Good…Bad…Better…

Hi Class! This morning you read about Uber. What are your thoughts and reactions? First, summarize the important ideas using your own words and proper sentences. Be sure to use transition words to create a smooth flowing paragraph. Afterwards, state why you support or oppose this innovation giving your opinions as well as links to articles and information to support your case. Be sure to introduce and credit your sources (this will be explained in class today).

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23 Responses to Good…Bad…Better…

  1. Maddy. H says:

    I think that we should not use uber! Uber will put so many taxi drivers out of work! Also, what if there is a problem with with the taxi driver? What if he or she has a criminal record? what if they are on drugs? And what if our lives are in danger. I think that this is a bad idea.

  2. MAX says:

    I vote no UBER because I do not like the idea of pressing a button on your phone and some random person that could be drunk can come and pick you up or kill you! Plus UBER should follow the rules from anywhere in Canada that IF YOU ARE HALING FREIGHT OR PASSENGERS FOR PROFIT YOU NEED A COMMERCIAL LICENCE this goes for air planes ,cars semi’s and I know for fact when I was getting my boating licence it said YOU CANNOT DO ANYTHING ON ANY BOAT FOR PROFIT WITH THIS PLEASURE-CRAFT LICENCE UBER can also put taxicab drivers out of there jobs. Plus some random guy could make a faker app that looks exactly like UBERs app so you press the call a car button and i gives this fake app maker your location not very private what do you think reply below

  3. Niomi says:

    I think Uber is a bad thing because its unsafe. Why?, the drivers don’t have to follow the same rules and other taxi drivers, there is no guarantee that they actually have good driving skills and the drivers could even have a criminal record. Insurance companies also warned that Uber drivers are not covered if one of them get in a car crash or injured. Taxi drivers also warned that Uber could put a lot of Canada’s roughly 50000 taxi drivers out of work. I think its also bad because drivers don’t have to buy an expensive licence to operate, and it is aloud to charge 30% less than traditional taxis, and Uber is now worth about $18 billion, and operates in over 200 cities..

  4. shyla says:

    Uber has many pros and cons such as :
    pros:
    -it is cheaper
    -$5,000,000 insurance
    -there is an app
    – it may reduce the amount of drunk drivers

    cons:
    – uber may not be safe
    – possible unqualified drivers
    – loss of jobs
    – the drivers could have criminal records

    I think that uber is a great idea because there will be less accidents caused by drunk driving,”At Uber, safety is our top priority – not just for riders and partner drivers, but … safe and reliable options to get around is essential to reducing drunk driving in any city. A city caused the number of arrests for impared drivers to decrease by more than 10%.”(blog.uber.com/dui Qoute) it also has one of the highest insurance in canada.

  5. ali says:

    Uber drivers are the best way to get around. They should be around everywhere because their easier to get to and all you need to do is grab your phone, get the app (if you don’t have it already), say what kind of car you want to be picked up in and finally where you are and where you want to be dropped off. In addition Uber pays about $90,000 yearly and taxi drivers only get about $25,000 yearly. Thus Uber is still cheaper than a taxi. Uber only accepts credit card in witch is easier than cash. That is why Uber is so much better than taxis.

  6. tenille says:

    Uber is bad because:
    It will get rid of peoples jobs.
    The service is unsafe.
    There is no guarantee that the drivers have good driving skills.
    Some cities in Canada are paying money for them NOT to come.
    Uber is good because:
    Its less money.
    You have to just get an app.
    They did back round checks to make sure it was safe.
    It make lots of money(already worth $18 million dollars).

    I do not like the idea of Uber because it is not safe and it will make peoples lose their jobs and put them on the street.

  7. Madison. D says:

    It could be bad because the people how can drive it do not have to follow the industry rules. From the article that we read in class it said that it could be putting taxi drivers out of there jobs and plus no one wants it in Ottawa, Toronto, Calgary, or Edmonton.

  8. Layla says:

    I say that Uber is bad. Its cool and all, that they are making technology upgrades, but think of what might happen. Yeah, they may reduce drunk driving, but couldn’t you just call a cab, or find a designated driver? And don’t you think it is sort of creepy, just pressing a button and the driver instantly knows your exact location. even though having to know the number of a cab and have to actually take out your cell and actually PRESS THE BUTTONS TO TALK ON THE PHONE (ohmygosh, that is an outrage, to talk on the phone is like, so last year!!), it is still better, despite the few flaws, because they are actually licenced to pick people up off the side of the road and drive them to the location in which they ask for, and get payed for it. It is there job, and Uber will put the cab drivers out of business. Those people live off that job, off the money they get from that job. Some people do not have that licence, they could be horrible drivers, still just learning how to parallel park (not likely, but it could still occur in some situations), and have permission to be an Uber driver. What I’m saying is, Uber is still new, and we haven’t learned enough about it.

