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Taxi Driving Licence in English

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Hope you all are safe and healthy. We have 50% percent work in our company for kast 3 months till December(at least).I am getting bored whole day staying at home infront of TV. I am planing to activate parallel source of income as pay also get reduced.I start German language but I want to know followings:
1. Any suggestion to utilize free time with extra income?
2. I think to learn taxi driving licence, but itheorie taxiprüfing app was not available in English. Is it possible to get app or cd in English? Moreover theory exam is also possible in English. I am living in Basel.

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Old 01.11.2020, 14:53
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Re: Taxi Driving Licence in English

What is your normal occupation - what you can do depends a lot on what skills/experience you have.
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Old 01.11.2020, 17:39
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Hello Everyone
Hope you all are safe and healthy. We have 50% percent work in our company for kast 3 months till December(at least).I am getting bored whole day staying at home infront of TV. I am planing to activate parallel source of income as pay also get reduced.I start German language but I want to know followings:
1. Any suggestion to utilize free time with extra income?
2. I think to learn taxi driving licence, but itheorie taxiprüfing app was not available in English. Is it possible to get app or cd in English? Moreover theory exam is also possible in English. I am living in Basel.

Looking forward for positive feedback.

Regards
Hello swisspak,

You are able to take the Swiss Taxi theory and practical in one of the official Swiss languages, which doesn’t include English.
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Old 01.11.2020, 18:39
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Re: Taxi Driving Licence in English

I remember from this old thread from 2011, that the minimum German language requirement for taxi drivers in Zurich was B1, so you'll need to ask what it currently is in Basel.

https://www.englishforum.ch/transpor...ce-zurich.html
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Re: Taxi Driving Licence in English

Kudos for wanting to take initiative to supplement your income, but I'm not sure there is much of a demand for taxi drivers with COVID flying around, the companies must be hugely struggling these days. To me it doesn't seem like a great choice of second career in these times. As newtoswitz said, what current qualifications do you have?
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Re: Taxi Driving Licence in English

Huge demand for delivery drivers in other countries. No local language needed. Probably not the case in Switzerland.
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Re: Taxi Driving Licence in English

A while back I ran a quick back of a napkin calculation (while at a bar with friends, so may not have been so accurate)...

That said, between licensing costs, uber fees (25%), commercial insurance, fuel, taxes, fines, maintenance, and vehicle depreciation, I couldn't understand why people became uber drivers.

It just felt like the depreciation of the vehicle ate any profit... If I find time, I'll try to formalize it and post... but it didn't seem like a sustainable way to make a living... There are some online calcs from uber (estimated at 21chf/hour), but those don't take into account commercial insurance, licensing costs for the driver, fines, etc. I would assume that fines need to be taken into account - say one speeding ticket every 3-6 months or something like that...

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Re: Taxi Driving Licence in English

Maybe Uber driver or Uber eats? They seem to increase business as other stuff shuts down.

It in a metropolitan area, uber eats on a bike or scooter seems to be the way to go.
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