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Mon Nov 11, 2019, 11:35 AM

This is disgusting to hear from Uber CEO. Should we boycott Uber?


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Reply This is disgusting to hear from Uber CEO. Should we boycott Uber? (Original post)
triron Nov 11 OP
Sherman A1 Nov 11 #1
triron Nov 11 #2
DBoon Nov 11 #3
50 Shades Of Blue Nov 11 #4
budkin Nov 11 #5
Johnny2X2X Nov 11 #6
Bleacher Creature Nov 11 #7
Johnny2X2X Nov 11 #12
Spider Jerusalem Nov 11 #8
aikoaiko Nov 11 #9
nolabear Nov 11 #10
triron Nov 11 #11
LisaM Nov 11 #13
UniteFightBack Nov 11 #14

Response to triron (Original post)

Mon Nov 11, 2019, 11:38 AM

1. I would have to start using them in the first place

in order to boycott them.

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Response to Sherman A1 (Reply #1)

Mon Nov 11, 2019, 11:46 AM

2. This is true.

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Response to triron (Original post)

Mon Nov 11, 2019, 11:55 AM

3. use Lyft instead

Uber is a cluster fuck of illegal and unethical business practices

Lyft is merely your normal sleazy silicon Valley company

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Response to triron (Original post)

Mon Nov 11, 2019, 11:57 AM

4. Never used Uber, never will!

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Response to triron (Original post)

Mon Nov 11, 2019, 11:58 AM

5. I stopped using them when I travel. I only use Lyft or local alternatives

Fuck Uber.

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Response to triron (Original post)

Mon Nov 11, 2019, 12:01 PM

6. Uber is not ethical

This is a company who has the worst record on ethics of any major corporation.

They are a symptom of the evil that runs America now, right and wrong have no place, what you can get away with to increase profits is what rules them.

These people are sick.

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Response to Johnny2X2X (Reply #6)

Mon Nov 11, 2019, 12:20 PM

7. Exactly right.

The entire premise of Uber at the beginning was to openly flaunt the law, and force local governments to try and stop them.

Local taxi laws are far from perfect, and are in need of serious reform, but they also exist for a reason. Uber's legal issues over the last decade are a good reminder of some of those reasons.

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Response to Bleacher Creature (Reply #7)

Mon Nov 11, 2019, 01:54 PM

12. If someone at a taxi place would have created an app

The App is all there is to the business, it's a very good App and easy to use, but it's no big deal really. If someone would have created the app and marketed it to cab companies it would have revolutionized the cab industry.

The concept of Uber is not bad, but when a company is that unethical, it isn't going to change.

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Response to triron (Original post)

Mon Nov 11, 2019, 12:30 PM

8. I refuse to use Uber or Lyft on general principle

they're both backdoor deregulation of (regulated) licensed taxi services engaging in stealth union busting (cab drivers in many cities are members of a union). If you use either and claim to oppose libertarian-style deregulation and claim to support unions, you should be ashamed of yourself, because you're either a hypocrite or a moron.

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Response to Spider Jerusalem (Reply #8)

Mon Nov 11, 2019, 12:41 PM

9. The taxi medallion racket is pretty harsh, too.

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Response to triron (Original post)

Mon Nov 11, 2019, 12:43 PM

10. You're going to be taking money away from a lot of drivers.

I know people who are desperately trying to make ends meet by driving Uber or Lyft. Id like to see better corporate ethics too but its not a clear cut and easy choice.

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Response to nolabear (Reply #10)

Mon Nov 11, 2019, 12:49 PM

11. Never used Lyft. Maybe better to use them?

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Response to triron (Original post)

Mon Nov 11, 2019, 07:45 PM

13. Just the latest reason to boycott them (I already do).

Travis Kavalanick was one reason, I don't like the disruptive model, I don't like how anti-union the gig economy is, I don't like how they don't take responsibility for their drivers' insurance, I don't like how Uber eats is actually costing restaurants money just to use them, I don't like the vastly increased congestion rideshares create - both downtown and at airports, I don't like how they break the law, I don't like their surge pricing, I don't like the JUMP bikes Seattle's now being littered with, and now this.

I do take cabs sometimes, and thanks to Uber it's a lot harder to find one when I leave a show at night.

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Response to triron (Original post)

Mon Nov 11, 2019, 08:20 PM

14. Wow what a terrible and awful quote. Jackass. nt

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