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Taxi Industry’s Fight Against Uber Turns into PR Disaster!

November 10, 2015


You might not realise it, but the Taxi Industry is currently in the midst of an unmitigated PR disaster with its latest campaign in the war against popular rival Uber currently playing out in the ranks of the unpredictable playground of social media.

The campaign, intentionally designed to scrape back some of the market share and consumer favouritism lost to rival Uber in recent months, invites Australian Taxi users to share their “positive” experiences of using the yellow cab service on the purpose-built campaign website – and on Twitter with the hashtag #yourtaxis.

However since its inception some 24 hours ago, the campaign has been swamped with negative user reviews and feedback, with the overwhelming majority of complaints being in relation to poor hygiene, drivers talking on mobile phones, refusing to take short fares, and refusing to use the GPS despite not knowing where they’re going.

The twitter feed is rife with personal accounts of sexual harassment, verbal abuse and appalling customer service – representing a monumental slap in the face to the Victorian Tax Association in its desperate attempt to garner some public sentiment.

While administrators initially responded to the first few comments on twitter, it appears they have gone into hiding after the twitter feed went into meltdown.

15 Comments leave one →
  1. November 10, 2015 11:53 am


  2. November 10, 2015 11:56 am


  3. November 10, 2015 12:46 pm

    Uber-V-Taxi, whichever way it goes, will result in bleating for taxpayer `bail-out`, `re-build` or `compo`.

  4. Splatterbottom permalink
    November 10, 2015 4:05 pm

    “a monumental slap in the face to the Victorian Tax Association”

    Tax Associations need a good slapping from time to time. There is nothing so boring.

  5. TB Queensland permalink
    November 10, 2015 5:13 pm

    WTF is a “tax association”? 😉

  6. Splatterbottom permalink
    November 11, 2015 9:21 am

    I assume it is a bunch of fuckers who gather together to discuss tax! They get to their meetings by taxi. If they took Uber less taxes would be paid and we can’t have that, can we?

  7. November 11, 2015 9:57 am

    “”it is a bunch of fuckers who gather together to discuss tax!””

    Now I wonder who that could be ??

  8. Splatterbottom permalink
    November 11, 2015 10:31 am

    “Now I wonder who that could be ??”

    The difference is that the locals here who know shit-all about tax rules, less about tax policy and only use tax to bolster their pre-conceived political agenda. I assume a tax association would consist of the types who gather together naked and febrile at the prospect of discussing the relative merits of different thin capitalisation regimes. You know the type …. oh damn I’m flushed and panting – be still my tingling anus!

  9. November 11, 2015 10:36 am

    I was thinking Walrus, but you and your spine tingling anus seem well versed too SB.

  10. Walrus permalink
    November 11, 2015 10:55 am

    “I was thinking Walrus”

    Being a complete arsehole when I wanna be I was thinking me too !

  11. November 11, 2015 11:05 am

    What do you mean “when you want to be?”

  12. Walrus permalink
    November 11, 2015 11:16 am

    “What do you mean “when you want to be?”……………”

    Oh I can be quite a charmer………………………………..if there is something in it for me. LOL

  13. Tom of Melbourne permalink
    November 12, 2015 8:21 am

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  14. November 12, 2015 4:19 pm


  15. January 2, 2016 5:30 pm


    smh,,,,,,,,Skye Shanahan of Quakers Hill told Fairfax Media she ordered an Uber ride from the North Sydney foreshore to Blacktown, a fare that would typically cost less than $100. She ended up paying $720, more than a week`s rent, after a surcharge

    multiple of eight was applied to her fare,,,,,,,,,,,,,,

    #once again `our` teabags look like the imbeciles they are, no fcuking bleating about the non-tax-paying `uber` demanding `eight-fold-time`, yet the bleat incessantly over low-paids getting `double-time` on sunday.

    #okay, Let`s hear your impoverished bleating teabags

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