Monday, 18 December 2017

Their car was stolen. When they got it back, it had Lyft stickers and 11,000 more miles.

quote [ "What condition will it be in? Burned out? Gutted?" Cierra Barton recalled thinking as she and her husband drove to the holding lot last week. "I was imaging the worst when we went to pick it up." ]

Uber will somehow steal this business strategy
[SFW] [crime & punishment] [+1 Funny]
[by satanspenis666@12:58amGMT]


foobar said @ 4:41am GMT on 18th Dec
Sounds like they have a nice deep pocket to recover damages from.
dolemite said @ 7:05pm GMT on 18th Dec
It makes too much sense when you do the math on what Uber/Lyft/etc. drivers make vs. their hours worked, vehicle ownership costs, fuel and maintenance costs. Using a series of stolen vehicles may be the only way to make a living driving an app-cab.
captainstubing said @ 8:24am GMT on 19th Dec
I have only recently used Uber for the first few times and I pretty much think the same. I was in Melbourne and went from South to North Melbourne after dinner on a pretty busy Saturday night. About 17 km's and it took around 37 minutes. My cost? $32. So old mate had me in the car for 40 minutes, supplied fuel, supplied the vehicle, supplied the 27% cut to Uber. He got around $23 for the job. So he is working for $30 an hour (as long as he always has someone in the car), supplying the car, paying fuel, paying insurance, paying running costs...fuck that. Yeah they can claim some expenses off their tax, and that helps, but getting $30 before costs while supplying a car is not something I would do in a fucking fit.

These guys are essentially eating their vehicles. Welcome to the gig economy!
dolemite said @ 4:10pm GMT on 19th Dec
Exactly. Welcome to the new slavery. Now with 100% better PR.

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