• @[email protected]
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    04 months ago

    Of course I mean drivers; that’s what this thread is about!

    If people stop using the service, those drivers will have to find new jobs. Boycotting the services does nothing to help them find a new job; if it’s successful, a boycott just takes away the drivers’ choice to keep the job they have. Obviously they want to keep their jobs, or they’d just quit instead of striking.

    • Chozo
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      24 months ago

      Keep in mind, the drivers for these apps often take these jobs because they can’t hold down a normal job. Either due to disability, mental health, or just plain unemployable personality traits keep them from maintaining a normal 9-5. Many of these people can’t find other work. They sign up for these apps because they don’t have any boss to answer to, they don’t have a schedule to follow, and they don’t have any real rules that they need to adhere to.

      • @TexasDrunk
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        14 months ago

        Plus there are many that can and do hold regular jobs but need the extra, or are between jobs after layoffs and are just trying to keep a roof over their head until their next job or first couple of paychecks come in.

    • norbert
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      24 months ago

      They’re striking for higher wages, I doubt any of them care about the specific work.

      If a company is unable to pay their employees a livable wage they shouldn’t exist. And IMO the “gig economy” takes away the bargaining power of workers, these companies exist purely as middlemen to extract profit on transactions. They’re leeches on society, just another solution looking for a made up problem.

      • @[email protected]
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        04 months ago

        I never said they cared about their specific jobs. I said they want to keep the jobs they have. I don’t know if you’ve noticed, but looking for work totally sucks.