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Title: What advice would you give to new entrants?
Post by: taxi1990 on November 02, 2019, 12:16:59 PM
1) money up front for long journeys
2) get your taxi fitted with good quality cctv
3) never carry anyone with certain surnames ;)
4) never carry anyone who are so drunk they can not walk
5) if a passenger is refusing to pay, threaten to call the guards.
6) if a customer looks dodgy say you are booked
7) do not try to pull your customers especially when they have been drinking
Title: Re: What advice would you give to new entrants?
Post by: Tony on November 02, 2019, 12:20:54 PM
7) do not try to pull your customers especially when they have been drinking


Im not too sure where your going with number 7 there?
But each to their own..
Title: Re: What advice would you give to new entrants?
Post by: taxi1990 on November 02, 2019, 12:47:25 PM
it's pretty self explanatory, refuse any invite to a customer or customers house, I always do, I know some who stupidly don't refuse the invite. they are usually drunk and I'm working so I'm not wasting my time coming into your house party.
Title: Re: What advice would you give to new entrants?
Post by: Tony on November 02, 2019, 12:59:58 PM
it's pretty self explanatory, refuse any invite to a customer or customers house, I always do, I know some who stupidly don't refuse the invite. they are usually drunk and I'm working so I'm not wasting my time coming into your house party.



Thats self explanatory, to pull a customer can be taken in different ways depending on the context of the conversation.
Title: Re: What advice would you give to new entrants?
Post by: Bubba Ho-Tep on November 02, 2019, 01:10:55 PM
Don`t ask for/give advice on a public forum.
Title: Re: What advice would you give to new entrants?
Post by: Tony on November 02, 2019, 01:14:22 PM
Don`t ask for/give advice on a public forum.

Thats Rule No1
Title: Re: What advice would you give to new entrants?
Post by: Tony on November 02, 2019, 01:15:17 PM
Rule 2..Dont video yerself having a shite
Title: Re: What advice would you give to new entrants?
Post by: Shallowhal on November 02, 2019, 01:15:46 PM
Dear bubba......
Title: Re: What advice would you give to new entrants?
Post by: john m on November 02, 2019, 01:43:54 PM
Think again .Most taxi drivers are only making chump change .The costs of doing business is to high and one crash could price you out of the business .Look for something else to do .A Wise man once said this is only a part time gig .Try cover your costs and make wage on a Tuesday or even a Sunday Night .
Title: Re: What advice would you give to new entrants?
Post by: Octavia1 on November 02, 2019, 02:20:08 PM
New entrants?
Pay a bit extra to the Latvians mot yu married online to talk to yu on skype for a bit  so yu know wat she looks like and mite pass if immigration ask yu ...
Dont tell them you wer in Syria for fuk sake....
Title: Re: What advice would you give to new entrants?
Post by: Octavia1 on November 02, 2019, 02:21:57 PM
On second thought immigration wont ask ya anything ....work away
Title: Re: What advice would you give to new entrants?
Post by: Dr. Martin Gooter Bling on November 02, 2019, 08:05:16 PM
1) money up front for long journeys
2) get your taxi fitted with good quality cctv
3) never carry anyone with certain surnames ;)
4) never carry anyone who are so drunk they can not walk
5) if a passenger is refusing to pay, threaten to call the guards.
6) if a customer looks dodgy say you are booked
7) do not try to pull your customers especially when they have been drinking
a chap I know who is starting out sought counsel from me a while back.
in my opinion the most important advice is if you're in bad form for whatever reason, don't get behind the fuckin wheel.
Title: Re: What advice would you give to new entrants?
Post by: Shallowhal on November 02, 2019, 08:13:45 PM
1) money up front for long journeys
2) get your taxi fitted with good quality cctv
3) never carry anyone with certain surnames ;)
4) never carry anyone who are so drunk they can not walk
5) if a passenger is refusing to pay, threaten to call the guards.
6) if a customer looks dodgy say you are booked
7) do not try to pull your customers especially when they have been drinking
a chap I know who is starting out sought counsel from me a while back.
in my opinion the most important advice is if you're in bad form for whatever reason, don't get behind the fuckin wheel.

+1

If you leave your gaff in bad form...every little thing will just piss you off even more...traffic,people and that fukin FN app...i usually stay home and annoy the missus!!
Title: Re: What advice would you give to new entrants?
Post by: dalymount on November 03, 2019, 10:19:32 AM
I'm puzzled why anyone would want to come into an industry that is already grossly over subscribed with taxis
Title: Re: What advice would you give to new entrants?
Post by: Belker on November 03, 2019, 11:19:40 AM
1) money up front for long journeys
2) get your taxi fitted with good quality cctv
3) never carry anyone with certain surnames ;)
4) never carry anyone who are so drunk they can not walk
5) if a passenger is refusing to pay, threaten to call the guards.
In Irish Law, threaten to call the Guardai is not actually a threat, it is a Civil Right.
6) if a customer looks dodgy say you are booked
7) do not try to pull your customers especially when they have been drinking
That is a pretty decent list, add on;
8.) No Hoodies.
9) No Wobblers.
10) No one holding on to a Wall or Pole.
11) No food or drink in hand.

