if you now, like me, cant stop thinking about rats, check out robert sullivan’s book. it’s really good
Uber is losing billions of dollars a year.
There’s a slightly larger issue as a whole that the Taxi and Livery Industry does not function the same way as your typical business. Uber and Lyft came in to try and legitimize a portion of the industry. They actually hurt the value that was in the Taxi Medallions as well as closing down many of the local Livery cabs…
I’m glad I never used either service. The business model was always going to be bad for the drivers.
Uber is B-Lining to fully autonomous cars. (I have friends who work at corporate and we chat about this regularly). All protests and rallies are doing is effectively SPEEDING UP the rate in which the drivers (ALL DRIVERS) will lose their jobs. For them the math is simple. Purchase price of a fleet of fully autonomous…
“Gig economy” is not an economy, it’s an unsustainable scam.
“which is expected to earn a $90 billion valuation”
I always thought that driving for Uber was supposed to be a side hustle, which makes me wonder: why would someone have quit another job to do it full-time, or at least not seek out other employment?
What would happen to the drivers if Uber simply ceased to exist? What would they do?
Uber had no desire to compete in the market. They priced themselves so that they could crush cab companies, first with lower fare, and better wages. They changed their model right quick when the competition was weak. Uber created the abuses. Uber is responsible for destroying the driver economy, and in working as…
The work that taxi unions will do will help the scabs that joined Lyft and Uber to the detriment of taxi unions. I hope they appreciate it.
I always thought of these ride sharing jobs as supplemental income. I mean, it’s right there in the name “ride sharing”. You are going for a ride somewhere (work, home, shopping), so you logon to the app and share your ride with someone else for money.
There’s a reason the “strikes” in Europe aren’t being imaged, right?
This is how I imagine their wedding:
Also, uh, Joe Lieberman and his wife made a surprise cameo appearance???
There is a typo above. You typed Empire when you clearly meant to type Person of Interest.
I am actually much happier to read that she is struggling with balancing these completely understandable feelings than before, where it just seemed like she was concerned with how hard this whole thing is FOR HIM. I was nervous to read this given her previous statements but it was much more nuanced than I expected.
You forgot to mention his most important work, which is inspiring multiple very good Taylor Swift songs #AllTooWell