Saturday, September 27, 2008

Vacation Longer Than I'd Like

Got back from vacation to a few days of work before I got layed off. I haven't been much in the mood to post with all that's going on, I'm sure you'll understand. After a few days of sobbing and feeling really sorry for myself, I've pulled things together and have been working it. I probably won't be posting that much for a little while, my focus being elsewhere. So good thoughts & vibes, cross those fingers and let's have a cheer for all of those folks going back into the workplace while the economy is tanking.

6 Comments:

At 6:56 PM, Blogger Lugosi said...

Sorry to hear that. Good luck in your job search.

 
At 8:33 PM, Anonymous roy said...

so sorry to hear that! I hope things come good soon
would you ever consider driving a cab?

 
At 8:33 PM, Blogger Mad Cabbie said...

DCCR, Diamond is always looking for fine good women to be a cabbie. You will be trained under Master Mad Cabbie!

All jokes aside, I am sorry about your job. That job sucks anyways, you will find something much better! I am confident that you will young lady!

 
At 9:19 PM, Blogger Lugosi said...

You know, I considered suggesting that she take up hacking but decided such a remark would be rude and inconsiderate at a time like this. So what do I get as a reward for my restraint? TWO other people steal my original punchline.
Guess that's what I get for acting mature for once in my life.

 
At 10:44 PM, Blogger DC Cab Rider said...

yes Lugosi - there is never a reward for restraint in the world :). Thanks all - I'd sign up to drive a cab, but I couldn't handle all those annoying passengers! ;).

 
At 6:52 AM, Blogger brokemoto said...

You could always go to Diamond or Schaeffer and be an operator. Then, for minimum wage, at that, you could listen to all of those annoying customers..............

You can not be a LEGAL D.C. cab driver right now. The Commission has given the test for only a period of six months in the last five years. They have not let anyone write the test since March, 2005. Even if the Commission were giving the test, you would have to go to Cab School first at UDC, which would involve paying money that you probably do not have right about now.

But then, not having a hack licence may be an advantage. The police and hack inspectors do not bother unlicenced drivers; they prefer to harrass only the drivers who actually HAVE a hack licence.
I know of several cab companies that make most of their money renting to unlicenced cab drivers. They charge an illegal more than a legitimate driver, but just set your meter on Rate #3 (snow emergency, it gives you twenty-five per cent extra) and go to work. You can make U-turns in the middle of Rush Hour and almost cause about five accidents and cut off both legitimate drivers and your fellow illegals to snag customers. If you DO have an accident, who cares? It ain't YOUR car. You can always leave it in the middle of the street and walk away before the police get there and go to a different place tomorrow.

But seriously, break a leg in your job search, and if I do see you on the street, I will give you a ride to the job interview on credit. I am sorry to learn of your setback.

 

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