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  • Khoon2580's Avatar
    2,996 posts since Jul '11
    • First Day OTR

      0500

      - took the first feeder bus to hirer's place 2 bus stops away (actually can walk but lazy.. lol)

      - start car, adjust seat, figure out where everything is... err... where is the handbrake?

      - spend 5 mins laughing at myself (really laughed out damn loud) when i figured out the e-brake is foot brake

      - come out from mcsp got better reception... logon mdt, cashless, on gps... accidentally pressed the OP on the taxi meter (means I have to pay myslef $4.50)!

      - turn out main road see a pax wave hand... before i can even on the hazard signal, one blue cab zapped in from dun know where and took the pax... relax!

      - first pax on board 0545!

      Edited by Khoon2580 26 Jul `11, 6:07PM
  • komade's Avatar
    12,845 posts since Oct '09
    • Originally posted by Khoon2580:

      First Day OTR

      0500

      - took the first feeder bus to hirer's place 2 bus stops away (actually can walk but lazy.. lol)

      - start car, adjust seat, figure out where everything is... err... where is the handbrake?

      - spend 5 mins laughing at myself (really laughed out damn loud) when i figured out the e-brake is foot brake

      - come out from mcsp got better reception... logon mdt, cashless, on gps... accidentally pressed the OP on the taxi meter (means I have to pay myslef $4.50)!

      - turn out main road see a pax wave hand... before i can even on the hazard signal, one blue cab zapped in from dun know where and took the pax... relax!

      - first pax on board 0545!


      very common frm 12-6am got cabs fight with u for pax 1....... :P

  • Khoon2580's Avatar
    2,996 posts since Jul '11
    • 0600 - 1100

      tried out different ways of finding pax: sweep png, hotel lobby, airport q, mbs taxi stand, ikea taxi stand...

      few times forget to start meter... two times pressed meter when no pax!

      1100 - 1230

      breaktime @ geylang!

      dun think crooked hor... went to temple at geylang east to pray for smooth smooth and eat vegetarian lunch...

      1230 - 1500

      street jobs all the way... tried to take calls but always too slow...

      1500 - 1600

      agar agar know where the cng station is... juz drive relax relax along aye - come out to commonwealth ave west... woah... many red red heading same direction... follow sure wont wrong de..

      top up quite fast... while waiting... sum up collection - woah.. slightly more den expected...

      put busy and straight back to home base...

      1600

      when handover still fell like haven done enough... but after dinner and a nice shower - den realised actually quite tired out..

       

      Edited by Khoon2580 26 Jul `11, 6:08PM
    • Originally posted by komade:


      very common frm 12-6am got cabs fight with u for pax 1....... :P


      actually kenan cut in by the blues a few times today...

      but i never tu-lan... juz smile and relax relax drive on...

      gonna sleep liao.. tomolo sunday will be a different learning experience...

  • ALN's Avatar
    5,381 posts since May '05
    • first day for khoon?

      enjoy ur first month. always enjoyable.

      why? cos no high revenue target

    • when aln first started. touch the steering wheel also very happy

      pax go where also can. empty also can

      after few month, parang anyhow fly.

      drive not so shiok liao. knn

  • komade's Avatar
    12,845 posts since Oct '09
    • Originally posted by Khoon2580:


      actually kenan cut in by the blues a few times today...

      but i never tu-lan... juz smile and relax relax drive on...

      gonna sleep liao.. tomolo sunday will be a different learning experience...


      juz relax dun worry ;)

  • FT's Avatar
    1,068 posts since Feb '10
    • Now i know TCL ever say to me what he mean....i nowadays very relax now more ciong ciong ciong...4pm start 12 am keep some days even early like 11.30pm...friday, sat ciong abit late...more rest for me...more time to press handphone...

  • f1taxidriver's Avatar
    1,759 posts since Sep '09
    • First time taxi driving is usually enjoyable. It is fun because you are always going somewhere new, somewhere you never been before. Even if just break even, there is a certain sense of satisfaction. After one year, things will change. Once you know the roads, the best routes, it becomes boring. Either finding chit chat friends, or indulging in vices, or even flouting LTA rules sometimes. Then you start to feel like taxi driving is the most condemn profession in the world. :)

       

  • Khoon2580's Avatar
    2,996 posts since Jul '11
    • Day 2 OTR

      0545

      wait till forever no feeder bus come.. end up took cab over to base... contributed $5 to a fellow TD!

      0600

      first pax!

      0615 - 1215

      sweep... sweep... sweep... juz pick n go...

      after 3 pax no connection - break time! eat breakfast at bendemeer...

      head MBS since near town... short Q... 5 mins pick up couple go some 81... head back MBS again... 3 mins wait... seng kang... finally out of town!

      never key loc surcharge... 6 dollars less... ha ha... treat as pay school fees...

      stop at caltex... shi shi... stretch...

      rounding no pax... break time! drive down punggol road till the end look at the sea and stretch stretch..

      more png...

      kenan jap family with 2 dogs go west coast from town...

      more png...

      1215

      drive till backside pain... break time! near by toh tuck... head for cng top-up - mistake! lost in bk batok... round round 10 mins den hit boon lay way...

      12:30

      carry on break.. put busy head to maju camp - see godson... fellow kenan duty on sunday... suay sia... ha ha.... lucky got tis god pa buy lunch giv him..

      13:00 - 18:00

      png.. taxi stand.. make shift taxi stand..

