kilativ (kilativ) wrote,

Такситсты в Нью Йорке

Ходит какой-то невероятный слух, что таксистом в Нью Йорке можно заработать и встать на ноги. Мол, это хороший старт. Может когда-то так и было, но не сейчас. Вот что пишут:
Taxi drivers earn an average yearly salary of $34,650.
Wages typically start from $22,310 and go up to $53,815.
52% below national average ● Updated in 2018
Satisfaction: very low

Зарплата на 50% ниже средней по стране в среднем, и еще вот:
A 58-year-old taxi driver killed himself in his Queens home this month, marking the eight suicide in the taxi industry this year. The suicide was confirmed by the NYC Medical Examiner on Wednesday, just as the City Council passed bills to give counseling to taxi drivers facing financial and mental health issues.
The Medical Examiner confirmed Kim committed suicide in his Bayside home on November 5th, the Post reports, adding that "Kim, who had just purchased his taxi medallion last year, was more than $500,000 in debt from the deal and struggling to stay afloat." His friend, taxi driver Young Lee, told the tabloid, "He was in a lot of debt from that. For a while he was making money but then it just went slowly down and down and down. All drivers are really struggling."

В 2018 году 8 водителей самоубились из за долгов и стресса. Сейчас ситуация не лучше. В прошлом году было еще пятеро.
Tags: Нью Йорк, экономика

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