And fer myself and I have done this many times, any problem with a passenger park up outside a Garda station and demand payment fer either soilage or a fare up front, once you are parked outside a Garda station then you will see a dramatic turn in their attitude.
Title: Re: What advice would you give to new entrants?
Post by: john m on November 03, 2019, 11:27:27 AM
Remember there is no option but local knowledge .Sat Nav is only an Aid not a point to point exact routfinder .Have had a few people who commented that I knew the way and didnt follow the satnav .In Dublin the satnav does not identify if routes are taxi friendlt College Green is a total fuck up and If you followed the Satnav you would get your jaw broke sooner or later .
Title: Re: What advice would you give to new entrants?
Post by: Belker on November 03, 2019, 11:40:18 AM
I have always said that the day google maps can beat me across the streets of Cork city,
is the day I will retire !
 lol
Title: Re: What advice would you give to new entrants?
Post by: Shallowhal on November 03, 2019, 11:51:21 AM
Picked a guy up on Ballymun Rd(near met office) Fri night goin to Knocklyon(Firhouse Rd end),google maps determined to drag me back to the M50,he said he's had to say it to some taxi drivers not to take that route...after they'd started heading in the direction of M50.
Title: Re: What advice would you give to new entrants?
Post by: Belker on November 03, 2019, 11:55:28 AM
it's pretty self explanatory, refuse any invite to a customer or customers house, I always do, I know some who stupidly don't refuse the invite. they are usually drunk and I'm working so I'm not wasting my time coming into your house party.

Excerpt from Taxi Diaries 2;

Three is a Crowd......
 
A base job late one night/early morning 4.30am to a Cork city hotel,
I arrive and walk in to the reception, but there is no one about
so I walk in to the still crowed residents bar to see a tall man
giving an elderly lady a piggyback around the bar.
I catch the barmans eye and he nods 'Smirking' at the couple
prancing around the bar.
"TAXI" !   the barman shouts and the lady dismounts her steed,
says her goodbyes and follows me out to my cab.
She is about Sixty, still a fine fit woman and still quite pretty,
but she's Sixty.
She sits in to the back seat and starts rubbing/fondling my arm
telling me; "I'm just waiting fer da young couple, were going back
fer a Threesome".

I'm thinking; 'Yea, sure, C'mon, load up and lets be going'.

Her young stud arrives out, the same fella that was giving her
the piggyback around the residents bar and he sits in the back,
he is a tall well built man aged about Forty.
The lady asks him; "Where's Ca ?",
He slurs; "She's inside somewhere",
She hooshes him off back inside to go and bring Ca out and then she
turns to me excitedly telling me that; "She hasn't had a Threesome
since her husband left her"
. She rattles on for a few more minutes
about her ex husband before she also goes back in to the hotel
to find yerman and Ca.
 
They arrive back out, yerman and the lady carrying a very drunken
Ca between them. Ca was also about Forty, frumpy and most likely
never had or never would win any type of beauty pageant.

Ca was loaded in to the seat behind me and slumped up against
the cab door as soon as it was closed, the old lady sat in the middle
and yer man was last to sit in the back and I then drove on heading
for the high northside of Cork.

A quick peep in to the back as I was exiting the hotel to check on my
customers, I noticed Two large male hands on both of the old ladies
breasts and as I drove on I could see any amount of groping going on
in the back. Fifty yards down the road and the old lady was up on his
lap with her tongue down his throat.
A few minutes down the road and the lady pulls back from him
exclaiming out loud; "Ya bit me tongue,   ya durty bastard !"
He snigers, She laughs. Then she turns her attentions to a sleeping Ca;
"C'mon, Wake up Ca, we can't have a Threesome wiv only Two !"
Ca mumbled something drunkenly incoherent as the lady groped her and
this all continued for the next Ten minutes or so till we arrived at their home.

I was fully expecting to be invited in and I had my plan ready, otherwise it
would be a Ten minute drunken debate of why I wouldn't come in and join them.
The old lady starts; "Sure why don't ya come in and join us Mr Taximan ?"
Yer man then says; "Yea, de more de merrier, ya can have de wife !"
and adds; "Ya can give it ta her in de hole while she's asleep !".
I ask fer my Sixteen Euro fare which yerman pays with a Twenty
and a 'Keep the change'.
The old lady starts again; "Ar ya coming in so fer a birra fun ?"
I reply; "Ah go on so, let ye head in and I'll park up the car and follow ye in".

They carried Ca from the cab, I drove away and U-turned at the end of the
estate and drove back past them at speed averting my eyes from the scene
and the depressing the thoughts of what was about to take place inside.
Title: Re: What advice would you give to new entrants?
Post by: Belker on November 03, 2019, 11:59:05 AM
Picked a guy up on Ballymun Rd(near met office) Fri night goin to Knocklyon(Firhouse Rd end),google maps determined to drag me back to the M50,he said he's had to say it to some taxi drivers not to take that route...after they'd started heading in the direction of M50.
Google maps will always take you to the motorways.
It should be compulsory fer Taxi drivers to follow it !
I wish !! lol
Title: Re: What advice would you give to new entrants?
Post by: Shallowhal on November 03, 2019, 12:39:23 PM
Surprised the NTA haven't made it compulsory....with a sticker indicating such.
Title: Re: What advice would you give to new entrants?
Post by: Rat Catcher on November 03, 2019, 04:47:41 PM
On Android Google Maps always gives several rioute options where appropriate with the fastest route selected by default. To switch to a slower route you just tap the corresponding grey line. I think Free Now is programmed to display either the fastest route or the route selected by the client within it's implementation of the Google Maps interface? The fastest route ought to suit taxi drivers as it's is often only marginally quicker but significantly longer so maximises takings per hour. If it's an app job I guess one ought to follow the app's instruction unless the passenger requests the contrary. On a street hail I guess putting the destination into Google Maps and asking the client whether they want the fastest route or one of the other options displayed is a reasonable approach for clients who are Irish by accident of birth (97% of them will take the fastest option in my experience) and just stick with the default (fastest) options for foreigners.
Title: Re: What advice would you give to new entrants?
Post by: watty on November 03, 2019, 05:36:39 PM
IT'S ONLY FARE Google Maps will warn you when dodgy taxi drivers take you off-route (https://www.thesun.co.uk/tech/9267724/google-maps-taxi-wrong-way-off-route-warning/)

Google Maps introduced a feature in India but it's rolling out worldwide for taxi journeys.  The passenger types in the destination on their phone and if the taxi deviates too much, it sounds an alert.

