Correct but I still felt inspired anyway to send one out! It will be tuff as hell to change uber so I'm giving it my best fight for you guys now that I'm gone what can they do to me? I always felt mistreated, lied to and underpaid. Uber is flat out braking the law period on a number of different issues. It could slide if they gave us a tip option and higher rates. But they treat their workers terribly, coming from someone who worked in various dead end low wage jobs. Subway, Walmart, McDonald's. Uber was by far the worst when it came to them following labor laws and how they treated workers, sure you don't half to deal with them so they can seem fine and they are as long as you don't have a problem. If you do expect everything to come out of your own pocket an expect useless canned responses and poor customer service on most issues. But what really gets me is how uber managers are so disconnected from reality, the are young like me, but very arrogant. They treat us like they know what's best and expect us to accept the terms they lay fourth. They are inconsiderate of our feelings and what we want. They truly don't care about workers. They only care about themselves and Uber and Uber doesn't care about drivers so it trickles down Into how the mangers treat us. It's a bunch of discontented Silicon Valley frat boys overseeing the livelihoods of hundreds of thousands of workers and they just don't get our struggle or see how unfair they treat us. Maybe it's because they never actually see us they just hangout with other types like them. Young professional types who are well cared for, earning a good wage. Everything seems great to them and how they treat us. They take uber and a smiling driver pulls up, might lie and say how much he loves it(we all do that) just to keep from getting a bad rating or being deactivated for saying the wrong thing or having the customer complain. It's a screwed up and dangerous world that uber has created by calling us partners. They get to reap all profits pay way less in taxes don't half to provide full insurance or min wage. They love it, the drivers not so much and uber won't change, a strike probably won't change much or countless bad press, people say uber is the feature. I say if this is what work will look like for people trying to make ends meet and how workers will be treated, then I don't won't any part of that future. I want a new future, a feature that's helped shaped by the worker and the company together. I hope lyft, postmates and other on demand providers will take notice and start offering us an alternative to the Uber model(take zero responsibility, offer zero benefits, pay as little as possible, reap maximum profits)
I like that Amazon went out and is offering good rates and time blocks. You know what your getting paid, still have most of your freedom. But if companies are allowed to take advantage of not having to provide benefits and min wage they will. I wouldn't be surprised if Amazon flex starts out great and then follows the uber modal of cutting wages till we have the same problem, at least Amazon has seen the riding on the wall and has already positioned itself to re classy it's drivers if it has to. Uber on the other hand will blindly fight for IC status, not offer us anything and put itself in serious risk of going bankrupt under legal court decisions. Uber is the largest non legit business in history. I wouldn't be surprised if it went bust. It's in Kalinincks history to bust out big under massive lawsuits. Think what if the courts deem the binging arbitration unfair and one sided, and every frecking driver can claim reimbursement from uber. How are they gonna pay all that money off, it would be billions of dollars. Uber would half to fold. They have a massive risk to their business model and it's called Driver "PARTNER"
As the star wars quote goes "your arrogance blinds you"