As long as you can drive, there will always be a job for you as a taxi driver. You will have to go through hours and hours of memorising roads and routes and be able to a pass a test on them, but once you have your licence you will have a job as long as you have a car. This is partly because people really like getting taxis. They are extremely convenient for getting somewhere quickly and with the absolute minimum effort. They can also be used as short notice delivery vehicles if you need to get something delivered straight away.
So what is it that makes most people want to take up this career? Aside from the job security there must be something else about it?
You would not be a very good or very happy if you did not enjoy driving and one thing you do a lot of as a taxi driver, is of course driving. This is why people who love the act of driving, even if it involves being stuck in traffic and dealing with difficult passengers, make great taxi drivers.
Chance to start a business
Some people become a taxi driver so they can run their own business. Taxi Haarlem While it may be easier to join a fleet of taxis with an established name that people contact regularly, it is possible to start a fresh company yourself, establish a brand of taxi and start growing your customer base. This may take a bit more money to start with but will leave you with your own business when you have finished. You may even be able to stop driving eventually and just manage other drivers.
Gets on with people
You also need to be able to get on with other people if you want to be a taxi driver. While you can get through the job sitting in silence, ignoring every question that comes from your passengers, you will not be very happy, and you will not make your passengers very happy either. Some people want to be a taxi driver just so they can meet new people. Belfast taxis are notorious for having friendly chatty drivers, especially Belfast airport taxis.
Best job available
In the tough economic times we have been experiencing lately, a job as a taxi driver might well be the most lucrative job available to some people. Some people want to drive a taxi mainly for the job security, even if they hate driving, hate people and don’t know the first thing about navigating their way around their city.