Had a FreeNow Chinese lady this morning with her phone open to google maps.  I wanted to go 'my' way but couldn't explain it to her.  So in the end we went the google way (just in case).  Was a longer journey but the computer said YES!  Probably added 20% to the job.  Ironically, she was going to a workshop about on-line learning!
Title: Re: What advice would you give to new entrants?
Post by: Shallowhal on November 03, 2019, 06:00:02 PM
"No no.....M50 quicker Mr Hal!"

"No problemo dreamboat..off we go!!" lol
Title: Re: What advice would you give to new entrants?
Post by: Tony on November 03, 2019, 07:05:15 PM
https://www.express.co.uk/travel/articles/1197862/Google-Maps-weird-creepy-village-dead-dolls-Japan (https://www.express.co.uk/travel/articles/1197862/Google-Maps-weird-creepy-village-dead-dolls-Japan)
Title: Re: What advice would you give to new entrants?
Post by: gbowden on November 03, 2019, 09:10:21 PM
I'm puzzled why anyone would want to come into an industry that is already grossly over subscribed with taxis

Is it really, 20k less than 5 years ago
Haven’t been out in a while but always a nightmare to get home on the weekends, granted only a small window but I wouldn’t say grossly over subscribed


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Title: Re: What advice would you give to new entrants?
Post by: gbowden on November 03, 2019, 09:27:12 PM
I'm puzzled why anyone would want to come into an industry that is already grossly over subscribed with taxis

https://www.irishexaminer.com/ireland/taxi-driver-numbers-fall-by-400-in-2017-465438.html

10k taxis in the capital
1.4 million people live in the capital, granted all do not take taxis, but that’s 0.007 taxis per person.





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Title: Re: What advice would you give to new entrants?
Post by: Octavia1 on November 04, 2019, 12:16:00 AM
I'm puzzled why anyone would want to come into an industry that is already grossly over subscribed with taxis

https://www.irishexaminer.com/ireland/taxi-driver-numbers-fall-by-400-in-2017-465438.html (https://www.irishexaminer.com/ireland/taxi-driver-numbers-fall-by-400-in-2017-465438.html)

10k taxis in the capital
1.4 million people live in the capital, granted all do not take taxis, but that’s 0.007 taxis per person.





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Dont forget the thousands taxis that travel to dublin from all over the country to work Dublin...especially Thursday to Saturday nites and the The  freenow limos working as taxis......
.007 per person ? 
Lies ,damn lies and statistics......
Anyone working Dublin knows theres too many .....except freenow and the renters training illegal immigrants and paying them to train up....

Title: Re: What advice would you give to new entrants?
Post by: mercenary for hire on November 04, 2019, 06:14:10 AM
OP technically  you don't need a Dublin PSV to work there.You can using the app come from anywhere and still be legal.You're just not allowed to rank up in Dublin.So the real numbers of taxis are much higher in the capital.

There are at least two posters on here who have D licences but addresses in other counties.I know a good few lads from around the ranks who commute from Dundalk, Wicklow and even Wexford.

Me brother knows two double jobbing army lads who returned their rentals because the time commitment was too much.

The main reason so many are leaving is you need to be fully committed or perhaps be on a pension to make it viable.We've lots of OAPs using the pension to pay for their cars.

My car will be too old for the regulations in 2021 and needs updating.I'm gonna have to find maybe 14k for a comparable replacement Prius that will only last 5 years.Considering the few hours I work and the small amount I need to live I've been thinking about leaving myself.It's only really worth it if you can put the hours in consistently.Very easy to become demotivated when you can't get the bullet.

Title: Re: What advice would you give to new entrants?
Post by: mercenary for hire on November 04, 2019, 08:16:42 AM
Something else that I forgot that's kinda important....during the Celtic tiger there were more taxis but insurance was cheap and there was no ten year rule for saloon taxis.

When I started in 2009 I bought a clean 2000 Primera for €1850.Got four years out of it and could have gotten more but changed in 2013 to the Prius to avail of the 15 year rule.

So although there are less of us it's a much more expensive business to be in.
Title: Re: What advice would you give to new entrants?
Post by: Taxi driver42 on November 04, 2019, 08:36:08 AM
Something else that I forgot that's kinda important....during the Celtic tiger there were more taxis but insurance was cheap and there was no ten year rule for saloon taxis.

When I started in 2009 I bought a clean 2000 Primera for €1850.Got four years out of it and could have gotten more but changed in 2013 to the Prius to avail of the 15 year rule.

So although there are less of us it's a much more expensive business to be in.



True
I remember buying a old Nissan primera for 1100 and insurance of 1200 in 2007
The old Nissan were great value
Title: Re: What advice would you give to new entrants?
Post by: Tony on November 04, 2019, 09:57:45 AM
There are at least two posters on here who have D licences but addresses in other counties.



Double area scum
Title: Re: What advice would you give to new entrants?
Post by: stonethecrows on November 04, 2019, 09:59:05 AM
There are at least two posters on here who have D licences but addresses in other counties.



Double area scum
Do they also have Licences for the area they live in ?
Title: Re: What advice would you give to new entrants?
Post by: Tony on November 04, 2019, 09:59:48 AM
There are at least two posters on here who have D licences but addresses in other counties.



