You have a great stay in a hotel. You ask the doorman for a cab.
Instead, he brings around a private car, with no meter, probably unlicensed — and usually with ripoff pricing. Obviously the doorman is taking a payoff.
The customer gets screwed. Honest cabbies get screwed.
And the last thing the customer remembers about their nice stay at the hotel is that the hotel staff screwed them.
It’s amazing to me that name-brand hotels allow this to happen (and it happens every day). No other business would let an employee take bribes from vendors to screw customers.