I would like to take this opportunity of congratulating Mr.
Ives, who, as you may know, was on a monthís trial as secretary, he is now
employed on a permanent basis, and I feel sure that you all join me in wishing
him the best of luck in this very important position.
It was agreed at the last board meeting that a
yellow badge man would be allowed to pick up in town on 2ND
ASSISTANCE and, providing no green badge man wanted the job, this would then
alleviate a scrub, sati sty the customer and stop the possibility of you know
who, getting the job.
At a recent Board meeting it was decided to discontinue the
payment of gratuities to porters, etc. As a commission for obtaining certain
types of jobs. The small percentage of this type of work received in this
manner only helps to inflate what would be a reasonable price for the journey.
The increasing amount of passengers who phone us, themselves, form many hotels,
proves the value of our HAND OUT cards. I lay particular emphasis on "HAND
OUT" because of the comment in the chairmanís letter with reference to
them. I find that I achieve very good results merely by handing a card to
passengers WHEN THEY GET IN. while understanding most of the argument of the
carriage office, I.e. the displaying of card in the back of the cab, I do fell,
personally, and taking everything into consideration, that three, placed neatly
say in the window, under the meter, would not constitute a crime against
humanity but, nevertheless, WHEN the graduated clock arrives on the scene, it
may well alter the whole set-up of the trade, some sections fell it canít
come soon enough. Iím inclined to agree with them, providing everybody
benefits from it.
It seems the letter from Bernard Braden has caused
quite a controversy, a selection is included in this monthís publication and
should Mr. Braden have any further comments to make, the space will always be
available to him. How about it, Bernie?
Joe Toff (B04)