Double area scum
Do they also have Licences for the area they live in ?


Probably
Title: Re: What advice would you give to new entrants?
Post by: Shallowhal on November 04, 2019, 10:17:14 AM
There are at least two posters on here who have D licences but addresses in other counties.



Double area scum
Do they also have Licences for the area they live in ?

Tony does!!
Title: Re: What advice would you give to new entrants?
Post by: Tony on November 04, 2019, 02:05:09 PM
There are at least two posters on here who have D licences but addresses in other counties.



Double area scum
Do they also have Licences for the area they live in ?

Tony does!!


The cunt
Title: Re: What advice would you give to new entrants?
Post by: Tony on November 04, 2019, 02:08:51 PM
Some cunts are never happy
(https://i.postimg.cc/zb700T0C/15728765508806287874928807398253.jpg) (https://postimg.cc/zb700T0C)
Title: Re: What advice would you give to new entrants?
Post by: Shallowhal on November 04, 2019, 03:30:16 PM
Some cunts are never happy
(https://i.postimg.cc/zb700T0C/15728765508806287874928807398253.jpg) (https://postimg.cc/zb700T0C)

What's that Tony....is it the photo of a Nissan Leaf?
Title: Re: What advice would you give to new entrants?
Post by: Tony on November 04, 2019, 03:40:06 PM
Some cunts are never happy
(https://i.postimg.cc/zb700T0C/15728765508806287874928807398253.jpg) (https://postimg.cc/zb700T0C)

What's that Tony....is it the photo of a Nissan Leaf?


It is hal
Title: Re: What advice would you give to new entrants?
Post by: Shallowhal on November 04, 2019, 05:12:56 PM
Some cunts are never happy
(https://i.postimg.cc/zb700T0C/15728765508806287874928807398253.jpg) (https://postimg.cc/zb700T0C)

What's that Tony....is it the photo of a Nissan Leaf?


It is hal

Explain further,
Is there a charge point there?
Title: Re: What advice would you give to new entrants?
Post by: Tony on November 04, 2019, 05:18:43 PM
Some cunts are never happy
(https://i.postimg.cc/zb700T0C/15728765508806287874928807398253.jpg) (https://postimg.cc/zb700T0C)

What's that Tony....is it the photo of a Nissan Leaf?


It is hal

Explain further,
Is there a charge point there?

Yes
Title: Re: What advice would you give to new entrants?
Post by: Shallowhal on November 04, 2019, 05:26:37 PM
So the prik is leaving his car on charge all day...depriving other leccy car owners of a charging point while getting the train(presumably) to Dublin to work for the day?
Title: Re: What advice would you give to new entrants?
Post by: Tony on November 04, 2019, 05:28:57 PM
So the prik is leaving his car on charge all day...depriving other leccy car owners of a charging point while getting the train(presumably) to Dublin to work for the day?

Probably


Either that or she works in the station, possibly making the tea for the men workers
Title: Re: What advice would you give to new entrants?
Post by: Shallowhal on November 04, 2019, 05:36:41 PM
Be interesting to know exactly what that situation is....buying an expensive leccy car to leave it on charge all day,getting on a not so economic diesel train... and what their daily mileage is,to and from the station..if that's their routine?
Sooo many questions!!!
Title: Re: What advice would you give to new entrants?
Post by: Tony on November 04, 2019, 05:47:46 PM
Be interesting to know exactly what that situation is....buying an expensive leccy car to leave it on charge all day,getting on a not so economic diesel train... and what their daily mileage is,to and from the station..if that's their routine?
Sooo many questions!!!

I dont know or care hal ya nosey Fukk ya.
Title: Re: What advice would you give to new entrants?
Post by: Lizzzy on November 04, 2019, 06:28:08 PM
I'm puzzled why anyone would want to come into an industry that is already grossly over subscribed with taxis

https://www.irishexaminer.com/ireland/taxi-driver-numbers-fall-by-400-in-2017-465438.html (https://www.irishexaminer.com/ireland/taxi-driver-numbers-fall-by-400-in-2017-465438.html)

10k taxis in the capital
1.4 million people live in the capital, granted all do not take taxis, but that’s 0.007 taxis per person.





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Dont forget the thousands taxis that travel to dublin from all over the country to work Dublin...especially Thursday to Saturday nites and the The  freenow limos working as taxis......
.007 per person ? 
Lies ,damn lies and statistics......
Anyone working Dublin knows theres too many .....except freenow and the renters training illegal immigrants and paying them to train up....

They say there are more taxis in dublin than New York !!
Title: Re: What advice would you give to new entrants?
Post by: Rat Catcher on November 04, 2019, 06:43:39 PM
I'm puzzled why anyone would want to come into an industry that is already grossly over subscribed with taxis

You're the last man I'd expect to be puzzled.

As a Trade Unionist do you not support NPHTA's Jim Waldron in calling for the cost of entry to be lowered to replace the 21,000 drivers he suggests left to pursue more lucrative careers/vocations ( https://www.irishexaminer.com/ireland/taxi-driver-numbers-fall-by-400-in-2017-465438.html (https://www.irishexaminer.com/ireland/taxi-driver-numbers-fall-by-400-in-2017-465438.html) )?

