Once I arrived at my customer’s location, or what I thought was my customer’s location, I got the order out of my car and proceeded to the front door. I rang the door-bell. After a few seconds, nobody came to the door. I then knocked on the door. Still nobody was at the front door. I put the food down on the front porch and walked to my car to get my cell phone so I could notify the customer that I was at their location and was on their front porch.
The overturn ratio in the pizza business, as far as the delivery drivers are concerned, is an excessive amount of people who come and go at work. How well do you think you know your co-workers? All of the delivery drivers at work, when we are scheduled to work, we usually see one another on a daily basis. Some of the delivery drivers have been delivering pizzas for several years, and some of the delivery drivers are only there for a short period of time.
In the short time that I have been delivering pizzas, I have been fortunate by not seeing many accidents on the roadways. But one day, I was driving along a popular road here in Town, while delivering pizzas and almost witnessed a horrible accident.
The thunder rolls and the lightning strikes! Not long ago, I arrived at work on a gloomy, stormy morning. It was one hundred percent chance rain for the day. When I walked to the back of the store to get my car topper for the day, the developmentally challenged employee was already there folding boxes. I went outside real fast in the rain and placed the car topper on top of my car, and ran back inside to clock in for the day. The Manager on Duty clocked me in and handed me a bank for the day. The bank is for the delivery drivers to make change with at a customer's location if need be when they are paying with cash money.
One day at work, I had a pizza delivery come up and it was not to one of my favorite places to go.
The delivery was to the local mall in town. Most of the time, the customers that do order pizza will come outside to met the delivery drivers, unless they say that they are manning the store where they work by themselves. If that is the case, then you have no choice but to park your vehicle and go inside to make the delivery.
I had been delivering pizzas for a good six months before I had my first irate customer. Most of the delivery drivers at work use their cell phone as a GPS. I personally like to use my GPS. I enter the address of where I am going into the GPS and the driving device talks to me, to my location, telling me exactly where to turn, and it lets me know when I am arriving at my customer's location.