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Wednesday, May 27th, 2009
4:10 pm
[pizzacode]
Papa John's Pizza Coupon Code
Code: 52909A; Discount: One Extra Large One Topping Pizza for $11.99. *Extra charge for each additional topping* Expiration unknown;
Monday, April 30th, 2007
12:32 pm
[williamb1718]
11:20 am
[williamb1718]
Long Weekend and spare me from bad Assistant Managers!
I hadn't posted in awhile because the LJ format changed and I couldn't figure out how to post here anymore. Also, I've just plain been busy working two jobs and such.

Current Mood: tired
Sunday, December 24th, 2006
4:34 pm
[justferfun]
I am so posting this from the desk in the office.
I figured out a way to hook up my laptop using company LAN network thing, I just wonder if they pay so many bills that they will not notice. I did this ONCE before in a different store for about six hours, and no one said anything. This is my holiday gift to myself. It is 3:30 and I've gotten up less than 10 times to make food since 11am. Sales are under 200, yet for some reason I have two drivers, one scheduled from 11-8, another from 1-8. By themselves they would not be making any money. Together, they are both extremely pissed off, and thr 1-8 wants to leave, the 11-8 WANTS the 1-8 to leave obviously, but I called another store for advice, he said keep both, than the 1-8 insisted I call the manager and ask him, so I did, and he said the same thing. So I have two hostile drivers, and no food to make. All those drivers out there, sorry, don't blame the person working that day, blame whoever made the schedule! In other news I'm taking 3-4 weeks off to have surgery so my back won't hurt me anymore. I'm not elaborating, but everyone in the company, it seems, knows, even though I only told one driver in this store, my old management crew in my home store, and the district manager (We're on very casual terms) and now other co workers are asking me why I'm getting the surgery. Jeezus, if I didn't tell you myself, at least pretend you don't know.
I'm really bored.
They told us to close at 8 but I may close before that.
EEeee I can't take it!
Sunday, November 26th, 2006
6:08 am
[neocubist]
no imagination..
well very few have any imagination.
i love delivering a pizza to anyone who orders strange and interesting toppings, for they are customers after my own heart.
had one tonight, thin crust pizza, topped with steak, onions, spinach and tomatoes.
(i hate onions) but nonetheless, when i delivered it i struck up a conversation about their interesting choice of toppings, and got into how no one is imaginitive, told em about my hyper-veggie pizza, gave em my business card, told em id make a pizza anyway they wanted from thursday to sunday, and had myself a seven dollar tip.

try this!
(hyperveggie pizza)
1 pizza dough
spread olive oil and roasted garlic (F that red pizza sauce!) upon
lots of basil, oregano and red pepper flakes
chop up
a big handful of each:
broccoli, spinach, roasted red peppers, greek pepporoncini (sp?) peppers.
a little bit of bacon (for extra flavor)
put the veggies under the cheese.
bake like you would a regular boring sausage and pepperoni pizza.
AWESOME.
Saturday, October 28th, 2006
4:01 am
[angelofsaturn]
God what is it about rain that makes people want pizza?
Seriously.
I mean oh my fucking jesus christ we got slammed.
And poor lil ol me had to work the front counter.
Yeah...look at me like I'm R.Kelly pissin on your sister.
Pizza ain't gonna cook faster there chief.

And if you're gonna be on the cell phone and totally ignore me make sure you give me the correct name.
You gave the name King and I had a King in the computer.
Money was exchanged and life went on.
Then you come back to my counter(line jumper) and bitch that it's not what you ordered and then tell me the name is Turner.
*head go explodey*
I want to kill you w/ fire.
I want to kill you w/ a lot of fire.
I'm not a fucking moron so don't act like I am b/c you couldn't be bothered to put the damned phone down for 5 seconds to tell me your order.

The ovens only move so fast, I can't beat the cooks b/c the maketime would be even slower and people have decided that they want me to cry by ordering 5 pizzas at a time.
Good for sales...bad for my fucking nerves.
We ran out of everything but thin dough.
That is a blasphemy to people around these parts.
Seriously...stop looking at me like I kicked your puppy.
Most people were chill w/ me.
You just can't get mad at me if you're willing to wait an hour for pizza.
Plus the fact that I was sweating like a whore in church didn't hurt matters any.
But fuck it.
I'm off tomorrow and going to a metal show.

Rock on my peoples. :)


Current Mood: worn the fuck out
Monday, September 18th, 2006
1:31 pm
[williamb1718]
Sunday, Sept. 18th we were short-handed for the actual amount of orders that we got. For most of the day until 3:00pm, there were only three people working; me, another driver Judi, and the assistant manager Joy. Around 3 o’clock an insider, Sam came in and other drivers started showing up.

