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Facing trip cap slip-ups, Facebook restricted Uber and Lyft access to its campuses

Original post made on May 1, 2019

When Facebook began to rack up significant fines with the city of Menlo Park for violating its trip cap, the company stopped letting ride-hailing services like Uber and Lyft access certain areas of its campuses.

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Posted by David Erhart
a resident of Menlo Park: Belle Haven
on May 1, 2019 at 1:05 pm

I believe the ride-hailing counts reported by Facebook and reviewed by the MP City Council do not correctly account for the FB employees who walk off campus to the Starbucks/Jack-in-the-Box parking lot at the intersection of Willow and Hamilton to be picked up by Lyft/Uber drivers during the evening rush hour(s). I routinely see FB employees (recognizable by the FB badges they are still wearing) being picked up by ride-hailing drivers there.

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Posted by Let them work from home
a resident of Atherton: Lindenwood
on May 1, 2019 at 1:53 pm

This can be fixed by having employees be allowed to work from home at least one day per week.
In this day and age of connectivity, to demand butts in chairs is pathetic.

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Posted by violators need stiff sanctions
a resident of Menlo Park: Park Forest
on May 1, 2019 at 2:40 pm

A corporation violating it's agreement in the intent, if not the letter of the deal.

Color me shocked. Someone needs to put on his(her) big boy pants...

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Posted by Dagwood
a resident of Menlo Park: Downtown
on May 2, 2019 at 12:19 pm

Dagwood is a registered user.

These fines, like the discussed potential $5B FTC fine, mean nothing to Facebook. It's a cost of doing business, including a little embarrassment at Planning Commission meetings. All at FB learned from Mark Zuckerberg to act first, then apologize later.

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Posted by some guy from atherton
a resident of Atherton: Lindenwood
on May 2, 2019 at 3:15 pm

@Let them work from home

This is highly dependent on your team and manager, but from what I've heard, Facebook has a very open "Work from Home" culture and many employees do WfH at least once a week.

Source: Friends who work at Facebook.

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Posted by Longtime resident
a resident of Menlo Park: Central Menlo Park
on May 3, 2019 at 1:10 pm

Delete Facebook.

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