      First Call! no destination but whack since 2 mins away nia.... bingo - go airport! best fare today...

      dun feel like Q ap... round out to expo... 3 mins wait... yishun!

      tis time remembered surcharge liao...

      1800

      top up cng, wash wash... end shift!

      Edited by Khoon2580 07 Aug `11, 8:47PM
    • Favorite Function on the MDT:

      "Driver on Break"

       

       

  • JLKL's Avatar
    1,151 posts since Mar '10
    • Originally posted by ALN:

      first day for khoon?

      enjoy ur first month. always enjoyable.

      why? cos no high revenue target

      what high revenue target? my hourly target has been the same since day 1...

  • Khoon2580's Avatar
    2,996 posts since Jul '11
  • Poolman's Avatar
    39,696 posts since Oct '03
    • Originally posted by Khoon2580:

      tomolo monday will be a different ball game...

       


      Monday is the best day for day shift ...

      When was a OMO , i love Monday !

       

    • Just got a feeling every Singaporeans Monday Blues , woke up late , hurry to work , etc ...

  • JLKL's Avatar
    1,151 posts since Mar '10
    • Originally posted by Poolman:


      Monday is the best day for day shift ...

      When was a OMO , i love Monday !

       

      i dun like monday and tuesday especially between 12pm to 3pm, never did well at this timing most of the time on these 2 days... that's why if i want to throw rental and rest, it will be either one of this 2 days... like today, throw rental and relax at home

  • Cktan1973's Avatar
    150 posts since Jan '11
    • Hey bro’s khoon is a very nice chap, do guide him more, he will be taking over my cab in 1 or 2 months time when I leave this job, n yes he drives my red Ferrari, after letting my car out, I felt that I m not alone in the taxi world…. It’s feels good

  • Poolman's Avatar
    39,696 posts since Oct '03
    • day shift rest on monday ?

      Not when i was a OMO .

      I on the dot 7.30am started , 12pm , knock off .

      Can fetch rental and diesel then .

      4pm start to hunt for my targetted salary .

    • Originally posted by Cktan1973:

      Hey bro’s khoon is a very nice chap, do guide him more, he will be taking over my cab in 1 or 2 months time when I leave this job, n yes he drives my red Ferrari, after letting my car out, I felt that I m not alone in the taxi world…. It’s feels good


      oh Ah Khoon your relief .... yeah he is also will not be alone .

      Khoon , Lim KoPi mai , old dogs teach you some new tricks ?

  • komade's Avatar
    12,845 posts since Oct '09
    • Originally posted by Poolman:


      oh Ah Khoon your relief .... yeah he is also will not be alone .

      Khoon , Lim KoPi mai , old dogs teach you some new tricks ?


      pool got tricks to teach me boh??? :P me in land of a thousand smiles shiok~~~~

  • Khoon2580's Avatar
    2,996 posts since Jul '11
    • Day 3 OTR (First Weekday)

      0400

      First Pax!

      MBS staff drop at hotel lobby... think shiok my fav taxi stand in town .. but drop off liao - long Q at casino... coordinator didnt allow to Q!

      0600

      Rental almost covered

      0700

      Gas almost covered

      0930

      end of peak hour... see profit liao!

      1000

      TVDL Course Mate call jio drink kopi... put BUSY and head Whampoa market...

      Khoon's favorite time - Break Time!

      1200

      Start work... sweep sweep sweep

      1345

      earn enough liao... in yishun... put BT BATOK hoping for pax to pay for trip to top up cng... but seems no luck...

      1400

      F it... empty to mandai cng see look... top up quite slow... much prefer toh tuck...

      1500

      Reach Base.. Q up buy 4D!

      1530

      End Shift Hand Over

      Interesting Observations and Habits for past three days:

      Start Shift After 3rd Pax sure break go toilet

      Nite TDs never give chance... at the other side of the road also can u-turn cut three lanes to jip pax...

      Early Morning kenan town muz crack brians where to find connect pax...

       

       

      Edited by Khoon2580 07 Aug `11, 8:49PM
    • Originally posted by Poolman:


      oh Ah Khoon your relief .... yeah he is also will not be alone .

      Khoon , Lim KoPi mai , old dogs teach you some new tricks ?

      would love to learn more..

      but ko pi time mid nite?

      khoon drive day... 9pm start 'koon-ing' time liao...

       

       

      Edited by Khoon2580 25 Jul `11, 9:16PM
  • bowah's Avatar
    17,392 posts since Jun '10
  • Bo Call Liao's Avatar
    2,031 posts since Apr '11
    • Originally posted by Cktan1973:

      Hey bro’s khoon is a very nice chap, do guide him more, he will be taking over my cab in 1 or 2 months time when I leave this job, n yes he drives my red Ferrari, after letting my car out, I felt that I m not alone in the taxi world…. It’s feels good

      Big congrats to you bro for leaving this trade. Wish u all the best , dont turn back.

  • Khoon2580's Avatar
    2,996 posts since Jul '11
    • Originally posted by bowah:

      The way u drive so relax, you do not look/sound like a newbie icon_lol.gif

      thanks to this forum and few old birds during TVDL course!

      i read tru a lot of the postings to tap on the experience... and from the experience tat few of the TDs who kenan re-take TVDL shared with us...

      actually veri simple... when i was a pax... where wait veri long cannot get cab will be the places i will think of going to find pax...

      driving taxi muz relax... tired or no connect pax after rounding - Break!

      earn enough keep...

       

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