In light of the flagging economy and the fact that I have way too much time to spare after work that I'm evidently not using to date, I decided to take a second job. As of Friday before last I am officially a Dominos Pizza "Delivery Specialist". I know, spiffy title huh?
When I was younger I always though that I'd be so embarrassed to deliver pizzas as a job. I mean what if you delivered to some ones house that you knew?! Like a friend who had a hot older brother or something, what if he answered the door? The horror!
Now I'm older, and less inclined to be so easily embarrassed. The dating thing is going slow, all of my favorite shows are reruns and I was just tired of getting off at 5pm, going home and sitting on the couch until time for bed. You can only read so much until your eyes cross then it's time to find a new way to use your time and making money sounded like a good way to me!
I have to say it's actually pretty fun. I'd been thinking about getting a 2nd part time job for a while, but was having trouble finding one that was flexible enough to work around the fact that I have a full time job with a very set schedule. Monday through Friday 8am-5pm I'm at the office, so I needed something that would allow me time to go home and change before I needed to be there and that would be flexible enough to let me off at a decent hour during the week since I get up at the butt-crack of dawn for my main job.
There is a Dominos about a mile from my house so on a whim I called them up one afternoon and asked if they were hiring. I talked to the manager, went in that Wednesday evening after work, filled out the application then started work the following Friday.
It is without a doubt the easiest money I've ever made. You make an hourly wage, a "drive time fee" for each run you make, plus tips. And you're basically being paid to drive around listening to the radio. I worked Sunday evening from 5pm to 8:30pm and made (hourly/drive fee/tips) about $45.00. Do the math, that's almost $13 an hour to drive around town. Friday I averaged $15hr. In my opinion that's not half bad for a part time job. What do you do if there are no deliveries to be made? Stand around.
Personally I'm not the type of person who likes to be inactive for long so I made the manager teach me how to make pizzas. I may be strange but I found that to be pretty fun too. I've almost mastered the art of that whole flying dough thing.
It's also really nice to have a completely stress free job for a change that requires absolutely no thought what-so-ever. Fun easy money that's non-damaging to the moral compass. What more can a girl ask for?
Well, having the occasional date to fill in the off nights that I don't work the 2nd job would be nice, but unless the fellas on POF and OKCupid become drastically more attractive in the near future, I suppose I'll have to be happy with just making a few extra bucks.