6 Reasons Why Pizza Delivery Is Better Than Banking

6 Reasons Why Pizza Is Better Than BankingWhen I was a bank teller, I also delivered pizza to help make ends meet. Because banks pay their tellers very little to take a lot of crap from horrible people. It’s a sad world, the world of banking. Anyway, when I was working both jobs, I noticed that the part time delivery gig held several advantages over my day job. The following are listed in no particular order…

  1. On average, I could earn more in an hour delivering pizza than I could in an hour at the bank.
  2. Little kids got excited when they saw my car pull up in their driveway. One night, a little kid, no older than 5, ran out of the house screaming, “THE PIZZA MAN!” No one ever got excited about seeing me at the bank. In four years, I never heard anyone scream, “A BANK TELLER!”
  3. Again on the money issue… At the end of a night delivering pizza, I could walk away from the job with cash in my pocket. Doing that at the bank would have led to being arrested.
  4. Shall we talk about discounts? With the pizza delivery, I got 50% off no matter how many pizzas I wanted to buy. With the bank, I could get a discounted interest rate on a loan. But first I’d have had to be approved for the loan. And then, I would still have to pay it back with interest, just not as much interest as the average customer. Those loan payment coupons would not make a good meal. You know what would? Pizza.
  5. Pizza customers always seemed really grateful. Even the ones that didn’t tip very well were still happy to see me. I brought their dinner. Bank customers were occasionally grateful, but mostly they complained because I wasn’t fast enough or did something wrong or they wanted to blame me for something that someone else did wrong. Tellering was a really thankless job. I never got tipped at the bank, BTW. That would also have been illegal.
  6. If something awkward happened between me and another coworker at the pizza place, it was okay. Because in just a few minutes time, I would be out in my car driving a pizza to its new home. And there was a good chance I wouldn’t see that coworker anymore because we were like two ships passing in the night. At the bank, if something awkward happened with a coworker, I would be stuck there for the next 8 hours. That could, some the times, make for an uncomfortable day.

There you have it. I hope you’ve enjoyed this insight into what it was like to work these two jobs and to live in those two worlds.

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3 thoughts on “6 Reasons Why Pizza Delivery Is Better Than Banking

  1. Hey, it’s Sandi- did you ever get to take a vacation (yet) – maybe you can be a consultant, floater pizza delivery guy. Hook up with Pizza Hut or some other Nationwide Pizza company.. offering your services to deliver pizza to make some tips as you are driving across the country and seeing the various states! ๐Ÿ™‚ I wonder if you presented that to corporate, if they’d give you the time of day?

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