12. Taxi driver
The taxi drivers face a tough time not only from the long hours that they work but even face some rude customers. They can work 10 to 12 hours for those in full-time employment. Unfortunately, there are some passengers who can make their lives uncomfortable as well.
They are disrespected and can spend long hours sitting in traffic. To make it worse, they will stand in ques at the airport to check in your suitcases and do everything possible to help you. Despite all these challenges, these individuals make good six figures. There are a few people out there who appreciate their services and offer good tips.
Thanks to ride-share services which has brought competition to the market. The ride-share drivers like in New York are making six figures including the tips they receive. This has forced some of the taxi owners to re-consider on their packages. The cab drivers get about $32,000 and ride-share drivers rake in $90,000 which was then a big disparity.
The smartphones have promoted the use of ride-share services and the drivers rely on them to get leads. It makes their work simple and receives better respect than the taxi drivers. This could be due to how their business has been presented.
This is unlike the cabs where the drivers have to drive around hoping to find someone desperate enough to need a taxi. The good news is that the competition has brought benchmarks which have made the taxi drivers receive better packages. When they get those tips they can happily hit the six figures. It’s a loser’s job that will satisfy your pocket.
You don’t need to go on with any advanced academics to be a taxi driver. All it needs is the driver’s license and lots of hard work. Common sense might also do you good because you have to drive around to look for passengers.