12/14/2007

Why begrudge taxi drivers earning more?

There are still many letters to the msm complaining about the hike in taxi fares. I am curious why people are so unhappy that taxi drivers got to earn a bit more from people who can afford to pay more to ride in taxis. And there are many who are willing to pay even more, suggesting to give more tips to good taxi drivers. We should let the market forces determine how much the taxi drivers should get and encourage those who can afford to pay the taxi drivers more. Another way is to do an objective study by paying some international consultants to compare the salaries of taxi drivers with their counterparts. Then they can benchmark the salaries of the taxi drivers accordingly. Once a benchmark has been set, then no one should question the validity of the study, the methodology nor the increases expected. It should become a fait accompli. And everyone can then move on. Let the taxi drivers enjoy their little hikes. It comes to nothing actually.

4 comments:

Anonymous said...

People I think are not complaining about helping taxi-drivers earn a bit more, but that the help should also come from the taxi-operators by way of lower rentals. Why should commuters be the ones to bear the rising operating costs of taxi-drivers while operators sit tight and squeeze everybody else?

Matilah_Singapura said...
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Matilah_Singapura said...

The only people (if you could call them that) who I absolutely begrudge in "earning" (if you could call it that) more money are the one's who are on the payroll of The State.

This coterie of malfeasants is the only group on the planet other than organised criminals who can essentially write their own paychecks.

To people in other professions, I wish them all the best in earning as much as they would like to earn. They have my blessing.

redbean said...

the mantra for this country is that every organisation must make profit. and two, everyone must be paid his worth according to what he thinks is his worth.

where would the money come from? it must come from somewhere.