August 2020 19:53 (one month ago) link

Kara swisher was a good get for the times

“We’ll see how it goes for you in California,” @karaswisher says

“Wish us luck,” Dara says.

“No,” Swisher responds.

— Andrew J. Hawkins 🚇🚌🚲🛴 (@andyjayhawk) August 19, 2020

𝔠𝔞𝔢𝔨 (caek), Wednesday, 19 August 2020 20:53 (one month ago) link


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