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High Gear Survey Reveals London Cabbies to be the Happiest Drivers in the UK

High Gear Survey Reveals London Cabbies to be the Happiest Drivers in the UK

Being happy at work is important, especially if you are dealing with customers on a day-to-day basis. This is why as a taxi driver you must have great interpersonal skills, being a friendly ear, professional driver as well as a fountain of city knowledge. Being an infamously fast paced job we at High Gear wanted to learn more about the taxi drivers of the UK, creating a survey that tested the happiness levels of our customers and drivers alike. Using the following questions we asked taxi passengers of all cities to rate their drivers’ happiness levels from 1 to 10:

  • How happy are your drivers when you ask them for a price before the fair?
  • How happy are the taxi rank operators when on the phone?
  • How courteous are your drivers?
  • How chatty are your drivers?
  • How welcome do you feel when inside a taxi?
The results showed that the following cities employ the cheeriest taxi drivers, listed below in order of happiness.
  • London
  • Cardiff
  • Norwich
  • Bristol
  • Edinburgh
Closely followed by Glasgow in 6th position and Manchester in 7th the results were somewhat surprising. If you have a funny story or anecdote about a taxi driver from your city be sure to share it with us by commenting below.

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