This knowledge Boy wanted to show his support for Today.s Demo but his Moped apparently broke down.
So rather than just give up and go home, he hired a Boris bike and rode up and down the demo waving a “Totally Failing London” Poster as he went.
Sir, we Salute You
We need more of this kind of spirit in our trade, this knowledge boys determination to attend todays demo should be an inspiration to all.
This interview was recorded back in November 2014 and a lot of people contacted me with their concerns about this interview as John has come under a certain amount of scrutiny for things that he has done during his life.
I was also dubious about putting this interview out but for different reasons, and that is the sound quality is not that great.
But over the last few weeks many drivers have contacted me asking for some more controversial interviews and a lot of suggestions were that I should interview some private hire drivers, so I decided to dig out the audio files and clean them up a bit and put this interview out.
John is quite a controversial character who uses the Twitter username of Cab4Now.
John also runs a Blog at Cab4Now.com where he airs his views and opinions on London’s Private Hire trade and also comments on the London Taxi Trade.
John explains in the interview that he has spent 3 periods of his life working as a private hire driver and most of that time has been spent working for Addison Lee until recently when he left to join Uber.
It is worth listening to John’s observations as to the type of work that he is doing on Uber.
Since this was recorded I am not sure if John is still working on the Uber platform as recently he was extolling the virtues of a new app aimed at the private hire trade.
I have also seen John advertising some of the cars that he rented to other drivers for sale, so maybe not all is rosy in Uberland anymore.