Pros: the people you meet, the tips when good, pleasant atmosphere when you have a good manager, new community programmes
Cons: $7.50 per hour plus tips, amazingly cheap customers you pay for your uniform and fuel, a sometimes toxic atmosphere when you have a stressed out manager, long hours for even remotely good wage, no benefits, and dishes to do when you actually think you are supposed to be a driver, not a diswasher
If you really want to be a pizza delivery driver, do so with your eyes wide open, especially if you plan on making this a career. It can be a very difficult way to make a living. It is best suited to either students looking to earn some money, retired persons, or the desperate.Above all, you will need a good car that is easy on petrol. Yes, you have to pay for your own gas.
I am not trying to – more... be obtuse about being desperate.. If you are really, really stuck for money, this is an excellent way to help out; at least as long as the tips are good.
It is a high paced atmosphere . Go away if you are lazy or are a live at home student who thinks the world owes you. You will have to work. A driver owes that to his or her customer. If they tip, which they ought to, it is their hard earned money that is going to the driver.
Think hard before you become a driver. No job that I have ever held holds as many contradictions as this. It can be so rewarding on one hand and so incredibly frustrating on the other. You rely so much on tips and the hidden costs of working here can be high when you consider fuel and that you will have to pay for your uniform, too. And they are not cheap.. So, please if after reading this you fancy a pizza, tip your driver! – less