Dirty, smelly cabbies could be sacked

Taxi drivers may be sacked for having smelly, dirty cabs and not knowing their way around under a new industry initiative to improve services.

Customers will have the opportunity to scan an in-cab sticker with their mobile devices to take part in an online survey and log their satisfaction levels.

Melbourne taxi drivers could be sacked if they fall below a weekly average of 65 percent satisfaction three times, according to the director of operator Taxi Link, Harry Katsiabanis.

"If you come in (under 65 percent) once I train you, I'll send you back out. That is your first strike," Mr Katsiabanis said.

"If you strike again, I'll train you again, but if you strike a third time I won't offer you any more shifts. I don't want you."

Should cabbies be face on-the-spot surveys?

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  1. R rated Preacher12:54pm Sunday 24th February 2013 ESTReport Abuse

    Makes me wonder what their home's smell like? All Services aimed at the Public, sould be cleen and healthy! If you think people that come here from other places, like 3rd. world shitholes, leave their bad habits behind? You need help!

  2. Beverly11:49am Monday 10th December 2012 ESTReport Abuse

    The cabbie my son encountered on Saturday morning at Circular Quay did not know his way out of the city to get to the Eastern Suburbs - lord only knows how he got back to base!

  3. grishnakt10:36am Saturday 08th December 2012 ESTReport Abuse

    Sometimes cabbies do smell bad. The feedback idea mentioned in the story sounds like a good idea.

  4. Brendan09:47am Wednesday 05th December 2012 ESTReport Abuse

    If they are smelly foreigners. Send em back home too

  5. Wayne10:29pm Tuesday 04th December 2012 ESTReport Abuse

    I wont get into a cab with these monkeys driveing,there dirty,smelly,and retarded,i look for a normal aust taxi driver,these monkeys need to be rounded up and deported.