Going Local

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Going LocalI realize it’s nothing to be incredibly proud of.  Working part time as a delivery driver for minimum wage.  But it’s a fairly easy, and generally a low stress job.  Something I really need.  I honestly think that was the triggers of my heart attacks.  Not the cause, just the triggers.  I know being overweight and not getting enough exercise is the cause.  Smoking and eating junk food didn’t help at all either.

It’s the tips that are key.  I can get a minimum wage or maybe $9 per hour job in all sorts of places around here.  It’s not enough though.  I need more like $12 per hour.  Not many of those.  That’s where the tips come in.  I average from $12 per hour to $18 per hour when there’s tips involved.  That’s the thing I can’t seem to drive into other people’s heads when they push me to any job but delivery.  If I could make my day job full time again, I’d be thrilled.  For now, this is my alternative and it’s been working great for me.

This change will make me very happy to say I no longer take an hour drive to work part time.  I no longer have to drive up and down hills endlessly.  In snow that would’ve really sucked.

Now I’m only a 5 minute drive to work, the area isn’t nearly as hill laden as Petoskey is.  Hopefully I have also left a lot of negativity behind as well.  There’s a lot going on at that store in Petoskey that just isn’t cool.  Don’t get me wrong, I’ll miss a few of my co-workers and the big boss man was always nice to me.

But the alpha-male driver can suck my ass finally.  I was so tired of his pushy asshole attitude.  Also, the constant back-stabbing from a couple of the other co-workers.  Workplace drama was something I’ve grown used to not having to deal with.  That past seven months was nauseating with the constant changes, attitudes and things people brought to work with them.

I can’t say my new job will be any better, but hopefully it won’t be worse.  Still putting 150 miles a day on my car was a real drag.  My drive train warranty is almost run out as I’ve put 13,000 miles on my car in just a few months.  Seventy-six miles of that 150 was just driving to work and back.  Not too mention the hour drive each way was just boring as hell.  Especially on the nights I’d close.  I’m up at 7 a.m., then work until 2 a.m. and have to drive home for an hour getting to bed around 3:15 a.m. just to do it all over again sometimes.  Yuck.  Thankfully I didn’t close often.

The local job has shorter hours so closing shouldn’t be a huge issue.

Although I’m considering getting my chauffeur’s license next year and perhaps looking at other driving jobs.  Though not driving for a school.  Way too much stress involved doing that 😉


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