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Started by: Tommy Two Stroke (9425)


I didn't know whether to include the 'settle' in the fixed costs, but I thought that the point is that a taxi is costing £3000 per year even if it is just parked up doing nothing, you wouldn't pay a settle if you weren't working, and there are umpteen types of settle, full settle, weekend settle, day settle, night settle, and there are percentage settles, whereby in any week you pay a percentage of your earnings to the office, until the weekly settle is reached, that is good if you only want to work part time.


When I think of yoo,,, I always think of Charlie Drake, in 'The Worker' when he used to call Mr Pugh from the Employment Exchange, Mr Poo
But a bloke who I know, who has employed a lot of taxi drivers, he said that taxi drivers are born not made, and I agree with that, because it does not doo for everyone, and that is just the way it is, it suits some, but I would say it doesn't suit most.


I not going to name the firm, but a couple of years ago I was working for a taxi firm who ran about an hour late on most of their jobs, they were terrible., it was badly run and one of the biggest gripes from the customers was the lack of communication from the taxi firm, when they rang up asking where their taxi was, they always said to everybody "he's on his way" and when questioned further by the customer, they just stuck to that script, and they would say "all I can tell you is that he is on his way" and then the taxi would turn up, and it would be a woman driving it, taxi drivers don't like being late, because it is them who get the flak for it, even if it is not their fault.
It sounds like you were overcharged for your journey, I would ring the firm up and ask them how much the fare should have been, you might get a refund.

Replied: 6th Nov 2021 at 13:04

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