Tax bracket labels may not seem to matter the most – you don't have to dine with young pins, for example – but for those who travel frequently, knowing what and what not to do in a taxi is essential. From knowing as many points as possible to knowing what to do if you have a complaint, getting into a taxi can involve walking a fine line between getting from point A to point B or asking to get out and walk. The following provides tips on how to behave as a backward pusher.
Get a Cost Idea: Different tax companies can charge different fees, especially in different cities. A taxi in Boulder, Colorado can be relatively inexpensive while one in New York City may require you to put your first born baby as payment. For these reasons, it is a good idea to know what you are getting into before you get into it. Instead of throwing down a taxi and giving the driver the address of your destination, ask them what it will be. They won't be able to give you an exact number – unless they have flat rates – but they can easily give you a ball figure. This will help you determine if you want to take a taxi or if you want to find another means of transport.
Ask for an hourly rate: If you find yourself in a situation where you need your taxi driver to take you to a variety of places – perhaps from the airport to your hotel and convention center – ask for a overtime fee. Not only can an hourly rate be cheaper, but it will also relieve you of the stress that comes with having a meter. If you need a taxi to wait for you as you run to your hotel and change, a schedule will allow you to be less in a hurry and less likely to forget something as you finish the door.
Don't grow impatient: A taxi stuck in traffic is frustrating, but it's not the fault of the tax drivers. Being angry, frustrated, or bullied and bloated will not care about the congestion that is blocking traffic. Along these lines, ask the driver if they can go faster – when the cars around them are barely moving – you will not succeed in anything except making you feel like a condenser. Instead of raising patients with the cabin driver about circumstances beyond their control, control your circumstances: give yourself plenty of time to get to your destination.
Don't forget about Tip: Taxi drivers probably aren't in it for the money; they are not spinning nor driving on the dove. For this reason, it's important to give them good advice; what they do with tips can make up a good portion of their overall salary. Usually, it is best to decide a taxi driver what you will steal a waiter or a waiter: between 15 and 20 percent of the total bill. If the taxi driver was extremely good – if he took a short cut to get you to an emergency meeting, for example – then you can advise more. If he was rude or made a point of going slowly funny when there was no traffic, then don't feel too guilty when you bend him less.
Enter the information: Whenever getting inside a taxi, it is best to write down a relative information: the name of the taxi driver, the cabin number, the time, date and destination of your route. This not only helps you when you want to complain about the service, but it also helps you get things back if you happen to leave something behind. Calling the taxi company and saying that all you know is that the cab was yellow, will probably get you nowhere.