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Offline Tom

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« on: February 11, 2019, 10:32:42 PM »
 
hi all :-\ :-\ :-\
i am thinking of entering the taxi business
im getting old and two old to be getting up and down from scaffolding every day not to mention the weather
its time to think of an end game
 i used to work with the public behind the bar when i was younger and always enjoyed it..meeting people ect ect
and i would be my own boss i could come and go as i please
and not to piss all of you off .......but it ant that hard :D but i do understand ye work long and unsociable hours which  i wouldn't mind..im a hard worker
but and here is the but
i heard the stories and read the threads on here about insurance
my insurance history is 20 years driving as a name driver..i have no claim bonus...notting
last time i checked they wanted 3 grand for a every day policy
they want there blood for all the years i got away with been a named driver
so
what do ye think..??????
any chance..?
rent...?
or
no Chance rofl





Offline john m

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Re: Newbie
« Reply #1 on: February 11, 2019, 11:27:05 PM »
Start at the beginning try to pass the entrance exam the SPSV driving licence .

Offline Tony

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Re: Newbie
« Reply #2 on: February 12, 2019, 10:03:29 AM »
Your 20+ years driving means nothing, you'll start at the bottom again so I'd reckon about 5k upwards for your first insurance, good luck inanyways.


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Offline Vikkiz

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Re: Newbie
« Reply #3 on: February 12, 2019, 01:48:39 PM »
My advice is don’t bother, look for a promotion in your current job, something indoorsy. We still have to deal with the weather in th taxi. There’s this walking to work everyday shit, then there’s the weight lifting we do, lifting luggage into the boot, in the pissing of rain.
Stay in construction

Offline The Liffey Lip

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Re: Newbie
« Reply #4 on: February 12, 2019, 01:53:13 PM »

hi all :-\ :-\ :-\
i am thinking of entering the taxi business
im getting old and two old to be getting up and down from scaffolding every day not to mention the weather
its time to think of an end game
 i used to work with the public behind the bar when i was younger and always enjoyed it..meeting people ect ect
and i would be my own boss i could come and go as i please
and not to piss all of you off .......but it ant that hard :D but i do understand ye work long and unsociable hours which  i wouldn't mind..im a hard worker
but and here is the but
i heard the stories and read the threads on here about insurance
my insurance history is 20 years driving as a name driver..i have no claim bonus...notting
last time i checked they wanted 3 grand for a every day policy
they want there blood for all the years i got away with been a named driver
so
what do ye think..??????
any chance..?
rent...?
or
no Chance rofl


Tom,nice but dim esquire, meet Dick,nice but thick,,,,,,,,,,




Offline Shallowhal

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Re: Newbie
« Reply #5 on: February 12, 2019, 01:53:50 PM »
My advice is don’t bother, look for a promotion in your current job, something indoorsy. We still have to deal with the weather in th taxi. There’s this walking to work everyday shit, then there’s the weight lifting we do, lifting luggage into the boot, in the pissing of rain.
Stay in construction

Most on here couldn't pull themselves out of bed.

Offline Vikkiz

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Re: Newbie
« Reply #6 on: February 12, 2019, 01:55:43 PM »
Most on here couldn't pull themselves out of bed.
I was going to say they couldn’t pull their plums, some can’t even see their plums anymore :o

Offline Shallowhal

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Re: Newbie
« Reply #7 on: February 12, 2019, 01:58:46 PM »
Most on here couldn't pull themselves out of bed.
I was going to say they couldn’t pull their plums, some can’t even see their plums anymore :o

That's why they have thai burds hangin out of them.

Offline Lizzzy

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Re: Newbie
« Reply #8 on: February 12, 2019, 04:14:09 PM »
Tom (if that's your real name) have a bit of sense.

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Re: Newbie
« Reply #9 on: February 12, 2019, 06:07:46 PM »
Tom (if that's your real name) have a bit of sense.
yep lizzzy
the more i look in to it
the more it wouldnt work
and its
insurance
insurance
insurance

Offline Tom

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Re: Newbie
« Reply #10 on: February 12, 2019, 06:14:22 PM »
Your 20+ years driving means nothing, you'll start at the bottom again so I'd reckon about 5k upwards for your first insurance, good luck inanyways.


Tony.
i been told 10.000 minimum around
nothing official
just talk
thanks tony

Offline Shallowhal

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Re: Newbie
« Reply #11 on: February 12, 2019, 06:15:09 PM »
Insurance is the biggest prohibitive factor...it used to be the knowledge test.

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Re: Newbie
« Reply #12 on: February 12, 2019, 06:42:14 PM »
He posts like FDS.

Offline vandriver

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Re: Newbie
« Reply #13 on: February 12, 2019, 07:05:47 PM »
With a full car NCB,and no pp,I got insurance last year for 7k.
With no NCB in your own name,who knows?

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Re: Newbie
« Reply #14 on: February 12, 2019, 07:14:36 PM »
It's about 3 or 4 times more expensive to insure a new taxi driver compared to ten years ago.But earning potential has probably tripled so it's not as bad as it sounds.

 


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