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Former papa johns delivery guy here.

Couple of things, if you work in a nice area then tips are your best friend.
If you don't, you're going to want to kill yourself after every delivery.

Don't believe in the whole delivery boy gets laid kind of thing. Seeing a girl, or a even a cute one is
really once in a blue moon. Rarely happens. And when it does, shes usually wearing yoga pants and her boyfriend is yelling to tip the guy 2 bucks.

Anyways, point is you can make "alright" money delivering, it really depends on the tippers out there. Its better than minimum wage though.
 

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i know that in college towns your bound to see some good looking girls but from what i hear ALOT of people drunk order late night and then pass out by the time you get there.
College towns also suck major ass at tipping. The only upside is the bitches, but bitches don't pay the bills.

That happens in old towns too, old people forget they order pizza and then go for a hibernation.
 

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Former papa johns delivery guy here.

Couple of things, if you work in a nice area then tips are your best friend.
If you don't, you're going to want to kill yourself after every delivery.

Don't believe in the whole delivery boy gets laid kind of thing. Seeing a girl, or a even a cute one is
really once in a blue moon. Rarely happens. And when it does, shes usually wearing yoga pants and her boyfriend is yelling to tip the guy 2 bucks.

Anyways, point is you can make "alright" money delivering, it really depends on the tippers out there. Its better than minimum wage though.
Haha, pretty much this! There's nothing attractive about a guy delivering pizza sadly enough. It was the easiest laid back job I've ever had though
 

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I delivered for both a big chain and a small independent shop. The chain (Dominos) sucked balls. The only think it did have was volume so I still made good money, and a ton of friends worked there. By the time I left, they were lowering mileage payout even as gas was going up. Also, customers could **** all over you and there were definitely some areas where I knew I wouldn't get tipped.

I moved to an in independent shop and it was awesome though. Not all of them are like this, but I was able to tell customers I would never deliver to them again of they tried to stiff me and the managers would always back me up if the cheap-ass called to complain. They also would allow me to decide if I wanted to take an order outside of he delivery area and ask me "how much of a tip would it take for you to do this one?" I'd tell them and they'd pass that on to the customer. I worked in one of the cool neighborhoods in town and that helped alot for cooler people and a few cute chicks. No sexy encounters though. Not every shop will be like this one, but you have a better chance of it going with an independent shop that some corporate chain that could barely give 2 shits about you. Also, IMO, you are far less likely to get stiffed at an indie shop as the type of people who order from an indie shop are more likely to know what is up and not just looking for the cheapest pizza.

Oh, and if you love your car, get ready to see it get trashed.
 

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well, i'm not worried about the cute chicks as i'm married anyways.. just figured i'd throw it in to find out stories..

i live in a small town (6000 people) so i'd probably be covering the whole town. i like my civic a lot and it would suck for it to get trashed, but it's got 241k miles on it and i already drive it 100 miles a day. shouldn't get too trashed, will just have to worry about upkeep more.

thanks for the tips. i'll look into the places we have in town. i'm not looking to get rich, just looking to get some play money for the cars and help to pay off some debt.

oh yeah, if it's laid back that would be a huge bonus.. :D
 

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DONT go to work for a big chain, people who order Dominos are cheap bastards, go to work for a local store with good food and you can make some decent tips and not have to wear a uniform or put a sign onto your car.
 

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I've been doing it for a few years now. It's a decent gig. But be prepared. No matter where you live, there are people that do not believe in tipping for whatever reason. You're going to hate them. They ask the dumbest questions, they say the dumbest things, and they will try you with some bullshit. You will get bitched at by the customer at their front door for stupid ****. **** like these are the wrong toppings, like they expect you to have an oven in your car to bake them a new one on site. On the other hand, you'll go to some drunk dudes house and he will tip you $20 on a $30 order. If you live near a beach, tourist season is your friend.

I live near a few Navy and Air Force bases. So I make a decent bit from people in the military. Being in the panhandle, there are also a lot of trailers. You wouldn't think it, but sometimes I get better tips from them than people who yo u would think would tip big based on the silly **** they order ( sometime eccentricity means you'll get a fat tip, sometimes not ).