As a Free Now advocate do you not support it's recruitment policy, in particular the incentives it offers prospective (illegal) (immigrant) drivers?
Title: Re: What advice would you give to new entrants?
Post by: gbowden on November 04, 2019, 07:20:06 PM
I'm puzzled why anyone would want to come into an industry that is already grossly over subscribed with taxis

https://www.irishexaminer.com/ireland/taxi-driver-numbers-fall-by-400-in-2017-465438.html (https://www.irishexaminer.com/ireland/taxi-driver-numbers-fall-by-400-in-2017-465438.html)

10k taxis in the capital
1.4 million people live in the capital, granted all do not take taxis, but that’s 0.007 taxis per person.





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Dont forget the thousands taxis that travel to dublin from all over the country to work Dublin...especially Thursday to Saturday nites and the The  freenow limos working as taxis......
.007 per person ? 
Lies ,damn lies and statistics......
Anyone working Dublin knows theres too many .....except freenow and the renters training illegal immigrants and paying them to train up....

They say there are more taxis in dublin than New York !!
Your right I had a look, but New York have better infrastructure like the subway, same as London, we also have more taxis than London too.




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Title: Re: What advice would you give to new entrants?
Post by: gbowden on November 04, 2019, 07:23:00 PM
I'm puzzled why anyone would want to come into an industry that is already grossly over subscribed with taxis

You're the last man I'd expect to be puzzled.

As a Trade Unionist do you not support NPHTA's Jim Waldron in calling for the cost of entry to be lowered to replace the 21,000 drivers he suggests left to pursue more lucrative careers/vocations ( https://www.irishexaminer.com/ireland/taxi-driver-numbers-fall-by-400-in-2017-465438.html (https://www.irishexaminer.com/ireland/taxi-driver-numbers-fall-by-400-in-2017-465438.html) )?

As a Free Now advocate do you not support it's recruitment policy, in particular the incentives it offers prospective (illegal) (immigrant) drivers?
How can illegal people get licences, I’m genuinely curious.

My licence took 4 months to get,I got a Garda friend to check and he said vetting is really strict, do they turn a blind d eye to these people? If so that’s putting everyone safety at jeopardy!!




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Title: Re: What advice would you give to new entrants?
Post by: Rat Catcher on November 04, 2019, 07:30:33 PM
I believe marrying an Eastern European just to get citizenship is popular among our Indian, Bangladeshi, Afghan and Pakistani colleagues. Strictly speaking such "sham marriages" are illegal, in fact it only really took off on foot of publicity surrounding a very small number of relevant investigations.
Title: Re: What advice would you give to new entrants?
Post by: silverbullet on November 04, 2019, 07:41:25 PM
I believe marrying an Eastern European just to get citizenship is popular among our Indian, Bangladeshi, Afghan and Pakistani colleagues. Strictly speaking such "sham marriages" are illegal, in fact it only really took off on foot of publicity surrounding a very small number of relevant investigations.
A lot of girls with names like Jadvyga Singh floating around...not literally of course!
Title: Re: What advice would you give to new entrants?
Post by: Lizzzy on November 04, 2019, 09:48:10 PM
I know a one legged girl called balen Singh.
Title: Re: What advice would you give to new entrants?
Post by: Shallowhal on November 04, 2019, 10:55:52 PM
I know a one legged girl called balen Singh.

Racist and anti disability.....expect nothing less from a Galway man!!
Title: Re: What advice would you give to new entrants?
Post by: Lizzzy on November 04, 2019, 11:14:04 PM
I know a one legged girl called balen Singh.

Racist and anti disability.....expect nothing less from a Galway man!!

What are you on about she is real, every friday night she is in the local for the karaoke with her sister Gedupta Singh
Title: Re: What advice would you give to new entrants?
Post by: Shallowhal on November 04, 2019, 11:17:25 PM
Are ye here all week?
Title: Re: What advice would you give to new entrants?
Post by: Lizzzy on November 04, 2019, 11:24:17 PM
Are ye here all week?

Its not a great audience.
Title: Re: What advice would you give to new entrants?
Post by: Shallowhal on November 04, 2019, 11:30:56 PM
Are ye here all week?

Its not a great audience.

We're a tough crowd alri!!@
Title: Re: What advice would you give to new entrants?
Post by: taxi1990 on November 05, 2019, 02:22:32 AM
I'm puzzled why anyone would want to come into an industry that is already grossly over subscribed with taxis

You're the last man I'd expect to be puzzled.

As a Trade Unionist do you not support NPHTA's Jim Waldron in calling for the cost of entry to be lowered to replace the 21,000 drivers he suggests left to pursue more lucrative careers/vocations ( https://www.irishexaminer.com/ireland/taxi-driver-numbers-fall-by-400-in-2017-465438.html (https://www.irishexaminer.com/ireland/taxi-driver-numbers-fall-by-400-in-2017-465438.html) )?

As a Free Now advocate do you not support it's recruitment policy, in particular the incentives it offers prospective (illegal) (immigrant) drivers?
How can illegal people get licences, I’m genuinely curious.

My licence took 4 months to get,I got a Garda friend to check and he said vetting is really strict, do they turn a blind d eye to these people? If so that’s putting everyone safety at jeopardy!!




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I wonder how strict the garda vetting is. do the potential drivers have to have convictions, driving or otherwise to be deemed unsuitable to drive a taxi. what if there is a dodgy character who is into drug dealing, stealing, gangs etc and the gardai know hes at it but has a clean record, will this kind of person be granted a licence do you think?
Title: Re: What advice would you give to new entrants?
Post by: Bob Shillin on November 05, 2019, 05:07:37 AM
I know a one legged girl called balen Singh.

Racist and anti disability.....expect nothing less from a Galway man!!

