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Taxi fares to increase

 
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Real Reality



Joined: 10 Jan 2003
Location: Seoul

PostPosted: Tue Oct 07, 2003 10:27 pm    Post subject: Taxi fares to increase Reply with quote

Taxi fares for the Seoul area and other big cities will be raised yearly by 15-20 percent starting this coming July.
http://english.donga.com/srv/service.php3?biid=2003100815918
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weatherman



Joined: 14 Jan 2003
Location: Korea

PostPosted: Wed Oct 08, 2003 12:42 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

All I want to know is when my pay will go up. I have been working at 2.0 since 98'. Have been at the same job since 99'.
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itaewonguy



Joined: 25 Mar 2003

PostPosted: Wed Oct 08, 2003 12:50 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

dont ait for it to go up!
you should be rasing it every year
you should be on 2.4 by now!!!
hope you are paying pension.. so you can get back the cash at the end a nice sum of like 8 million~! plus sev, take home 10 million right there..
next contract buddy.. you tell them you want.. 2.3!
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itaewonguy



Joined: 25 Mar 2003

PostPosted: Wed Oct 08, 2003 12:58 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

taxis !! jesus! more corruption by the government officals!!
just because those f@cking politicians own the Taxi companies!!
so what do they do.. they get government aid for fuel,, and raise the price yearly!!! YEARLY!!! what the F.. it will be 7000won soon as you enter the cab in 5 years time!!
what are the KOREANS trying to raise the prices like JAPAN so they can be considered equal!! what some politician had this brainstorm idea and ssaid.. you know what we need to do?!!! "we need to raise the prices in korea to that higher of Singapore and same as japan, then beat out japan as the most expensive country in ASIA! this will give KOREA the reputation as the BEST COUNTRY in ASIA! if its expensive it must be good right?>????

PLLLEEEEAAASSSSEEEEE!!!! shoot that guy who came up with that IDEA!
korea will never be JAPAN!!!!
this country is going to SUCK real SOON!!!
might be heading to CHINA soon teach my 30's over there...hahhhhahaa
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just because



Joined: 01 Aug 2003
Location: Changwon - 4964

PostPosted: Wed Oct 08, 2003 1:10 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

These taxi guys make a pretty hard living. theeir profit margin is pretty narrow. I think a pay rise every year is quite adequate. i don't think the 15% will come into effect however, nut I'm sure a couple hundred won won't hurt.
They are so cheap now and you know it. Give these road warriors some slack.
Imagine a 15% increase anyway. There will ajummas and adjoshis everywhere protesting.
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Gord



Joined: 25 Feb 2003

PostPosted: Wed Oct 08, 2003 1:12 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

itaewonguy wrote:
taxis !! jesus! more corruption by the government officals!!
just because those f@cking politicians own the Taxi companies!!
so what do they do.. they get government aid for fuel,, and raise the price yearly!!! YEARLY!!! what the F.. it will be 7000won soon as you enter the cab in 5 years time!!


Have you ever asked a taxi driver what they make in a month? If they do a 60+ hour week with no holidays, they might make two million a month. But usually not.

On one hand, it's sad to think that my average taxi ride is going to cost me another 50 cents, but it's hard to complain when it's still far cheaper than any first world country I've been too. That, and we get a pretty good sized paycheque in this country so we shouldn't be complaining over such a minor increase anyway.
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kiwiboy_nz_99



Joined: 05 Jul 2003
Location: ...Enlightenment...

PostPosted: Wed Oct 08, 2003 2:10 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I agree with Gord, I don't begrudge them thier increase. But I'll probably start making more of an effort to subway everywhere. I guess that's petty, but I figure I'm here for a lot longer yet, so habits are gonna add up.
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The Man known as The Man



Joined: 29 Mar 2003
Location: 3 cheers for Ted Haggard oh yeah!

PostPosted: Thu Oct 09, 2003 4:15 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

kiwiboy_nz_99 wrote:
I agree with Gord, I don't begrudge them thier increase. But I'll probably start making more of an effort to subway everywhere. I guess that's petty, but I figure I'm here for a lot longer yet, so habits are gonna add up.


Don't begrudge the taxi drivers. Any idea of how many drunken jackasses that are problems they have to deal with-let alone the military dudes?
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