Priced out of work

I wonder how many customers realize that by rewarding my prompt, courteous service with crappy tips like the one i just got, that they’re pricing me out of my job. I took a delivery that was 14 miles round trip and got a $5 tip on a $50 order. So not only was it less than a waiter would get for the same amount, I had to use 3/4 of a gallon of gas to take it. So after gas I made about $2.75. If this keeps up I’ll have to quit because it will make more sense to work somewhere where I get to stay in one spot. Customers are so clueless sometimes.

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Losers that make you go slow then speed up.

So I’m going down a two lane road and the guy in front of me keeps moving over to have the clear lane. He’s in a pos Dodge Intrepid. I finally find my opening and start moving down the street when him and his buddy floor it. I think to myself “this moron really wants to race?” There’s really no room shortly because of traffic, but I really want to follow him and ask if he wants to go race somewhere. I’d kill his car. Personally i think he was trying to make up for a small cock, a problem i don’t have, so i turned a different way. It still annoys me when people do that though.

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Screwed again

I just delivered a $33.29 order, they give me $40, wait for their $6 change and say thank you. Meanwhile, their million dollar house looms. I’m sure giving me that 71 cent tip seemed fair to them, so if their house is blown away by a tornado that’ll seem fair to me. Cheap people suck. See now if I quit, they’ll have to find a replacement driver and deliveries will be slowed down till then. That’s the sort of thing that bad tippers do. So far for 6 hours of work I’ve made $14 in tips. That’s like $2 an hour. Now subtract for gas and car expenses. Screw the assholes who stiff us for great service.

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Just drive

I worked at one place where they paid drivers $5 an hour, but all drivers did was drive. We didn’t answer the phones, we didn’t sweep or mop, we didn’t make boxes. We sat in our cars and waited for orders to get dispatched to us. Some people might balk at that for $5 an hour, but for $6 an hour I have to do all of the stuff above and more. Getting that extra dollar an hour isn’t worth it to me. I’d much rather get $5 and sit in my car. It just makes more sense since we’re getting screwed on gas and a decent wage for risking our lives for a pizza.

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Rich people suck

I just delivered to a jewelry store. Tiffany. The order is $16.31, the girl hands me $20 and says “you can just give me $3 back”. Ummm, hello, you just fucked me, don’t say it like the 69 cent tip is something special. Shit like this is why I fully support charging more in areas where people have more money. We get paid less because tips are supposed to make up the difference. If you don’t tip there’s no incentive to give good service and owners should charge more to pay us more. I get $6 an hour at this place and no gas money. Gas in CT is one of the highest rates in the country. A typical day I will average $6 or less an hour thanks to shitty tippers and having to buy gas. FUCK THAT.

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cut off by a minivan mother

I drive a WRX, but i frequently get cut off on the road by minivan mothers. I don’t get it. What’s so important that you need to do 65 or 70 down a city street, weaving in and out of traffic cutting people off? The best is when they do it with kids in the back. I’m sorry your life didn’t turn out how you wanted it to but you have no right to risk my life because of that. Kill yourself if you want but leave the rest of us out of it.

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The New Job Sucks

I’ve been there for almost two weeks now and people in Westport, rich as they are, are just bad tippers. $3 a tip average is killing me. I did almost as well in Bridgeport. The volume was much higher over here, too. If i did 30 deliveries at $3 I get $90 in tips. At the new place I might do 13, so I leave with about $40. Plus, they pay $6 an hour and no gas money. So basically I am screwing myself and not for very much. I am working on a side project, dog walking, and as soon as I have the website done I’ll start passing out business cards and he like. Those guys get $15 for a half an hour walk. Walk 10 dogs in a day and there’s $150 for one day of work (and figure it would be like a 7 or 8 hour day as opposed to 12 for delivering). I’m pretty much burned out from the whole delivery thing anyway, and I could really use the exercise for dog walking. My bills are all way behind and I really need money. Anyway, back to watching The Goonies!

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Tip Off For A Friend

Today one of my good friends informed me that his father died. I used to work for his father at his pizza place in Milford, CT. His dad was a really great guy, in my opinion, but you wouldn’t know it if you’d just met him. He came across cranky and cantankerous like the grandfather in the movie “The Lost Boys”. But that was just his thing. He was just like that. If you got him, you understood it. I’m not saying it made it easy to work for him, but you knew when he was there, if you got asked to do something, you just did it. If you did it, you had nothing to worry about. If you argued, for your job’s sake you’d wish you hadn’t. I heard he fired other people, but I never had any problem with him. For the most part I did what he asked me to, and I really liked talking to him. He was a funny guy, but like I said, you had to get to know him to get beyond what was right there. It was another example of not judging a book by it’s cover. This book had a worn cover, but the story was really good. I will sincerely miss him. So few people come into our lives that make them truly better. And it also makes you pause and think about what’s important when people in your life die. I get nostalgic so easily. I always focus on the good things about people, so the memories I have of him are funny/good. I seriously thought he was going to live forever. He had been sick for a long time, but he always made a come back. He truly did fight the good fight. Smitty: I will miss you. It was an honor to know you. Give them hell in Heaven! Don’t settle for less than the best up there. I hope we meet again.

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SuprBay Turning Into Ninjavideo Because Of Bad Modcalls.

Your forum account is currently banned. Ban Reason: Modcalls. Don’t feel free to ignore them.
Ban will be lifted: 21st October 2010, 10:40

When I first started posting on Suprbay it was almost impossible to get banned. Now they act more and more like the assholes at NV. Say something they don’t like: ban. Don’t listen to them: ban. Don’t agree with them: ban. Contribute anything in a format that isn’t correct: ban. It’s silly. It would be nice if someone started a forum that actually believed in free speech. It’s funny that on a piracy website they still believe in controlling thoughts. To me it makes them seem like dicks. I’m banned from Maximum PC’s blogs for the same reason: I disagreed with one of the mods opinions so they issued a lifetime ban. Even though I pay to get their magazine.

Now anyone with an ounce of savvy online knows that a ban is pointless at best. It’s basically for the end-users. The people who call tech support for stupid questions. For the rest of us we can change our ip address, use a different email, and continue on. I won’t because it’s the point of it. These guys all act like they’re gods. They’re not. It’s also why I don’t ban comments on this blog. If you write it, I’ll approve it and respond to it, even if i disagree or find it tasteless. I respect your right to free speech. Maybe someone will send this over to the guys at SB so they can read what dicks they’re being right now.

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First Day On The New Job

So the new place is pretty nice. I’ve applied there before and I finally got a spot. I just wanted to get my foot in the door to get more hours. I have to say, I am disappointed that people in Westport, CT are such bad tippers. The town is RICH. I averaged $3 a tip, which, if they’re all like that is okay, but come on people, $3 for a $40 order is just wrong. Anyway, I don’t like complaining that much on the first day of a new place that is actually giving me money to pay things like rent, so I won’t. The place is about 2,000 square feet. It’s been in business for quite some time, but doesn’t seem to be that busy. The owner’s saving grace there seems to be less employees. Every dollar counts in a town like that where rent could easily be $5,000 or more a month. I work again Sunday, so stay tuned for more stories. I’ll probably post more random stuff before then 🙂

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