Taxi Driver Online

UK cab trade debate and advice
It is currently Thu Jul 09, 2020 7:57 am

All times are UTC [ DST ]




Post new topic Reply to topic  [ 13 posts ] 
Author Message
 Post subject: New year roll call
PostPosted: Tue Dec 31, 2019 5:43 pm 
Offline
User avatar

Joined: Sat Apr 01, 2006 11:47 pm
Posts: 14224
Location: Stamford Britains prettiest town till SKDC ruined it
so who is working and who is skiving this new years eve ?

I am manning the phones and going out to cover 8 seater bookings this year but it isn't looking busy so could be a really rubbish new year

For those working I hope you have a trouble free and lucrative evening for those skiving hope you have a nasty hangover in the morning and vow never again :lol:

happy new year everyone

_________________
Taxis Are Public Transport too

Join the campaign to get April fools jokes banned for 364 days a year !


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject: Re: New year roll call
PostPosted: Tue Dec 31, 2019 6:04 pm 
Offline

Joined: Tue Apr 03, 2007 11:27 pm
Posts: 18257
We have 2 drivers working and everyone else is off. I have just come into the office to issue the jobs and then I am going to a party at my ex wife's.

_________________
Grandad,
old fart with no heart


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject: Re: New year roll call
PostPosted: Tue Dec 31, 2019 6:29 pm 
Offline

Joined: Tue Sep 21, 2010 7:35 pm
Posts: 1820
I'll be out doing the usual sit around waiting until 7 minutes before the hour when bookings go out, arrive at job at booked time, wait another couple of minutes until someone opens the door and says 'two minutes mate' - then no job after another five minute wait.

Then sit doing nothing until the next round of bookings go out 7 minutes before they're due - and repeat the above again ! Then once it hits 10pm sit and do hardly anything until after midnight cos everyones out, then get a mad rush at 1230, then after that it's dribs and drabs for the rest of the night.

On top of that every cab in towns out because 'its the busiest night of the year' (no it is'nt) and every punters complaining about the higher rates and how their cab never turned up at the booked time (yes it did but got fed up waiting because you were'nt ready) or that they've waited ages for a cab (becuase everyone books one for 7pm,8pm,9pm - try booking between those times when were all sat around doing FA).


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject: Re: New year roll call
PostPosted: Tue Dec 31, 2019 6:47 pm 
Offline

Joined: Tue Oct 18, 2011 7:36 pm
Posts: 1045
Haven’t worked one since ‘98.
Have a safe and prosperous night to all of those who are working.


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject: Re: New year roll call
PostPosted: Tue Dec 31, 2019 8:38 pm 
Offline
User avatar

Joined: Sat Apr 01, 2006 11:47 pm
Posts: 14224
Location: Stamford Britains prettiest town till SKDC ruined it
sasha wrote:
I'll be out doing the usual sit around waiting until 7 minutes before the hour when bookings go out, arrive at job at booked time, wait another couple of minutes until someone opens the door and says 'two minutes mate' - then no job after another five minute wait.

Then sit doing nothing until the next round of bookings go out 7 minutes before they're due - and repeat the above again ! Then once it hits 10pm sit and do hardly anything until after midnight cos everyones out, then get a mad rush at 1230, then after that it's dribs and drabs for the rest of the night.

On top of that every cab in towns out because 'its the busiest night of the year' (no it is'nt) and every punters complaining about the higher rates and how their cab never turned up at the booked time (yes it did but got fed up waiting because you were'nt ready) or that they've waited ages for a cab (becuase everyone books one for 7pm,8pm,9pm - try booking between those times when were all sat around doing FA).



we had some 18.30's and 18.45's but after 7 phone stopped ringing but we now have a 19.45 for each car and a couple more booked straight after then one more job at 20.15

_________________
Taxis Are Public Transport too

Join the campaign to get April fools jokes banned for 364 days a year !


