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Keeping My Positive Attitude

As I wrote in my last article, I am trying to keep a positive attitude. This was clear a few weeks back. It was a busy weekend so I decided to work both of my days off, Thursday and Friday. It also shows, even when tough things happen, there are ways to look at the situation in a positive way or to find something positive. On both those days, I put over $300 on the meter, which I had never done before. As I left the yard...

Having a Positive Attitude

This morning, Thursday, my day off, I went to Starbucks for coffee, their cranberry and orange scone and to work on this article. Just as I booted my laptop, I struck a conversation with a lady at the next table. She was from northern Nevada and was here on business. While talking of our life’s situation, she commented on the fact I was very upbeat and looked happy and content even though I was a taxi driver and just...

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...