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Offline silverbullet

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Re: what in God's name are you on about
« Reply #2 on: May 15, 2019, 02:18:16 PM »
https://www.irishtimes.com/opinion/how-mytaxi-killed-irish-taxis-and-now-owns-the-future-1.3892979?mode=amp
Lexus GS300. MYTAXI must be paying well!! 8)
I just read that.An empty drum makes the most noise springs to mind.
So many errors  you wouldn't know where to start.

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Re: what in God's name are you on about
« Reply #3 on: May 15, 2019, 05:33:17 PM »
If MyTaxi did kill the taxi, MT would have no business?

We'd get by with street hails if there was no MT but MT wouldn't last long if there was no taxis.

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Re: what in God's name are you on about
« Reply #4 on: May 15, 2019, 06:18:08 PM »
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Re: what in God's name are you on about
« Reply #5 on: May 15, 2019, 06:21:32 PM »
If MyTaxi did kill the taxi, MT would have no business?

We'd get by with street hails if there was no MT but MT wouldn't last long if there was no taxis.

It'd just use "limousines" or the new new rural hackneys.... no shortage of immigrants joining the ranks, they'd follow the money. "We" gave mytaxi our work, they can do what they want with it.

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Re: what in God's name are you on about
« Reply #6 on: May 15, 2019, 06:29:42 PM »
Could it really be the case that you are begining to see the light ?have I not said it a million times on here ? You can survive wirhout  dispatchers,but they can not survive without you.yet you insist on allowing them to call the shots

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Re: what in God's name are you on about
« Reply #7 on: May 15, 2019, 06:30:26 PM »
At one stage, MT claimed to have 4,000 taxis using the app - doubt there's that many limo's/hacks driving around.
Plus, we can use the bus lanes - big advantage.

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Re: what in God's name are you on about
« Reply #8 on: May 15, 2019, 06:36:23 PM »
The fleet will adapt, WD. They already dispatch clapped out shiteboxes masquerading as limousines to cover taxi fares. If we didn't do whatever work they still let us have it would merely strengthen their arguments in favour of P2P rideshare. In essence we would be signing our own death warrants.

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Re: what in God's name are you on about
« Reply #9 on: May 15, 2019, 06:48:30 PM »
Do you not think you have already done that rat ?they have played the drivers like a fiddle,and amazingly the drivers STILL dont realize they actually hold the ballance of power,and that goes for ALL dispatchers

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Re: what in God's name are you on about
« Reply #10 on: May 15, 2019, 07:25:53 PM »
I guess so, DM. I warned against it way back when Hail0 was first launched as a discount dispatcher. Alas, mine was a lone voice.

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Re: what in God's name are you on about
« Reply #11 on: May 16, 2019, 07:06:20 AM »
Do you not think you have already done that rat ?they have played the drivers like a fiddle,and amazingly the drivers STILL dont realize they actually hold the ballance of power,and that goes for ALL dispatchers
At the moment DM the Drivers hold the balance of power, we take what we want from MyTaxi and leave what we dislike.
That situation may change if they introduce P2P Rideshare or even Autonomous vehicles OR if the Sun burns out OR if the Oil runs out !
But fer Right now, we are kinda OK !


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Re: what in God's name are you on about
« Reply #13 on: May 16, 2019, 07:32:48 AM »
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https://www.irishtimes.com/opinion/how-mytaxi-killed-irish-taxis-and-now-owns-the-future-1.3892979?mode=amp

Poor article, badly researched, lazy journalist.

Hailo arrived on our shores in 2012. It was billed as a simple app that allowed you to book a taxi using your smartphone and pay using your bank card. It was convenient for passengers and attractive to taxi drivers because it brought them more fares.

It caught on quickly and by 2014 it was boasting a nationwide presence and claiming that Ireland was the first country in which it had reached this milestone. The following year it expanded its reach in Ireland even further by signing up Hackney cab drivers outside of Dublin.

The following year (2015) it merged (H'mm !, Rescued would be a better phrase) with its rival, Mytaxi (INCORRECT, IT WAS IN 2017) – owned by German car giant Daimler – to become “Europe’s largest e-hailing company with 100,000 divers in 50 cities in nine countries.”

By 2017, one-fifth of the Irish population had its app installed on their phones and Mytaxi could be safely said to own the taxi market in Ireland.

Then in September that year came a (NTA approved) €2 booking fee which did not go down well and and last week saw the introduction of a €5 cancellation fee, (Mainly because of the Drunks cancelling during peak times at the weekend).

So, in a few short years we have gone from a position where taxis in Ireland were free to book (Still are !) (it was called standing on the street with your hand out) and free to cancel (it was called walking away) (Still is on a Street hail or a local dispatch job) to a situation where we have one dominant player that is in a position to charge customers for both these functions.

It’s worth noting that taxi fares – which are regulated and, in theory at least, reflect the vicissitudes of the business – have not come down. Drivers also continue to pay Mytaxi a commission on every fare.
Nothing comes down in price these days, just like the journalists wages, I doubt he will get a reduction in pay fer such shoddy work !
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Re: what in God's name are you on about
« Reply #14 on: May 16, 2019, 08:18:55 AM »
Same old story .drivers are in charge,but dont want to be.they wuld rather be told what to do then work on their own initiative.ii really do wonder at times why most of them left the PAYE sector

 


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