My second delivery was to someone who wasn't home which very rarely happens. I can only think of a few times in the entire time I've been delivering that the person genuinely hasn't been home. Usually I just have a wrong address and a phone call fixes the problem. I don't know what else I could have done to try to deliver the pizza. Here's the procedure:
- Ring doorbell (I can hear it actually ring, so this isn't a guessing game of whether or not the doorbell is in working order)
- Knock on door, loudly
- Wait - listen for signs of life inside
- Walk out to the front of the house and double check that I'm at the right house number
- Ring the doorbell
- See if I can see a street sign to make sure I'm on the right street
- Get out cellphone and call them to confirm address - leave message giving my name and instructing them to call the store if they get the message in the next few minutes
- Knock extra loudly on the door
- Call the store and make them call the customer from another line
- Advise manager that all reasonable attempts to deliver the pizza have been made and I'm returning to the store
After my shift I spent a while sitting around outside with Name Bopper, Doggy Bopper, PokePedometer Driver, and Ponytail Driver. It was pretty cool. I feel like I'm getting to know people a little more.
I took 11 deliveries and made $45, an average tip of $2.80.