I want to be able to afford a new taxi, that at some point in the future, I could own , without monthly payments. A taxi that doesn’t cost thousands to service and put right on a weekly basis. A taxi that doesn’t break you mentally and financially.
I want to drive around town, picking up street hails, without the worry of whether there is going to be space to nick on a station rank. Without the daily hassle of over ranking, and cameras, watching every move.
I want to not have to work 60+hours a week, just to turn a living. Maybe do that extra job at the end of the shift that used to exist, but might now take an hour to get.
I want to be able to plan for the future, maybe a nice family holiday, in the school holidays. Maybe a move to a bigger house or somewhere nicer.
I don’t want to be handed jobs via an app, because that’s how it’s done these days...are we all happy for others to take a cut of the action.
Who agreed to that?
I don’t want to be forced to take credit cards, when the person in the back is trying to scam you ( not my card, it’s your machine mate).
Over the last 20yrs, all the good aspects of the job have long gone. Never to return.
The London taxi driver is no longer wanted by many.
A thing of the past.
How dare a working man or woman control their own business, make a few quid.
Have an extra day off.
The taxi trade has lost so much.
Where Buses Go, Taxi Go isn't going to get any of this back, but they could help us keep the road space we need to do our job.....if this is lost, then all is lost.