Thursday, November 22, 2007

'Twas The Night Before Thanksgiving

The night before Thanksgiving is always a busy night for us, for a few reasons:
  • There's no work the next day, it's more like a Friday than a Wednesday.
  • Many kids are home from college and get together with friends.
  • Many moms are busy preparing the feast for Thursday and don't want to fix dinner on Wednesday night.
In the past we haven't staffed right and have been short drivers, and I've made ALOT of money. Not tonight. During the rush (and we were busy) we had seven drivers. That is as many as I ever remember us having.

General Manager Ady saw my new pants today and approved. She also gave me a new uniform hat and shirt, as my old one was very worn and faded and looked shabby compared to my pants.

From 5:30 - 11 tonight I worked 5.5 hours, took 12 deliveries, drove 40 miles, and made $25 in tips. But then we kept taking orders for another half hour or so while we were cleaning up. I took 3 more deliveries, drove 11 more miles, and made $11 from 11 to midnight.

My final delivery was to a bunch of college kids. One of them called out, "Hey mister pizza guy, we need a deal, we're just poor college students." I told him they already were getting a break, since we were supposed to be closed. The kid who paid gave me $16 for a $15.57 order. But then a girl gave me another 85 cents. That doesn't sound like much, but $1.28 puts me in a much better mood than $0.43.


MacGyver021 said...

hey... what happened to the fifth grader???

and not all college kids are poor, unfair stigma.

oh and might i say, Landis is one hot biddle in his snazzy new pants...growl

Simon said...

Hey Kevin
Your story doesn't match up to all the hype on the internet by the PR Companies working for the delivery chains over yesterday being like five Fridays all rolled into one. Perhaps they were just trying to create a story where there wasn't one

VictoriaL said...

I'll cover the fifth grader in my blog.