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  •  I forgot to mention there's a code: rant (12+ / 0-)

    that a taxi service uses for the hospitals they're contracted with. So this isn't like some totally untraceable phenomenon. It might be on the end of hospitals, BUT, in order for a cab driver to be reimbursed for the drive, they have to turn their IOU slips in to the parent company at the end of the week.

    It gets deducted first off of their overall rental fee, and if it surpasses that, translates into profit.

    Some of the slips are probably shredded, mind you, because no cab company on earth reveals its actual profits, and these IOU slips are a great way to delete the paper trail.

    But the actual codes are on every taxi dispatch wall, and most cab drivers will have slip receipts with the codes throughout the week.

    You could audit the slips from a taxi service and still see the post-profit slips as well. There aren't a lot of these, but from time to time, someone will make out lucky over a week.

    Shady, isn't it?

    Cab drivers are... not properly trained in medical care or anything.

    "Heidegger? But I didn't even know her!"

    by mahakali overdrive on Fri Oct 16, 2009 at 11:22:06 AM PDT

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