What are you on about she is real, every friday night she is in the local for the karaoke with her sister Gedupta Singh
That one made me laugh. Thanks
Title: Re: What advice would you give to new entrants?
Post by: Belker on November 05, 2019, 05:30:06 AM
Twenty odd years back when both Vijay Singh and Nick Faldo were at their best in the top of the golfing world, Faldo had a female caddie called Fanny Sunesson. Vijay took a Shine to Nicks caddie saying that he wanted to Marry her, he wanted to make her Fanny Singh !
Title: Re: What advice would you give to new entrants?
Post by: Belker on November 05, 2019, 05:44:37 AM

How can illegal people get licences, I’m genuinely curious.

My licence took 4 months to get,I got a Garda friend to check and he said vetting is really strict, do they turn a blind d eye to these people? If so that’s putting everyone safety at jeopardy!!
@ GB, when you recently got your license where you asked fer your Irish work visa or proof of your citizenship ?

The story that broke earlier in the year when a lot of Bogus taxies got found out was because they were here on either holidays visas or student visas and did not have a work visa fer Eire, but in order to get a Taxi licence here you DO NOT NEED TO SHOW A WORK VISA !
And also if'n you are joining a base or an App company, they will not require to see your Irish work visa.
Title: Re: What advice would you give to new entrants?
Post by: gbowden on November 05, 2019, 07:13:35 AM
I'm puzzled why anyone would want to come into an industry that is already grossly over subscribed with taxis

You're the last man I'd expect to be puzzled.

As a Trade Unionist do you not support NPHTA's Jim Waldron in calling for the cost of entry to be lowered to replace the 21,000 drivers he suggests left to pursue more lucrative careers/vocations ( https://www.irishexaminer.com/ireland/taxi-driver-numbers-fall-by-400-in-2017-465438.html (https://www.irishexaminer.com/ireland/taxi-driver-numbers-fall-by-400-in-2017-465438.html) )?

As a Free Now advocate do you not support it's recruitment policy, in particular the incentives it offers prospective (illegal) (immigrant) drivers?
How can illegal people get licences, I’m genuinely curious.

My licence took 4 months to get,I got a Garda friend to check and he said vetting is really strict, do they turn a blind d eye to these people? If so that’s putting everyone safety at jeopardy!!




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I wonder how strict the garda vetting is. do the potential drivers have to have convictions, driving or otherwise to be deemed unsuitable to drive a taxi. what if there is a dodgy character who is into drug dealing, stealing, gangs etc and the gardai know hes at it but has a clean record, will this kind of person be granted a licence do you think?


I had to get a tax clearance certificate, a report from the NDLS so show my driving history.
It did state I read somewhere that you must not have any convictions and the Garda have the final say if suitable.
So if the Garda know your ropey they can revoke the licence


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Title: Re: What advice would you give to new entrants?
Post by: gbowden on November 05, 2019, 07:19:36 AM

How can illegal people get licences, I’m genuinely curious.

My licence took 4 months to get,I got a Garda friend to check and he said vetting is really strict, do they turn a blind d eye to these people? If so that’s putting everyone safety at jeopardy!!
@ GB, when you recently got your license where you asked fer your Irish work visa or proof of your citizenship ?

The story that broke earlier in the year when a lot of Bogus taxies got found out was because they were here on either holidays visas or student visas and did not have a work visa fer Eire, but in order to get a Taxi licence here you DO NOT NEED TO SHOW A WORK VISA !
And also if'n you are joining a base or an App company, they will not require to see your Irish work visa.
As far as I remember it did ask in that section, but I will grab a psv15 form and check later.

I think a lot of you guys should wear tinfoil hats lol


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Title: Re: What advice would you give to new entrants?
Post by: Belker on November 05, 2019, 07:24:59 AM
I had to get a tax clearance certificate, a report from the NDLS so show my driving history.
It did state I read somewhere that you must not have any convictions and the Garda have the final say if suitable.
So if the Garda know your ropey they can revoke the licence
Did they ask fer your Irish work permit or proof of Irish citizenship ? NO !
And theirin lies the problem !
Title: Re: What advice would you give to new entrants?
Post by: gbowden on November 05, 2019, 09:06:36 AM
I had to get a tax clearance certificate, a report from the NDLS so show my driving history.
It did state I read somewhere that you must not have any convictions and the Garda have the final say if suitable.
So if the Garda know your ropey they can revoke the licence
Did they ask fer your Irish work permit or proof of Irish citizenship ? NO !
And theirin lies the problem !

I will check later, but how to they vet these people then? Do they get a free pass??


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Title: Re: What advice would you give to new entrants?
Post by: Shallowhal on November 05, 2019, 11:31:49 AM
I had to get a tax clearance certificate, a report from the NDLS so show my driving history.
It did state I read somewhere that you must not have any convictions and the Garda have the final say if suitable.
So if the Garda know your ropey they can revoke the licence
Did they ask fer your Irish work permit or proof of Irish citizenship ? NO !
And theirin lies the problem !

I will check later, but how to they vet these people then? Do they get a free pass??


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A good investigative reporter would get to the bottom of it.....but they're too busy doin stories on the drugs turf war and making up names like the Gucci Gang etc....that's what the public want to read about....not some on the run sub saharan who has a dodgy irish taxi licence!!
Title: Re: What advice would you give to new entrants?
Post by: Octavia1 on November 05, 2019, 12:11:56 PM
Watever happened to the garda running the licence scam ?
Wasni making hundreds thousands?
Was he acting alone?
https://www.lawsociety.ie/gazette/top-stories/garda-swoop-uncovers--taxi-licence--scam-by-illegal-immigrants/ (https://www.lawsociety.ie/gazette/top-stories/garda-swoop-uncovers--taxi-licence--scam-by-illegal-immigrants/)
Title: Re: What advice would you give to new entrants?
Post by: Rat Catcher on November 05, 2019, 12:55:22 PM
That's the publicity that fuelled the influx of so called sham marriages. I think 2 out of 180 were deported, a little over 1% hence with a 99% success rate it's now widely recognised as an almost foolproof way of circumventing immigration regulations.
Title: Re: What advice would you give to new entrants?
Post by: silverbullet on November 05, 2019, 08:02:56 PM
I see the NTA are issuing N badges to new drivers, ironic eh?
Title: Re: What advice would you give to new entrants?
Post by: Shallowhal on November 06, 2019, 11:08:48 AM
I see the NTA are issuing N badges to new drivers, ironic eh?

