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Offline stonethecrows

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Re: Cork TD leading the Uber charge in rural areas.
« Reply #30 on: January 23, 2019, 10:39:59 am »
Shit or get off the Pot
He who fears he will suffer, already suffers because he fears.

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Re: Cork TD leading the Uber charge in rural areas.
« Reply #31 on: January 23, 2019, 10:46:49 am »
Ken as I said before,I have much less of a problem with apps,then I do with radio companies.but yes drivers aligned to radio companies DO indeed allow themselves to be told what to do.example wear a uniform (which they must pay for ) offer discounts (at their own expense ) accept disciplinary action for giving back discounted work,generally accepting rules laid down for them by these leeches Kelly Kearns Ebbs etc etc accepting work going out the back door to the base mans cronies and not having the balls to challenge it etc and these drivers call themselves self employed ? ha ha

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Re: Cork TD leading the Uber charge in rural areas.
« Reply #32 on: January 23, 2019, 10:49:40 am »
I dont understand why ye want to work with ANY of them at all.get out and find your own work .what kind of drivers are ya that you need to be spoon fed ?

It was prob like the end of the world yesterday for some drivers when the app went down.
Couldn’t go to work as no one to tell them what to do.

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Re: Cork TD leading the Uber charge in rural areas.
« Reply #33 on: January 23, 2019, 10:59:59 am »
Ken as I said before,I have much less of a problem with apps,then I do with radio companies.but yes drivers aligned to radio companies DO indeed allow themselves to be told what to do.example wear a uniform (which they must pay for ) offer discounts (at their own expense ) accept disciplinary action for giving back discounted work,generally accepting rules laid down for them by these leeches Kelly Kearns Ebbs etc etc accepting work going out the back door to the base mans cronies and not having the balls to challenge it etc and these drivers call themselves self employed ? ha ha

The younger brother is a skilled tradesman...............he laughs when asked if self-employed............."cop on..........my customers own me and tell me exactly what to do." It's a myth that anyone is in control........hours worked versus hours available to work...........

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Re: Cork TD leading the Uber charge in rural areas.
« Reply #34 on: January 23, 2019, 11:14:51 am »
Ken as I said before,I have much less of a problem with apps,then I do with radio companies.

That's mad... working for C2K used to cost me €80/week with all hotel/pub/car hire return shed bribes included. Working for my taxi costs me €3+/hour and would cost more if I covered hotel/pub/car hire return shed jobs.

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Re: Cork TD leading the Uber charge in rural areas.
« Reply #35 on: January 23, 2019, 11:42:35 am »
Ken as I said before,I have much less of a problem with apps,then I do with radio companies.

That's mad... working for C2K used to cost me €80/week with all hotel/pub/car hire return shed bribes included. Working for my taxi costs me €3+/hour and would cost more if I covered hotel/pub/car hire return shed jobs.

How many hours did you work a week for C2K compared to mytaxi ?

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Re: Cork TD leading the Uber charge in rural areas.
« Reply #36 on: January 23, 2019, 12:08:23 pm »
Probably averaged 50 hours a week on weeks that I paid the freight... as a practicing alcoholic I skipped a lot more weeks than I should have and compensated to some extent by binge working. You'd cover more jobs with C2K though - shorter run-ins, folk ready and waiting, base pick ups, etc... hence a lot more PUCs and better tips.

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Re: Cork TD leading the Uber charge in rural areas.
« Reply #37 on: January 23, 2019, 12:14:57 pm »
So it was cheeper to work with C2K than mytaxi.
If you worked 50 hours with the base it would cost you 80 bucks a week,
Work the same hours with mytaxi and your looking at 150 plus a week.

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Re: Cork TD leading the Uber charge in rural areas.
« Reply #38 on: January 23, 2019, 12:18:31 pm »
Indeed, if I was full-time mytaxi would cost at least twice what we used to pay Irish dispatch firms.... Imagine what it costs Ambassadors with priority who cover "hospitality" jobs.

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Re: Cork TD leading the Uber charge in rural areas.
« Reply #39 on: January 23, 2019, 12:35:32 pm »
Don't be letting Jack Me Off/Deboy/Lost me Ring to Paddy Power/Huge Knob, Etc, Etc
be getting at ya Stephen, he is a unintelligent Troll, always has been and ever will be.

I'll PM ya his badge number.

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Re: Cork TD leading the Uber charge in rural areas.
« Reply #40 on: January 23, 2019, 01:21:32 pm »
Don't be letting Jack Me Off/Deboy/Lost me Ring to Paddy Power/Huge Knob, Etc, Etc
be getting at ya Stephen, he is a unintelligent Troll, always has been and ever will be.

I'll PM ya his badge number.

Sez the wife beating mong

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Re: Cork TD leading the Uber charge in rural areas.
« Reply #41 on: January 23, 2019, 01:45:45 pm »
do you think this TDS "great idea" will happen?

I don't for the following reasons.

it was looked at only a couple of years ago by Ross and it was decided it was not a good idea, what has changed since?

Uber is being banned in countries every other day. (banned in Brussels lately)

we already have rural hackneys for this problem of people living in rural areas, if the incentive is not there to operate as a rural hackney where you keep 100% of your profits, then why would you want to hand over a percentage of your income to Uber for doing the same job?

how are they going to police what areas people can work for uber, there are plenty of small towns which have rural hackneys, hackneys and taxis and buses so these guys aren't going to be happy about their income being halved if not putting them out of business.

the taxis and hackneys will not lie down and accept this without protests.


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Re: Cork TD leading the Uber charge in rural areas.
« Reply #42 on: January 23, 2019, 01:55:30 pm »
Ill gladly work the country if there is such a shortage of taxis ,but there will be none of this fiver fare business ,they'll pay whats on the meter or walk.country drivers put themselves in that stupid stupid position  position in the first place

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Re: Cork TD leading the Uber charge in rural areas.
« Reply #43 on: January 23, 2019, 02:00:24 pm »
There isn't a shortage of taxis in the country though. it is hard to get a taxi in a country town only from say 1.30 pm to 3.30 pm on a saturday night but that is the same in the cities. any other time it is no problem getting a taxi, you will have one in 5 or ten minutes if you need one.

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Re: Cork TD leading the Uber charge in rural areas.
« Reply #44 on: January 23, 2019, 02:00:48 pm »
do you think this TDS "great idea" will happen?

I don't for the following reasons.

it was looked at only a couple of years ago by Ross and it was decided it was not a good idea, what has changed since?

Uber is being banned in countries every other day. (banned in Brussels lately)

we already have rural hackneys for this problem of people living in rural areas, if the incentive is not there to operate as a rural hackney where you keep 100% of your profits, then why would you want to hand over a percentage of your income to Uber for doing the same job?

how are they going to police what areas people can work for uber, there are plenty of small towns which have rural hackneys, hackneys and taxis and buses so these guys aren't going to be happy about their income being halved if not putting them out of business.

the taxis and hackneys will not lie down and accept this without protests.

Ill tell the truth you can listen if you want .Rideshare is a certainty to be introduced in Ireland especially in rural Ireland .You say Taxi drivers wont stand for it .Most drivers work Dublin ,Cork,Galway as long as it dosent effect them they wont give a fuck (fact) Only in Ireland ,London ,Paris,New york has taxi driving ever been considered a career in most other places it is a stop gap for people between jobs or social misfits or minimum wage mediteranian jobs for pot bellied men .

 


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