Howyadoing Registered User
#1

Hey all. I sat my spsv test today and passed the first part
And failed second part. I was sure I had got it but alas no.
I found it a bit odd when I was told there was 36 questions
But would only be marked out of 32 but what not know which
32. I think this leaves it to easy to fix results.
Also they won't let u know what u got right or even the % u
Got right. Anyone any thoughts on this?......

info91 Registered User
#2

Did the test and same happened....passed the first part but not the second.
This test was introduced on July 1st...the people at the centre told me that over 100 people have done the test since then and only one has passed!!
Ya.. I found it very annoying that they wouldnt give me any feed back on the score...just fail.
Also...that thing where they only count 32 questions out of 36.4 questions are put in for research purposes..But as the previous poster said...which 4?
Finally, I found some of the questions very vague. Even when the questions related to parts of the city I knew very well , the one right answer was not at all obvious. For example...if you were travelling from A to B which of these streets wouuld you not use? In those type of questions I could argue two answers were right.
Anyone else find the same?

Howyadoing Registered User
#3

I have got another test date Monday the 13th
But am thinking it's a waste of time now.
1 pass every 100 tests aren't good odds.
At €85 a pop it could get very expensive.
Also think it might be a bit of a fix.

blahblah06 Registered User
#4

absolutely delighted its hard to pass. just what us full time cabbies needed.

Howyadoing Registered User
#5

blahblah06 said:
absolutely delighted its hard to pass. just what us full time cabbies needed.


what u so called full time cabbies need is a good kick
In the arse. There is lots of work out there for taxi drivers
Who don't want to sit all day at ranks or at the airport.

Volvoboy Registered User
#6

Howyadoing said:
what u so called full time cabbies need is a good kick
In the arse. There is lots of work out there for taxi drivers
Who don't want to sit all day at ranks or at the airport.



Your talking out of your hole.

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Palmy Registered User
#7

Have to agree with volvoboy,Not as easy out there as you might think.I am only new in the Taxi game myself, and yeah you can make a fearly good wage but expect to do 65+ hrs a week though.You might not really have a choice to sit or more importantly try to get onto a taxi rank.Ive driven around in circles some Fri/Sat nights for over an hour trying to find a fare.Counted 35 taxis on Dawson st and 30+ on Baggot st and i wouldn't want to even try counting at the Green,three to four lanes deep at 11.30 on a Saturday night.

lost marbles Registered User
#8

Howyadoing said:
what u so called full time cabbies need is a good kick
In the arse. There is lots of work out there for taxi drivers
Who don't want to sit all day at ranks or at the airport.
come on in the jobs great remember you should invest in a fairly good motor for all that limo work aswell and id really recommend getting an airport pass ,theres loads of people that dont bother using the bus or the train they take taxis down the country .but be careful speeding around getting to all those waiting passengers ,you would,nt want points putting you off the road .
theres a guy on here called taximanmartin he knows all the tricks .he even said he would give anyone the advise via a phone number if you pm him .
go for it buddy theres gold on them streets

lost marbles Registered User
#9

Palmy said:
Have to agree with volvoboy,Not as easy out there as you might think.I am only new in the Taxi game myself, and yeah you can make a fearly good wage but expect to do 65+ hrs a week though.You might not really have a choice to sit or more importantly try to get onto a taxi rank.Ive driven around in circles some Fri/Sat nights for over an hour trying to find a fare.Counted 35 taxis on Dawson st and 30+ on Baggot st and i wouldn't want to even try counting at the Green,three to four lanes deep at 11.30 on a Saturday night.

jeeze palmy you must be new to the job .
did,nt you not know that all those taxis are the guys who dont need to be prowling the streets looking for passengers .they all have their money earned .they just meet up every night around there to "chew the cud "and get away from her indoors .
its just a taxi drivers club sorta thing . and once a month they might allow a newbie join the gang .
all hush ,hush like

Howyadoing Registered User
#10

lost marbles said:
come on in the jobs great remember you should invest in a fairly good motor for all that limo work aswell and id really recommend getting an airport pass ,theres loads of people that dont bother using the bus or the train they take taxis down the country .but be careful speeding around getting to all those waiting passengers ,you would,nt want points putting you off the road .
theres a guy on here called taximanmartin he knows all the tricks .he even said he would give anyone the advise via a phone number if you pm him .
go for it buddy theres gold on them streets


look I'm not saying it's easy I'm sure u have to work at it just like my last job.
All I want to do is go out and earn enough to keep a roof over my head and food on the table for my family. I don't think I'll be getting rich of it any time soon. And yes I do intend on Being a full-time driver been sitting at home now for almost 3 months now.

Spook_ie Registered User
#11

Howyadoing said:
look I'm not saying it's easy I'm sure u have to work at it just like my last job.
All I want to do is go out and earn enough to keep a roof over my head and food on the table for my family. I don't think I'll be getting rich of it any time soon. And yes I do intend on Being a full-time driver been sitting at home now for almost 3 months now.


My 2c's worth, don't bother your arse, at least at the moment you're still getting your PRSI stamps credited ( assuming you were in a PAYE job ) get an spsv license and you will be expected to have an income and to be off the welfare for evermore, no benefits, no dental cover, no optical cover etc.

Howyadoing Registered User
#12

Spook_ie said:
My 2c's worth, don't bother your arse, at least at the moment you're still getting your PRSI stamps credited ( assuming you were in a PAYE job ) get an spsv license and you will be expected to have an income and to be off the welfare for evermore, no benefits, no dental cover, no optical cover etc.


was self-employed for 10 years so can't get a penny of anyone.
so I have no choice but to get another self-emploed job. And
Driving is the only other thing I can do.!!!

blahblah06 Registered User
#13

Volvoboy said:
Your talking out of your hole.



Best qoute of the day

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blahblah06 Registered User
#14

instead of going into a new trade like taxing why dont you try harder at your current self employed job? Personally if I was in your position id keep the 5k plus in my pocket

Howyadoing Registered User
#15

instead of going into a new trade like taxing why dont you try harder at your current self employed job? Personally if I was in your position id keep the 5k plus in my pocket[


My game is dead. but I'm not going to go into this head
First. I plan on renting for at least 6months first to see if
I'm cut out for it. So if anyone has a good rental deal for me
Let me know!!!!!;-)

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