I was issued a H licence.....Handsome Hal!!
Title: Re: What advice would you give to new entrants?
Post by: stonethecrows on November 06, 2019, 11:16:30 AM
I see the NTA are issuing N badges to new drivers, ironic eh?

I was issued a H licence.....Handsome Hal!!
Honourable, humorous and Horny
Title: Re: What advice would you give to new entrants?
Post by: Shallowhal on November 06, 2019, 11:21:59 AM
I see the NTA are issuing N badges to new drivers, ironic eh?

I was issued a H licence.....Handsome Hal!!
Honourable, humorous and Horny

Thanks for those kind descriptions.....and all correct....ask yer mot!!
Title: Re: What advice would you give to new entrants?
Post by: stonethecrows on November 06, 2019, 11:25:57 AM
I see the NTA are issuing N badges to new drivers, ironic eh?

I was issued a H licence.....Handsome Hal!!
Honourable, humorous and Horny

Thanks for those kind descriptions.....and all correct....ask yer mot!!
I'll have to amend that to Just Humorous and Horny so
Title: Re: What advice would you give to new entrants?
Post by: Shallowhal on November 06, 2019, 11:30:25 AM
As you wish.....i'll take it i'm off your Christmas card list!
Title: Re: What advice would you give to new entrants?
Post by: stonethecrows on November 06, 2019, 11:41:05 AM
As you wish.....i'll take it i'm off your Christmas card list!
Ask me Mot , she looks after that side of the business
Title: Re: What advice would you give to new entrants?
Post by: Shallowhal on November 06, 2019, 11:47:13 AM
As you wish.....i'll take it i'm off your Christmas card list!
Ask me Mot , she looks after that side of the business

It's all good so!!
Title: Re: What advice would you give to new entrants?
Post by: Belker on November 07, 2019, 02:40:22 PM
.......I think a lot of you guys should wear tinfoil hats.......
"Tinfoil hats", that is a pretty unusual expression.
I had a little peep using the 'Search' button above and One particular forum member seemed to use that same phrase quite frequently.
Title: Re: What advice would you give to new entrants?
Post by: stonethecrows on November 07, 2019, 03:10:35 PM
.......I think a lot of you guys should wear tinfoil hats.......
"Tinfoil hats", that is a pretty unusual expression.
I had a little peep using the 'Search' button above and One particular forum member seemed to use that same phrase quite frequently.
WTF does it mean
Title: Re: What advice would you give to new entrants?
Post by: Shallowhal on November 07, 2019, 03:29:46 PM
.......I think a lot of you guys should wear tinfoil hats.......
"Tinfoil hats", that is a pretty unusual expression.
I had a little peep using the 'Search' button above and One particular forum member seemed to use that same phrase quite frequently.
WTF does it mean

To stop aliens reading your thoughts or contolling you by mind control.
Title: Re: What advice would you give to new entrants?
Post by: stonethecrows on November 07, 2019, 03:34:16 PM
.......I think a lot of you guys should wear tinfoil hats.......
"Tinfoil hats", that is a pretty unusual expression.
I had a little peep using the 'Search' button above and One particular forum member seemed to use that same phrase quite frequently.
WTF does it mean

To stop aliens reading your thoughts or contolling you by mind control.
The Aliens would want to be hard up to go near my mind
Title: Re: What advice would you give to new entrants?
Post by: Shallowhal on November 07, 2019, 03:38:28 PM
.......I think a lot of you guys should wear tinfoil hats.......
"Tinfoil hats", that is a pretty unusual expression.
I had a little peep using the 'Search' button above and One particular forum member seemed to use that same phrase quite frequently.
WTF does it mean

To stop aliens reading your thoughts or contolling you by mind control.
The Aliens would want to be hard up to go near my mind

I agree....you're fairly safe so!!
Title: Re: What advice would you give to new entrants?
Post by: stonethecrows on November 07, 2019, 03:40:52 PM
.......I think a lot of you guys should wear tinfoil hats.......
"Tinfoil hats", that is a pretty unusual expression.
I had a little peep using the 'Search' button above and One particular forum member seemed to use that same phrase quite frequently.
WTF does it mean

To stop aliens reading your thoughts or contolling you by mind control.
The Aliens would want to be hard up to go near my mind

I agree....you're fairly safe so!!
Dooh safe from what ?
Title: Re: What advice would you give to new entrants?
Post by: Belker on November 07, 2019, 03:44:19 PM
.......I think a lot of you guys should wear tinfoil hats.......
"Tinfoil hats", that is a pretty unusual expression.
I had a little peep using the 'Search' button above and One particular forum member seemed to use that same phrase quite frequently.
WTF does it mean
"Saying someone is "wearing a tin foil hat" or "is a tin foil hat" means that they have paranoia or a belief in conspiracy theories."
Title: Re: What advice would you give to new entrants?
Post by: Shallowhal on November 07, 2019, 03:45:07 PM
Hard up Aliens!!
Title: Re: What advice would you give to new entrants?
Post by: stonethecrows on November 07, 2019, 03:54:20 PM
Hard up Aliens!!
As long as there not "Hard On" ones I'm safe
Title: Re: What advice would you give to new entrants?
Post by: Shallowhal on November 07, 2019, 04:45:22 PM
Hard up Aliens!!
As long as there not "Hard On" ones I'm safe

You're safe so!!

















