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You are lord of the road, prince of the night, and god of the taxi stand. Unfortunately, none of that will get you very far. There is not much power in this career. You do have the power to work shifts that allow you to pursue an education or another career on the side. Actually, taxi drivers get pretty frustrated over their lack of power. They are subjected to fare increases by the taxi commission without any say. You think you hate it when gas prices go up? When prices are soaring, taxi drivers have to work overtime just to bring home the bacon bits.