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I’ll make this one short. It pisses me off and I’m actually tired so I don’t really want to go into it, but last summer while we were talking about deliveries in the bad parts of one of the cities we deliver to (38th most dangerous in the U.S. last year), the owner said if a driver ever got robbed he didn’t lose any money, we did. He basically suggested that if we get robbed he’d take it out of our pay. That’s totally illegal, so it’d be funny to see him try, but what kind of scumbag would send you to a bad neighborhood with a $10 pizza and when you get robbed take it out of your pay? What if you got shot on top of everything? I hate people like that.

The Driver (Adam Smith)

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The place where I work right now, the drivers are the only employees that are required to do more work than the other positions at the pizza place. We’re supposed to cut pizzas, make boxes, sweep and mop, take the trash out, take the grease out, take the boxes out; and of those, there are a lot, like a car full. We have to roll dough, help with getting food stuffs for the cooks, clean the windows, clean the fixtures, even do the phones and register on occasion. Oh, and of course, take deliveries. Drivers get paid the same or less than the other positions, and we have to use our gas, our cars, etc. The other positions do their jobs and that’s it. How is that fair? And, we don’t get breaks. I have worked there for 11 hours without a single break on more than one occasion. No lunch, no time to relax for ten minutes, nothing but a bathroom break if we’re lucky. Some people might suggest we sit a lot doing the job, but you try it. Let me know how your back feels after a week, because aside from sitting way too much while we drive, we have lots of labor to do both in the store and dealing with weather, ground covered out of the car, as in foot terrain, the amount of food we sometimes carry, stress from the job, etc. It isn’t easy. I think owners should make their employees take set breaks so they don’t burn out. No this guy, he simply does not care. It’s totally fucked up.

The Driver (Adam Smith)

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I know, it sounds dirty, but I’m referring to what time you show up for work. I usually show up at least ten minutes early to any job. It’s just how I’m wired. In the last year I have been late twice. Once by seven minutes and once by fifteen. I have also only called out twice in the last year. I think that’s a much better average than everyone else. My problem is I show up on time and repeatedly get kept late, even when I don’t need to be. If there are enough closers there, having them sit there and shoot the shit while I’m doing deliveries past when I was supposed to leave, it can be very annoying. I make plans around my schedule. So I’m there on time, like I should, but I can never make plans for a set time after work, because I have no idea if they’re going to let me leave on time. That sucks. That’s really annoying, and it’s incentive to not show up on time. What I wind up doing is when someone calls out sick and they call me to see if I can cover, I say no. I have plans. Stop making me stay when it’s past my scheduled work time and maybe I’ll start covering shifts. Until then, kick rocks.

The Driver (Adam Smith)

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