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About taxis? I really can't tell.

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AreYouFeelingLucky Fri 06-Jun-14 20:25:07

I get a taxi to and from the nearest tube tube station.

Work do a scheme, so it's heavily discounted because I'm disabled.

My partner started working near me this week. He shares my taxi. His boss encourages him to claim the standard taxi cost, which is far more than I pay.

I thought he'd use this to settle the debt, then keep the profit. He thinks that's hugely unreasonable. I'd be paying the money if he didn't get in my taxi, and I make more than him.

Am I being totally unreasonable here?

itiswhatitiswhatitis Fri 06-Jun-14 20:30:43

So to clarify your partner gets reimbursed for a taxi fair that you have to pay for and he pays nothing for and not only that he actual gets back more than you pay? If so he's a bit of a tosser IMO

deakymom Fri 06-Jun-14 20:31:11

no he should help pay if he won't tell him to get his own!

tumbletumble Fri 06-Jun-14 20:32:41

Sounds a bit like the MPs expenses scandal to me!

TeenageMutantNinjaTurtle Fri 06-Jun-14 20:34:11

Doesn't he need a receipt to claim back expenses? I'd expect to get fired if my company found out I was claiming back money I hadn't actually spent... It's pretty dishonest...

But I guess I'd expect him to split the cost of the taxi if you were sharing it.

dexter73 Fri 06-Jun-14 20:34:33

I don't think that is on tbh.

Bowlersarm Fri 06-Jun-14 20:37:09

It should be mutually beneficial. It isn't. YANBU.

paxtecum Fri 06-Jun-14 20:37:31

He could save the money for something lovely for you.
But he probably won't.

He sounds mean and selfish.

AreYouFeelingLucky Fri 06-Jun-14 20:38:26

No, that was the first thing I checked. The policy works on a best of three quotes type thing, so they pay a set price each journey. They know that I claim, so he pays a lot less.

I'm just a bit gutted that he doesn't see this as our coat, he sees it as a way that he can make money. I do have more disposable income than him, but I pay all the big bills, too.

We're talking only in civilities now. It's so not like him.

MamaMumra Fri 06-Jun-14 20:39:13

Let him get his own taxi.

DorothyBastard Fri 06-Jun-14 20:47:55

It wouldn't cross my mind not to share the 'windfall' if I was your DP. Not to do so is mean spirited and horribly selfish.

windchime Fri 06-Jun-14 21:41:03

Some people might think he is making fraudulent claims.

FunkyBoldRibena Fri 06-Jun-14 21:44:47

Yeah that's because he IS making fraudulent claims.

At the very least, you would surely split the 'profit'.

HecatePropylaea Fri 06-Jun-14 21:50:48

Im afraid I would come over all petty and rufuse to share a taxi

GatoradeMeBitch Sat 07-Jun-14 01:18:35

Don't share any more taxis with him until he at least agrees to split the difference with you. Christ, how tight can someone be?

MrsBungle Sat 07-Jun-14 01:23:26

He is fraudulently claiming expenses surely? I wouldn't want to be part of that.

wafflyversatile Sat 07-Jun-14 01:31:22

Maybe you should get a joint account and arrange your finances so you both have the same amount of disposable income then split the saving equally.

ExitPursuedByABear Sat 07-Jun-14 01:46:52

So two companies are paying out for the same journey?

I despair.

PhaedraIsMyName Sat 07-Jun-14 01:48:26

Your husband is committing fraud,you might be as well.

CarbeDiem Sat 07-Jun-14 02:11:13

He is committing fraud op and personally I'd want no part in it.
However, to answer your question he ibu. He sounds like a greedy tight arse.
Tell him to get his own taxi because you don't want his stealing on your conscience.

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