Fired from Uber

Oct 3 65 Comments

Couple of months ago I was in a Uber heading to work when I realized that the driver did not speak English and was using Maps with a non-English/Spanish language. I realised that our product has a hole and I wrote a PRD that would have strengthened how Uber vets and accepts Drivers.

Currently all we ask for is SSN and Drivers license and that is a gaping hole- as there are many immigrants in the country who may have SSN and DL but they are not legally authorised to work.

The last few months have been hell. From being asked - 'are you anti-immigrant?' to 'did'nt think that many were Trump supporters' to the VP of supply side economics saying- 'this will have a chilling effect on our ability to recruit drivers'.

My project got canned, my reviews went to hell and earlier today I was told that I was being let go.

Life sucks 😞

TC: 0

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TOP 65 Comments
  • Amazon sm:)e
    So you thought that the hole was that a Spanish speaking driver was unauthorized to work? Sounds racist to me
    Oct 3 5
    • OP
      He barely understood English and was using Google Maps with Chinese language
      Oct 3
    • Google yawhateva
      Idk man looking for work authorization seems like a fair thing to me. I am an immigrant who will never get green card probably and I can't drive uber on my work authorization. Maybe the reason for writing prd was racist but it does seem to tackle a real issue
      Oct 3
    • OP
      In my mind I was writing a prd that would protect Uber and set a standard for other gig economy companies.
      Oct 3
    • Google uhavy71
      So if you moved to Mexico you'd only use Google Maps in Spanish? What does using Maps in english have to do with work authorization? You deserved to be fired if this anecdote was supposed to be a justification
      Oct 3
    • OP
      I don't know if you are purposefully misunderstanding me. I looked at our Driver intake process and realised that all it needs is SSN and DL. And that is not enough to ensure that an individual is legally authorised to work in the US. In my justification to leadership I said that we are an incident away from DHS/USCIS cracking down on all gig economy companies and we should lead the way and set an example for the industry.
      Oct 3
  • Abbott 3001
    Are you for real?
    Oct 3 8
    • Abbott 3001
      But what is your TC?
      Oct 3
    • OP
      0
      Oct 3
    • Abbott 3001
      Update post pls
      Oct 3
    • Explain the situation to your next recruiters. You'll be fine, doesn't sound like there's any problems with your technical skills.
      Oct 3
    • Internet Brands clitchaser
      "I got fired." "Ok, but what's your TC?"
      Oct 3
  • Chevron gLe4tnog
    If you have a SSN, you can legally work in the U.S.
    Oct 3 6
    • Chevron gLe4tnog
      Oh i didn’t know that, then the OP should have stated the problem as that. Pointing to a group of people and saying that they may or may not have the right to work is ... racist.
      Oct 3
    • OP
      Sorry man. Not in the right mind space right now. Drunk. And plan to get more drunk.
      Oct 3
    • New WscU36
      Where did you get this idea, Chevron? You make yourself like fool, not ignorant.
      Oct 3
    • Equifax r50q8j9
      F1 visa students can get ssn if they find a job within school. But they are not allowed to work outside unless you file a financial harship for summer break
      Oct 3
    • Amazon mmmehhhh
      Pointing to a persons right to work based on what language he used for his maps IS racist. A British guy once on a work visa and now a tourist in in no more position to legally work here than an Asian or Mexican guy with a SSN on a tourist visa. He deserved his firing. Good fucking riddance and hope he becomes homeless. What a piece of shit.
      Oct 4
  • Amazon LostAtC
    Nice fanfic
    Oct 3 0
  • Google Narpreet
    Fake af
    Oct 3 0
  • LinkedIn gibelwlv
    I believe this. We had once somebody who was questioning waving rainbow flags on some event.(required work break for our team)
    Oct 3 2
    • Volvo fyodorgnoy
      You mean everyone was required to wave rainbow flags?
      Oct 3
    • LinkedIn gibelwlv
      Yes. They don’t even ask if we want to do it. It was just stated that team x is waving flags
      Oct 4
  • Uber hetltre
    Get the fuck out poser
    Oct 3 2
    • Intel Feetcode
      Damn why r u so mad, relax? Or are all of you at Uber bunch of d*ck heads?
      Oct 3
    • Uber hetltre
      Isn’t it ironic that you think expressing your anger is a bad trait but where as stereotyping based on a company tag as a virtuous trait? Smh gtfoh
      Oct 3
  • The day after Trump got elected we we pulled into a meeting with the CSO and CISO and told how ‘intolerant people would not be tolerated’ in the security organization (hypocrit much?), and by intolerant people they meant anyone who was pro-Trump. The venom was pure and anyone who questioned the dictat was destroyed.
    Oct 3 1
  • Microsoft oro
    Im not sure that you can have a SSN and not be authorized to work. At the end of the day its purpose is to report Wages to goverment and get benefits. Benefits that you get by working. So...
    Oct 3 5
    • Google LyLs67
      You can have Ssn as a student working in the summer but not at other times
      Oct 3
    • Microsoft oro
      Ok so his problem is "yes work at this, but not at that"? Sound irrelevant to me.
      Oct 3
    • Google yawhateva
      I have SSN and I am allowed to legally work at Google on H1B. However my immigration status doesn't allow me to work anywhere else without h1b transfer. Also, transfer can only happen within same or similar field. E.g. I can't suddenly decide tomorrow that I wanna drive Uber as that's not 'Speciality occupation'
      Oct 3
    • Microsoft oro
      Especially when is not an over saturated market
      Oct 3
    • Microsoft oro
      Got it. Specially when Google is sponsoring you. Ok.
      Oct 3
  • Uber did the right think letting you go. You sound ignorant AF.
    Oct 3 0
  • Zillow Group The Troll
    Nice troll post thank you op
    Oct 3 0
  • eBay not@ebay
    Clearly, you're a racist pos. Clearly.
    Oct 3 0
  • Amazon dVRB53
    Wait, about a week back 500 engineers were fired. Uber is still firing engineers? Also, what level you were at, and what was your TC?
    Oct 3 3
    • Infosys BRY47
      This is clearly fake, don’t bother. First it was a Spanish language maps the driver was using, then it was Chinese language maps the driver was using. I don’t think you can confuse Spanish for being Chinese and vice versa.
      Oct 3
    • Amazon jupe
      OP meant the maps language was neither English nor Spanish. OP then adds in a comment that the maps language was Chinese.
      Oct 3
    • Infosys BRY47
      Oh, the way he wrote that was confusing.
      Oct 3
  • Google yawhateva
    So does Uber really not look at work authorization of drivers? For e.g. I know for sure that I can't legally drive uber on H1B. But Uber doesn't verify that?
    Oct 3 2
    • OP
      Try it. All you need is SSN and DL.
      Oct 3
    • Amazon mmmehhhh
      Fuck no don’t try it.
      Oct 4
  • New JxzE37
    Alt-right troll.
    Oct 4 0
  • Jorge?
    Oct 3 0
  • Google LyLs67
    Prove that you were at Uber by sharing some inside info
    Oct 3 0
  • Google iKnowC#
    Don’t see TC, so this is definitely fake...
    Oct 3 2
    • OP
      Updated to current TC
      Oct 3
    • Google FAANMG
      TC:0... Damn, I believe you now
      Oct 4
  • Cornerstone infstone
    On a different note how did you create Blind account.
    Oct 3 1
    • Intel Feetcode
      You could simply use your college email
      Oct 3
  • Cornerstone infstone
    H-1b holder's SSN has written "Valid for work only with DHS authorization" on it
    Oct 3 1

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