  9. Garet says:

    First I think that uber is bad, because when trying to get a driver you could get a creeper driver.
    Second the drivers aren’t any nicer than taxi drivers most of the time. Third uber is making taxi drivers lose their jobs because more people choose uber due to the lower cost. Fourth one of the drivers for uber was responsible for the death of a young girl and the company of uber stated that uber is not responsible for her death because he was not doing work for them at the time. Fifth for a near guaranteed safe ride the customer has to pay an extra dollar so the company will do a background check on the desired driver so they will not be a dangerous ex-convict ready to start a crime spree.

  10. Madison says:

    Uber is Bad
    Uber is bad because it destroy lives by taking jobs, it forces people to use there phones. OK before I continue has any one reading this seen the video,”Look Up.”If not then whats it about is if you always look to your phone to help life is just going to pass you by. So if we look to our phone or any hand held device we will never hall a cab that could have your new best friend driving it,you could miss saving your money to buy your self car but instead you’ll be wasting your time spending money on Uber. So please stop this madness and please don’t let Uber in to our town thank you.

  11. shyla says:

    Uber has many pros and cons some major pros are it is cheaper, they have $5,000,000 insurance, instead of phoning there is an app, and it may reduce the amount of drunk drivers. On the other hand some major cons are Uber may not be safe, possible unqualified drivers,loss of jobs and the drivers could have criminal records.
    I think that Uber is a great idea because there will be less accidents caused by drunk driving,”At Uber, safety is our top priority – not just for riders and partner drivers, but … safe and reliable options to get around is essential to reducing drunk driving in any city. A city caused the number of arrests for impared drivers to decrease by more than 10%.”(blog.uber.com/dui Qoute) it also has one of the highest insurance in canada.

  12. Layla says:

    I say that Uber is bad. Its cool and all, that they are making technology upgrades, but think of what might happen. Yeah, they may reduce drunk driving, but couldn’t you just call a cab, or find a designated driver (if this century still knew how to do that)? Firstly, don’t you think it is sort of creepy, just pressing a button and the driver instantly knows your exact location. Secondly, even though having to know the number of a cab and have to actually take out your cell and actually PRESS THE BUTTONS TO TALK ON THE PHONE (ohmygosh, that is an outrage, to talk on the phone is like, so last year!!), it is still better, despite the few flaws, because they are actually licenced to pick people up off the side of the road and drive them to the location in which they ask for, and get payed for it. In other words, it is there job, and Uber will put the cab drivers out of business. Those people live off that job, off the money they get from that job. Some people do not have that licence, they could be horrible drivers, still just learning how to parallel park (not likely, but it could still occur in some situations), and have permission to be an Uber driver. Thirdly, Uber actually costs MORE than the classical cab. Could you imagine how much money that would be, especially with the ordinary taxi user. the amounts are usually around $1500 a week, $6000 a month, and $56,000 a year! It is important to realize that that is a lot of money. But, then again, it is your choice, and your choice alone. Regardless, I think taxis are better.

  13. Alyse Coates says:

    I strongly think that Uber is a good idea. In first place Uber is cheaper than your everyday taxi service. For those people that don’t have a vehicle they take a taxi everyday for work or stops they need to do, they would save more way more money this way. In addition this app can guaranteed a ride and you don’t have to run around the streets trying to get the cabs attention and your not guaranteed a ride with the taxi service. Also using the app will get you a ride faster then grabbing the taxi drivers attention on the busy streets of your community. Not only do you get a cool ride but you also can rate the drivers if they’re good or bad so they could get better ones or make them better on the app. Since this method is on a phone it is handy for you whenever needed. Thank you. -alyse

  14. Jayme says:

    Uber is convenient because it has a app, is cheaper than a regular taxi, also comes faster than a taxi although this is true it also has some cons. For instance the drivers only get a background check but not a divers test, a lot of the taxi drivers are losing their jobs which leads to no food and no money and no money leads to no house which leads to poverty so for those reasons I am against the uber company.

