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Journalist seeking help from Uber drivers

Discussion in 'Melbourne | Uber Drivers Forum' started by Lewis Fischer, Apr 18, 2017.

  1. Lewis Fischer

    Lewis Fischer New Member

    Hi folks,
    Please excuse the intrusion on your forum.
    My name is Lewis Fischer. I’m a journalist based in Melbourne.
    I'm writing an article about people’s experiences and their rights driving Uber.
    I’m looking for drivers who are willing to share their experiences with me.
    Please get in touch if interested. Your anonymity will be protected and respected.
    Best,
    Lewis.
     
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  2. Cold Gin

    Cold Gin Member

    Happy to help. Please PM your contact information.
     
  3. Uberx zoom

    Uberx zoom Well known member (founder)

    Hi Lewis,

    Welcome to Ride Share Drivers United. We received your email.

    May i suggest that you explore our info pages before speaking to individual drivers. It is also essential to ensure that the drivers you speak to drive at least 25 hours per week and over as infrequent drivers do not really represent the majority of us.

    Info pages here:

    1. Why Melbourne Uber drivers are unhappy?
    http://ridesharedriversunited.com/why-are-uber-drivers-in-melbourne-unhappy/

    2. RSDU's Uber drivers list of demands
    http://ridesharedriversunited.com/melbourne-uber-drivers-list-of-demands/

    3. RSDU last organised strike results
    http://ridesharedriversunited.com/rsdu-no-uber-monday-log-off-strike-results/

    The above mentioned pages describe our gripes with Uber in a nutshell.

    Speak soon.
     
    Last edited: Apr 18, 2017
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  4. Lewis Fischer

    Lewis Fischer New Member

    Thanks UberX Zoom, appreciated.
    I've read the links you provided above.
    Speak soon.
     
  5. Riders Champion

    Riders Champion Well-Known Member

    If you ever need a Sydney opinion, I'm available. Otherwise, good luck with it guys!
     
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  6. Lewis Fischer

    Lewis Fischer New Member

    I'm unable to PM Riders Champion but feel free to get in touch. I'm not necessarily restricted to drivers in Melbourne, you might have some valuable insight.
     
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  7. Riders Champion

    Riders Champion Well-Known Member

    Oh that's right. Had a small issue of PM abuse by alleged moles/trolls (long story) so have blocked that feature across the board - only the mods can reach out to me. @Uberx zoom, please send me Lewis's email if possible.

    @Lewis Fischer , This is you right? https://au.linkedin.com/in/lewisfischer
    Unfortunately, we are very vulnerable here so I do what I can to vet people.
     
  8. Lewis Fischer

    Lewis Fischer New Member

    That's me and this: www.lewisfischer.com is my website.
    I'm also on Twitter: @minkcave

    If you're able to PM me I can send you my details?
     
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  9. Riders Champion

    Riders Champion Well-Known Member

    Good idea, let me try it now
     
  10. Sunshine

    Sunshine Member

    Please be careful, guys. If Uber catches you, deactivation awaits you.
     
  11. eXploitation

    eXploitation Active Member

    How and whatever for?

    Slander?
     
  12. Sunshine

    Sunshine Member

    They'll think of something.
     
  13. eXploitation

    eXploitation Active Member

    Ah ok
    Like pair you constantly with punx who rate you low and all their other dirty tricks
    The fucking reliance on the app and the way it works with ratings and lack of transparency has everybody by the balls in this filthy gig
     
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  14. Uberx zoom

    Uberx zoom Well known member (founder)

    Last edited: Apr 19, 2017
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  15. skyco

    skyco Active Member

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  16. Lewis Fischer

    Lewis Fischer New Member

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  17. eXploitation

    eXploitation Active Member

    Wow

    And those earning were in the so called 'good times'

    Looking at just under min wage in all states of usa with all risks not counted and NO health insurance

    In aus even worse
    Less than HALF min casual wage
    No risk premium built in for anything to boot
    Crash car? - dicked
    Trans blown from overheat? - stuffed
    Traffic and parking presents? - mmm
    Spare cash to replace wheels? - :(

    As an ex ex cabbie when nobody would even contemplate it i am staggered as to how many are lining up to be shafted

    You know the punters looked down on cabbies BUT AT LEAST THEY WERE SCARED OF US especially of me
    But i quickly made it clear i was there to look after them and they were glad
    And they would mutter under their breath - why couldnt all taxi drivers be like this as they were stepping out
    And they ALWAYS... ALWAYS left a tip

    Dont think driving is easy
    You are completely isolated from a team environment and camaraderie
    The public are not friends or colleagues so dont be deluded
    Sitting down driving is the worst occupational health risk there is

    If you are going to do this dont stop looking at options
    And dont flog urselves on somebody elses business be selective and gentle on ur cars, selves and ur people
     
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  18. Uberx zoom

    Uberx zoom Well known member (founder)

  19. Sunshine

    Sunshine Member

    If it's too good to be true, it most likely is. Don't be a sucker.
     
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    skyco Active Member

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