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#181 Feb 14th, 2017, 15:21
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Better than the other way around.
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Originally Posted by dillichaat View Post That's because he was sure he 'd be able to tap you extra by a) siphoning off and re-selling gas b) running a cab company when you were not looking and c) making deals where the garage that maintained your car would provide a healthy kickback. Most drivers I met were no fools and not into philanthropy, they could squeeze rupees out of a pushkar sadhu.

When renting a car at a local taxi stand I even had one -for a while- who was actually running 'girls' when he was not driving me around. I found out and told him I'd keep the cops at the local thana in chai, chocolates, birthday gifts and cigarettes for a year to haul him up and use him for lathi practice if I ever noticed he tried to rip me off with the mileage. To my knowledge he never tried, was a good driver too, but my wife wouldn't stand for his extracurricular activities.
All of this is possible, but it is also true that drivers in tourist areas like Rajasthan get employment for 4-5 months a year max. and then nothing.
Most, as in my case are paid by local 'bosses' who contract them to tour operators. Almost certainly their tips (from fn tourists) are more than their wages.
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Originally Posted by capt_mahajan View Post Better than the other way around.
I think you're on very tricky ground there!!


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Aren't I always. I really should use those whatyoucallit thingys to indicate a joke.
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No tips for tips?

Considering how much money us advisers on these threads must have saved people, I think we should get our ten percent!

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Thanks IMers, again feedback much appreciated for us lil ol tourists. Per person is easier for us as we are 4 friends travelling together so everything just gets split up. Only 2 weeks now, woo hoo, we are all very excited. Cheers again, Jo
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Enjoy!
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