I’m a taxi driver. I get paid well for it. As long as I am working, it allows me to keep those paychecks coming in on a continuous basis. While I was out working a few weeks ago, another car hit my cab. I had to visit a San Francisco chiropractor to fix my back, and I also needed to wait for my taxi to be worked on so that it would be ready for work again. It was frustrating to not be able to work, but it really is good to know that there are people out there who can help you get back on the road and working.
I’ve worked as a taxi driver for over 25 years. I actually stumbled on the job by accident. I used to work in an office. I sold products and services to businesses. I don’t think that I was very good at it. It was very stressful to constantly push these products and services. I was never able to earn as much sales commission as the other guys in the office. So I realized that I probably needed to find another job. Not long after that realization, I met a taxi driver, and he told me that I should give it a try. So that’s what I did. I’ve been doing it ever since then.
I love being on the road so often. Working in office was boring. I can stop and take a break when I need to now. I can stop and take lunch when I need to. I might be in one part of the city in the early morning, and by afternoon, I may be on the opposite side of the city. I help people get their pets to the veterinarian. I help people get to the hospital or a doctor for help. I enjoy helping people get to where they need to go, and I love getting to talk to everyone that I meet. It was hard not being able to work for a few weeks, but I’m back out on the road doing what I love once again.