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Is Uber exploiting the old and desperate?

  • Yes, Uber happily exploits cheap labor.

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"A society will be judged on the basis of how it treats its weakest members"

I've noticed lately that many older drivers (say 50+) tell me they are doing this only because they don't have any other options. Some admit to taking risks because their night vision isn't so good.

Is it true that nobody else will employ older people? And if you're one of those people who are forced to do Uber as a last resort, how do you feel about Uber's treatment of you? Do you feel exploited or are you okay earning below minimum wage if it means you have a job? Or maybe you just do it for social interaction?

And a more general question for everyone else.. Do you feel that older people's willingness to work for much less money gives Uber an excuse to lower their rates? Does this impact you?

Of course Uber will always try to put a postitive PR spin on 'giving older people opportunities' but I'm concerned about the direction this is going. It's my humble opinion that Uber is taking advantage of vulnerable people in our society. Just because desperate people will work for peanuts does that make it socially acceptable? What happened to ethics?
 

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Is it true that nobody else will employ older people?

What happened to ethics?
Wally World will employ them as greeters.

Ethics? Uber?

Read Jack London's Wanted, a New Law of Development. It appeared in the Spring or Fall, 1901 issue of Cosmopolitan magazine (YES, I did type 1901), thus, it is dated. Still, some of what it has to state is not untrue. This is coming from someone who is anything but a Socialist.
 

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Wally World will employ them as greeters.

Ethics? Uber?

Read Jack London's Wanted, a New Law of Development. It appeared in the Spring or Fall, 1901 issue of Cosmopolitan magazine (YES, I did type 1901), thus, it is dated. Still, some of what it has to state is not untrue. This is coming from someone who is anything but a Socialist.
I will look into it.
 
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