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May 31, 2013

Further Disappointment

Yesterday I threw this sign under the floor mat.  It's simply not true, and discourages tipping.  I've caught the dispatcher persuading the prospective clients that the tip is included too.  Hence, I probably only get tipped about 10% of the time.

I got this for parking in the cell phone lot of the airport with my limo yesterday.  There was no airport permit on the car - something that seems rather important.  It's ok, the company has to foot the bill for this.

I've been drinking these recently.  They only cost 0.50 each.  They are pretty similar to Monster brand energy drinks.  These make you piss yellow.  Probably all of the Vitamin B.

I also seem to have trouble recouping my overtime pay.  I've already asked several times.  I think one more request will be sufficient.  If not we'll see what the labor board has to say about this...

May 21, 2013

My Fancy Limo...

270,000 miles, A/C that has a high pitched squeal and smells funny.  Right rear door doesn't open from the inside.  I'm beginning to believe that all of the jobs within the transportation field are like this.  I'm tired.

I spoke briefly with another limo driver at the airport today, seems like he is dealing with the same thing more or less.  He said that they don't like to pay their drivers.  He's been waiting 5 weeks for his paycheck.  I'd like to believe that crooked foreigners haven't tainted the entire industry, but I have little evidence to prove otherwise.

May 14, 2013

Limo Driver

I've been busy lately...

After working an office job for the last few years I decided to give the transportation industry another shot.  Currently a prospective employer is scouting me out for a limo gig.  Sounds ok.

It's a flat rate for the ride, and the company takes care of all of the gas.  Doesn't seem like the money will be as good as the taxi, but there will surely be less headaches.  I don't envision undomesticated turd-worlders constantly taking my rides (which they won't be able to since I will be receiving calls on my phone giving me the details of the fare), or doors, hoods, or wheels falling off of the limo's.  Oh, how things will be different.

They use computers here as well.

However, I saw something somewhat disturbing the other day.  I came in to do an orientation and noticed that there were many parallels to Cortez Cab Company.  There was a receptionist, a woman  who was perhaps even bigger than all of of the ones at the cab co.  She was dressed pretty fancy - sweats and a tee shirt.  There was a cockroach that scurried across the floor as I was in the waiting area.  It sought refuge near the sink and the large pile of dirty dishes.

The receptionist, "Lupe" didn't seem terrible bright.  She made several phone calls to her supervisor seeking help on the operation of a Windows based computer.  There was considerable difficulty in playing the training videos.  If she had a dollar for every one of her chins, she could retire a rich woman.  There was a Parakeet there as well, squawking away, in a birdcage the size of a large shoe box.  This is not the life that that bird had imagined...

Prior to coming here, I had spoken with Catherine about returning to Cortez to drive.  The office were enthusiastic to see me, even that sassy fruitcake of a dispatcher - who I can't stand.  Catherine was short on the phone - she didn't seem to want to talk.  Perhaps I should try her at another time, more like 3 a.m.  I've learned that there are two types of calls that you receive at 3 a.m.  Calls from drunk people, and important/urgent calls.  Who knows, the latter may be true, it may even be Jesus reaching out to her.  Does Jesus leave voicemails?  I heard that he uses Cricket?