Uber Post #2
Also, due to extreme lateness this weekend I had to call an Uber in downtown Boston. I haven’t used Uber since the bad press started (the 2017 bad press, that is), and there was a noticeable difference. Downtown you used to be able to connect with a driver immediately who was 1-3 minutes away, but this time it took forever to connect to a driver 6 minutes away who wasn’t even finished with her last trip, then got hopelessly lost and never made it. After that another atypically long wait for another driver 6 minutes away, which gave me time to cancel and hail a cab.
Who knows, maybe Uber is losing drivers and this is the beginning of the end? I’ll definitely try Lyft or Safr in the future. I don’t have it in for ridesharing– it’s genius– but obviously supporting a (theoretically) better run, more ethical company would be nice.