Pros: fun atmosphere, great crew, great management, fixed schedule, etc
Cons: no room for raises, very low gas compensation, etc.
A typical day at work was filled with rushes and down periods. When it was busy, everyone worked hard to get orders filled and out the door or in the customer's hands. When it was slow, we all put our heads down and cleaned and stocked to get ready for the next rush.
I learned a lot about filling out orders, understanding intoxicated customers on the – more... phone or in person, using mental math to calculate quick totals, etc.
My management was amazing. They were always supportive and understanding. They were strict when they needed to be and a blast to work with when it was appropriate. They were all dedicated to making the days and nights work smoothly and for everyone to have fun.
My co-workers were just as awesome as the management. They were there to have fun, support each other and get the job done.
The hardest part of the job was probably when it was really nasty outside and we only had a couple people working instead of the normal crew. Orders would get backed up because we didn't have enough drivers, drivers would get hurt by slipping on the ice, and it was just stressful to try and be quick, as well as, safe.
The most enjoyable part of the job was just being with the other workers. We made the atmosphere fun, with an edge to get things done. We made games for ourselves as drivers to see (without exceeding the speed limits and being safe) how fast each person could be on a delivery or if someone was going to a far away address, how many deliveries the other driver could get in. The music was always loud, there were always smiles on our faces and our customer's faces as well. There was never a dull moment. – less