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Old 05-29-2015, 10:25 AM
 
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You may be right, or not, but they should be allowed to succeed or fail on their own, both the individual drivers, and the cab companies and Uber. Let them slug it out, and we'll see who does best in the end. If drivers can't make it with Uber, than they'll drop out.

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Whoever does this is an idiot... Probably the same drivers who are into long hauling people... They see an opportunity at $$$ and they light up inside. When in reality, becoming an Uber driver in Las Vegas is going to be a terrible, terrible city to drive in.
There are simply too many cabs and the need for a cab-like transportation is extremely centralized in LV... Unlike NY, LA, CHI where the need is very spread out.
Vegas is only two million metro... The same as Kansas City or Cleveland. You think Uber drivers in those towns are just rolling in the dough? lol. No.
Plus they give up all their benefits... Medical, 401k, paid vacation, paid sick time, company car, free maintenance on said car... But at least now they will make 80% on rides and be told by the company that they work for what the tip is going to be, regardless of the service they provide... But that 80% start to disappear pretty quickly when you are putting miles on your vehicle, changing your oil faster, replacing worn and blown tires faster, paying higher insurance, paying all fuel costs, paying for medical if you don't have any coverage from somewhere else, cleaning up vomit/blood/**** from your own vehicle (yep, it does happen...)... All while sharing the road with more than 15,000 taxi, limo, bus/shuttle drivers.

Yeah... Good luck with that in Vegas.
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Old 05-29-2015, 10:46 AM
 
Location: Las Vegas, Nevada
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You may be right, or not, but they should be allowed to succeed or fail on their own, both the individual drivers, and the cab companies and Uber. Let them slug it out, and we'll see who does best in the end. If drivers can't make it with Uber, than they'll drop out.
If a bunch of people ahead of me bounce in favor of driving for Uber, that just means my seniority goes up faster and faster but they are still fools to do so.
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Old 05-29-2015, 01:09 PM
 
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I am glad I don't make a living by driving a car.
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Old 05-29-2015, 05:55 PM
 
Location: Las Vegas, Nevada
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I am glad I don't make a living by driving a car.
I used to be an Electrical Engineer at a coal-fired power plant... MUCH prefer this.
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Old 05-29-2015, 06:17 PM
 
Location: las vegas
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Good free entertainment might be sitting outside Omnia at CP or Encore and watching these kids and UBER drivers try to find each other at 2:30 am for their 5 minute ride back to their hotel. The only place being an UBER driver won't be a nightmare near the strip is the corridor along Paradise. Everything else is going to be a logistical nightmare for both parties and their is no way to solve it. And you can puke inside a car so bad their is no way to fix it without a hazmat team with commercial equipment and chemicals that cost hundreds of dollars. Happens in cabs every night.
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Old 05-29-2015, 06:25 PM
 
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At least you got past the lawsuit stsge. Here in NYC, banks that loaned money on taxi medallions are suing to force the city to shut down Uber.
The high price of taxi medallions in NYC is one more good reason we should hop Uber succeeds. But on the one hand you have million dollar taxi licenses in NYC supporting political graft and corruption while on the other hand you have Uber creating mega millionaires, so pick your poison.
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Old 05-29-2015, 06:26 PM
 
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I used to be an Electrical Engineer at a coal-fired power plant... MUCH prefer this.
Of course, E Engr at a coal-fired power plant is definitely worse than a cab driver.
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Old 05-29-2015, 10:17 PM
 
Location: Las Vegas, Nevada
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Of course, E Engr at a coal-fired power plant is definitely worse than a cab driver.
It's all about perspective man... I'm happy with what I do and damn good at it... Not all people can say that.
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Old 05-29-2015, 10:27 PM
 
Location: Southern Highlands
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... watching these kids and UBER drivers try to find each other.
I don't think you understand how the app works. Or Google+ or Find My Friends.
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Old 05-30-2015, 05:45 AM
 
Location: Earth
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I wonder how many Uber fans would also be in favor of unlicensed restaurants, doctors, contractor or any other licensed profession?
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