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Old 07-09-2017, 03:09 PM
 
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Background checks do matter and you seem to be the one that is cherry picking as if you can't get killed with ride shares in more ways than one. Rather ride with a cab driver than a grandma or a doped up teen/young adult that drives for Uber on the weekend LOL!

Socialist dream is a joke. It is called unfair competition and should be illegal but that is not to say that cab companies needed to be taught a lesson especially from the way they treated their drivers.

What cab company propaganda? I call it as I see I believe is right. You don't have to agree but that doesn't make you right
Yawn. You can continue on with your fear mongering hyperbole all you want (and I'll continue to laugh at your irrational comments). But all your whining in the world is not going to change anything. The taxi companies can either adapt and change, or they can go out of business. Simple as that.
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Old 07-09-2017, 03:37 PM
 
Location: City of North Las Vegas, NV
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Yawn. You can continue on with your fear mongering hyperbole all you want (and I'll continue to laugh at your irrational comments). But all your whining in the world is not going to change anything. The taxi companies can either adapt and change, or they can go out of business. Simple as that.
Yawn back to you and I could easily say those things towards you also

Watch the ride share companies go out of business in the coming years as they are unable to make a profit
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Old 07-09-2017, 04:42 PM
 
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Yawn back to you and I could easily say those things towards you also

Watch the ride share companies go out of business in the coming years as they are unable to make a profit
Dream on and thank you for the continual laughs.
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Old 07-09-2017, 11:15 PM
 
Location: City of North Las Vegas, NV
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Dream on and thank you for the continual laughs.
I see, that's where you have degraded this thread to.....


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Old 07-09-2017, 11:44 PM
 
Location: Las Vegas, Nevada
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You book 300 a day and get 30% take home so you make 100 a day + tips so let's call it 150 a day. That's pretty low. But correct me if I am wrong (that's about what I was doing when I drove)


I do 100-150 take home in 4-5 hours on a weekday. I do 250-300 take home Fri-Sun in 8-10 hours. On weekdays there's only a short period of time that's lucrative hence the short driving spells.

I do see the instant cab availability as a positive, but I also see doormen making people wait to extort money out of them. 16 cabs in line, and the doorman has a line of people waiting and he's not even waving cabs forward. See it every day.

Lyft/Uber can easily negate the wait times if they work on their gps. I have had people INSIDE my car request a ride and end up with a different driver 5-10 minutes away. It makes no sense at all. It's not just me, it's a pretty common complaint on rideshare pages.
I took a Family to a restaurant. They got out, I ended the ride, and the place was closed so they came over and asked if I could take them back. I said sure and they requested a ride. It went to a guy down the road. They cancelled and tried again 3 times to get me. They gave up and just waited for the other guy.
My point is, there are almost always drivers staged at pick up points. If they fixed their gps issues, people would rarely ever have to wait at a pick up spot.

Another thing hurting us is the hotels putting us in the middle of nowhere. I've been at the pick up, gotten a request, and still had to wait for the passengers to get to me because they're 1/2 mile away. MGM has theirs waaaay in the back parking garage. Same with the Venetian. Caesars is out by the road. The Flamingo is over by the Cromwell.

Honestly, that is probably the only reason cabs are still going. I've had a bunch of people call trying to find the pick up, get frustrated, and say they'll just take a cab because it's right there.

And you say the cabs aren't dying off, but apparently, there's 10,000 less cab drivers in town and that number is growing.
Lyft and Uber are rapidly growing. It's inevitable, cabs are 8 track cassettes in an age of streamable music.
Umm not sure when or who you were driving a cab for, but the company I work for (the 2nd largest in the city) STARTS drivers at 38.5%... after one year, that goes up to 41.5%... I have four years in, so your math is outdated/inaccurate...

Maybe there is someone here who can discuss this topic with accurate facts instead of uneducated opinions and assumptions. Would certainly make this a bit more enjoyable... but Uber and Lyft drivers are good at cutting corners and ALMOST getting the fine details right.

Not knowing where to pick up and drop off is common, so is staging in a loading zone (also mentioned in your response), bypassing your apps and picking up flags, double parking all over the place (Treasure Island, Vdara, Aria)...

Try some facts next time.
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Old 07-09-2017, 11:46 PM
 
Location: Las Vegas, Nevada
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Gotta love it when someone tells you how much you make when they clearly have no idea what they're talking about.
Do you know what I ate today too?
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Old 07-10-2017, 12:16 AM
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Location: Las Vegas
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When I worked for Whittlesea they paid 30% of the meter. But let's go with your numbers. A whopping 24 dollars difference. WOW. You're gonna be rich.

Meanwhile you're still not making as much as I am even with those numbers I don't believe. You have to work 2 days to make what I make on a weekend day.
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Old 07-10-2017, 03:30 AM
 
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Gotta love it when someone tells you how much you make when they clearly have no idea what they're talking about.
Do you know what I ate today too?
Its amazing how inaccurate the posts on this thread are. Rideshare cheerleaders been totally duped by the rideshare cartel.
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Old 07-10-2017, 04:07 AM
 
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Its amazing how inaccurate the posts on this thread are. Rideshare cheerleaders been totally duped by the rideshare cartel.
There's nothing inaccurate with people having to pay as little as 60 percent less than cab fares Hughie. There's also nothing inaccurate about locals being thrilled to get picked up in 5 to 7 minutes when it would take 30 minutes or more to be picked up on the outskirts areas away from the strip. Again, if cabs had done a good job of servicing their customers, they wouldn't be losing the bulk of their rides to Uber and Lyft. As stated, what a wonderful system to have a bunch of rich investors willing to subsidize customers (it's better than a Socialist's wet dream) It's what people are always wanting...make the rich pay more. Well, now you've got it...we should all milk it for what it's worth. Nothing illegal at all about it, but monopolies are (which is exactly what the cab company had for years...clearly an unfair business practice). Too bad, so sad. Tough chit!
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Old 07-10-2017, 04:40 AM
 
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There's nothing inaccurate with people having to pay as little as 60 percent less than cab fares Hughie. There's also nothing inaccurate about locals being thrilled to get picked up in 5 to 7 minutes when it would take 30 minutes or more to be picked up on the outskirts areas away from the strip. Again, if cabs had done a good job of servicing their customers, they wouldn't be losing the bulk of their rides to Uber and Lyft. As stated, what a wonderful system to have a bunch of rich investors willing to subsidize customers (it's better than a Socialist's wet dream) It's what people are always wanting...make the rich pay more. Well, now you've got it...we should all milk it for what it's worth. Nothing illegal at all about it, but monopolies are (which is exactly what the cab company had for years...clearly an unfair business practice). Too bad, so sad. Tough chit!
Yeah, just pray you never get hit by an uninsured rideshare driver, which most have committed insurance fraud. Good luck to us all.
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