Wednesday, September 21, 2011

Pizza delivery drivers tell all…

August 31, 2011 by Michelle  
Filed under All News, General News

Pizza delivery workers have revealed all about the unusual occupational hazards they face on a daily basis in a new survey from online takeaway delivery service, Just-Eat.

The results of the survey make for very interesting reading with 23% of the takeaway delivery drivers who took part in the poll revealing that they’ve been greeted by naked customers, while customers answering the door in their underwear or nightwear is a very common occurrence.

Another issue which often arises in the daily life of a pizza, Chinese or Indian takeaway delivery worker is that of “alternative payment methods.” A number of those who answered the Just-Eat poll admitted they’d been offered everything from drugs, drink and even sex as payment for their takeaway order. A further 32% of the takeaway delivery workers also said they had had to drive their customers to cash points to get money to pay for their goods.

One of the perks of being a pizza delivery worker is delivering takeaways to famous faces, with one delivery driver from London revealing he’s delivered to everyone from Sue Barker to Chris Tarrant and Sir Trevor McDonald.

However another downfall of the job of takeaway delivery person is pets with 24% reporting being attacked by animals ranging from dogs and cats to guinea pigs. Drunken customers are also a major pitfall for the intrepid delivery worker with 11% admitting they were unable to make their delivery because the customer couldn’t stand up.

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