What You Don’t Know Every Time You Use an App for Your Transportation Needs
You may not be aware of this, but there is a big downside of using an App for your transportation needs. When you use apps such as Uber, Lyft or SideCar, you are encouraging low-quality transportation and terrible employee practices. Here is why.
A boutique, high-quality sedan or limousine company will offer you the best quality of service when compared to any transportation service you will receive using an app-based transportation company. App-based transportation companies are competing with taxi drivers and fall into the same category. Limousine services and sedan services are more personalized, classy and much safer. As the saying goes “you get what you pay for.” Especially if you are someone who travels quite a lot, then a sedan service San Diego company may be the better option for you. This is because you will know your drivers, you will always be able to talk to a person, not an app. You can rest assured that your driver will always be on time and is always reliable. Simply put, you will receive highly personalized and safe service that you can feel comfortable with. In fact, at Monarch Executive Transportation, all of our San Diego transportation clients are treated like family. Isn’t that nice? Can an app do that for you? Not so much.
Now to the poor employee practices offered by app-based transportation. The drivers who work for Uber, SideCar and Lyft are treated poorly and their wages are a bare minimum. In fact, when you calculate the hours they stay out and wait for potential clients to what they earn, often it does not even amount to minimum wage per hour. Also, did you know that most of these app-based transportation companies don’t have the proper licensing to operate? What is even more tragic, the drivers give a percentage back to the app-based transportation company, cutting their wages even more. Yes, the idea is brilliant: let drivers work hard, wait long hours, break their cars and make the bare minimum while we sit back and make a huge profit off of their hard work. But do you really want to support such practices?
Also think about your own safety. Many of these companies have been sued for low-quality services, safety issues and lack of proper licensing. The drivers are average individuals trying to make ends meet, they are not trained drivers, and most of the time they don’t have the experience needed to ensure your comfort, safety and reliability.
Is this really worth the convenience of pulling out your mobile device and getting a ride at the push of a button? Everyone has to decide for themselves.
At Monarch Executive Transportation, we take pride in providing top-notch, safe, personalized and reliable car service in San Diego rides with more that a decade of experience. Our cars are in top-notch condition, classy and comfortable. Most importantly, we have the proper licensing and our drivers are treated with respect and dignity.