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    Default Becoming a cabbie

    May be looking for a new career soon, what sort of costs does it involve and what would i need to do to get started ?

    Any advice welcome

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    dont do it if you want a life

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    I considered this as well and was talked out of it by a lot of people.......

    I still think about it sometimes but there's no guarantee you'll make a decent wage, especially at this time of year with summer coming.

    You would obviously need a car, a taxi licence and the right insurance (i got quoted 8 grand by places). Then you would need an accountant as you would be self-employed

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    first thing would be contact a local firm. get a badge they will advise you try both private hire and hackney carriage give it a couple of months even doing it part time while doing another job, to see if you like it . its one of those jobs you either love or hate it.
    btw i love it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by garvey View Post
    first thing would be contact a local firm. get a badge they will advise you try both private hire and hackney carriage give it a couple of months even doing it part time while doing another job, to see if you like it . its one of those jobs you either love or hate it.
    btw i love it.

    Hey Garvey

    noticed at the weekend you got some new signs on ya car, they look spot on

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    I dont like em, but needs be.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Gr4eme View Post
    Hey Garvey

    noticed at the weekend you got some new signs on ya car, they look spot on
    did you not wave, watch out it may be one of the other drivers in the other vectra

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    So whats the van about ???

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    it was to take the dogs for a walk in

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    there should be plenty of business over there for a dog taxi

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