....from hard on aliens!!
Title: Re: What advice would you give to new entrants?
Post by: gbowden on November 20, 2019, 07:19:31 PM
Good evening all, so an update where I am.

Taxi insurance €5200
Taxi rental €220 per week
That’s €€320 a week without fuel, tax etc so I think €500 is a safe figure per week before I make a penny.

I have opted for a limo licence and work as exec driver for free now,
Insurance €1500
No rental as I own my car which falls into the nta list of cars able for a limo.

Any advice where I could get work outside of free now as a limo?

Hope all are doing well even the grumps lol


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Title: Re: What advice would you give to new entrants?
Post by: mercenary for hire on November 20, 2019, 07:31:33 PM
Who's providing your insurance?And have you checked if they allow you to cover app work for that price.I remember reading somewhere that app work was excluded from some polices.

500 a week sounds a bit much to have to earn.I'm barely earning that gross most of the year.
Title: Re: What advice would you give to new entrants?
Post by: gbowden on November 20, 2019, 07:54:06 PM
Insurance is from Axa, I didn’t read or told anything about app work, I did state I was doing exec work for free now on the application form

Yeah €500 is crazy how do they expect new drivers to get started ridiculous,


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Title: Re: What advice would you give to new entrants?
Post by: silverbullet on November 20, 2019, 08:23:29 PM
Insurance is from Axa, I didn’t read or told anything about app work, I did state I was doing exec work for free now on the application form

Yeah €500 is crazy how do they expect new drivers to get started ridiculous,


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Truth be told, the NTA are happy with the current oversupply.
High insurance is a useful artificial barrier.
Title: Re: What advice would you give to new entrants?
Post by: Shallowhal on November 20, 2019, 09:04:28 PM
And our fees will help pay agency staff and subsidise the 24hr buses cos lets be honest outside of Dec and maybe NYE.....those routes won't pay for themselves.
Title: Re: What advice would you give to new entrants?
Post by: Rat Catcher on November 21, 2019, 11:02:04 AM
Any advice where I could get work outside of free now as a limo?



https://www.uber.com/ie/en/drive/requirements/ (https://www.uber.com/ie/en/drive/requirements/)
Title: Re: What advice would you give to new entrants?
Post by: gbowden on November 21, 2019, 11:36:16 AM
Any advice where I could get work outside of free now as a limo?



https://www.uber.com/ie/en/drive/requirements/ (https://www.uber.com/ie/en/drive/requirements/)

Cheers rats, I thought they weren’t allowed here. I’ll have a look


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Title: Re: What advice would you give to new entrants?
Post by: Shallowhal on November 21, 2019, 12:04:09 PM
Any advice where I could get work outside of free now as a limo?



https://www.uber.com/ie/en/drive/requirements/ (https://www.uber.com/ie/en/drive/requirements/)

Cheers rats, I thought they weren’t allowed here. I’ll have a look


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They are here....but they have to play by the rules laid down by the NTA with regards to taxis and limos.
Title: Re: What advice would you give to new entrants?
Post by: Rat Catcher on November 21, 2019, 12:35:45 PM
Are they the rules that allow Free Now dispatch hackneys and clapped out shiteboxes masquerading as limousines to cover taxi fares with virtual meters anall, the same rules that allow Free Now use drivers with no Dublin SPSV to cover Dublin taxi fares... if so, why doesn't Uber use clapped out shiteboxes masquerading as limousines to cover taxi fares and why does't Uber use hackneys to cover taxi fares and why does Uber restrict it's drivers to pick ups in areas for which they are licensed?
Title: Re: What advice would you give to new entrants?
Post by: Shallowhal on November 21, 2019, 12:42:55 PM
The exact same rules......obviously Uber exec users expect a better caliber of clapped out shiteboxes masquerading as limos than FN users.
Title: Re: What advice would you give to new entrants?
Post by: john m on November 21, 2019, 12:46:59 PM
Best advice for new entrants ,Dont pick up Noreen Finnigan from the flats or her brother Nodger .
Title: Re: What advice would you give to new entrants?
Post by: Rat Catcher on November 21, 2019, 12:49:13 PM
The exact same rules......obviously Uber exec users expect a better caliber of clapped out shiteboxes masquerading as limos than FN users.

It doesn't. Uber only dispatch limousines to cover Uber Black requests at limousine rates, never for Uber Taxi requests.
Title: Re: What advice would you give to new entrants?
Post by: Shallowhal on November 21, 2019, 12:54:22 PM
If Uber arn't using the same snakey tactics as FN....then their shareholders should be informed...maybe John could use his wifi or data bundle as use the internet to inform them using Big Dommos name as much as possible to drive home the point.
Title: Re: What advice would you give to new entrants?
Post by: stonethecrows on November 21, 2019, 01:20:25 PM
Keep out of Container's
Title: Re: What advice would you give to new entrants?
Post by: Rat Catcher on November 21, 2019, 01:30:07 PM
I'd imagine it's shareholders know how it works, Hal.... having said that, I doubt the erm will be in any way discouraged.
Title: Re: What advice would you give to new entrants?
Post by: Shallowhal on November 21, 2019, 01:35:55 PM
I feel the more discouragement John is given...the better the result!!