I've never had a driver in any other country not either completely load the luggage or assist or at the very least offer to help.triste wrote:I have never had a taxi uncle not help me load the trunk at the airport, but it wouldn't bother me if they didn't. I don't consider it the taxi driver's job, but it seems to be their preference at Changi IME. I have occasionally had help from a driver after a large grocery shopping trip as well, but I also don't consider that their responsibility.Brah wrote:I haven't tried Uber yet but am keen to hear more, a friend has and had good things to say.
Another taxi-related topic or rant I have is something that doesn't happen often, but happened recently.
Coming back from the airport, luggage in car, the driver stood there as if it was going to load itself. I always help the driver but wait for him to make the first move, otherwise quite often they will let you do it. I always tip per bag.
When he watched me waiting for him to help and just stood there, I said something like "whose job is this anyway", and he said that they weren't supposed to load the luggage.
So I'd like to hear what others have to say about that. Then I'll tell you what kind of tip they get for this approach.
Again, I am not saying it's their responsibility, I'm saying it is not an unheard of aspect of their role, and as a fellow human, for them to at least offer to help. And of course I always tip according to the amount of luggage and their degree of help.