Although being a taxi driver can sometimes be a very stressful experience for everyone in the taxi industry, the benefits of the job actually outweigh the shortcomings. Yellow Checker Cab team makes sure our employees are well taken care of and their needs met. Talking to them, we’ve managed to get a few interesting information and observations out of them you’ll probably want to read – whether you are considering joining the taxi crew or just want to get a little inside info in the way the taxi business works. So, this is what Yellow Checker Cab drivers had to say…
Not Everyone Can Be a Driver
“All of us have gone through thorough background checks and had to sit through multiple driving tests before getting our licenses. It’s a pain, but it pays off in the long-run because a) we know we’re doing the job right b) our clients will get the best service which is what everything should be about, really.” – Jason P.
It Isn’t Just About Driving
“While skillfully driving a cab IS one of the key elements of great taxi service, there’s so much more to the whole thing. Apart from your time-management skills that need to be fantastic, you need to have the right mindset and excellent communication skills to make things work. On top of that, you have to have high IQ and EQ to read your client properly. There are plenty of situations when the cab driver reads the customer wrongly and starts chatting them up when, clearly, the customer isn’t in the mood (and vice versa). This can lead to a series of unpleasant situations and it’s up to the cabbie to see the situation for what it is, and act accordingly”. – Linda T.
Things Can Be More Exciting Than You Think
“When you have about twenty or more people in a day enter your cab, you are bound to meet some awesome personalities and see places you maybe didn’t have the chance to see before. The thing is, driving a cab can be super dynamic and very cool! It is not unusual to have a person rushing off to a meeting change at the back seat of the car, a super-hot lady curse like a man while we fight the traffic, cute kids with parents show interest in the buildings around, the elderly who usually have intriguing stories to tell… And, when you are driving at night, there’s usually someone who comes in drunk and tries to guess their address. Now, that’s always a story. It’s awesome!” – Jemma H.
Technically, You Are Your Own Boss
“Yes, we do have schedules and have to be super organized time-wise, but you don’t slave to the traditional 9 – 5 office drill. Working with Yellow Checker Cab gives you the opportunity to stay in charge of your own hours. Everyone’s got a bad day when they don’t feel like working, and our staff is all about efficiency over form. Also, if you’re a night owl and prefer working nights, that’s cool too. It’s totally great, really.” – Sam S.
You Don’t Have to Worry About Having Regular Work
“Taxi driving is almost like freelancing; it’s all about building your customer base and actively working on getting new clients. However, unlike freelancing in content writing, web design, language teaching or other spheres, taxi driving with a steady firm is great! You don’t have to worry about having regular work and getting paid on time, because everyone will ALWAYS need a quick transportation here and there, regardless of you living in a small town or a huge city. People always need lifts, and that’s where we jump in. Plus, Yellow Checker Cab always makes sure the schedules are fair and square, so it almost never happens that someone has a full day while someone else goes home with a single drive.” – Harry W.
Taxicab service is king of fast and reliable transportation, and we don’t see that changing. You can always book a taxi ride with Yellow Checker Cab to see why our drivers enjoy their jobs as much as they do!