First, I want to answer a comment on my previous post asked about credit card tips. When I get a credit card tip, I get the cash as soon as I get back to the store. If the customer writes $3 on the tip line, I turn in the slip and the manager hands me $3. So that is just as good as a cash tip to me.
I was home, actually in my pajamas, eating dinner, a little after 7 when Manager Mike called. One of the drivers was not feeling well and Mike asked me to come in and close. Money is a little tight in our house this week so I jumped at the chance. I got there around 7:30 and by 9 I was the only driver.
I worked 4.65 hours, took 12 deliveries, drove 28 miles, and made $22 in tips. Tips were pretty low tonight, six $1 tips, two $2 tips, and four $3 tips. Best tip of just over $3 was from a woman who said she used to be a cab driver!
Driver Matt is having car trouble so I may be picking up a few extra shifts in the next week or so but I'm already scheduled Friday-Monday-Thursday-Sunday-Monday so I won't be picking up too many beyond that.