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Q: Are there "driver for hire" jobs for an American Expat

As an experienced foreign driver (American) in Shanghai, and its surrounding areas, is it likely to find many driving services opportunities, specifically catering to other english speaking foreigners in the Shanghai area?

5 years 6 weeks ago in  Transport & Travel - Shanghai

 
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Nice idea but I doubt it would be legal or pay enough to make a living from.

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Nice idea but I doubt it would be legal or pay enough to make a living from.

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What can you offer that an experienced Chinese driver can't? Obviously putting to one side the stupidity of most Chinese drivers. 

 

Do you have experience of driving in China as its a wildly different style to the USA?

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Is there a job for you in Shanghai? In the sense of will somebody put you on the payroll as a full time driver? Probably not at least not for a living wage.

 

Is there business for you as a part time car for hire? Yeah probably. I can totally see people wanting not to deal with locals. I pay a no-frustration tax for a lot of things here, I don't think i'm the only one. 

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IF you are looking to serve only Expats, I think the profit will not be enough to make a living out of it, most Expats I know are usually looking at saving money, Plus there are not many to keep you busy... But, if you can speak Chinese, and know your way around the place... I see you can easily make a fortune selling this service here.

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....So you want to be a taxi driver?

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What Karma said - plus, if you have a VERY nice car, you'll do very well!!!

 

But, of course, it'll all be illegal, so be aware of who you pick up and all.

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