Whos is the one right ?driver or the passanger? (regarding coins in morning)

@vycess (1590)
Saudi Arabia
November 28, 2010 7:38pm CST
Who do you think is more responsible to have coins? There are times that the driver of a jeepney will get angry if you don't have coins and sometimes there are drivers that don't even give back your change. But is it really the passangers responsiblity to pay coins specially in the morning or is it the driver who should prepare and should have coins already when they start to work? Share your opinion, I heard this topic in a radio this morning....
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12 responses
• Philippines
29 Nov 10
I must say both must understand each other. But the most to be responsible on this is the driver. Franky speaking this is their job so they are the responsible on it, no matter what. Just for example i'm a sari sari store owner then you buy a candy on my store worth 1 peso then you gave me a 100 peso bill, do you think i should not accept your payment and insist you to pay an exact bill or lower bill? Of course not, right? It's because your the buyer and i'm the owner of the store, i need to make way not you. Same with the responsibility of preparing coins, is it the driver or the passenger? I guess i have stated my answer very well.
• Philippines
29 Nov 10
Hello Vycess, Let us be on our drivers shoes, since he's driving and exchanging money change fee at the same i think it's kinda hard to maintain it. some drivers seemingly have no time to calculate math on what change should be made. I get mad some times that i remind the driver since they tend to forget it. As for me my responsibility is to give the exact fair so that i won't have to worry about the change and sleep well in the Jeepney as the ride goes along. since receipts on drivers isn't implemented yet, expect something like that.
@sid556 (31018)
• United States
29 Nov 10
I think the driver should have at least enough cash to make change for the customers. It is part of their business. I know that as with any business, he probably does not start out with a real lot of change so it would be good if the customer at least had smaller bills. I work in retail and I start out with a small amount of cash. Sometimes it seems that everyone has larger bills and within a short time, making change is very difficult. I imagine that because of high crime, these drivers do not have a lot of cash on them.
@maean_19 (4662)
• Philippines
29 Nov 10
I have to consider that the responsibility should be on both driver and passenger. The driver needs coins in the morning and in turn, the passenger has to give a coin as a fare. It has to be understood that drivers remit their money from the time they stop or park their vehicles. Hence, the coins are no longer available for them to use for the next day. On the other hand, passengers are too busy to mind for their fare in the morning. However, if you have to think of it, both must be concerned on the responsibility. Say, the driver has a justification that he cannot prepare a coin, same is through with the passenger. Such justification is very shallow to argue on. If your fare is P7.00 or P10., then that is not a big thing to prepare when you go out in the morning. It is really a stupid thing when you give P100. as fare for a P7. fare. Besides, that is routinary.
• Philippines
29 Nov 10
drivers. passengers are already to busy to look for coins before riding the jeepney. so the drivers should have coins ready for passengers with no coins. having change for their passengers is a part of their job, i believe. it's part of their service.
@maean_19 (4662)
• Philippines
29 Nov 10
I have to consider that the responsibility should be on both driver and passenger. The driver needs coins in the morning and in turn, the passenger has to give a coin as a fare. It has to be understood that drivers remit their money from the time they stop or park their vehicles. Hence, the coins are no longer available for them to use for the next day. On the other hand, passengers are too busy to mind for their fare in the morning. However, if you have to think of it, both must be concerned on the responsibility. Say, the driver has a justification that he cannot prepare a coin, same is through with the passenger. Such justification is very shallow to argue on. If your fare is P7.00 or P10., then that is not a big thing to prepare when you go out in the morning. It is really a stupid thing when you give P100. as fare for a P7. fare. Besides, that is routinary.
@hushi22 (4941)
29 Nov 10
hmmm...i guess both are responsible and must understand, but the person who has a bigger responsibility for that is the driver. what was the conclusion from the radio pal?
@syoti20 (5296)
• Philippines
29 Nov 10
The passenger should have the coins not the driver. Their responsibility to have coins because people like drives already spend all their money last night not like other passenger. Drivers are consider on the hand to mouth existence. So passenger should understand that.
• Philippines
29 Nov 10
Well, in terms of responsibility it's quite easy, it's the driver's. But then again a little understanding won't hurt.
@se7enthbird (8328)
• Philippines
29 Nov 10
my wife gets angry with me when i ran out of coins, specially when we need to pay jeepney, tricycle, bus or even taxi. she said drivers always tell that, they ask always for barya o she siad we should learn our lesson and always makes sure we have barya. one time i payed for 500PHP to the taxi and the driver said he has nothing to change for he just went out. my wife should me a face, that i know what i mean. har har har
@gaiza12 (4889)
• Philippines
29 Nov 10
I thing it's the drivers although they earn enough for yesterdays work and have to give it to the jeepney owners they still have to have a lot of change in the morning. They know that passengers don't have a lot of coins since it's early in the morning and where could they possibly find change that early when in fact drivers have coins from yesterdays profit. They should like leave 100 coins for change in their pockets of from where they will be placing the passengers fare so that they won't have a hard time giving us change. I feel obliged to pay my fare with coins especially in the morning, since i work early so that i won't be having a hard time in asking for my change from the driver. Because they really do not give you excat change sometimes when they don't have coins :(
@TheAdvocate (2395)
• Philippines
29 Nov 10
Definitely the driver. But I think jeepney drivers earn just enough that they have to turn over every last centavo to their family leaving them with nothing the following day. Not to disparage them, but they don't think of these little details before going out as they probably still have hangovers. It's like cashiers who keep asking if the customer has a smaller bill. It drives me crazy, but these are just the minor results of poverty.