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Old 5th November 2005, 17:35   #31
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Err,
the guy driving the 7 series in our building gets 7K + all the perks.
M<ercedes Benz offers a training course for driver's i believe.
They mentioned something about that when we went to get our E Class.
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Old 6th November 2005, 01:50   #32
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My Driver is DCIL trained chauffer for C/E/S class....
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My Driver is DCIL trained chauffer for C/E/S class....
did it cost you anything?
how many weeks was the duration of the course?
more details please
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Down south, They get paid at around 3K, this would include. Dropping and picking up kids from school.

Drive the boss to the factory and back
Drive bosses wife to a kitty party or to the beauty parlour

Good food, A good romantic life with the house maids. May be they would be happily married too.

Sounds too cinematic, but i have seen this happening

that was funny. and right to some extend.
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Old 6th November 2005, 20:12   #35
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Addy,
the cost of getting the chauffuer trained by DCIL would be nil. It is provided free with your Merc.
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Addy,
the cost of getting the chauffuer trained by DCIL would be nil. It is provided free with your Merc.
thx lambo

another small doubt, provided if i were to buy an c/e class and wanted to go for the training,would they send(ie the owners) ? or is it only for the drivers ?
how many week's course is it bro?
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I think it is a 2 week course and it is for driver's only.
Not exactly sure as we didn't send our driver. The guy there was just informing us about it.
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Have never had a driver.
People I know out here pay between 2 to 2.5 K pm , plus the occassional OT @10/hr. But then, all these people drive sub 10L cars ..

No idea about what companies pay drivers who are on their rolls.
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Most of us have a driver because its just too crazy trying to drive in peak hour traffic. What are the economics of getting an automatic transmission car versus hiring a driver? Granted driving an auto is not like sitting in the backseat but it does take out the biggest pain of crawling in traffic.

The additional cost and the drop in FE should more than account for the 5-6K /mo that you need to pay the driver. Plus you dont have to worry about the guy not showing up or staying late or sitting idle for hours on end. Your Comments?

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@Mpower:

Thats an interesting comaprision b/w a driver & a automatic ...

I do agree with your statement regarding driving in the crazy traffic, its no fun...
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5K buys you 100 liters of petrol. Definetly an auto will not use up that much extra.
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last year i read an article in which a reputed company(dont remember the name) chairmans mercedes s class driver was getting 16000+ as salary
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when i used to work in jet-airways as a ground staff supervisor.I met UB groups vijay malya's driver a 55yr old man and a 33yrs old guy he used to come with 2 cars merc 500sl and merc s-class the old driver used to drive the s-class and was getting paid about 70k and the young one who drives sl500 gets the pay around 45k and these both drivers have licence to drive in UK and AMERICA so in a month these drivers used to travel to UK and AMERICA to drive his cars
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when i used to work in jet-airways as a ground staff supervisor.I met UB groups vijay malya's driver a 55yr old man and a 33yrs old guy he used to come with 2 cars merc 500sl and merc s
They are probably also his bodyguards and hence the pay.
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What's the current pay for a driver in Pune?
I have never had a driver, what is normally included in the package? What is the average working day time for a regular driver?
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