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PostPosted: Fri Nov 01, 2019 7:06 pm 
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So one of the other local firms that for ages has had too many drivers and not enough work is starting to implode one of their drivers has started with me as of yesterday another 4 left a month ago taking one of the biggest contracts with them and tonight another driver phoned me after a job having quit with them

10 minutes later the boss phones me up and threatens to steal 5 of my drivers if I don't agree to not take on any of his :lol:

Then he tells me he's going to cut his board rent to £15 a week to tempt them to come and to slash his fares by about 30 percent :lol: which apparently will get them all flocking to work for him :lol: and take all the trade :roll:

He then offers me a fairly hefty wedge of cash to buy me out and in the same sentence threatens to poach all my drivers if I don't agree to steer clear of his drivers.

I reminded him that his drivers approached me and that it is a free country

clearly he's about as happy as welsh rugby fan today :lol:

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PostPosted: Sat Nov 02, 2019 5:59 am 
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PostPosted: Sat Nov 02, 2019 7:15 pm 
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Then he tells me he's going to cut his board rent to £15 a week to tempt them to come and to slash his fares by about 30 percent :lol: which apparently will get them all flocking to work for him :lol: and take all the trade :roll:

So he thinks drivers will flood to him if he reduces their income per job by 30%.

Can't work out why the fella is struggling. :-k

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PostPosted: Sat Nov 02, 2019 8:19 pm 
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Take the wedge



I very much doubt he was serious or had that sort of money :wink:

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PostPosted: Sat Nov 16, 2019 10:27 am 
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Now they are targetting my customers telling them we are putting our prices up :roll:

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Now they are targetting my customers telling them we are putting our prices up :roll:

They are your customers for a reason, don't worry too much about it.

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PostPosted: Sun Nov 17, 2019 11:33 am 
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edders23 wrote:
So one of the other local firms that for ages has had too many drivers and not enough work is starting to implode one of their drivers has started with me as of yesterday another 4 left a month ago taking one of the biggest contracts with them


Sorry, how is the contract with a driver not the base?

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edders23 wrote:
So one of the other local firms that for ages has had too many drivers and not enough work is starting to implode one of their drivers has started with me as of yesterday another 4 left a month ago taking one of the biggest contracts with them


Sorry, how is the contract with a driver not the base?


Good question.

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Sorry, how is the contract with a driver not the base?

More likely a relation, neighbour or lodge mate.

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PostPosted: Tue Nov 19, 2019 10:50 am 
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edders23 wrote:
So one of the other local firms that for ages has had too many drivers and not enough work is starting to implode one of their drivers has started with me as of yesterday another 4 left a month ago taking one of the biggest contracts with them


Sorry, how is the contract with a driver not the base?



Driver poached it the company in question has swapped firms about half a dozen times in last ten years the contract is airport transfers of their engineers mostly too and from Heathrow they are impossible to please and terrible payers

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