Q. Describe the most common types of jobs you do for your clients.
A. I am the jack of the trade. While driving a cab/ limousine I was also going to school for auto technician since I wanted to be a mechanical engineer, I thought this was the closest I can be to it. Really if I had my way I'd rather be a motivational speaker or street preacher. Because I enjoy speaking to people.
Q. What advice do you have for a customer looking to hire a provider like you?
A. Do not go for the cheep way out. Most of the times its not the best way.
Q. If you were a customer, what do you wish you knew about your trade? Any inside secrets to share?
A. I wish I knew that driving in New York City was that much stressful.
Q. What important information should buyers have thought through before seeking you out?
A. It is very simple. I am just a phone call away answering any questions that a prospective client may have.
Q. Why does your work stand out from others who do what you do?
A. Our company is more punctual and courteous to my clients. We have an up to date vehicle that most clients feel comfortable riding in.
Q. What do you like most about your job?
A. Meeting all kinds of people. The richest to the poorest.
Some are very interesting people with very interesting behaviors and personality. To me I think its exciting. Every time I think I've seen it all, there's always something better or more exciting.
Q. What questions do customers most commonly ask you? What's your answer?
A. They mostly ask do I like my job. I answer yes, after all I have been ding it for over 25 years. It has its up and down but overall I enjoy my job.
Q. Do you have a favorite story from your work?
A. I remember one day I picked up Loretta Suede. I knew she was a star but I didn't know what movie I seen her play in. Then I had proceeded to tell her that she looks familiar and she says, "yes I do." You must recognize me from the movie "M*A*S*H". But "Mash" was never my favorite show. But I was pretending that I used to watch it. Then I asked her, "which character are you in that movie?" I am the only girl in "MASH" silly." She responded. And I felt so stupid but she was kind enough to take it as no big deal.
Q. What do you wish customers knew about you or your profession?
A. I wish my customers knew that folks that drive for a living are actually smart people too; for God has created them all. I remember thew Bible says, "the rich has more to say because they control the money which is power." And it seems to be because they have some sort of wisdom. But unfortunately it's all foolishness and vanity.
Q. How did you decide to get in your line of work?
A. It was many moons ago after I had got laid off from my second job. I was nineteen and a half years old while I was collecting unemployment and my uncle got tired of me being home all day. So he told me about a cab company that just opened. I went to check it out and Met the owner who was a very nice man. from that day on he took me on as if I was his own son. He mentored me and taught me a lot about the business.
Q. Tell us about a recent job you did that you are particularly proud of.
A. I picked up a lady and it turns out that she was a model. It was four o' clock in the afternoon and she was running to catch a plane because the breast implant she had was leaking and she thought she was going to die if she didn't make it on time. I was able to get her to her destination on time but she couldn't pay me because I didn't except credit cards at that time. So I decided to tell her that it's not a big deal, I would do it for her anytime because we as human being are suppose to care for one another.
Q. If you were advising someone who wanted to get into your profession, what would you suggest?
A. Make sure this is the right decision for you because your motivation can be easily conflicted if your hearts not with it.