  15. Cheyanne says:

    Are you aware of the new transportation service Uber? This service is based in San Francisco. It first started in 2009. The service is used by a smartphone app customers download.That app then lets customers pick where and what type of car they will get picked up. Based on the type of car Uber finds the closest available driver and sends them off to that location. You are able to join for free (for passengers and drivers). Uber also takes payment in credit card not cash. This service does not have to follow other industry rules like the taxi companies. Also this can put approximately 50,000 taxi drivers out of work. Uber says that they require their drivers to have complete background checks. Also they have their own insurance for all Uber passengers/customers. They will not let bad drivers keep on driving for the customers or stay with the service for long. Personally I think Uber is a great new transportation service. For one you can pay in credit which is nice because not everyone goes around with pockets full of money. Further more if you get in an accident Uber has its own insurance that covers all Uber passengers. Also its very easy to access all you have to do is use an app on your phone and you get to choose what car you get picked up in along with where you get picked up.

  16. ali says:

    Uber is the best way to get around because it is cheaper and is easier to get to. They should be around everywhere because all you need to do to get one is grab your phone, get the app (if you don’t have it already). Say what kind of car you want to be picked up in and finally where you are and where you want to be dropped off. Also Uber has a variety of vehicles to choose from. In addition Uber pays about $90,000 yearly to people working with Uber when taxi drivers only get about $25,000 yearly. Thus Uber is still cheaper than a taxi, Uber only accepts credit card in witch is easier than cash. Together with, Uber has had a background check to prove that it is safe. Uber also has made lots of money and is already worth $18 million. Therefore Uber is much better than a taxi

  17. Devon says:

    Uber is awesome because of the simple reason safe people and nice people can use it for cheaper than taxi’s. First, Its cheaper and everyone likes cheaper who does not? Second, Only people with no criminal records can be the driver so only safe people use it. Third, you don’t need to remember the phone number for the taxi driver place that will save lots of people. Finally everyone has a smart phone so when your in a uber supported area you can get a driver easy with little cash that you have.

  18. Kaedyn says:

    Uber is a great add on to our roads and cities! The Uber app is very convenient because basically everyone has a phone now. Also you can pick any type of car you want so you are comfortable. And its cheaper than traditional taxies. You should welcome Uber with open arms.

  19. Morgan says:

    I like the idea of Uber because first of all when you need the uber they have an app so it will come faster than normal taxis do. Also its cheaper than taxis. The drivers of uber get a background check to see if they are suitable to become a driver. With a taxi you have to go into the middle of the highway to get their attention but like I said before uber has an app so you don’t need to do unsafe things just to get a ride. As I like the idea of uber I also don’t mostly because the drivers don’t have to do a background check.

  20. Morgan says:

    oops I meant the drivers don’t get a drivers test

  21. skye says:

    I think UBER has its pros an cons.The pros about UBER are you don,t have to call a taxi you just have to download a app which is more convenient ,and joining is free for drivers and passengers the fare is for the length of the trip and the drivers time and its convenient because you can pay buy credit card but only credit card and plus its also 30% cheeper the traditional taxis why you ask because drivers don’t have to buy an expensive license to operetta,also UBER is backed by $5 million of auto liability insurance.Now for the cons of UBER,the cons about UBER are that it may put roughly 50,000 taxi drivers out of work,also it may be unsafe because theres no guarantee that they have good driving skills or even criminal record checks plus they don’t have to follow the industry rules. Montreal,Ottawa and Toronto have UBER services in there cites and Ottawa and Toronto want to ban the controversial company which may give you a hint that its not the best service to use.

  22. Beau says:

    In 2009, a Taxi company called Uber began in San Francisco. This is how Uber works. You download an app on your smartphone that is tracked by Uber on a GPS. You then tell Uber where you would like to be picked up and what vehicle you would like to ride in. Uber locates the nearest driver with that vehicle and sends it to your location. Joining is free for drivers and passengers and both are able to rate each other. Uber also used credit cards and takes 20 percent of the drivers fare.
    In my opinion, Uber should not be allowed in our society. Firstly, Uber will eventually cause the Taxi companies to go out of business. This would mean that drivers would lose their jobs and not be able to support their families. Secondly, Uber drivers do not have to buy expensive license’s to operate, which Taxi companies do. This is why Uber is able to charge much less for their fares. Lastly, Uber does not have to follow the same rules and guidelines that Taxi companies do so there is no guarantee that you will have a responsible driver.
    In conclusion, Uber is not fair competition for Taxi companies and their drivers.

  23. Kaedyn says:

    I think UBER is a step up in society. Just because people lose some jobs doesn’t mean it’s not a good change, as a matter of fact there are more ups than downs! Like UBER is 30% less expensive than traditional taxis. You can pick the type of car for your own comfort. Also it can help reduce global warming because more and more people will use UBER instead! It even has the convenience of an app. In my opinion UBER is the better thing for our world.

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