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16 hours ago, checkered flag said:

Odd story. I give it a suspected 4 panokios. He's in front the the Big C that doing (most likely) its usual business. The Big C where I'm at is not anywhere slow (normal level). Around town things may be slow in the bar/nightclub area but I doubt it at Big C. If many more MC taxi are competing at Big C it needs to be stated. As the story stands I only see someone looking for a handout. 

I talk to the guy picking up carts at Makro and he's sweating. He get 300 baht/day and doesn't complain. If we have cold water we give him some, but sometimes he thanks us but says he has water. He's hoping that they will move him inside next month. 

Smart workers should move out of the get rich tourist areas. 

I find it is usually pretty hard to find a win driver around end of school/work time. I thought more Thais use them than foreigners. 

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2 hours ago, ChakaKhan said:

Sees pic....he uses the Hiso helmet and gives you that junky plastic cap that is 2x too small......no tnx..pass

You must have a big head or too much hair. 

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its all relative, i think pattaya bike taxi drivers are the least corrupt

in comparison with baht buses, and laos bike taxi.

 

i recommend ask for price before jumping on the bike,

actually i recommend ask price before any deal whatsoever

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On 8/12/2020 at 12:04 PM, AlfHuy said:

500-600 baht a day working in construction. Yeah, right. Probably no skills at all in this business.

I am sure Cambodians, Burmese etc don't get much more than 300baht a day.

 

what is then MINIMUM/MAXIMUM daily rates that people should/have to be paid??

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On 8/12/2020 at 12:20 PM, BigStar said:

Sometimes we select one, or a group, as representative of others as well. We don't really have space to tell all the stories of millions of others. Yet sitting out all day in the same spot, barely shaded from the heat, hoping for a fare seems its own special torture. But it's easily dismissed by old fart farang retirees sitting comfortably at their keyboards of course.

 

To me this says try to tip more generously than you did pre-COVID. Hard times for these people.

 

The question is, how difficult will that be? Not for you, of course. Heh.

 

I've known some funny and quite honest motorcy taxi drivers, joked around many times with them and at times had a regular driver. Sometimes I have a trusted driver go down to Immigration and do my 90-day report for a couple hundred baht. Yeah, many of us, I think, are glad to have these guys around when needed. One of the conveniences and part of the character of Thailand.

 

Thank you. As an aside, while I don't need to use the mototaxi drivers, I have up'ed my tipping amount for service workers during this pandemic to help them in a small way. People around the world are being negatively impacted by the economic shutdowns necessary to get the virus under control and those in a position to help others should consider doing so.  

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On 8/12/2020 at 6:45 AM, webfact said:

His family is subsisting on basic foods like fermented fish sauce just to stay alive. 

That sounds terrible to me, I would be desperate too. 

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On 8/12/2020 at 6:21 PM, checkered flag said:

Odd story. I give it a suspected 4 panokios. He's in front the the Big C that doing (most likely) its usual business. The Big C where I'm at is not anywhere slow (normal level). Around town things may be slow in the bar/nightclub area but I doubt it at Big C. If many more MC taxi are competing at Big C it needs to be stated. As the story stands I only see someone looking for a handout. 

I talk to the guy picking up carts at Makro and he's sweating. He get 300 baht/day and doesn't complain. If we have cold water we give him some, but sometimes he thanks us but says he has water. He's hoping that they will move him inside next month. 

Smart workers should move out of the get rich tourist areas. 

Two days later I'm still trying to work out what a panokios is.

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On 8/12/2020 at 12:20 PM, BigStar said:

Sometimes we select one, or a group, as representative of others as well. We don't really have space to tell all the stories of millions of others. Yet sitting out all day in the same spot, barely shaded from the heat, hoping for a fare seems its own special torture. But it's easily dismissed by old fart farang retirees sitting comfortably at their keyboards of course.

 

To me this says try to tip more generously than you did pre-COVID. Hard times for these people.

 

The question is, how difficult will that be? Not for you, of course. Heh.

 

I've known some funny and quite honest motorcy taxi drivers, joked around many times with them and at times had a regular driver. Sometimes I have a trusted driver go down to Immigration and do my 90-day report for a couple hundred baht. Yeah, many of us, I think, are glad to have these guys around when needed. One of the conveniences and part of the character of Thailand.

 

You would give your passport to a motorcycle taxi driver!!?,😮

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