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Friday, December 21, 2012

I would have loved to have a 30 percent wage increase!

Posted on Fri, Dec 21, 2012 at 2:21 PM

All cab drivers just got a nice increase in their rates before Christmas. Damn they are lucky! I had to take a cab to get to work because I was injured and couldn't walk. I was surprised by the almost $4 jump in what it cost me the last few times. Normally it would cost me, at the most $11 to take a cab to work. That day it was over $14! I told the cabbie I wasn't impressed and he said it's because of the 13 percent increase rate in their fees. You have no idea how that got me mad. I told him. This is not a 13 percent rate increase, it's 30 percent or more! He knew after that that I wasn't going to be fooled more. He was still expecting a tip. As if. Some of the drivers already take their own tips from us by giving back the wrong amount and not saying anything. The one reason I stopped paying cash. My salary has not moved in over four years! Worse is that the guy kept complaining after! Dude, I gave you what takes me more than an hour of work to earn. Thanks for the business, but I'll bus/walk from now on. You had no respect for what was given to you that almost half of the province population had been expecting for years. —Growing Bills

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