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Enough

I realize that this year is going to be a tough year. I do have many decisions that I have to make. I have been wanting to get away from everything that defines New England.

I know that this job I am doing is totally wrong, I have bigger fish to fry and maybe one day in this year I am going to find something that will make me happy!


They still trying to figure me out… :))

Since my last blog, I got somewhat of a promotion (or demotion as the other drivers at this company say). So these cats, I am working with are trying to figure me out. Well, I have that tendancy of keeping tight about my private life outside of work. It feels good to have them squirm and try to understand my frame of mind. It’s a form of mind games, I like to play with these people. With a few of these people, fuck most of them I have developed trust issues with these people. So my job is to transport medical cases to kidney centers, doctor appointments and the oh-so wonderful methadone clinics for 12 to 14 hrs a day. If they want to to know me, they have to understand my work ethic.


New Company same old rules

You realize that some things never change in New England. Piss poor attitudes and backstabbing galore. Not really my cup of tea. I feel that I want to try to teach these drivers to be better. But they are stuck in their own little world. Breaking old habits is something that is hard to do for anybody. I have broken a lot of bad habits and it took me a long time to do it. But They are no longer bad habits — but old memories by gone.

Some people in New England — especially Fall River and Providence are ‘stuck on stupid’. Not knowing that there is a actual world outside their own confines. It amazes me that narrow minded jackanapes think their shit don’t stink. Well excuse me, shit does stink and you are stepping into it totally!


Gonna get out of here!

I have had enough of the drama and bullshit of this company. I am employed by a woman who has no clue at all with this industry. I work with drivers who are little bitches in their own mind. All I am here to do is my job and these people. Grown men and women get up in arms if someone gets a decent job. Too much friggin drama for me to handle

Then we have this lazy ass mechanic, I will call him the Ginger Pillsbury Doughboy (sorry Pop n. Fresh). He gets a steady paycheck to repair the taxis. But his workmanship isn’t that good. I had a problem with my normal vehicle. It was hesistating. From my own experiences with cars and taxi meters after a while the wire corrodes and shorts out the car. I left 10 requisition notices for him to replace this 4 foot piece of wire. It was 9 weeks to the first day I noticed this problem and put it in. Then yesterday, the turn signal switch needs to be fixed. I was up at the office and told him what the problem is. “Well at least you have a job and a working car!” To me that is just being a real asshole or just being a lazy fuck… You pay for what you get!

Well, I have the day off to relax and figure things out. c’ya!


Decisions

I actually saw good things coming from this company that I am working for. But that vanished as quick as possible. It amazes me how one court order is making the owner not really take things really serious.

Whenever I need to tell her something, she just gives me the lip service. Talk about a used car saleperson. I honestly feel what she said to us in the drivers meeting about 6 months ago was to stroke our egos. Talk about a real car salesman. “I will give you the stars and the moon if I have to!”

Yeah, and where is the stuff that you promised us. 6 months and the company has turned a profit. But you haven’t followed through on your promises.

Way to go, lady!


WEEPING ON HER BIRTHDAY NIGHT

LAST CALL.. THE BARS ARE KICKING EVERYONE OUT AND PEOPLE ARE CLAMOUING AROUND TO GET A RIDE HOME SO THEY CAN PASS OUT FROM THE INFUSION OF LIQUOR. MY DISPATCHER CALLS ME TO FIND A COUPLE TO PICK UP. NOT EVEN 100 YARDS FROM WHERE I WAS I FIND THE COUPLE. A WEEPING WOMAN AND HER DRUNK ASS BOYFRIEND.

EVEN THOUGH I WAS NOT IN THE ESTABLISHMENT, I CAN FIGURE OUT WHY THE WOMAN WAS CRYING. THE BOYFRIEND WAS EMBARRASSING HER ON HER SPECIAL NIGHT. DRINKING AND MAKING A TOTAL FOOL OUT OF HIM AND HER.

ALL SHE WANTED TO DO IS GO HOME AND SLEEP. AND ALL HE WANTED TO DO IS GO TO ANOTHER BAR AND HAVE SOME MORE TO DRINK. ITS 2 AM, THE BARS ARE CLOSED, THANK HEAVEN FOR THAT. BUT THIS GUY IS LETTING HIS WOMAN CRY AND I AM SITTING IN THE DRIVERS SEAT LISTENING TO THE ARGUEMENT HAPPEN. FOR THE 8 MINUTE RIDE SHE CRIED HER EYES OUT. I THEN PULL OUT A NAPKIN FROM A LOCAL DONUT SHOP I HAD IN THE VISOR.

