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?