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Old 05-03-2008, 04:25 PM
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I used to work for a cab company and I think they're screwing their drivers.

okay, at the end of the night, we tallied our fares and gave the management 60% of our earnings. If we had what they call a charge, that is, when an arrangement is made with the cab company and the person we're picking up to give them a ride to wherever they're going and they don't pay. They do pay the cab company directly the full amount of the fares at the end of the week or month or whatever.

So, let's say I have a fare that's $16.10 (highlighted in red below)

3.90
5.10
8.90
16.10
2.10

(I kept it short for the sake of time)

So, I'd add up my total: $36.10.

I'll then subtract 60% of that: $21.66.

But since I have a charge, I subtract the charge and give that to the management: $5.56

Since they had me add the charge into my bottom line is that being factored into my grand total or should they have the drivers omit that charge and add everything else up?

Because if I do the math correctly without the charge: $26.80 and I'd give the management back: $16.08

and remember, they're being paid the full charge amount at the end of the week.

Who's getting the short end of the stick?

I have to apologize for this. I really suck at math and it seems too complicated for me to figure out.
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They must be real screwdrivers...
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who's getting screwed though?
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Good rule of thumb, MPQ: management never screws itself.
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