Category Archives: taxi

Cabbies face financial burden from impending Yellow Cab contract changes

I’m still new at this whole ‘reporting’ thing. This was my attempt at figuring out what was going on with Yellow’s contract change. It’s rather long, and it’s rather boring unless you’re involved with the industry, but my goal was … Continue reading

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Belated driving summary

Here’s a summary of my cab shifts from last weekend. I picked up an older guy from the Kaiser. I’d guess he was 60+. I have a hard time judging ages, especially those +/-5 years from mine. He was heading … Continue reading

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Taxi driving: conferences + tourists = seasonal demand

My shifts were busy and lucrative this past weekend. Two big conferences were in town: the Apple WWDC and some sort of diabetes convention. Two special events — the Haight Ashbury Street Fair and the Escape from Alcatraz Triathlon — … Continue reading

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Driving: Lawyers, reporters and crackheads, oh my.

Sunday was a busy and good day, buoyed by City events and nice weather. Monday and Tuesday were a bit slow. As usual, I picked up a few lawyers going to or from work. (Work seems to always be the … Continue reading

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Cab driving: earnings update

Time for an earnings update. My earnings floor — the lowest take-home pay I can expect — is increasing from the record lows of the winter. In other words, it’s rare this time of year to see a shift that … Continue reading

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Working Memorial Day

I started 3am Memorial Day Monday. It was more like a Sunday than a Monday, with plenty of people still partying the night away. A friend sent me a tip that there was a big after party around 6th and … Continue reading

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More Bay to Breakers

This is a continuation of a previous post. Toward the end of my shift, around 3pm, I picked up an elderly Chinese couple hailing on the street downtown. They were heading all the way out to the deep Richmond on … Continue reading

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Driving Bay to Breakers

This weekend the City hosted its annual Bay to Breakers run. Bay to Breakers (B2B) is a 7 mile run through the heart of San Francisco. B2B starts from the east (bay) side of the City at the Embarcadero and … Continue reading

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Driving in the City is beautiful.

I eeked by on Sunday with my lowest Sunday earnings in a long, long time — only $87. This was offset by better than usual earnings Monday and Tuesday, both over $170 (over average). I notice that fares run together … Continue reading

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Driving

Sunday was a busy day in the City, Monday was busy enough as usual, but Tuesday early morning was dead. It was very difficult to get orders and I was afraid I would go home with less than $100 take-home … Continue reading

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