June 23, 2007
June 23, 2007 - The Ride Along
For the last few days one of the drivers who has been with the company for 10 years or so has been showing me the ins and outs of cab driving. It’s all pretty basic stuff – learning radio etiquette, learning the radio codes, and taxi regulations mostly. My trainer, Julio, has been a cab driver since he moved here from Mexico a little over 15 years ago. Nice guy, he even bought me lunch. Julio however warns me of certain other drivers as well as the sedentary lifestyle that such a career path entails. Overall he seems happy, and likes the flexibility. From what I have seen so far everyone seems pretty nice, and eager to help. Perhaps I should keep a watchful eye though… Just incase.