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Undesirable taxi driver

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user1473710102 Mon 12-Sep-16 21:04:51

Hello, can I ask for advice on an undesirable primary school taxi driver my 7 year old has been assigned this term, he is well known in our town as from a troubled family and has appeared on jerremy Kyle twice to my knowledge. Normally I woul have instantly reported to the council but my mother in law also works for this firm, what should I do? I hate confrontation and would rather have complained to council but as I know the firm and my family have ties I cannot deal with it like I usually would?

ChardonnayKnickertonSmythe Mon 12-Sep-16 21:06:36

Why was he on Jeremy Kyle ?

balletcats Mon 12-Sep-16 21:07:42

Does it actually matter?

user1473710102 Mon 12-Sep-16 21:08:25

The headline was I can prove I have not slept with my fiancées daughter

queenofthepirates Mon 12-Sep-16 21:08:31

So you don't like his lifestyle, is he any good as a taxi driver?

user1473710102 Mon 12-Sep-16 21:09:19

Well obviously my child's safety in his hand matters

Gileswithachainsaw Mon 12-Sep-16 21:10:32

Unless he's giving the kids drugs, turning up drunk, late, or trying to pimp. Out the passengers surely his family etc is none of your business?

Is he a safe driver?

queenofthepirates Mon 12-Sep-16 21:11:14

I'm reasonably sure there's no proven link between appearances on daytime television and the ability to drive.

user1473710102 Mon 12-Sep-16 21:11:44

To be fair anyone that would agree to appear on jk should not really be trusted with a child of their own never mind mine. I would give him a chance at delivering pizzas etc willingly. Sorty I may be over thinking this.

ChardonnayKnickertonSmythe Mon 12-Sep-16 21:11:53

Of course it matters.

Otherwise it wouldn't be in the OP.

balletcats Mon 12-Sep-16 21:12:41

I'll rephrase then smile Why does it matter?

user1473710102 Mon 12-Sep-16 21:12:57

If he is in sole charge of my child his lifestyle is my business.

Gileswithachainsaw Mon 12-Sep-16 21:14:24

But what's he done/doing that is making it unsafe fir your child?

Opinions on life style and actual danger are different things.

ChardonnayKnickertonSmythe Mon 12-Sep-16 21:15:05

I didn't know why it mattered until I asked.

It's like Chekhov said, a gun on the wall in Act One will be discharged in at the end.

user1473710102 Mon 12-Sep-16 21:15:43

I feel awful but I cannot take chances with my child

mycatwantstokillme1 Mon 12-Sep-16 21:15:47

FFS coming from a troubled family doesn't mean he doesn't know how to drive a taxi or is going to be unsafe around your child. Judgemental much?

ShatnersBassoon Mon 12-Sep-16 21:16:18

He's driving your kids to school, not moving in with you.

Jeremy Kyle is just a naff entertainment show, he's not been on Crimewatch.

yoowhoo Mon 12-Sep-16 21:16:19

What a horrible thing to say. That someone who agrees to go on Jeremy kyle shouldn't be trusted with their own child. How utterly snobby.

mycatwantstokillme1 Mon 12-Sep-16 21:17:36

So he comes from a trouble family, has a job and now you want to ruin a chance he has to have work because you turn your nose up at him appearing on daytime TV? Give the guy a break, sounds like he might need one.Is this really about the safety of your child or your snobbery??

ShatnersBassoon Mon 12-Sep-16 21:17:58

Actually, this must be a piss take. I must learn not to respond to user.... threads.

fastdaytears Mon 12-Sep-16 21:18:58

And did he sleep with his fiancee's daughter?

I can't imagine he has much interaction with your DD, so he really just has to drive her safely. Does he have drink/drug problems?

user1473710102 Mon 12-Sep-16 21:19:06

I feel an element of doubt everyday , I have kids at two schools so cannot drop him myself less I would

fastdaytears Mon 12-Sep-16 21:20:16

You definitely do not need to desire him.

mycatwantstokillme1 Mon 12-Sep-16 21:20:16

Shatners your right. Either she's taking the piss as you say or she's a snobby arsehole. Either way I'm not gonna dignify this shit anymore.

Gileswithachainsaw Mon 12-Sep-16 21:22:36

You really need to say what he's actually done.

Cos you can't report him fir being related to anyone or fir being on TV.

What has he done that means your child isn't safe?

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