No offense Ron, but that just sounds staged. "career suicide" writing a letter lie that. Especially the slanderous remarks about the CEO.For the last year and a half, uber Houston has been screwing its driver-partners whom our management regularly refers to with monikers such as losers, trash, and the like.
Just because we can, we have been firing drivers left and right without any rhyme or reason. However, over time our CEO Travis Kalanick's arrogance and greed has grown to new heights. While we thought we were doing a really good job of indiscriminate driver deactivations here in Houston, Travis thought there was room for improvement. To satisfy his insatiable appetite for greed, we repeatedly cut drivers' take-home pay while steadily increasing our share under various labels.
We have been diligently working to dissuade drivers, via measures such as the above, from busting their asses for us for peanuts. Nevertheless, we continued to find new losers who didn't know simple math and were willing to gladly submit to regular lubeless penetration by uber.
Because of our rate cuts to city bus fare levels, the demand has continued to grow. This has attracted the ideal uber clientele, people who never in their lives had even stepped foot into a car or a taxi, to commandeer brand new vehicles at the push of a button while being able to denigrate drivers without any fear of repercussions whatsoever.
However, we have a huge problem now. Apparently, we have bitten the hand that was feeding us. We have fired too many good hard-working drivers for no legitimate reason and the existing drivers have caught up to our scam and are leaving us in droves.
To encounter this problem, in our usual way of innovating and thinking out of the box, we have found someone else to blame for our horrendous business and management practices. In this case, we have decided to blame and blackmail the city of Houston's management.
Because the word has gotten out about our horrible treatment of drivers, the supply of the regular, run of the mill, law-abiding losers willing to drive at unprofitable rates is dwindling. We would like the city to change the rules that we agreed to earlier to fit our current needs and provide us with preferential treatment over other law-abiding businesses. We are simply asking them to allow us to hire criminals and felons to ferry Houstonians around.
To get our way, we have threatened the city leaders that if our demands are not met, we'll leave Houston. However, it appears that this time around our disruptor CEO has miscalculated his bully tactics and, unlike other cities, the mayor of the city of Houston appears to be standing up to him.
I would like to assure you that we would continue to do the best we can to line our pockets with your hard-earned money. So please don't be surprised if you see another email from me in the near future stating that our CEO could not grow a pair and, for only this once, has agreed to play by the rules while our lawyers work tirelessly on finding creative ways to work around these rules.
If it is true, it is humorous at best