Tuesday, April 29, 2008

April 2008 Monthly Totals

Shifts: 9
Hours: 50
Deliveries: 110
Tips: $284
Miles: 412

Average miles per delivery: 3.7
Average deliveries per hour: 2.2
Average tips per delivery: $2.58
Average tips per hour: $5.68
Average cash per hour: $8.10 (tips plus mileage)
Total earnings per hour: $15.10 (includes wage of $7.00)

Saturday, April 26, 2008

About Last Night

My big story from last night was a delivery that was WAY out of our area. Our managers seem to now have the ability to accept out of area orders at their discretion. This was a $60 order and they did give a nice $10 tip, but I don't think it was all that great.

It was 17.6 miles round trip, so it was about 4 x my average distance. Since I get reimbursed $1.15 per run (or $1.15 per 4 miles on average), the extra miles cost me $3.45. Putting the tip down to $6.45.

Now that is always a good tip, but it took me 45 minutes to get there and back. I could have taken 2 deliveries during that time and made $3 each and done just as good.

Also of interest is that our delivery fee got raised from $1.59 to $1.99. Now this delivery fee goes to the company, not to the driver. This is a common misconception, and I expect the increased fees will cut into my tips.

Working For A Living

I drove again tonight, the only night in a couple weeks. I should write more, and hopefully will tomorrow, but I'm too tired at the moment. I worked 7 hours, took 15 deliveries, drove 62 miles, and made $50 in tips.

Sunday, April 20, 2008

Wisdom From Speedway

Ed, an older check-out clerk at Speedway gas station, laid this pearl of wisdom on me tonight. "The broker this city gets, the meaner people act."

I actually had a pretty good night. I drove 5 hours, took 15 deliveries, drove 50 miles, and made $40 in tips.

Unfortunately I didn't have any interesting stories tonight.

The only things close were the guy in the exclusive development asking how much I make, tipping me $2.43, and then coming back out the door to give me another $1. And the lady later in the night, who had been drinking I'm pretty sure, who told me that our hot-bags were the best thing ever invented.

Tips Explained

Two customers made comments tonight to explain or justify their tips. One gave me $3.56, commenting about the price of gas. Then on my last trip of the night, a woman said "Well it is Saturday night, just keep the change," leaving me with $3.91. Only thing was, by that time it was actually Sunday morning.

I drove for 7 hours, took 18 runs, drove 63 miles, and made $47 in tips.

Wednesday, April 16, 2008


What was unexpected you may ask? Me!

I had forgotten that I requested tonight off. Was hoping to referee a soccer game but don't have any until next week. So I went in, thinking I was on the schedule.

I wasn't, but Desiree wanted to go home, so I stayed in her place. I drove 5 hours, took 6 runs, made $11 in tips, and put 25 miles on my car.

It's nights like this that I won't miss at all.

Tuesday, April 15, 2008

A Polite Stiff?

My last delivery of the night was to an apartment just across the street from our pizzeria. The check was for $20.20 and the guy handed me a $20 and 2 dimes. Then he said "Hey wait let me see if I have a dollar or something." About a minute later he came back and said "Nope, sorry."

Other than that it was a pretty good Monday. I took 13 deliveries, drove 41 miles, and made $33 in tips, in 5 hours of driving.

Wednesday, April 9, 2008

Much Better

Tonight was an excellent night. I drove for 4 1/2 hours, took 13 deliveries, and made $38 in tips. My best tip was $9 in a neighborhood where I was surprised to get a tip at all!

I had just taken a triple to about the same area and came back with $1.67 combined from my 3 runs.

Funniest thing of the night was the delivery where the customer was outside watching his dog chase a rabbit around the yard!

Tuesday, April 8, 2008

Pizza Pick'Em Champ!

Well since nobody picked Memphis, Liprippers won my 2nd annual Pizza Pick'Em contest before the game even tipped off last night. He had picked Kansas to win and was already in 1st place.

Liprippers is also known as Reverand2Cent from the fantasy football website TheHuddle. Last year's champion Nathan, my 11 stepson who just turned 11, came in 2nd this year. He did pick Kansas to win it all, along with 6 other players.

Thanks to all 21 entrants and Reverand2Cent will be getting his free pizza certificate shortly.

Monday, April 7, 2008

94 Cents!

That's all I made tonight.

I drove for 4 1/2 hours, took only 4 deliveries, drove 15 miles, and made 94 cents.

I got $17 for a $16.22 order, $17.25 for a $17.09 order, and 2 credit-card stiffs.

March 2008 Monthly Totals

Shifts: 9
Hours: 47.5
Deliveries: 101
Tips: $226
Miles: 394

Average miles per delivery: 3.9
Average deliveries per hour: 2.1
Average tips per delivery: $2.24
Average tips per hour: $4.76
Average cash per hour: $7.10 (tips plus mileage)
Total earnings per hour: $14.10 (includes wage of $7.00)

Sunday, April 6, 2008

Dish-Pan Hands? Not Tonight!

I started my night with my first 2 deliveries, both to decent areas pretty close to the shop. The first paid exact change and the 2nd tipped $1 and the coins. After that, I had a GREAT night!

I got 2 $5 tips, one to my favorite customer, and sports-fan widow in the local trailer park. She orders often on the weekend, always pays by credit, always orders a 20-ounce pop, and always tips $4 or $5.

The 2nd was to a bar. Bartenders usually tip pretty decent, so I'm always happy to deliver to them.

I also had 9 tips of $2.93 - $3.70 tonight. Only 4 under that (including my first 2) and the 2 over. I had a hospital delivery, and a delivery to ex-driver and current IHOP waitress Chelsea.

Our chain is marketing a new family-size pasta. We were told tonight we had to suggest this when we answered the phone. Our GM Ady phoned at least 5 times to make sure we were doing it right. I answered her call once and she was happy with the way I did it. Better yet, one customer even bought one after I suggested it. And I delivered another pasta so we sold at least 2 tonight.

We really weren't that busy tonight but we were perfectly staffed. Manager Mike, waitress Catherine, and especially cook Mona all 3 did a great job inside. For the first time in my almost 4-year career, I didn't wash a single load of dishes!!!

In 5 1/2 hours driving, I took 15 deliveries, drove 62 miles, and made $43 in tips.

Saturday, April 5, 2008

Bad Friday - Breaking Form

Today was NOT an example of a busy Friday. We started the night with WAY too many drivers. We had myself, Todd, Ted, Al, Jimmy, Jon, and Desiree.

I worked 6.5 hours, took 11 deliveries, drove 42 miles, and made $21 in tips.

The lowlight of my night was having to return to a house that didn't tip with a replacement pizza, after they called and said they ordered something different than what they actually ordered. Manager Nick took both the original order phone call and also the complaint call.

Thursday, April 3, 2008

Pizza Beer

Check out this story about a guy who is making pizza-flavored beer!?!?!?!?!