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Re: “Uber Really, Really Doesn’t Pay Very Well, According to a Lawsuit Filed in North Carolina

Uber was great pay when it started in the Raleigh area but it has gotten much less lucrative as time has gone on. Uber has and continues to be using some extremely deceptive practices and does all it can to hide them. Ubers interests and the drivers interests are not well aligned making them bad partners. Uber has slashed rates dramatically claiming it would increase income. That has not come to pass. Instead Uber raised their Booking Fee from $1.00 to $1.80, increasing their revenue per ride by 80 cents and not sharing any of that with the driver. So lower rates by roughly $1.00 a trip, then raise the fee by 80 cents means that Uber is getting .60 more per trip AND drivers make .80 less per trip. This adds up over time. Uber also has started quoting prices as a flat rate which is an estimate that's a little higher than the time and mileage fee that used to be charged but they still reimburse the driver by time and mileage. In most cases this means they pocket a little extra change on each ride. On the few rides where a passenger would remember what rate they paid, Uber was making an extra $1.00 that they were not splitting with the driver per their agreement. Uber wants to get massive volume, to the point of taking passengers away from the bus while the drivers need better rates to make a decent living.
People who leased cars to do Uber when it paid better are stuck now as the floor drops out from under them between lower rates and increased competition. I also don't need to mention how Uber has mislead the public into believing that a tip is included in the rate when in fact that's not the case.

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Posted by Marty Dulberg on 11/22/2016 at 4:56 PM

Re: “The Morning Roundup: Go Home, Pat

@Rward: Just fixed that, thanks for the heads up.

Posted by pblest on 11/21/2016 at 11:53 AM

Re: “The Morning Roundup: Go Home, Pat

Melania is staying in New York, so Trump will hire a body double to play the role of first lady. Rumor has it the job will go to Caitlyn Jenner.

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Posted by MichaelEdits on 11/21/2016 at 11:21 AM

Re: “The Morning Roundup: Go Home, Pat

link 1 to N&O actually goes to bismark tribune

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Posted by Rward on 11/21/2016 at 10:09 AM

Re: “The Morning Roundup: Trump’s Making Stuff Up Again, Must Be a Day That Ends in Y

crazy is as crazy does. To expect a government without controversy is like having a ball of string with no tangles. If my pet cat gets involved with the string, it will never get untangled.

Posted by Glenn Maughan on 11/18/2016 at 12:29 PM

Re: “KKK Drops Flyers In Raleigh Neighborhood As Part of Seemingly Coordinated National Campaign

Is true Donald trump feed the white supremacy is not good they will kill the people

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Posted by Luisa Caseres on 11/16/2016 at 11:02 PM

Re: “Will to Live Cautiously Returning? Here's a Few Things to Do This Week.

You stopped the arts coverage to cover the election..... You were probably better off just covering the arts, rather than the elections. Your readership would have went up.

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Posted by Matt Price on 11/16/2016 at 4:21 PM

Re: “Moogfest Announces Joint Pass with Art of Cool for 2017 Festivals

I'm so happy to see this collaboration, and this affordable way to attend both!

Posted by Ruby Sinreich on 11/15/2016 at 5:08 PM

Re: “Republicans Rumored to Be Considering Packing the N.C. Supreme Court In December Special Session

I hope this is a vile and unfounded rumor. If it's true however, I'd love to see a proactive series of full page ads run in Indyweek, the Observer and other major papers before the special session with a huge headline that says, "MOLESTERS OF DEMOCRACY?" "PLEASE DON'T DIRTY Lady Liberty" followed by photos of members of the Republican legislature with captions containing their names and public email addresses. If this is true they need to be publicly embarrassed beforehand.

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Posted by tenseownage on 11/11/2016 at 1:42 PM

Re: “Undercover at North Carolina's Final Gathering of Trump's Army

Winning... I hope this string of victories continue...

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Posted by Mike Moore on 11/09/2016 at 11:30 AM

Re: “Theater News: Common Ground Theatre to Go Dark in December

Thanks for being there. You will be missed.

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Posted by vidvis on 11/09/2016 at 9:44 AM

Re: “Wake County Judge Michael Denning: 'China Wouldn't Be So Bad If It Weren't for All the Chinese'

Well everyone, consider this. Judge Denning lived in China and has a personal perspective, how many of you can claim the same pedigree? I'll guess few to none.

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Posted by Michael Wardell on 11/08/2016 at 8:17 PM

Re: “Undercover at North Carolina's Final Gathering of Trump's Army

Kenneth, you express so well the frustration most of us feel. For you to have had the courage, the self control to attend the rally speaks volumes of your fine character. It has been a ghastly time, a growing malignancy in our country. I believe that truth, honor, and substance will prevail. And then the reunification of our brothers and sisters will begin.

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Posted by Wendy Girl on 11/08/2016 at 2:10 PM

Re: “KKK Drops Flyers In Raleigh Neighborhood As Part of Seemingly Coordinated National Campaign

This is bizarre! Of all the years I've lived in Durham and Raleigh, I've never heard of anything so ridiculous! I work at Real Estate By Design in Durham and someone once left a flyer for a cat washing service (LOL), which I thought was crazy enough, but this takes the cake!
Regards,
Alisa
Real Estate By Design
2327 Englert Drive #100
Durham, NC 27713
(919) 319-9456
http://www.realestatebydesignnc.com

Posted by realestatebydesign on 11/07/2016 at 11:29 PM

Re: “The INDY’s Elections Contest: Guess the Results, Win a Prize

welp, that's exactly the same map I planned to pick (save for making NE all red and ME all blue), so no fun in that!

Posted by Van Buren Boy on 11/07/2016 at 4:12 PM

Re: “Wake County Judge Michael Denning: 'China Wouldn't Be So Bad If It Weren't for All the Chinese'

Chris Malone tweeted his support of Judge Michael Denning. This is the same Chris Malone who voted for HB2 and defended the horrible bill. Judge Michael Denning is a huge supporter of HB2 and Judge Denning is a big supporter of McCrory. Vote for Becky Holt for Superior Court Judge District 10C. Judge Michael Denning should not be a Judge. He is corrupt. His campaign was also fined for Prohibited Campaign forfeiture.

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Posted by Voting4Change on 11/01/2016 at 2:41 PM

Re: “The Morning Roundup: Richard Burr Has Gone Full Trump

During the American Civil War and through Reconstruction, people like many in today's Republican were called the Radical Republicans. Today's Republicans are not conservative (What exactly are they trying to conserve?), however, you can call the Radical Republicans.

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Posted by Kitty Hegemann on 11/01/2016 at 8:42 AM

Re: “Another Solis Apartment Complex Planned for Brightleaf ... About a Mile Away From Current Complex

Who are the people currently staying at the first Solis????? And why????????

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Posted by fish sauce on 10/30/2016 at 11:55 AM

Re: “The Morning Roundup: Expanded Early Voting Hours Begin Today and More Clown News

Screw Wegman's. I'd happily settle for a Teeter anywhere east of Duke St.

Posted by BullCityBrian on 10/28/2016 at 9:55 AM
Posted by rocket0627 on 10/27/2016 at 6:09 PM

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