Discourage Taxi Service from Sabotaging its Competitor


Target: Uber CEO Travis Kalanick

Goal: Demand Uber taxi service stop unfairly inhibiting its competitor, Lyft, from success

The evolved transportation era is upon developed countries, featuring personalized service and quick taxis at one’s fingertips. There are currently two companies leading the taxi boom: Lyft and Uber, one of which does not play fair. Uber has been recently targeted for its incapability to fairly compete with Lyft, purposefully wasting Lyft drivers’ time and robbing them of potential clients. Any evolving industry will develop worthy competition; egregiously complaining or deliberately sabotaging the competition is ridiculous and unjust.

Uber has been exposed for making Lyft drivers’ jobs difficult. The company has been dishonorably hailing Lyft drivers through its mobile application, then canceling the ride when the driver is close, causing the Lyft employee to lose out on potential honest, paying customers. This wrongdoing has happened over 5,500 times, all over the United States. When approached about this issue, Uber insisted that it never intentionally stops a competitive driver from making a living wage; however, thousands of documented cases of Uber doing just that prove this claim to be a lie.

Competition is often very healthy, and a great motivational presence. However, when a company cannot compete fairly, instead robbing the competition of business and time, the playing field becomes skewed and unfair. Uber has been publicly chastised for its dishonest business model, though could use further motivation to start doing business fairly.


Dear Travis Kalanick,

Your taxi company, Uber, is having difficulty competing fairly within its market. Your drivers have been caught red-handed prank calling Lyft drivers with the intention of hampering their profitability and overall success. I understand that Uber denies these accusations, stating that it would never intentionally stop its competition from making a living wage. Though, Mr. Kalanick, your company’s denial is irrelevant because these cases of wrongdoings are well documented.

The issue has been picked up by reputable news and information sources, including CNN and Escapist magazine. Everyone is calling Uber’s bluff, and I urge you to immediately change this unfair business model. Studying your competition’s reasons for success is understandable, and completely fair. However, sabotaging competitive drivers to stay in the lead is unethical. Stop encouraging your drivers to distract Lyft and compete unfairly. Instead, develop sound business models with an edge, ideas not yet thought of by Lyft. Compete amicably and intelligently instead of like a sore loser.

Your company does not have to lose out on rising to the top, likely with Lyft. Develop an advantage, and Uber will succeed. If you continue with this unfair business model, Uber will likely permanently turn away devoted fans.


[Your Name Here]

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