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Ive been delivering Pizzas for Domino's.Getting paid 5.15 per hour for about 20 hours a week.I get .70 for drives in lewiston,.80 for drives in clarkston,and .90 for drives in asotin..They new job would start out at 9 per hour for 40 hours a week.That would be washing dishes at a retirement village...hmmm 1000 a month no tips VS 800 a month with tips...Is there even a contest here?plus i dont destroy my car for peanuts.Now I just have to get a haircut at like 8 in the morning and go to an interview...yaaa I might actually have monies now.
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Gearhead, not to be a bust but you're going to get real burned out washing dishes 40 hours a week. I don't think any amount of money (to me at least) could justify that. I'd be through in a week...theres no variety or change of pace. I'd keep your delivery job which sounds a lot more interesting...your call though. Why don't you try looking for a serving job? Some have excellent pay and great benefits.
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I forgot to mention that with the delivery job after after gas I only make like 5-600 a month...
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It's not all about the money though. I don't you personally or particularly where you are in life, but money aside, jobs are opportunities to set yourself up for bigger and better things. I don't think theres much experience or skills that you can garner from dishwashing to pass along. At least with delivery you have scheduling, responsibility, and customer service -- all strengths that you can build upon. Just my two cents .
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I forgot to mention that with the delivery job after after gas I only make like 5-600 a month...
They didn't pay for your gas on the delivery job. That is ludicrous....I get paid mileage if I use my personal car for any business reasons....

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They didn't pay for your gas on the delivery job. That is ludicrous....I get paid mileage if I use my personal car for any business reasons....

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Shouldn't the mileage and fuel costs be tax deductable on an itemized statement?
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I get Cdn$0.50 per km. I always fill up on 91 octane on those trips

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They didn't pay for your gas on the delivery job. That is ludicrous....I get paid mileage if I use my personal car for any business reasons....

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'New Thread' button if you go up a level. It's near the top of the page.

We also provide 'call evil moderator' 'toilet break' 'hide from moderator' and 'sarcasm check' buttons I believe
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Ive been delivering Pizzas for Domino's.Getting paid 5.15 per hour for about 20 hours a week.I get .70 for drives in lewiston,.80 for drives in clarkston,and .90 for drives in asotin..They new job would start out at 9 per hour for 40 hours a week.That would be washing dishes at a retirement village...hmmm 1000 a month no tips VS 800 a month with tips...Is there even a contest here?plus i dont destroy my car for peanuts.Now I just have to get a haircut at like 8 in the morning and go to an interview...yaaa I might actually have monies now.
There are a lot of things to consider here. Sad that Domino's doesn't pay any more for gas these days. I delivered for them south of Seattle from roughly 1994-1997. They paid us $0.75 per delivery. Average for an entire night was maybe three miles round trip. BUT, gas at that time was in the $1.20-$1.40 range per gallon, I believe. So the $0.75 would usually more than pay for the gas and additional wear on the vehicle (if you saved it!), regardless of what you drove. I used my old 9000 for a short time and it averaged about 17-19 MPG. It's important to have money left over though, because pizza delivery can age your car quickly. Everything wears out faster - though 20 hours per week is certainly better than 40 in that respect. Brakes in particular wear out quickly, as do tires, batteries, and starters. Even things you don't think of like door handles, emergency brake levers, etc. Using current gas prices, 18 MPG, and a three mile round trip, that's about $0.55 cents per trip, leaving you barely anything after gas. I'd say a much more fuel efficient or less expensive to maintain vehicle is almost a requirement if you want to do delivery full time. Also it doesn't hurt to have more than one vehicle.

Another huge drawback is insurance. Domino's doesn't provide it (or didn't when I was there, anyhow). Techincally, if you are using your personal vehicle for delivery at work, you have to tell your insurance company. Ever gotten a rate quote for commercial use? It's astronomical, and you can say goodbye to your tips. If you don't tell the insurance company, and you get in an accident (regardless of fault), they can deny coverage, and they can even cancel your policy completely. If they're nice, they may just offer to let you continue as long as you stop delivering pizza. In my personal opinion, the restaurants should always pay for insurance on their drivers - ideally with their own delivery vehicles. But we all know they are far too cheap to do that.

All that said, I will tell you this. Of all the menial/no experience necessary jobs that I've held in the past 18 years, pizza delivery was by far the most enjoyable. If you like to drive and you like to work independently, it's about the perfect job. Sure, it can get stressful at times in the building, but once you hit the road, which is the majority of the time in a busy store, you can put on the tunes, relax, and enjoy the ever changing scenery, on the way to people who are always happy to see you. If you're only working part time, chances are you are mainly there for the dinner rush, and get to miss out on the somewhat less fun tasks like dish washing, mopping, cleaning up the food, etc.

Supposedly the federal minimum wage just went up - I think to at least $7.00. That will be a big help to people in all these jobs (I was making $4.25 at Domino's). I personally won't do it ever again just because it's too hard on a vehicle and there are way too many hidden risks and costs. That, and it's nice to have weekends and evenings off some times. But as for the actual work, no complaints! I have also washed dishes, and it doesn't hold a candle to delivering pizza. It's extremely boring and the scenery is always the same. Depending on the place, if you excel at washing dishes (not hard in my opinion), maybe they will quickly move you to something more challenging?
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