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Taxi Talk / Re: Yellow pack limo v Taxi
« Last post by Rat Catcher on Today at 12:15:01 PM »
I'd like to reduce my reliance on mytaxi, DM. It's not easy for me though. I'll explain how I work. I turn on the application as soon as I'm out of range of my home WIFI in the beautiful seaside resort town of Balbriggan. I drive the old road towards Dublin, gong through Swords Village and onto the old Airport road. When I get to Santry I turn left onto Coolock lane and continue along Oscar Traynor road before turning left onto Barryscourt road, right onto Greencastle road, left onto Glin road, right onto Priorswood road, straight through the roundabout onto Blunden drive, right at the next roundabout to stay on Blunden drive, straight onto Milbrook road, right onto the beautiful avenue in Coolock known as Tonlegee Road, straight onto Oscar Traynor road, straight onto Coolock Lane, left into Santry Village, Straight onto Shantalla road, left onto Beaumont road, left at the roundabout onto Kilmore road, right onto Oscar Traynor road and continue the circuit as given via Barryscourt road. When I finish a job I head back to my Coolock/Santry/Beaumont circuit, picking it up in whichever direction provides the shorter route to Priorswood road. In any event, it self corrects to approaching Priorswood road from Glin road within half a circuit.

I take any app job within reason along my route and I would stop for any respectable enough looking flag if there ever was one, the only exception being at the turn from Glin road to Priorswood road and vice versa for obvious reasons, similarly I won't accept or will cancel any app job in the vicinity of Martin's public house in Priorswood. I generally get eHailed within one circuit and pretty much never get flagged down... back in the late 90s the same circuit was as reliable for a flag down as it now is for a mytaxi job.

What am I doing wrong?
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Taxi Talk / Re: Yellow pack limo v Taxi
« Last post by john m on Today at 12:07:51 PM »
WHY why why why why. ?????????.... can you NOT  just dispense with these fukking radio scumbags and GET OUT AND GET YOUR OWN WORK ??????????????? Why can you not render these cunts surplas to requirements. ????

Dollymount the public want them .Big Dommo is sitting in the pub drinking a Paddy and pep and he hollers to young O Sullivan "Sullo jump up there and put on RTE for the racing " The Day of Big Dommos funeral he left instructions I was to go into the bookies and place a 500 yoyo bet on the First and last Favs .I placed the bet went on the piss and was joining in a rendition of Noreen Bawn when the first race time was near so I called Young Sullo he is now the manager and asked  for the remote so we could watch the race .

PS .The first fav won @1/1 so we had a long one running on to the fav in the last ,everybody waited till the last race fav was 9/4 jioint we collected put the coin behind the bar and a great night was had by all and Sullo turned off the telly with the remote so we could have a session .Billy the Bastard does a great Elvis and Tommy Two Fingers has a lovely Baratone .
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Taxi Talk / Re: Yellow pack limo v Taxi
« Last post by dalymount on Today at 11:55:43 AM »
WHY why why why why. ?????????.... can you NOT  just dispense with these fukking radio scumbags and GET OUT AND GET YOUR OWN WORK ??????????????? Why can you not render these cunts surplas to requirements. ????
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Taxi Talk / Re: Yellow pack limo v Taxi
« Last post by The Liffey Lip on Today at 11:46:50 AM »
Back on Roys I told you they were operating a logarithm long before they went ambassador .My issue with the BoBo was they were preventing you from getting the required amount of jobs .I needed 10 before midnight to get the bobo had 9 done by 11 oc never got another offer even though I used my second phone to request a taxi .I would of been the nearest driver as I was sittting in my car but I never got the offer .Following week I never Pre registered as the instruction was to register no reference to pre registering and had no problem getting jobs .The system is clouded by tech you have no clue what line of code relates to what drivers .Taxi industry is finished world wide for independent traders except at weekends and events .The dispatchers own the business we gave it to them some unions even invited them in never done anything when the commission went up or the PUC was dropped .


"Many a small thing has been made large by the right kind of advertising.”.............Mark Twain.
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Taxi Talk / Re: Yellow pack limo v Taxi
« Last post by dalymount on Today at 11:45:28 AM »
They already own their souls,their dignity will follow
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Taxi Talk / Re: Yellow pack limo v Taxi
« Last post by Rat Catcher on Today at 11:36:36 AM »
Did you ever get your Christmas 2014 bonus, erm?
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Taxi Talk / Re: Yellow pack limo v Taxi
« Last post by john m on Today at 11:33:08 AM »
Back on Roys I told you they were operating a logarithm long before they went ambassador .My issue with the BoBo was they were preventing you from getting the required amount of jobs .I needed 10 before midnight to get the bobo had 9 done by 11 oc never got another offer even though I used my second phone to request a taxi .I would of been the nearest driver as I was sittting in my car but I never got the offer .Following week I never Pre registered as the instruction was to register no reference to pre registering and had no problem getting jobs .The system is clouded by tech you have no clue what line of code relates to what drivers .Taxi industry is finished world wide for independent traders except at weekends and events .The dispatchers own the business we gave it to them some unions even invited them in never done anything when the commission went up or the PUC was dropped .
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Taxi Talk / Re: Yellow pack limo v Taxi
« Last post by Rat Catcher on Today at 11:29:30 AM »
Still, the taxi drivers working for Xpert should revive the old "if it doesn't have a roof sign it's not a taxi" signs Vinny promoted back before entry liberalisation.

Reminds me of a funny story an ex-hackneyman told me back before entry liberalisation. For one reason or another he was going cosying on a taxi for a period and the owner's insurance (presumably Axa) insisted that he join one of the two unions. He approached NTDU and got a list of conditions requiring him to surrender his hackney plate, undertake not to socialise with filthy, stinking hackneymen and such like so he went to the Fed and asked the late John Usher what the conditions were for joining... 60 pounds he was told... do I have to surrender, starts he before being interrupted with the same words, 60 pounds!
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Taxi Talk / Re: HSE contract
« Last post by Rat Catcher on Today at 11:20:36 AM »
To be fair, a lot of older folk are opposed to multiculturisation. As they won't be the ones ordering the taxis or clapped out shiteboxes masquerading as limousines, as the case may be, they won't have any control over who/what is sent. How would an ill, racist, retired taximan cope with Sunday in his 2006 Lexus turning up to drive him to hospital and not a roof-sign or meter in sight? It could be the death of him.
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Taxi Talk / Re: Yellow pack limo v Taxi
« Last post by The Liffey Lip on Today at 11:19:55 AM »
No such thing as equality except in the minds of idealists and feminists.........I suggest spraying #metoo on non-Mytaxi cars.
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