The "Sharing" Economy: Issues Facing Platforms, Participants, and Regulators A Federal Trade Commission Workshop #02025

Submission Number:
02025
Commenter:
Smith
State:
District of Columbia
Initiative Name:
The "Sharing" Economy: Issues Facing Platforms, Participants, and Regulators A Federal Trade Commission Workshop
Uber Con! Uber wants drivers to believe Uber just takes deposits & disburses. Bull Puckey! Uber pays drivers what Uber feels like paying drivers. Uber sets the fares. Uber sets the commissions. Uber decides which drivers get what pings and it is NOT always the closest driver, sometimes it's the driver with the highest rating, sometimes it's newer drivers. Uber deactivates drivers that don't accept enough of the rides the driver is pinged to receive. Uber deactivates drivers that promote their other driving services, like Lyft. Uber deactivates drivers that take the same riders too often because Uber says these riders are Uber's customers and is afraid the driver is stealing Uber customers. Uber doesn't want drivers promoting personal driving services. Uber does Uber's best to prevent riders from knowing tips are appreciated. Uber expects drivers to tell riders tips are not required. Uber sets every rule, every fare, every cut. Uber takes the fares then Uber decides how much of the fares Uber will pay the drivers. Uber pings drivers where to go and if drivers don't go, Uber decides if drivers should be punished by deactivating the driver. The ONLY thing that Uber does not set is the time of day a driver logs on or logs off. EVERYTHING else is decided by Uber. And big deal Uber hires drivers that own their own cars. A Hawaiian restaurant could hire an employee that already owns a Hawaiian shirt BUT if that Hawaiian restaurant requires it's employees to wear Hawaiian shirts & keep them clean, employment law says uniforms are the expense & maintenance of the employer. Uber Scam wants everyone to believe that because drivers own their own cars and log on when they want THAT constitutes being an IC. That's not an IC, that's Uber Con! Uber cons drivers.