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Offline taxi1990

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What advice would you give to new entrants?
« 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

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Re: What advice would you give to new entrants?
« Reply #1 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..
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Re: What advice would you give to new entrants?
« Reply #2 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.

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Re: What advice would you give to new entrants?
« Reply #3 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.
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Re: What advice would you give to new entrants?
« Reply #4 on: November 02, 2019, 01:10:55 PM »
Don`t ask for/give advice on a public forum.

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Re: What advice would you give to new entrants?
« Reply #5 on: November 02, 2019, 01:14:22 PM »
Don`t ask for/give advice on a public forum.

Thats Rule No1
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Re: What advice would you give to new entrants?
« Reply #6 on: November 02, 2019, 01:15:17 PM »
Rule 2..Dont video yerself having a shite
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Re: What advice would you give to new entrants?
« Reply #7 on: November 02, 2019, 01:15:46 PM »
Dear bubba......

Offline john m

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Re: What advice would you give to new entrants?
« Reply #8 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 .

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Re: What advice would you give to new entrants?
« Reply #9 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....

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Re: What advice would you give to new entrants?
« Reply #10 on: November 02, 2019, 02:21:57 PM »
On second thought immigration wont ask ya anything ....work away

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Re: What advice would you give to new entrants?
« Reply #11 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.

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Re: What advice would you give to new entrants?
« Reply #12 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!!

Offline dalymount

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Re: What advice would you give to new entrants?
« Reply #13 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

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Re: What advice would you give to new entrants?
« Reply #14 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.

 


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