My friend Laurie Ruettiman wrote about Uber’s Surge pricing recently. You know, when Uber basically is super busy, so to advantage of this time, they up their prices to meet demand. Do you really want a ride? Okay, that will be twice the amount as normal! It’s basic economics of supply and demand. No one really seems to mind all that much, people get it. There are more people who need rides than their are rides available. I’ve got more money than you, I really want a ride! Welcome to America.
Someone commented on her post about companies doing this with wages. It was tongue in cheek, but I wonder…
Think of those times when ‘Surge Pay’ would really be welcomed! Like the last time you were at the DMV and had to wait 3 hours to get your license renewed and you watched the state employees seem get slower and slower as the line grew longer and longer.
Read the whole post over at The Tim Sackett Project (an FOT contributor blog).
If you Google “Tim Sackett” you’ll find our Tim, and a truck driver chaplain. Our Tim is NOT the truck driver chaplain, although how awesome would that be if he was!? He is a prolific writer in the HR and TA space who just happens to also run an Engineering and IT contract staffing agency (HRU Technical Resources) out of Michigan. He also writes every day at his own blog, the Tim Sackett Project. Weirdly, he’s known as an expert in workplace hugging, which was kind of cool years ago, but now seems painfully creepy, but we still love him and he’s fairly harmless. Tim is also on the board of the Association of Talent Acquisition Professionals (ATAP), lifetime Michigan State Spartan fan, husband to a Hall of Fame wife, 3 sons, and his best friend Scout. He also wrote a book with SHRM called The Talent Fix, you can find it on Amazon.