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 Post subject: Re: Gripe of the Day
PostPosted: Mon Jul 11, 2022 9:50 pm 
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Delays at aiports.

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 Post subject: Re: Gripe of the Day
PostPosted: Tue Jul 12, 2022 11:50 am 
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Sussex wrote:
Delays at aiports.

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you have to expect that if you go on holiday these days

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 Post subject: Re: Gripe of the Day
PostPosted: Wed Jul 13, 2022 6:44 pm 
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Airport drop-off charges.

Traffic. :sad:

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 Post subject: Re: Gripe of the Day
PostPosted: Thu Jul 14, 2022 5:01 pm 
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Sussex wrote:
Airport drop-off charges.

Traffic. :sad:


are you in the right job for you?

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 Post subject: Re: Gripe of the Day
PostPosted: Thu Jul 14, 2022 6:19 pm 
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Nothing to gripe about, at all.

Retirement is suiting me.

Handed my badge in this week. Still a year to run on it, but will accept the refund.
Council wanted a DBS and a medical. Both well expired. When you get to my great age, it’s an annual medical. Last one four years ago… DBS last one five years ago…

Lincoln’s licensing department couldn’t organise a picnic for the woodpeckers in the new forest.

Still PHv’s running around here without plates, due to covid…

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 Post subject: Re: Gripe of the Day
PostPosted: Sun Jul 17, 2022 6:54 pm 
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Operators crying when it's busy and the work isn't cleared in seconds.

It seems they are only happy when we are sitting around scratching our bums.

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 Post subject: Re: Gripe of the Day
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Operators crying when it's busy and the work isn't cleared in seconds.

It seems they are only happy when we are sitting around scratching our bums.



yes because they aren't dealing with frustrated customers who expect taxis/PH to be instantly available just like a burger or kebab

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 Post subject: Re: Gripe of the Day
PostPosted: Mon Jul 18, 2022 7:21 pm 
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Loads of good work coming suddenly available when an office car breaks down.

Who would have thought. :roll: :roll: :roll: :roll: :roll:

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 Post subject: Re: Gripe of the Day
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Loads of good work coming suddenly available when an office car breaks down.

Who would have thought. :roll: :roll: :roll: :roll: :roll:


I can pop down £250/day plus hotel costs

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 Post subject: Re: Gripe of the Day
PostPosted: Tue Jul 19, 2022 5:29 pm 
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so we now have quite a breeze but it's a really hot wind the only even moderately effective cooling method is putting your feet in cold water :sad:

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 Post subject: Re: Gripe of the Day
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People telling fibs to licensing councillors.

Licensing councillors so gullible they believe anything proven liars tell them.

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 Post subject: Re: Gripe of the Day
PostPosted: Wed Jul 20, 2022 8:08 am 
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looking at the footage on the BBC website and realising one of those houses in Wennington that burnt down was the daughter of one of our regular customers I've actually picked up from there :sad:

I hope no one was hurt

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 Post subject: Re: Gripe of the Day
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Other halves that get the hump when you use their £250 hairdryers to remove the signage on your old car.

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 Post subject: Re: Gripe of the Day
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Dropped a family off at a huge house, (at least 5 or 6 bedrooms, a couple of acres of land) helped them into the cab with their cases, helped them out. £34.90 fare, on the card machine, “take £35 driver” “no thanks, I think you need it more” I’d rather not be given a tip than be insulted, it doesn’t even cover the card charge. (57.75p, if my sums are right at 1.65%)


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 Post subject: Re: Gripe of the Day
PostPosted: Fri Jul 22, 2022 11:25 pm 
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Dropped a family off at a huge house, (at least 5 or 6 bedrooms, a couple of acres of land) helped them into the cab with their cases, helped them out. £34.90 fare, on the card machine, “take £35 driver” “no thanks, I think you need it more” I’d rather not be given a tip than be insulted, it doesn’t even cover the card charge. (57.75p, if my sums are right at 1.65%)

If every customer "insulted" me with a 10p tip at the end of the year it would more than pay for my flights to Spain.

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