In November of 2014 I marked 15 years of delivering pizza. I’ve been at my current store since May of 2007. You could say I have sauce in my veins… but cheese would probably be more accurate. 15 years, 15 cars. Thousands of orders delivered. Money made and spent. Stiffed more times than I can […]Read more "The Delivery Chronicles, Part 7: The Zen of Tipped Occupations"
NFL Playoff Season is to pizza delivery what December is to retail. It doesn’t matter if your home team is in the mix, there’s enough fans of the game to make it busy. When you add inclement weather to the mix, well, shit can get crazy real fast. Freezing rain is no joke. Over this […]Read more "Days of Gratitude, Day 15: I’ve Fallen, But I Can Get Up."
So this is making the rounds, and I really hope people see it. The response to this video is overwhelmingly in favor of the delivery driver, and yet many restaurants, my own included, would have bent over backwards to please the people who did this to the driver. Summary of the video- car dealership orders […]Read more "The Delivery Chronicles part 6: Yep, I’ve Been There"
As a delivery driver, nothing is more annoying than a customer who sends a young child to the door to pay for the order. It’s a guaranteed stiff because kids that age have no concept of tipping. The parent gets to avoid feeling uncomfortable facing the person they are stealing service from (that’s right, not […]Read more "The Delivery Chronicles part 5: When They Send the Kid to the Door…"
Alright, this one is not going to be my usual long-winded missive, because really, what else can be said about the snow? It’s terribly inconvenient and it either slows us all down or, if severe enough, stops us dead in our tracks. I live in the Northeast US, and we’ve been in a cycle of […]Read more "The Delivery Chronicles, part 4: It’s Snowing, GOD SAVE US!!!"
Today, a court in Montgomery County, PA, ordered a defendant accused of multiple counts of robbery and other felonies to be tried as an adult. These charges stem from a series of armed robberies of pizza delivery drivers in Pottstown, PA. The accused, Khilil J. Montague, who was 17 at the time, along with another […]Read more "The Delivery Chronicles, part 3: Still Think Deliveries Don’t Merit 20%?"
TIPS. It’s why we do this job. It’s what really pays our bills. And while not required, it’s part of the social contract in this country. Hey, I don’t make the rules, it is what it is. In most service-sector employment where the job one is being asked to perform is a complete and total […]Read more "The Delivery Chronicles, part 2: Getting that tip average UP!"