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 Post subject: Re: Gripe of the Day
PostPosted: Sun Dec 26, 2021 7:59 am 
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the trouble is there are about 30 taxis crowded onto the rank and square or ranking up outside any pub that's open punters know that waiting for a taxi is one thing they won't have to do xmas day

Then why are you getting so stressed about it?



because now I'm going to have to do 18 hours instead of 15 and then start again on 5 hours sleep :sad:


No one is making you work.



they are called bookings which are a contract to provide service so yes I do have to turn up :wink: :roll:

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 Post subject: Re: Gripe of the Day
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edders23 wrote:
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the trouble is there are about 30 taxis crowded onto the rank and square or ranking up outside any pub that's open punters know that waiting for a taxi is one thing they won't have to do xmas day

Then why are you getting so stressed about it?



because now I'm going to have to do 18 hours instead of 15 and then start again on 5 hours sleep :sad:


No one is making you work.



they are called bookings which are a contract to provide service so yes I do have to turn up :wink: :roll:


You are not compelled to accept bookings. Just say no. You’ll find it quite liberating. No one ever said on their deathbed, I wish I’d spent more time at the office. Or maybe you’re loving it?

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 Post subject: Re: Gripe of the Day
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because now I'm going to have to do 18 hours instead of 15 and then start again on 5 hours sleep :sad:

The point I'm trying to make is that if you don't answer the phone because you are knackered, or resting, is that the punters won't be stranded, they have other options.

For one or two days a year let them use the other options or prebook in good time.

No good working like c*** every day of the year.

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 Post subject: Re: Gripe of the Day
PostPosted: Wed Dec 29, 2021 12:00 pm 
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because now I'm going to have to do 18 hours instead of 15 and then start again on 5 hours sleep :sad:

The point I'm trying to make is that if you don't answer the phone because you are knackered, or resting, is that the punters won't be stranded, they have other options.

For one or two days a year let them use the other options or prebook in good time.

No good working like c*** every day of the year.



the thing was that these were all pre booked days or weeks ago in the end I persuaded him to come back out

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 Post subject: Re: Gripe of the Day
PostPosted: Wed Dec 29, 2021 4:33 pm 
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I wonder when “pre” became a thing.

For instance, my hairdresser asked me this morning if I had any holidays planned. I told her that I had booked a holiday in Mauritius for May next year. How lovely, says she, but don’t you surely mean pre booked? No I don’t I said, I haven’t previously booked it, I booked it today, at the travel agent’s next door.

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 Post subject: Re: Gripe of the Day
PostPosted: Wed Dec 29, 2021 10:06 pm 
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The fact that this is the two-thousandth post on the 'Gripe of the Day' thread.

Who would have believed that of a taxi/PH topic? :roll: :roll: :roll: :roll: :roll: :roll:

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 Post subject: Re: Gripe of the Day
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Operator's pretending to be honest and straight all the time they are giving work out via the back door.

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 Post subject: Re: Gripe of the Day
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Operator's pretending to be honest and straight all the time they are giving work out via the back door.

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my back door is my business thanks 8)

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 Post subject: Re: Gripe of the Day
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Another thick customer.

She was complaining about the big wheel/observation wheel that was put up in the city center over Xmas.

Apparently it was ten pounds a time and all you got for that was two and a half turns.

I ask her again how many times it went around and she repeated two and a half.

I then asked her if she got out at the top then. ](*,)

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