I'm Taking A Driver's Hiatus
I told my boss about my concerns and she told me, if I'll do one trip every 30 days, I'll still have my position, whenever I'm ready to go full-time again.
But, for now, I'm breaking a sweat doing day labor jobs and delivering pizzas.
The money is better, anyway.
I'm not going to stop being a railroad taxi but, I need physical work, too. Just sitting for hours a day is not healthy. The day labor jobs I'm doing require lifting, carrying, pushing, walking, effort, toil and sweat.
And, man oh man, does it ever feel good.
The first job I did involved running a chip hammer to remove tile. That was a wonderful workout. The next job was tearing out the damaged part of a local restaurant, slammed into by a semi truck, which lost control on the ice a few nights back.
Today, I and another guy just moved around about 40 filing cabinets, to make room for a few electricians.
I actually wanted to just quit the taxi job. Besides the low pay, I get tired of my whiny fellow drivers and my passengers who seem unable to talk about much more than drinking.
And I don't think they'd care, even if I told them how it bothered me.
So, I'm going to spend a few days, doing difficult things the hard way, if for no other reason than to keep my soul clean and sober.
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