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    Uber

    iSayman, now hard to Cari Makan for Malaysians. MY Prime Minister suggested Rakyat to drive Uber.

    So, I would be cooking and driving in the best of both worlds where I remain as my own Boss.Just click on the link to sign up where you can Cari Makan. It is 1 way to make extra money and also to make friends on the way from point A to B or C. And the bonus of kicking butts of MY cronies who owned and operated taxi service where the drivers would say " RM 50" where the meter would show "RM20" for your designation.

    https://partners.uber.com/i/cnf1w6fbue. What Say U?
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    I know of a friend, former bank officer, former remisier, actually retired, about 70+ years old but still fit..driving Uber now, covering Subang Airport area, if not mistaken. Seems decent income for now.

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    Uber apps allow Uber to track any mischief its driver is up to.

    My friend's daughter company only reimburse claim with receipt. So if she is fetched to KLIA by her father, she doesn't get to claim. Now that the father is a Uber driver, she will use her apps to request for service and sure enough her father who responded to her call gets to fetch her. But there were times he didnt respond fast enough. So when another Uber driver responded, she will cancel. When she does this a couple of times, it raises a red flag. Of course her credit card details with her surname also link her to her father whom Uber has the details. In the end both become black listed. So don't play play. But I wonder how they take the trouble to track.

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    Why she dont call her daddy on the phone to pick her up? Instead she is blurred sotong to app Uber. I am pretty sure that if she choose to app Uber while she is in her daddy limo car, nobody can respond faster than her daddy cool. As for the receipt, I had been taking breakfast to lunch, dinner to supper with clients .....but those places I take are roadside bak good teh to curry laksa for those foreign professors and even bosses from headquarter USA. So I just get those receipts, i sendiri tulis lah. As long as I dun cheat with over declaration , the company accountant would approved it. She knows I been dinner with the bosses or anyone else entitled to be treated like hungry ghost. But she always chased me around with expenses account because I am always late in submitting claims. Not only it is tedious task of adding those sum of entertainment, but I wanna to see the expenses accumulated claims snowballed like striking 1st prize. There is another colleague of mine with the same habits and traits.....until our immediate boss said perhaps we are too well paid which we can withstand late claim expenses.
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    Thats why lah...wanna use a well designed service thats been customed and due worldwide recognition, then find devious ways to outsmart the system for a few bucks.

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    Unknown to many, While Uberride is well known, not many know the latest trend is Ubereats. But the Makan app is not available in Malaysia. https://ubereats.com/
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    Uber sucks..

    I once wanted to go Pavilllion from KLCC but lazy to drive. My colleague has Uber app in his phone and started to look for a Uber cab. It was lunch time and there is a peak hour surcharge, the surcharge rate kept on changing (increasing). The extra rate is around 30-60% higher than normal rate.

    I was told that IRD do not accept receipt issued by Uber as proof of company's expenses because until today, it is still an illegal entity without tax-reporting in Malaysia. Hence, no reimbursement allowed for employees who used Uber or other companies providing similar service.

    I know there are staff who submit mileage claim as expenses reimbursement for Uber fare. I am ok with this because you either drive your car there and claim mileage or take a cab...

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    Uber Rocks .....iSayman .

    This is like a share market where the higher bids base on demand and supply macro economy. The taxi is different cerita story. Micro demands by them whether they wanna to drive you from the kaki lima stand where they are main guli or judi with Ding Dong 50 puluh sens. Or they become Three Eye Jack pirate of the Currybeans. where they tell you RM 50 without the standard meter showing less than RM25 surcharge of 100%. Take note where it said "Tawar Menawar Dilarangkan" on the taxi sticker but there is also "Teksi ini mengunakan MISTER" https://syahrilkadir.files.wordpress...3/image012.jpg

    I am not cooking taxi stories from my history posting in the forum as there should be record of sorts where in the story line I said I had photographed the teksi ABC Empat Ekor Kuda for Da Ma Cai. The Mister from taxi jumped out of the car and asked me what was I doing. I whhipped out my pistol.....oops phone jsut to show him it is loaded with pictures instead of bullets.

    " iSayman, take your pick (a) Buy nombor (b) sms to RTD (c) send picture to PDRM (d) send to my along friend to check see if the driver needed loan or had to pay up his loan. (e) All the above. " I showed him the bookie picture, pictures of the gomen officers , and image of the friend along. TO cut long story short. the mister said he would take me home with free offer of teh tarik along the way. The Taxi Mister would use the meter where it showed Rm25.00 to reach home. Pelik tapi benar this MC Taxi fella became friendly afterwards. Before jumping off the wall with final conclusion, there are pleasant taxi drivers and honest as well where they would start the meter only when the journey begin.

    Would be telling the stories from the other side of the fence when I hit roads with the strangers. "Chef Uber Driving" Kambing Soon to the public forum near you.
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    Looking at the bigger picture, the arrival in Boleh & Perth definitely lower the taxi fares.

    Long time ago, taxi from my house to airport was around A45.

    Then it kept going up till A $58

    Since the arrival of Uber, it had gone back to around A $47

    That's the last price I paid 4 days ago.

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    One of my wifey distant relative driving around Sydney Downunder after retiring from Malaysian corporate life. He was chauffeur driven sana sini from USJ to PJ and KL.
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    Quote Originally Posted by zinglicious View Post
    One of my wifey distant relative driving around Sydney Downunder after retiring from Malaysian corporate life...
    I think you mean your wife's relative is a cab driver in Sydney now after retiring from Malaysia, right ?

    So pathetic ah ?? After retiring" from Malaysia corporate life, still have to work as a cab driver in a foreign land ???

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    Quote Originally Posted by Naka View Post
    Looking at the bigger picture, the arrival in Boleh & Perth definitely lower the taxi fares..
    Looking at an even bigger picture - the danger of boarding a vehicle not registered as a taxi and without insurance coverage as the vehicle is not intended for commercial purpose.

    You read from this thread that even 70+ years old is working as uber driver, this is not right to me. Not to discredit senior folks of this age but I think people of this age is not the right people to be a cab driver.

    I have no problem with any cab service as long as it is a legally registered entity, the driver possess the right driving attitude and is a legitimate cab driver ...

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    Quote Originally Posted by Speeg View Post
    I think you mean your wife's relative is a cab driver in Sydney now after retiring from Malaysia, right ?

    So pathetic ah ?? After “retiring" from Malaysia corporate life, still have to work as a cab driver in a foreign land ???
    Korek.Korek.Korek. But this guy is a humble practical fella. Instead of spending all the ringgits from his EPF, he is earning Aussie dollar. Most of all, he is contributing to the economy and service Downunder. After all, cab driving is a decent job
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    Quote Originally Posted by zinglicious View Post
    Korek.Korek.Korek. But this guy is a humble practical fella. Instead of spending all the ringgits from his EPF, he is earning Aussie dollar. Most of all, he is contributing to the economy and service Downunder. After all, cab driving is a decent job
    Hmm.... I saw many elderly folks in Singapore doing other decent jobs like working as cleaner, petrol kiosk attendant, etc.

    I guess they are also humble prcatical fellas who don't want to spend their CPF money but wanted to contribute to the little red dot economy.... !!

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    Old folks in HK also make themselves available for a small sum cleaning up drains, manholes, pick up rubblish. That's why HK is clean even in the back streets etc.

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