“HERE YOU GO DEAR, YOU’RE MASCARA IS RUNNING.”

“THANK YOU CABBIE, AT LEAST YOU ARE THE ONLY ONE THAT CARES RIGHT NOW ABOUT HOW I AM FEELING RIGHT NOW.”

SOME GUYS TODAY REALLY SHOULDN’T BE IN RELATIONSHIPS DUE TO THE FACT THEY JUST DON’T HAVE THE MENTAL CAPACITY TO CARE ABOUT HOW THE WOMAN IS ACTUALLY FEELING AT THAT VERY MOMENT. THIS GUY IN THE CAB RIGHT NOW IS A REAL PIG-FUCK! I WISH I HAD A 12-GAUGE TO BLOW HIS BRAINS OUT AND DUMP HIS BLOODIED CORPSE IN SOME ALLEYWAY. SORRY ABOUT THAT, BUT THAT IS HOW I ACTUALLY FEEL AT THAT MOMENT.

AS THE RIDE ENDED. SHE WHISPERED IN MY EAR, THANK YOU…

I HATE TO SEE A WOMAN CRY…..


MONTH SEVEN IN FALL RIVER MASS

Well it’s been actually seven months since I started working at the company. OMFG, this place is so over dramatic. That it needs a in-house therapist.

The owner, who I do have the utmost respect for. Just doesn’t really understand the industry itself. Even though her soon to be ex-husband handled all the day to day operation. She just really didn’t get her feet actually wet. She says she has an open door policy. Not really at all. I wanted to talk to her regarding something that happend. But she blew me off. Talk about her ‘open door’ policy. Her door is locked and no one can go in and see her about stuff. Great management skills.

Drivers. The drivers are somewhat… I mean bitches… They bitch about the smallest things. OMFG, they are grown men and women that worry about things that are so juvenile. We got people who have problems like a driver whose wife left him after 17 years of marriage. Gee, I wonder why? The guy is a drug addict. Then we have a guy who drinks little nips of whiskey in the taxicab. (Liner note: this guy was finally terminated after the owner smelled whiskey on his breath). Then all the drivers feel like they are getting ‘fucked’ over. Well they are getting fucked over due to the fact they are not doing their jobs and I am cleaning up. I come to work prepared and ready to work. The owner respects me for my Protestant Work Ethic.  Then there is the “Walrus”. A old trucker and member of the Teamsters. Who complains about everyone — especially me. I just keep to myself and do my job. Period… He spread this rumour that me and this female driver were messing around in the back of her taxicab one night. Total lie. First she was in a 11 year relationship with 2 little ones. And second, we were actually talking in her cab one night due to it was raining and she was worried about stuff. I just calmed her down and talked to her as a normal person. The Walrus, was fired due to his constant verbal diaherria. That was maybe about 2 months ago. He begged for his job back. The owner gave him his job back. That was a stupid mistake. Now that he is back and now working as driver and a dispatcher, all of our lives are a living hell. The owner unfortunately has her hands tied, due to the fact that 4 dispatchers have quit or got fired. So in a way she is scraping the bottom of the barrel. The Walrus has his favorite driver that he give primo jobs to. But not anymore. He might be getting his walking papers.

Then the dispatchers, they are a real piece of work. We got the one I call Laverne. She was the one I started working with when I joined the operation back in September. She and I had a mutual respect for each other. I always knew that she would be getting tired. By the time 10pm would roll around her voice would sound like Penny Marshall’s classic character Laverne DeFazio from Laverne & Shirley. Even though she was there for almost 2 years, she had the tendancy of forgetting where drivers were clearing and crisscross them. It was okay at first. But I pulled her aside and helped her get better in the logistical part of this job. About a month ago, she was sick and then never came back. No one has seen her.  Then there is the Chunky Cheerleader. Nice as pie, but ignorant as hell. She thinks she is all so fab. No one is perfect. Especially her. Drivers can’t take her seriously, due to her whiny, cheerleader like voice that is like nails on a chalkboard. One night a customer asked me, how old the dispatcher was I said about mid 30s. The customer though she was 12. Now that is funny as shit. But her level of ignorance is a bit too much these days. We got a new hire and she is just treating him with such disregard and disrespect at every turn. You can’t do that. Then last night she tried to pull that with me. But I called her on the phone and put her in her place without costing me to go home.

She has to remember, it’s the money that we generate that pays her wages. So she should be really kissing our asses instead of busting our chops for such stupid ass crap.

Seven months, problems galore. More bullshit. I just try to stay under the radar and do my job. End of Story…