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  1. #16

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    Originally posted by Dean Schuler:
    That's why they leave sharecropper companies and go to good firms. Great Chauffeurs can't stand service deficit specialists...Are you car and driver or Limousine & Chauffeur ? If your service has a pampers dispenser on the wall, it follows that the company supports the American Entitlement Act or the Busybody Act. The Busybody Act covers the unwashed who worry about everyone else's business while conducting theirs poorly and without quality, truth, or vision.<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-title">quote:</div><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-content">Originally posted by David Merrill:
    Dean: The Chauffeur has no control over what a cheap operator gives him to drive. (other than change Employers) A good Chauffeur can make a ride in a 91 Chevrolet Caprice Ex police car a great ride. Good Chauffeurs are asked every day to make the ride in some of the trucks on the road today called Limousines a pleasant experiance dispite the actual ride of the vehicle. (but that is a whole other topic)

    I am just trying to point out that with a few exceptions, (yourself, Mr. Luff and a few others) most Limo Operators do not want to hire "Chauffeurs." First they do not want to pay the money and next they do not want someone on the payroll who may know a little more than they do. (makes them look bad) All they really want is a "Driver" who they can yell at and belittle when something goes wrong.

    I know this poll is no way scientific but it does show that what I am saying has some validity.
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    Dean Schuler

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    Originally posted by Dean Schuler:
    <BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-title">quote:</div><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-content">Originally posted by Dean Schuler:
    That's why they leave sharecropper companies and go to good firms. Great Chauffeurs can't stand service deficit specialists...Are you car and driver or Limousine & Chauffeur ? If your service has a pampers dispenser on the wall, it follows that the company supports the American Entitlement Act or the Busybody Act. The Busybody Act covers the unwashed who worry about everyone else's business while conducting theirs poorly and without quality, truth, or vision. Flim-Flam Artists...<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-title">quote:</div><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-content">Originally posted by David Merrill:
    Dean: The Chauffeur has no control over what a cheap operator gives him to drive. (other than change Employers) A good Chauffeur can make a ride in a 91 Chevrolet Caprice Ex police car a great ride. Good Chauffeurs are asked every day to make the ride in some of the trucks on the road today called Limousines a pleasant experiance dispite the actual ride of the vehicle. (but that is a whole other topic)

    I am just trying to point out that with a few exceptions, (yourself, Mr. Luff and a few others) most Limo Operators do not want to hire "Chauffeurs." First they do not want to pay the money and next they do not want someone on the payroll who may know a little more than they do. (makes them look bad) All they really want is a "Driver" who they can yell at and belittle when something goes wrong.

    I know this poll is no way scientific but it does show that what I am saying has some validity.
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    Dean Schuler

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    Originally posted by gunny:
    <BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-title">quote:</div><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-content">Originally posted by Adventure Limousine:
    Walter,
    Why are taxi and bus drivers not chauffeurs ? Just curious about that, i have a taxi driver that has become one of my best chauffeurs. He is often requested and takes pride in taking care of the clients and it shows. He also will do the late nights out, which my older drivers do not prefer to do.
    Just because a hired driver is a chauffeur, does that make him better than any other hired driver? there are good and bad chauffeurs out there too. I think that taxi and bus drivers deserve credit because they are hard working people that are looked down upon because of what they do, is that really fair?
    Fair question that I will keep brief.
    Chauffeuring is an art & the driving portion requires a retraining of driving habits hence what is known as the "slide & glide" techniques. Drivers from other professions (taxi, bus, truckers etc.) have already developed their driving habits which are very hard to break or re-train mostly due to arrogance, "I drive 18 wheelers, don't tell me how to drive" type attitudes. When reading articles on recruiting chauffeurs, taxi, bus & truckers are not even in the equation and the emphasis is placed on those with experience in the service industry not the driving industry. That you have found a taxi driver who has retrained himself to be a chauffeur is great & I guess he is no longer considered to be a taxi driver. Question in return would be, would you allow a cabbie to operate your limos in a cabbie fashion?

    I'll finish with,"there are no bad chauffeurs but there are plenty of drivers pretending to be chauffeurs". </div></BLOCKQUOTE>

    Thank you Walter for being fair, I didnt mean to bark about my taxi drivers but i do get upset when the stereotype comes out that all taxi drivers are bad or dishonest. I am sure the majority of my drivers have saved some lives by keeping the drunks off the road, and by transporting blood or necessary supplies to the hospitals. I`ve also been looked down upon by people because i own a taxi company,but attitudes change when i own a limo company it is lot more positive. I have always put my best foot forward with pride and taken care of my customers honestly and fairly, and then to be looked down upon is a tough pill to swallow.

    I would answer the second question by saying
    if i haven`t fiqured out the difference between the two i have no business doing limousine. Right ?

  4. #19

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    I would be threatend that my customers would become more loyal to you then my company. At the same time I want to offer the best service possible. I wouldn't pay the $30p/h

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