So about a week ago, I thought I was working on a Friday night and found out I wasn't on the schedule. Mostly on a lark, I called former manager Meredith. When I started at this shop back in June, she was an assistant manager. Within about a month she got transferred and is now the GM at a franchise the next town over. This is a sleepy lakefront town.
Anyways, Meredith replied that she actually did need a driver. I didn't really want to work farther from home, but since I'm on Christmas break from my day job as a math teacher, I do have time to travel.
This shop is the smallest of the 3 I have worked at. There is no dining room, it is delivery / carry-out only. There is no dish machine, all the dishes are washed by hand (by the drivers, me).
My first delivery tip was $5 (to the cashier at the local Marathon station). Next another $5 on a $50 order. (Had to rerun because someone else packed the order incorrectly. Kind of frustrating but learned not to trust others.) Third delivery was a $3 tip who apologized that she couldn't give more.
I was liking this town!
Next another $5, and then $10 on another large ($55) order, then 2 more $5's.
I was starting to notice a pattern at the former store, that the dinner crowd tips better than the late night crowd, and this was definitely the case, as my next 6 deliveries included a stiff, 2 $2's, and 3 $3's. Final delivery of the night was another $10 tip (on a $20 order).
Totals for the night were 6.99 hours, 14 deliveries, 56 miles, and $62 in tips. I was the only driver from about 9:30 until close (midnight, on a Friday).
I've got 5 more shifts planned over the next 2 weeks (including 2 more Fridays plus New Years Eve). If this continues, I may seriously consider a permanent transfer!