Tuesday, August 26, 2008

August 2008 Monthly Totals

Shifts: 3
Hours: 16.5
Deliveries: 34
Tips: $91
Miles: 124

Average miles per delivery: 3.6
Average deliveries per hour: 2.1
Average tips per delivery: $2.68
Average tips per hour: $5.52
Average cash per hour: $7.78 (tips plus mileage)
Total earnings per hour: $14.78 (includes wage of $7.00)

July 2008 Monthly Totals

Shifts: 5
Hours: 21.5
Deliveries: 50
Tips: $136
Miles: 220

Average miles per delivery: 4.4
Average deliveries per hour: 2.3
Average tips per delivery: $2.72
Average tips per hour: $6.33
Average cash per hour: $8.88 (tips plus mileage)
Total earnings per hour: $15.88 (includes wage of $7.00)

Sunday, August 24, 2008

Not So Busy

We were pretty much dead tonight. I drove for 5 hours and only took 6 deliveries. I made $17 in tips (1 stiff) and drove 25 miles.

Newer driver Dan has a phone that gets internet and he was checking out the website. Thanks for looking and hope you come back soon!

It was nice to catch up with Big Steve, and I'm glad things are going well for him and his kids.


I drove tonight from 5:30 - close (1 am). For the first time that I can ever remember, I took over 20 deliveries (21) and got $1 or more on every one! No stiffs all night long!

I made $57 in tips and drove 72 miles.

Talk of the night, at the local hospital (where I took a late delivery) and also at the gas station after my shift was a "riot" that took place at a local weddng. Ed at the Speedway said there were 8 local and 4 county police cars!

Tuesday, August 19, 2008

Monday Night Football (and Pizza)

While the Browns starters were getting clobbered by the Giants, I was delivering pizza. Now if it had been during the regular season, and not during the county fair, this event might had led to a slight increase in business, but not tonight.

I drove for 4 hours, made just 7 deliveries, drove 22 miles, and made $20 in tips.

Saturday, August 16, 2008

Saturday Short Shift

I was out of town for a week. We did order pizza delivered to our hotel one night and paid $30 for our $22.99 order. I thought it was a pretty nice tip. He did bring plates and napkins.

We got home last night and actually went up and ate at our pizzeria as dine-in customers. Everybody is busy getting ready to rebrand the restaurant as a place for chicken wings.

Anyhow Nick asked if I could drive tonight and I agreed. So I worked from 5-9 and took 7 deliveries. I drove 27 miles and made $17 in tips.

Thursday, August 14, 2008

Sunday, August 10, 2008

Restaurant Struggles

Here's another newspaper article about the ongoing struggles in the restaurant business.

Friday, August 1, 2008

Restaurant Closing

Several restaurants have closed in my town, within a few miles of our pizzeria, in the past several days.

Bennigan's - Irish family dining

Fazoli's - fast food Italian

Zaki's - local deli

This is certainly horrible news for the people who worked there, and it's not very encouraging for the economy in general.

Terrific Thursday

I don't usually work on Thursday but since this is the last week before soccer practice starts and I have other plans this weekend, I got myself put on the schedule tonight, and I'm glad I did.

In 4.5 hours driving, I took 13 runs, drove 46 miles, and made $40 in tips. I had 5 tips of $4 or more, and only 3 under $2.

Three different times I drove past the corner where I saw my paid friend last week, but apparently she wasn't working tonight.