The hot girls thing, yeah it happens. You deliver to them. But they aren't thinking about you, plus you get to see how shitty they truly are by the way they talk to you and don't tip you. They are some of the more idiotic customers to deal with. Theres more, but I could write for days about this job.
 

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Go valet cars at a 4 Star restaurant. I get at least 100 a night and i drive cars worth more than my house. And I made $5 an hour on top of that. I have a lot of friends that deliver and none get the money I do. Plus they all hate driving at the end of the shift. So going out for a cruise is gone.

Plenty of hot girls/women at fancy restaurants too!
 

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well, i'm not worried about the cute chicks as i'm married anyways.. just figured i'd throw it in to find out stories..

i live in a small town (6000 people) so i'd probably be covering the whole town. i like my civic a lot and it would suck for it to get trashed, but it's got 241k miles on it and i already drive it 100 miles a day. shouldn't get too trashed, will just have to worry about upkeep more.

thanks for the tips. i'll look into the places we have in town. i'm not looking to get rich, just looking to get some play money for the cars and help to pay off some debt.

oh yeah, if it's laid back that would be a huge bonus.. :D
It's almost like basic maintenance x2. You'll change oil very often. You can put up to 100mi or more in one shift, depending on how busy it is. Tires get wore out faster, you'd almost be better off replacing anything that can go wrong before you start. Wheel bearings, tie-rod ends, ball joints, brakes, cv axles, if you don't know or havent done it, replace it now. Not trying to get you to not work this job, but if I knew then what I know now, I'd have done it differently.

DONT go to work for a big chain, people who order Dominos are cheap bastards, go to work for a local store with good food and you can make some decent tips and not have to wear a uniform or put a sign onto your car.
This is true, to an extent. I've worked for two chains, and while I have had to wear a uniform, I've not had to put a sign on my car. I've also worked for a small company where I didn't wear a uniform, and I've never felt more unsafe in my life. But then, that could have been Calumet City, Il making me feel that way, so I'm not sure. But yeah, sometimes it is more prosperous to work for smaller shops, the higher price is somehow better accepted and greatly rewarded. But many of them are not nearly as busy as a national chain. So the potential to make more is there, but the big rushes are fewer and farther between.
 

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as long as your city's economy is relatively good do it. I averaged 12~13$ an hour where i live after taxes. Plus you get to drive your car and listen to music.. Winn.
 

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It's almost like basic maintenance x2. You'll change oil very often. You can put up to 100mi or more in one shift, depending on how busy it is. Tires get wore out faster, you'd almost be better off replacing anything that can go wrong before you start. Wheel bearings, tie-rod ends, ball joints, brakes, cv axles, if you don't know or havent done it, replace it now. Not trying to get you to not work this job, but if I knew then what I know now, I'd have done it differently.
all been done recently.. :) had the car for 5 years now and put 130k on it..

i also have XM.. :D
 

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There is a ton of fun to be had, don't get me wrong. There is also the fact that if you hate it, you can always say "screw this!" since you are just doing it for a little extra income. Any tip based job will make you hate humanity at times though. I do miss sitting in my car listening to music/radio/podcasts.
 

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I wanna do this as part time job,... but I dont have sense of direction and my gps is dumb! lol

Dude, you never go more than two or three miles from your base of operations and if you work for an indie, you'll be going to the same places over and over after a while and if you can't handle that then stay home.

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I delivery pizzas here in downtown Albuquerque. I love it man other than the fact that I put a ton of miles on my car it's great. I would recommend getting a job a smaller place rather than a corporate one. Customers will tip better at the smaller places. I love working at Nypd cause were down the street from a strip club and the dancers order all the time. The best part is when they have me waiting by the front while they go looking for the girl because it's right infront of the stage! Haha! It's fantastic a free show and tips, doesn't get any better.
And on occasion I have had women answer their door in barley anything like white shirt that are basically so small on them they are see trough. I think one chick does it to me on perpose. To women in lingerie. Once at hotel blue some chick answered in a towl that didn't cover ****, she might as well had come out covering her nipples with her hands because I saw everything!
Once at a hyatt I had a group of drunk older women offer me $150 to get in the room and strip. If I wasn't such a fat ass i probably would have excepted.
But yeah delivery driving is one hell of a job! I say go for it.
 
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