A profession in danger of extinction
The pool of professions threatened with extinction is increasing.
For some time, taxi drivers have joined the group of professions referred to as this. This seems to be confirmed by data presented by representatives of various corporations. According to them, the number of taxi drivers is steadily decreasing. Some corporations have seen a drop in the number of drivers employed by up to 80%. There are no people willing to take their place. The reasons for this state of affairs can be sought in several factors. First of all, the job of a taxi driver is a seasonal job. This means that some months are not full of work. Secondly, operating costs are constantly rising disproportionately to earnings. Thirdly, the popularity of applications for ordering rides is growing. These types of applications are unbeatable because they are not subject to the same rules as corporations. All this translates not only into individual drivers leaving the profession, but also into the liquidation or absorption of some corporations by others. This was also the case with iTaxi, which systematically takes over corporations operating in Warsaw, Krakow, Wrocław, Olsztyn and the Tri-City.