Monthly Editorial: The Easter Blues


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Easter. Bleargh. If there was such a thing as a least favourite kipper it’s this one. After slogging away in In the first quarter and starting to see some normality starting to creep back in money wise, Easter comes along and whacks you right across your knee-caps if you’re not prepared for it. As a Butter Boy eight years ago I deemed never to work the first week after Easter weekend again. However, with a second child due any day, I found myself on the Paddington rank with the other brave souls wishing we weren’t there. Role on eight years and it’s not much better, but at least it was expected. After the first year or so you learn when you’re going to be busy and when it’s best to take time away from the cab to rejuvenate. However, there are some drivers who are a gluten for punishment and still religiously work Easter (excuse the pun) after 27 years in the trade expecting the streets to be paved in £50 notes and shuttling between Edgware Road and Harrods. In fact, looking on social media you’d think the taxi trade had just unexpectedly combusted like a 2006 TX4 engine. That’s the same TX4 that had drivers up in arms and now want to keep by the way. So I’m told there’s an old saying: “The only people left in London over Easter are the poor and the cabbies.”Nine months in It’s now nine months in since TaxiPoint went fully live on 9th July 2017 and we’d like to thank you for your ongoing support. In those nine months we’ve welcomed 79,456 different readers to the site, 23,232 of those are now regular returning visitors from across the UK and we’ve had a whooping 410,956 page views. Incredible results in such a short amount of time. However, it’s just the start!
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April 09, 2018 at 10:43AM https://ift.tt/2ufVjKI