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject: Re: New year roll call
PostPosted: Tue Dec 31, 2019 10:12 pm 
Offline
User avatar

Joined: Wed Sep 03, 2003 7:30 pm
Posts: 45663
Location: 1066 Country
Quote:
so who is working and who is skiving this new years eve ?

Just dropped Heathrow, and back home. Will come back out 8.00am tomorrow.

Sadly the Heathrow was a freebie, but at least I can get the ice cream and sweets out now. :D

_________________
IDFIMH


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject: Re: New year roll call
PostPosted: Tue Dec 31, 2019 10:15 pm 
Offline
User avatar

Joined: Wed Sep 03, 2003 7:30 pm
Posts: 45663
Location: 1066 Country
Quote:
I am manning the phones and going out to cover 8 seater bookings this year but it isn't looking busy so could be a really rubbish new year

From what I saw on motorway, and in the city on way back, it doesn't look as it will be too clever down here.

The lads working after 12.00 will quite rightly earn a few quid, but not sure it will be that busy before midnight.

_________________
IDFIMH


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject: Re: New year roll call
PostPosted: Tue Dec 31, 2019 10:18 pm 
Offline
User avatar

Joined: Wed Sep 03, 2003 7:30 pm
Posts: 45663
Location: 1066 Country
Quote:
happy new year everyone

And I wish everyone the same. Image

_________________
IDFIMH


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject: Re: New year roll call
PostPosted: Tue Dec 31, 2019 10:19 pm 
Offline
User avatar

Joined: Wed Sep 03, 2003 7:30 pm
Posts: 45663
Location: 1066 Country
grandad wrote:
and then I am going to a party at my ex wife's.

Is that wise? 8-[

_________________
IDFIMH


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject: Re: New year roll call
PostPosted: Wed Jan 01, 2020 12:42 am 
Offline
User avatar

Joined: Sun Jan 28, 2007 8:58 pm
Posts: 3209
Location: Plymouth
I'm not playing - never do anymore.

Fishing at Zero Crack Sparrow - about 20 miles out to Sea.

Happy New Year everybody.

_________________
Chris The Fish

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Gdlyi5mc ... re=related


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject: Re: New year roll call
PostPosted: Wed Jan 01, 2020 2:08 am 
Offline
User avatar

Joined: Sat Apr 01, 2006 11:47 pm
Posts: 14224
Location: Stamford Britains prettiest town till SKDC ruined it
Chris the Fish wrote:
I'm not playing - never do anymore.

Fishing at Zero Crack Sparrow - about 20 miles out to Sea.

Happy New Year everybody.



sounds like a drug den or your secretly trawling french waters so it'll be haddock for your new years dinner then will it ?

enjoy it anyway

_________________
Taxis Are Public Transport too

Join the campaign to get April fools jokes banned for 364 days a year !


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject: Re: New year roll call
PostPosted: Wed Jan 01, 2020 10:55 am 
Offline

Joined: Tue Apr 03, 2007 11:27 pm
Posts: 18257
Sussex wrote:
grandad wrote:
and then I am going to a party at my ex wife's.

Is that wise? 8-[

I took the current wife as well. It was a good party. The main entertainment of the night was watching the 18-20 year olds getting more and more [edited by admin] as the night went on and then trying to get a taxi into town, they had no chance.

_________________
Grandad,
old fart with no heart


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject: Re: New year roll call
PostPosted: Wed Jan 01, 2020 6:28 pm 
Offline

Joined: Tue Apr 29, 2008 4:06 pm
Posts: 22442
Location: A City near Birmingham
parked up 20th December after school

go back 6th jan

_________________
Freedom is never free


Top
 Profile  
 
Display posts from previous:  Sort by  
Post new topic Reply to topic  [ 13 posts ] 

All times are UTC [ DST ]


Who is online

Users browsing this forum: No registered users and 42 guests


You cannot post new topics in this forum
You cannot reply to topics in this forum
You cannot edit your posts in this forum
You cannot delete your posts in this forum
You cannot post attachments in this forum

Jump to:  
Powered by phpBB® Forum Software © phpBB Group