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 Post subject: Re: busy day
PostPosted: Thu Jul 30, 2020 10:00 pm 
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Five hours this morning (8am-1pm) two jobs, £14.20. :cry:


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 Post subject: Re: busy day
PostPosted: Fri Jul 31, 2020 4:24 pm 
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well today was the Friday of payday weekend so should have been busy and due to it being Eid we had half cars and most of the other firms were short handed BUT...

pretty rubbish worked 10 hours did 21 jobs £72 cash, £8 card and £8 account !

That's about half what should have been possible :sad:

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 Post subject: Re: busy day
PostPosted: Sat Aug 01, 2020 7:16 am 
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Queuing punters waiting for taxi’s, rather than the other way around.

Lots of punters mentioning how much they appreciate the social distancing of a separate compartment.

Oh, and a few mentioned the “rip off” prices of ph.

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 Post subject: Re: busy day
PostPosted: Sat Aug 01, 2020 3:31 pm 
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first day since march that it actually felt busy

broke the £100 mark for the first time this year (other than airport runs) with jobs coming from the phones and rank. I even had to turn 3 jobs down :shock:

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PostPosted: Sun Aug 02, 2020 8:52 am 
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We finished the week at 72.89% of the takings from the week before lockdown. Friday and Saturday were particulaly busy. The pubs are all shutting at 23,00 here but most of our work on Friday night and Saturday night were house to house. over the day yesterday we had six different drivers out and 5 of us took over £100. The last driver only did 6.5 hours yesterday evening and took £74.90. the 2 day drivers took £105 from 9 hours and £143 from 7.75 hours. One of the evening drivers took £143 from 7.75 hours. I took £134 from 8 hours. and the last driver took £113 from 7.25 hours.
Unfortunately we also had to turn work away because, as usual most people want the same times. We were also 2 day drivers and 2 night drivers down due to holidays and still not wanting to work.

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 Post subject: Re: busy day
PostPosted: Sun Aug 02, 2020 10:22 am 
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jimbo wrote:
Queuing punters waiting for taxi’s, rather than the other way around.

Lots of punters mentioning how much they appreciate the social distancing of a separate compartment.

Oh, and a few mentioned the “rip off” prices of ph.



My PH customers are more than happy with prices and open PH cabin layout...you must have some odd punters down there, up here we have a much more discerning class of client.


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 Post subject: Re: busy day
PostPosted: Sun Aug 02, 2020 1:01 pm 
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bloodnock wrote:
jimbo wrote:
Queuing punters waiting for taxi’s, rather than the other way around.

Lots of punters mentioning how much they appreciate the social distancing of a separate compartment.

Oh, and a few mentioned the “rip off” prices of ph.



My PH customers are more than happy with prices and open PH cabin layout...you must have some odd punters down there, up here we have a much more discerning class of client.


PH here have been carrying a maximum of three passengers in a saloon car. If there are four passengers, a minibus is dispatched, and the fare is doubled.

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 Post subject: Re: busy day
PostPosted: Sun Aug 02, 2020 1:33 pm 
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Had a good Saturday afternoon/evening. Most of the better fares are punters going back to North Wales.
With Welsh pubs opening their doors to customers again from Monday (for indoor drinking) I think next weekend may be quieter.


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 Post subject: Re: busy day
PostPosted: Sun Aug 02, 2020 6:42 pm 
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We were busier. But cup final gatherings and Eid reducing supply might be influences.

There is some momentum though.

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PostPosted: Mon Aug 03, 2020 5:53 am 
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Sunday was best I have had this year including pre lock down BUT I suspect this will be short lived because all these spikes in covid cases are sooner or later going to put pressure on NHS.

Once that happens government will start clamping down again

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 Post subject: Re: busy day
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edders23 wrote:
Sunday was best I have had this year including pre lock down BUT I suspect this will be short lived because all these spikes in covid cases are sooner or later going to put pressure on NHS.

Once that happens government will start clamping down again


Is it being so optimistic and cheerful that keeps you going?

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 Post subject: Re: busy day
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jimbo wrote:
edders23 wrote:
Sunday was best I have had this year including pre lock down BUT I suspect this will be short lived because all these spikes in covid cases are sooner or later going to put pressure on NHS.

Once that happens government will start clamping down again


Is it being so optimistic and cheerful that keeps you going?

Some people see there glass as half empty, mine is always half full.

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 Post subject: Re: busy day
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grandad wrote:

Some people see there glass as half empty, mine is always half full.


Mine is totally empty at this moment in time.


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grandad wrote:
jimbo wrote:
edders23 wrote:
Sunday was best I have had this year including pre lock down BUT I suspect this will be short lived because all these spikes in covid cases are sooner or later going to put pressure on NHS.

Once that happens government will start clamping down again


Is it being so optimistic and cheerful that keeps you going?

Some people see there glass as half empty, mine is always half full.



I used to be glass half full but been in this trade too long ! :wink:

PS one of my drivers said he managed £250 Saturday but think he did around 14 hours to get that

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 Post subject: Re: busy day
PostPosted: Tue Aug 04, 2020 7:58 pm 
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Suspect the comments in this article from Burton are pretty universal.

https://www.derbytelegraph.co.uk/burton ... nd-4392761

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