Names were changed to protect the usual suspects.



Current Mood: blah
Sunday, August 20th, 2006
5:15 pm
[arluss]
Weird psycho lady.
Okay, so I get to her apartment and knock on her door, ring her bell and waited like three or four minutes for her to get to the door.

This was a credit card order so they had to present both their card and ID before I could even give them their pizza.

Well, when she gets to the door, all she had in her hand were her card and coupon. I said, "may I see your ID."

The lady said "no!" like I was five, or something.

Then I said, "I need to see ID."

She then said "no!" again and then added, "I've ordered before and nobody asked for my ID!"

Then I said, "I'm sorry ma'am, I can't deliver this pizza to you then."

I then started to walk off and she yelled at me saying "Your loss buddy!"

Apparently she called back the store and told my manager that she was "livid" and then went on about what her problem was. He told her the same thing I told her and she tried telling him "well I've been ordering from you for 3 years!" he said that I was doing my job and following company procedure and didn't blame me for walking away. She then said she'll just go with somebody else then.

Damn, what is with people and the absolute recklessness they have with their bank accounts and credit cards? I'd be glad if someone asked for my ID if I showed them my debit card.

Also what was bad this morning I also had a customer who wanted to write a check, and I tried delivering them a $50-somemthing dollar order to them before and their check didn't match the apartment complex address even so I couldln't take it then. It's been a good month since that and she hasn't ordered checks to her current apartment's address yet.

I told her "I still can't take your check" she then went on about how she has ordered pizza from us before and the other drivers have...blah... and I told her "your check has to match your address and your ID. I'm sorry ma'am, it's my company policy" she asked if speaking to my manager would change things(she asked it last time too) and I told her "I'm sorry, he'll tell you the same things I'm telling you right now .

She managed to get the cash, but she asked for my name before I left(I gave it to her anyway) and I'm guessing she'll call the 1-800 number or something, which won't do her any good.

Ah well, it's been a while since I've had a day like this. XD
Sunday, August 13th, 2006
11:57 pm
[trouserminnow]
something that just makes me NUTS, drives me up a wall is when a customer asks me "if i got lost," when their delivery is late.

for clarification:

i work at a local restaurant and on my nights, i am the only driver on. i cover a HUGE area, and from time to time, if a bunch of people call at once, or if i have to go to a hospital, etc, the orders will take a while to get to their destination. mind you, it's hot, fresh food, but it takes me time, you know?

what kills me is that the computer system we have has a field for the cross street of the address. judging from this alone, it's apparent that in general i have a much better idea of where most of our customers live than they do. and besides that, it's my job to know my area, right? and i'm working on three years of it? so, i don't get lost, ever.

on another subject, is anyone else out there bothered by the term "pizza man"? i, i just hate it. yes, i work in the "pizza industry" (is it telling that i wrote "undustry" the first time?), yes i deliver pizzas, but the pizza does not define who i am, so i'd rather it not be my title. call me "driver", "delivery guy," or, if you want to go snow crash, call me "deliverator." but please, no more, "pizza man." what do y'all think?
7:27 am
[stfuplzthx]
Remember:
Pizza communities are SERIOUS BUSINESS.
NO JOKING AROUND or you'll get THE BOOT!
3:59 am
[angelofsaturn]
Note from the MOD
Regarding rancora's post...I'm keeping an eye on it.
If one racial slur pops up you'll be out of the community so fast your head will spin.
I don't lay down the hammer at all to be honest but that is one thing that is not cool.

I'm not deleting that post b/c there is truth in it and I readily admit that.
But I do mean what I say and I really don't like to be "rawr!" about things.

Now back to the regularly scheduled bitching.

EDIT: B/c some people think that it's funny to think that I'm not 100% serious about this...I really will start booting people.
I've already booted one person and won't hesitate to boot anyone else.

I've seen too many heated debates over race and I want this to be a chill zone.
So yeah, I'm being a bitch or whatever.
Anyone who doesn't like it can seriously go on somewhere.

Current Mood: very much in the way of tired
Saturday, August 12th, 2006
5:13 pm
[rancora]
Why Papa John's Made Me Racist
I've been watching this community for a long time laughing at the wonderfull world of pizza customer satisfaction. Last night was the night I was fully inducted as a racist.

The Story WhyCollapse )

Current Mood: enraged
Saturday, August 5th, 2006
1:29 am
[justferfun]
Today I helped out at a festival to sell overpriced slices to unsuspecting tourists, and as we were packing up, I tripped over something, flew into the air and crashed down onto the street crushing my elbow and flashing everyone in the process.
Monday, July 17th, 2006
3:10 am
[euphoricnights]
Enchanting Encounter
Hi, my name is Lauren and I'm the Assistant Manager at Papa John's #759 in Charlottesville, VA. I love reading all the posts and I think it's about time I post one of my experiences in this lovely community.

