I confess that I am angry at Uber. It seems to me that those folks lead people on about the earnings potential at Uber. They take 25% right off the top and then another two bucks per ride. High volume companies don’t need 25% + $2 to operate – that’s cutting their field workforce’s profit to the bone. To give you an example – on a 20 buck ride Uber takes $5 plus $2, which is 35%. Your car expense for a $20 ride (according to the IRS or AA) is at least 12 miles @.54 which is at $6.00 which is another 30%. That leaves you 35% to pay for tolls and parking, any extraordinary car damage, cell phone use, food, water for your riders, the internet, and your profit. The percents are just not there no matter how hard or long you work.
Senior Management and owners have somehow found a way off the percentage they take from the drivers to get rich. They can also, via your phone keep track of your movements even when not using Uber. Creepy! Or their allegiance with Trump.
So it is no surprise that they are accused of denigration based upon sex. No surprise at all.
“The accusations from Susan Fowler, a former site reliability engineer who now works for technology company Stripe, prompted CEO Travis Kalanick to announce an “urgent investigation” on Sunday.
Fowler, who worked for Uber from November 2015 to December 2016, outlined her allegations on her blog, including claims that a manager immediately propositioned her for sex when she joined, and that a director explained the dwindling numbers of women in her organization by saying “the women of Uber just needed to step up and be better engineers”.
“What she describes is abhorrent and against everything Uber stands for and believes in,” Kalanick said in a statement provided to the Guardian. He claimed her blog was the first time he had heard of her allegations.
“We seek to make Uber a just workplace FOR EVERYONE and there can be absolutely no place for this kind of behavior at Uber – and anyone who behaves this way or thinks this is OK will be fired.”
On her first official day with her team, Fowler said her manager sent her a series of messages over the company chat, explaining that he was in an open relationship and that he was having trouble finding new partners.” https://www.theguardian.com/technology/2017/feb/20/uber-urgent-investigation-sexual-harassment-claims-susan-fowler