This whole uber thing sounds so Fugazy to me. Here in NYC many moons ago in the 80’s was a company that came out with the same idea. Took the TLC here by storm. Private car service guys ran to sign up. I myself was almost one of them. I look I listened and realized once I sat down and did some math I would not earn a real living for myself for about 6 years. Longer than I would be aloud to keep there type of car on the road. That’s right they had the car from Chrysler specially designed for them you had to buy. And don’t worry they will help with financing as well.
After about 3 or 4 years drivers started to realize what I realized at the presentation. You cannot make a real buck unless drive 20 hrs a day 7 days a week. Hello, that means some very cranky drivers not too mention the smell. Oh so true guys lost families and developed serious health issues because they were living in the car to pay for it. Try selling back and moving on was a night mere. You got nothing for the car and you had to pay the balance of the contractual loan agreement anyway.
Cars started showing up for customers late drivers demanding payment in the car. Lawsuits started showing up and Mr. Fugazy takes a powder, the company folds and all anyone has is a Chrysler kcal limousine worth 4 bucks on the dollar if lucky. So guys joining Uber I say to you be wary and read in between the lines.
Anyone who has spent time in larger cities such as New York or Washington, D.C., knows how easy it is to get around. Either through public transportation, a cab, or a bikeshare, residents of larger cities usually have a good number of options when it comes to getting from Point A to Point B. In Stockton, if you want to get somewhere, taking your own car is almost always your only choice. But today, Stocktonians can now enjoy at least one convenience that had previously only been available to large metro areas, as private car service Uber is now open for business.
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