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+ Your AuthorsArchive @Jason I've invested in startups like @uber @thumbtack @wealthfront @datastax @robinhoodapp @desktopmetal @calm & now share my dealflow with you at thesyndicate.com/ May. 15, 2019 1 min read

1/It's obvious that ridesharing & delivery drivers who pick their hours, drive their own cars & work for multiple services, are independent contractors.

That being said if folks want to build services that use full-time employees that
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 https://www.nytimes.com/2019/05/14/business/economy/nlrb-uber-drivers-contractors.html 

2/Having full-time employees would create the benefit of being able to force them to work a set number of hours & at certain times. Wages would be much lower, with the difference going to benefits.

Services with full-time folks would have distinct advantages:

a. they could force folks only to work 11am-3pm & 5pm-10pm when customer demand is strong--food delivery services can't do that

b. they could provide standard cars w/ corporate colors & logos--ride-sharing services can't do that

c. Uniforms, training, standards etc.

d. It's possible that services with full-time employees would attract the top talent & have much BETTER service, albeit at a higher price. They would likely scoop up the top part of the market!

We should let the drivers, founders & ultimately the market decide the model IMO.


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