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    Default Discrimination!

    I hope I can post this, if not I will understand if the moderators remove this. Working as a taxi driver has opened my eyes. To the challenges african american have hailing a cab...(in two months, I've had to go out of my way at least 6 times to pick up people of african decent who were turned away by other cabs in front of me)...and although I may not post the most immigrant friendly rants...I have to stand in solidarity with the other folks who drive taxis.

    I joined a company in my area that the City of Philadelphia bent over backwards to bring to the city, a 100% hybird fleet. I had to leave because they were highly disorganized but not only that, nearly every taxi driver I've talked to who left them was scammed out of money. This company did not turn over credit card money drivers earned, they did not return deposits. Because the majority of the drivers are immigrants, they say nothing, they just leave feeling cheated...

    Believe it or not, now they are trying to do it to me....and guess what...I ain't scareT, LOL...

    https://www.change.org/petitions/fre...-they-owe-her#
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    WOW! The power of social media...I fell asleep after I posted my petition, got woke up at 11:15, lo and behold a call from FREEDOM TAXI, LOL...miraculously they had a check for 1/2 of my money...$264...they were bright, cheery and all smiles. Please keep signing my petition as they claim they will send me my balance in 30 days. Thanks to my facebook pals who were up this morning and on the case! YEAH!!!!!!!
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    so now the taxi authority is involved and Everet is trying to cover his butt by answering an email I sent December 28th.....

    Everett, the check may have been issued on the fourth but when I showed
    up Friday at 5pm as per Yancey's instructions, I was told by Keith that
    no checks were there and he had no ideal when my check would be issued.
    It wasn't until, I wrote ALL the local papers, Harry Hairston, Council
    Woman Maria Q Sanchez, the Taxi Authority, created a petition on
    Change.org
    https://www.change.org/petitions/fre...-they-owe-her#.

    (Over 500 views, YEAH!)..it was two hours after the last action that
    Yancey called me to say my check was there, Sunday morning at 11am,
    January 6th, 2013.

    Evidently, you are stressing Keith out with disorganization and, for
    the record, it is so cliched to accuse me of threatening you, the whole
    black people all scarey and violent thing is played, next time you try
    and imitate an indignant but classy white businessman you might want to
    try it in less tight clothing...it gives you away everytime.

    Monica


    -----Original Message-----
    From: Everett Abitbol <everett@freedom-taxi.com>
    To: phillychildcare <phillychildcare@aol.com>; keith
    <keith@freedom-taxi.com>
    Sent: Mon, Jan 7, 2013 1:33 pm
    Subject: RE: Booking Problem Resolved


    Monica

    I spoke with Yancey and Keith and your check was issued last week.

    If there are any other issues don't hesitate to call me. The secuiryt
    deposits get returned once we receive our fleet reports from PPA and we
    do a
    ticket search

    Best of Luck

    Everett Abitbol
    2351 S Swanson Street
    Philadelphia PA 19148
    215-395-8558 (office)
    215-893-4944 (fax)
    Everett@freedom-taxi.com





    -----Original Message-----
    From: phillychildcare@aol.com [mailtohillychildcare@aol.com]
    Sent: Friday, December 28, 2012 2:59 PM
    To: everett@freedom-taxi.com; everette@freedom-taxi.com;
    keith@freedom-taxi.com
    Subject: Booking Problem Resolved

    I just got off the phone with Yancey concerning the problems I
    experienced
    this week with my taxi booking. He said that I am definately booked for
    Saturday and Sunday. I have to trust you guys on this one but what I
    did
    ask was that I get booked for a seven day booking for December 31 thru
    to
    January 6, 2013. I can't mess this up since I spent all week waiting to
    drive and HAVE to pay my mortgage, which a commercial mortgage and very
    unforgiving.

    After January 6th, I will make serious considerations as to whether i
    should
    continue with Freedom Taxi because as an older women all the
    skullduggery
    involved in taxi driving both on the service side and in working with a
    taxi
    company is a little much for me. However, it has been an exciting
    experience and I appreciate the chance to see this side of life.

    I paid in full this week and have been assured that the three days you
    could
    not provide me with a cab will be credited to my account. If I can make
    things work up until January 6th and get myself out of this financial
    jam, I
    will be more than willing to wait the 30 days for the return of my
    deposit.

    If all facets of this agreement cannot be met then spare me any further
    stress and refund the $369 paid for my taxi rental and my $250
    immediately
    so I can pay my mortgage on time and more on.

    Respectfully,

    Monica Wright
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    Help this sister too, interesting case, she wrote me a letter of solidarity
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    VICTORY!!!!! GOT ALL MY MONEY BACK FROM FREEDOM TAXI! Thank you everyone that supported me!

    This morning I picked up the balance of my money 15 days earlier than he was legally obligated to give it to me. I really wish Freedom Taxi success and it seems they are adjusting policy so incidents like this will not happen again.
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