Guest Blogger/Taxi Driver
My name is Mike, and as fate would have it, cab driving was my destiny for 30 plus years of my life. It started out as a part-time job bringing some much needed extra cash as I was raising a young family and swimming in debt. Continue reading
This is another story from the “Chronicles of a Taxi Driver” series. So, You Still Want To Be A Taxi Driver, Eh.? There are many movies out there glamorizing the taxi driving industry. Some of these movies listed at the bottom have a hilarious theme like the weekly “ #TaxiSeries ” from the ’80s to my favorite space-age theme “ #TheFifthElement” with Bruce Willis. Most have a funny and glamorous side to their stories.
One person asked, “Is it hard to be a Taxi Driver?” No, not really, but being a taxi driver is not all fame and glory.
“Chronicles of a Taxi Driver” Series of Articles starts off with asking questions. Is the Taxi Industry being unfairly treated by the general public? Is it a trade with very little respect? Are cab drivers themselves being treated unfairly? Are cabbies portrayed like high school dropouts with no education?
Questions, Questions, and More Questions!!
“Chronicles of a Taxi Driver” articles and stories will show, unlike other trades, most taxi drivers, have no pension plan or … job security. They have oddball hours, fare evasion from a lot of passengers, and threats on their life. And let’s not forget my all-time favorite … health problems from lack of exercise due to their work environment. And … most taxi drivers “Are well educated” Continue reading
A Series Of Stories Of A TAXI DRIVER
Taxis – An Essential Part of Our Heritage – By Mark A James
Taxis are an important part of every town and city in the world. In fact, in many places, they provide the local color as well as an invaluable service. In America, the ubiquitous yellow cab appeared in the early part of the last century and became a symbol of the American dream; of a job that discriminated against no man (or woman) and service loved and hated in equal measures by the entire population! Continue reading