TonightCollapse )

Current Mood: blah
Sunday, July 16th, 2006
5:49 am
[piig]
this week at Pacific Rim


I want to put these up in the store.

the barstar lawyerCollapse )

I like my women like I like my pizza...Collapse )
4:54 am
[chaoticmatter]
You're all obscene!
Adventures at Pac Rim. Been awhile since I've posted, but it's just because... well, I was either too tired to care, or nothing terribly interesting happened. Aside from Canada Day. That was just... nuts. And the newbie (whose been around too long to be a newbie anymore, but he keeps screwing up).

But tonight! Wins at being the worst night ever.Collapse )
Thursday, June 29th, 2006
12:36 pm
[chokolattejedi]
Worked an hour later than I was supposed to last night, prep wasn’t done. Sillly drivers.

No unusual calls either.

I got bitched out a few times, talked to a few people who were either stoned or clueless, repeated myself ten times over for just four customers, had to talk loud and slow for a few old geezers, and took two calls that my coworkers just didn’t want to deal with.

Nothing unusual at all.


The fact that I can say that with a strait face and in all seriousness really makes me die a little inside.
Tuesday, June 27th, 2006
12:47 pm
[williamb1718]
Pizza Delivery Driver Fighting For Life After Beating
 
 This just happened last Friday. There has been an unusually high number of pizza delivery drivers assaulted and robbed here in Fayetteville. This is what I worry about when I’m working at the pizza place.
 
Pizza Delivery Driver Fighting For Life After Beating
Two Teens Charged With Attempted Murder, Robbery
June 23, 2006
 
FAYETTEVILLE, N.C. -- Two teens were arrested and charged in connection with the near-fatal beating of a pizza delivery man in Fayetteville.
Cumberland County deputies say Christopher Demetrius Frederick, 16, of Sanford and Cornelius Gordon Campbell, 16, of Fayetteville, ordered pizza from Papa John's on Highway 24. They gave a vacant house in the Baywood area as their address.
Authorities said when Kenneth Maybin, 43, of Fayetteville, showed up with the food, the teens robbed and beat him. Maybin is listed in critical condition. Investigators would not say how much money Maybin had, but, call it "pocket change."
Frederick and Campbell have been charged with attempted first-degree murder and robbery with a dangerous weapon. Authorities said both teens have been in trouble with the law before. They are currently behind bars on $250,000 bond each.
Detectives do not think the teens know Maybin. They believe the duo just wanted to rob whoever came to the door.
"I think that he was just the unlucky pizza guy that was called to this house," said Debbie Tanna, spokeswoman for the Cumberland County Sheriff's Office.
"I really, and truly, feel sorry for (Maybin) and pray for him," said Vonnie Harmon, who lives near the crime scene.
Gene Baranowski was Maybin's boss as a different pizza restaurant for six years. He calls Maybin a great employee.
"I can't believe that someone's going to beat somebody over $20 or $25 and a piece of dough with some sauce and cheese on it, you know," he said.
Jurgen Stanley, Maybin's current boss, called his employee an ideal worker.
"You never ever have a driver get robbed during the daytime," he said.
The first court appearance for Frederick and Campbell is scheduled for Monday morning.
 
http://www.wral.com/fayettevillenews/9417050/detail.html


Current Mood: anxious
Thursday, June 22nd, 2006
4:07 am
[neocubist]
hell of a week!
long time delivery boy, second or third time poster..
finished my internship that paid SHIT! and couldnt wait to get back behind the wheel.
started back thursday, and from then until today, i just killed.
last seven days -
thursday - 12 hours wages = $78 tips = $116
friday - 5 hours wages = $32.50 tips = $38
saturday - 10 hours wages = $65 tips = $69
sunday - 4 hours wages = $26 tips = $22
monday - 12 hours wages = $78 tips = $87
tuesday - OFF
wednesday - 8 hours wages = $51 tips = $101

grand total = $763.50

my weekly paycheck at my internship = $159 (after taxes)

good to be back. god i love summer.

Current Mood: content
Thursday, June 15th, 2006
8:27 am
[chokolattejedi]
Recap: Pizza phone-girl

Okay, so this was the f-ing crème de la crème of last night:

Cast
Me: *waves*
E: Brand New CSR girl
C: Chris (the only guy in this story)
MS: Manager S
MD: Manager D

EB: Entitlement Bitch

No, I want a discountCollapse )

Current Mood: awake
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