Monday, April 13, 2015

Ridesharing is not a job

You can't call ridesharing a job if your car breaks down and you can't work with another car. Open your eyes up people, learn the truth.

Ridesharing companies are getting richer at the expense of private vehicle owners. Taxis will never go away. They lease taxi cabs, drive, and go home with money and no worries.

Ridesharing drivers are destroying their personal vehicles for peanuts. Don't get trapped performing this minimum wage activity. That's what ridesharing really is - a poor man's job.

An Uber driver lost two weeks last year because another client broke his door lock and it got stuck. He paid $1000 to get this door fixed. It prevented him from working for two weeks. Uber said, "What a bummer!" They wouldn't authorize this driver to add another vehicle because their standards are too high and only this vehicle sitting in a shop qualified.

Ridesharing is not a job. It is nowhere near a job. The moment your car breaks unexpectedly, all ridesharing companies will tell you is sympathetic BS like they care. They don't care about you.

Recently, this same Uber driver experienced power failure due to a snapped alternator/fan belt. He made $20 for the entire week. Even more, Uber just told this driver he could purchase and/or leave a vehicle. Uber has no answers for drivers who miss out on work. This is not a job.

You're jeopardizing your future trusting these ridesharing companies. If you wait until the weekend to drive, anything bad can happen to keep you off the road. God forbid you don't experience a major breakdown, or else you'll be sitting at home wishing you drove earlier in the week. However, you couldn't get on the road since these companies take forever to pay for trips and you have no gas. They deduct the cost of trips from riders, and then wait until the following Thursday morning to make direct deposits. Monday-Wednesday trips take 8-10 days to receive pay.

Tell us who is winning the transportation game? Taxis are definitely riding high. There is constant business for taxis. You don't have to stress out if a passenger vomits in your taxi. In your personal vehicle, you are stuck with a messy cleanup. Uber will collect the funds from violating riders, but will only compensate drivers $30-$60 if they clean this mess on their own, or pau direct cleaning costs. What does Uber do with the rest of the funds they collect?

An NYC Uber driver submitted false vomit images and Uber attempted to charge this innocent client $200. In no way will Uber give drivers $200 in cleaning fees like Lyft does ($250 flat rate). Uber must be keeping some of this money. Uber support claims they only give $30-$60 to drivers. We doubt direct cleaning cost $200. Nevertheless, Uber should compensate all drivers who experience vomit events $250. Charge the violating clients to teach their a value lesson on ride etiquette.

There are so many flaws with ridesharing. It is so ridiculous to believe this is a job. It is not. How would you like a job where you'll be out of work if an important resource is lost, broken, and/or repossessed? If you refuse to listen and treat ridesharing like a job, you deserve all your hardship.

You'll destroy all vehicles you use to perform ridesharing services. San Francisco roads are absolutely the worst in all California cities. No matter how much construction these roads undergo, they continue to destroy axles, shocks, tires, brakes, and suspensions.

Think hard how ridesharing companies are gaining value while you are losing. These ride apps won't pay for repairs, gas, maintenance and any other expenses you incur as drivers.  However, ridesharing companies will deduct 20 percent commission and also take $1 per ride.

You put up the investment and assume all the risks. Ridesharing companies collect the funds you earn, take their cut, and then pay out the rest in a weekly direct deposit.

Uber will never solve your urgent problems. They thank you for going above and beyond. Your 6 star service goes unnoticed because clients who should share extreme moral cases usually forget. If you pay 2 hour parking at the airport to locate a client who left their luggage behind at a conference many miles away, this client forgets to tell Uber about this good deed.

A female client left her computer in a ridesharing vehicle, but Uber couldn't get a hold of this client to arrange a pickup. The driver took a long trip to return this laptop. He remembered this route based off of memory. Fortunately, this female client received her notebook back. She didn't realize she left her notebook in a ridesharing vehicle. The client thanked this driver for going above and beyond. She asked if she could contact Uber to share his 6 star service. It never happened. She forgot.

When clients forget to contact ridesharing companies on 6 star service, this denies ridesharing drivers a chance to potentially winning gift cards. These drivers don't get recognized for their hard work.

Uber hasn't mentioned a tipping option. Clients prefer to leave credit card tips. They have no way to do this. Uber is fully aware of this, but they haven't taken the necessary steps to integrate this tipping feature. Lyft and Sidecar drivers get credit card tips. Uber drivers may get cash tips 2-3% of the time. It is rare to receive cash tips, so adding an in-app tipping feature would reward hard working drivers.

Rideshare at your own risk. Don't expect ridesharing to keep your finances in order. It is very expensive to sustain ridesharing, especially the cost of gas, repairs, and maintenance. Good luck!