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My Life Las Vegas

Some comments have asked about my life in Las Vegas. I have mentioned in a past article that I moved out of the house of the people who invited me to come back and am in my own apartment. Furnishing it was a two stop shopping trip. I bought my bedroom furniture at a hotel liquidator furniture warehouse and my living room set from a furniture store. I was also lucky to have made a friend from the new hire class who is working...

My New Experiences as a Taxi Driver

It is getting difficult to keep up with new articles about my life but I will do my best and appreciate all that keeps coming back and looking for new articles. I am still working and doing ok. I had my 90-day review and had good comments. I amnow off probationary status. This is because I am keeping close or above the “Average.” A driver who is below 15% of the average can be fired. I am usually within 1%. I have learned...

Almost Three Months in Las Vegas

Again I need to apologize to all my visitors for being lax in updating but I have been busy. First I have been working the long 12 hour shifts. Originally I worked Saturday and Sundays on the North-North shift and then Monday through Wednesday on “Extra Board.” Extra Board is where you are not assigned to a shift and you wait to see if someone who called in sick, quit or had a day off and you work their shift for the...

The In’s and Out’s of a Taxi Driver

There were some comments trying to understand how and what a taxi driver pays and earns driving in Las Vegas. In addition, comments about tipping and what amount should be given in a tip. I will try to explain as the best I can. Of all the different companies in the Valley, some are individually owned and some companies have a few taxi company names under one ownership. The costs and benefits vary per company but overall, the...

First Week Driving a Taxi in Las Vegas

First, I need to apologize for the delays of my writings here, but as you will see, the hours are not beneficial to having much of a life until I get a better shift. I will try to do my best to better chronicle my life in a timelier manner. Well, after all the paper work, drug screening, physical, studying, testing, training, I am finally a Taxi Driver.  My schedule is Saturday through Wednesday from 4:00 am to 4:00 pm. When...

Getting Readjusted to America

Well it has been three weeks I have been back in the USA and here are things I have had to readjust to, and thought I would discuss some of them. One this is the language. You might think I am joking but it is kind of strange hearing English in most places. I am an observant person and at times, my observations are from my ears instead of my eyes. In the Philippines, if I was close enough to someone to hear clearly, I would...