jdreyer wrote on May 13, 2020, 15:36:
MoreLuckThanSkill wrote on May 13, 2020, 12:36:Hard to blame the drivers, they're desperate for work. Such is the case with all of these gig companies: they exploit the desperate to provide convenience to the rest of us, making massive profits along the way (or at least massive salaries for their C-level execs).
Mr. Tact wrote on May 12, 2020, 20:43:
What a shock, the gig economy fucking people over -- who woulda thunk it?
People cannot do basic math. Nobody with an ounce of sense would work a Gig job, or support these leeching industries designed to literally destroy what little actual economy is left in the US.
At this point it's just a race to the bottom in almost every aspect of human existence in this country, with people cheering their own destruction along the way.
IMO, this is a case of the companies getting ahead of government regulation. They grow so quickly that by the time the gov't tries to get involved, the gov't has a hard time with that regulation because they've become the status quo. Hard to change it at that point, but they need to bite the bullet and get legislation passed.
It has nothing to do with becoming the "status quo" and everything to do with being able to afford LOBBYISTS. Until that shit changes no amount of legislation will be put forward, much less passed.
- I refer to it as BC, Before Corona, and AD, After Disaster. -