Saccoh claims that he does enjoy driving cabs but prefers to be an accountant. He says such a position can help his countrymen who oftentimes have trouble understanding the tax filing process on these shores. “Many of my people are very scared about taxes or they don’t understand it,” he said. “They need somebody they can talk to in their own language, that will tell them how to do it. So, maybe I can have a tax business and do their taxes. That is where I think I will add value, not only to a company but also to my community. That is what is important.”
While Saccoh’s self-promotion has not landed him a job yet, he has received lots of positive feedback and a few savvy pieces of advice from his customers. “Every single person that jumps in my cab and sees my resume, you can tell they want to do anything they can do to help,” he said. “People offer different things; they offer to edit my resume to make it look better or to forward it to other people. People are willing and prepared to help in a lot of different ways.”
However, the Philadelphia Parking Authority (PPA) does not sanction Saccoh’s marketing ploy and, according to their spokesman Marty O’Rourke, if an inspector comes across a driver’s unauthorized posted materials in their cabs, he or she will get slapped with a hefty fine.
Meanwhile, Saccoh is not trembling in his boots about possibly getting caught by a PPA inspector and told NBC 10 that a fine might be well worth the extra exposure stating, “I wake up every morning thinking I’m gonna hit my defining moment today, you know. I am very, very hopeful that the opportunity will come at any moment; maybe from someone who gets in my cab.”