Anyway, this month's Everyday Person Of The Month is Andrew Newbold the Taxi Driver!
Hello Andy, what do you work as?
I work as a London Taxi Driver.
How much training does it take?
Normally about 2-4 years to learn the basics of London, like the streets and the routes and places of interest, ect.
What do you do on a day-to-day basis?
Drive up to London, fill up with diesel, pick people up, drop them off.
Do you enjoy it?
I enjoy it when people talk, but most are silent and that makes me sad *sad face* . I like talking to people from Oversea and they tell me about their country and I tell them about mine.
Do you get payed much?
Well, I get payed for every journey I do. The longer I drive, the more money I make. I like to stay out later so I can earn more, but you can earn as much as you like really.
Is it hard?
VERY hard. You've got to concentrate for long hours on where you're going, and you have to stay on guard and look for people wanting a taxi. And it's painful having to sit on your butt all day.
How long have you wanted this job?
Ages if you add in all the training!
What was your last job?
I was a printer.
If you could be anything else in the world, what would you be?
A sports agent or something else involved with sports*.
Do you have any advice for young people aspiring to be Taxi Drivers?
Work hard at the knowledge, and the more time you put into it then the quicker the job. Work long but thorough to get the maximum amount of dosh.
So, any young Taxi Drivers here that I've now helped sort out their future?
*No wonder - his son is CRAZILY good at Cricket!