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I deliver food
02-10-2018, 03:42 AM
Post: #1
I deliver food
Howdy!

Since I lost my job at the Movie Theatre (Thank you GOD!) I took 2 part time jobs. I deliver subs for Jimmy John's and I deliver pizza for Domino's. I use either of my Vics to do it. Either my 04 CVPI or my 08 CVPI.

What fun!

Both cars have spotlights and push bars, and both are white.

I rarely put the stupid "topper" (magnetic plastic light up sign) on my cars since I find it sacrilegious to do so. Jimmy John's occasionally will make me do it, but I mostly tend to "forget". Domino's, I only put the "topper" on when I have to deliver to a Casino on the Strip here in Vegas. (for ease of the customer to find me since we will only deliver to the Valet/Taxi area)

Now to the FUN part! Casino Security guards LOVE me! I get Thumbs Up all the time! I've had cops follow me (when I have the topper on) and pull up beside me and we will talk about the Vic for 10 or so minutes. I have even (while having the Domino's topper on) sort of drag race a cop at a traffic light. I let him beat me of course..... And I have had numerous conversations about the Vic with several of my customers, and I really enjoy it!

But the BEST part of my new jobs, I get to drive my Vics all the time, I get a nice gas/expense allowance and I have met a lot of fans of the Vic.

By the way, I make minimum wage, and I work a lot of hours. Sure, it's a lot of miles and "wear and tear" but these cars were built for that. But I will say, I made $4,400.00 last month making $8.25 plus tips! Who says you can't live on minimum wage?

Since my new jobs, my stress level has gone from 100% to about 3%. I am making friends, and I have become happy again.

Amen, and I am going to have another beer!

Edwin
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02-10-2018, 06:08 AM (This post was last modified: 02-10-2018 06:49 AM by tobiasg1995.)
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RE: I deliver food
(02-10-2018 03:42 AM)theedwin Wrote:
 
Howdy!

Since I lost my job at the Movie Theatre (Thank you GOD!) I took 2 part time jobs. I deliver subs for Jimmy John's and I deliver pizza for Domino's. I use either of my Vics to do it. Either my 04 CVPI or my 08 CVPI.

What fun!

Both cars have spotlights and push bars, and both are white.

I rarely put the stupid "topper" (magnetic plastic light up sign) on my cars since I find it sacrilegious to do so. Jimmy John's occasionally will make me do it, but I mostly tend to "forget". Domino's, I only put the "topper" on when I have to deliver to a Casino on the Strip here in Vegas. (for ease of the customer to find me since we will only deliver to the Valet/Taxi area)

Now to the FUN part! Casino Security guards LOVE me! I get Thumbs Up all the time! I've had cops follow me (when I have the topper on) and pull up beside me and we will talk about the Vic for 10 or so minutes. I have even (while having the Domino's topper on) sort of drag race a cop at a traffic light. I let him beat me of course..... And I have had numerous conversations about the Vic with several of my customers, and I really enjoy it!

But the BEST part of my new jobs, I get to drive my Vics all the time, I get a nice gas/expense allowance and I have met a lot of fans of the Vic.

By the way, I make minimum wage, and I work a lot of hours. Sure, it's a lot of miles and "wear and tear" but these cars were built for that. But I will say, I made $4,400.00 last month making $8.25 plus tips! Who says you can't live on minimum wage?

Since my new jobs, my stress level has gone from 100% to about 3%. I am making friends, and I have become happy again.

Amen, and I am going to have another beer!

Edwin
I'm happy for ya. Money doesn't bring happiness. Stress will put you in an early grave. A lot of people let it control them. As long as you love what you do that's all that matters. There's an older guy that drives his Tesla delivering Pizza's for Dominos around our area. He said he's met and made more friends delivering pizzas. F what anyone says. Cheers

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02-10-2018, 10:55 AM
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I deliver food
I still have a Domino's sign from college...never delivered pizza.

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02-10-2018, 01:28 PM
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Even if you did have all the money in the world, it wouldn’t solve all of your problems, nor would it guarantee happiness. Rather, it would make it more of a responsibility to properly handle it, and the IRS gets a bigger piece of your pie in the long run.. I’m sure some of you have heard from a few rap songs or so saying: “more money, more problems,” which is very true.

I know a couple of close friends and people who are very well off; and have more than enough money to live large for themselves, their children, grandchildren, etc., but they’re emotional train wrecks and don’t have the strongest family relationship between each other. A few have some drug and/or alcohol problems, and it isn’t pretty to say the least.

On the same token, a few other friends are kind of in between (not rich, but not hand-to-mouth either), but they’re very happy with their lives and have good, happy relationships with their other family members. I know this example is only one case, and not the norm for everyone else, but it’s worth mentioning. +1 on doing what you like, and disregarding what people think otherwise. Who are they to judge what you should or shouldn’t do with your life? If they truly believe that one way of living is better than the other, then they should do it to their own life and leave it at that. I once heard that if what you do for work is what you enjoy, then it isn’t even work. I-m_so_happy
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02-11-2018, 10:40 AM
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RE: I deliver food
I have to admit, when I started reading your post, I thought "yea, whatever buddy...you're killing your car and how can that much driving make him happy?"
Then I got to the end...your stress level.
mega-props to you.

I am the opposite: I work my butt off 10-11 hours a day, "the gate keeper"...first one there, last to leave, I manage a auto repair shop. I make decent money, but the stress of managing a $1.4M/yr small 5 bay auto shop with 8 employees is enough to rot my liver and my BP is through the roof.

In the end, I do not LOVE what I do, but it pays the bills. I am the opposite of you. And I am envious of your state of mind.

I used to be a chauffeur and drive the nicest Lincoln Towncars and made decent money but the hours spent "smiling and yes sir, no ma'am, let me get the door for you while I stand in the rain in my nice suit" got very old.

If I could do it all over again, I'd choose a better career, go to school, invest my money and let others work for me.

Good for you for sharing your simple happiness with us. Now I'll go have another beer to try to forget what is waiting for me come Monday morning.
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02-13-2018, 05:23 AM
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RE: I deliver food
Thanks Guys!

I didn't know what to think when I sobered up after writing this, but I appreciate it.

First off, I don't drive like a maniac, and I take very good care of my cars.

Second, my old job was a VERY HIGH VOLUME movie theatre. We sold 6 million $$ in POPCORN etc, a year, and $12 Million in tickets. I had 11 managers and over 100 employees, and I made about the same amount of money that I make delivering food. (With tips of course). I think the trade off is heavily in my favor. And I really enjoy what I am doing.

I am 45 years old, but my experience will never go away. It will only get better.

I look to the future and really don't see me being a delivery driver forever, of course.

We shall see.

Edwin
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02-15-2018, 10:50 AM (This post was last modified: 02-15-2018 10:50 AM by Black Ice LSC.)
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its strange how different people are involved in so many industries that the others know nothing about. I could never imagine working at a movie theater being "stressful" but that's because I have never done it.
Same with my job. people think we're just there to talk them in to spending money on their cars
wrong
the amount of skill and liability involved in automotive repair is unreal. My technicians have to take the "what if" factor home with them every day.
its a simple as 1 loose lug nut or one loose drain plug that can change their whole life. One incorrect setting on a torque wrench can cost an engine. One interruption can cause absentmindedness. In the end, people are simply trading money for skill. The customers work hard for their income so they can trade it for a skill they do not have.
One missed step in that process can change the outcome of someone's every day life.

be careful out there...the world is full of people who don't grasp the full reality or the outcome of their decisions.
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