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  1. SuperTyke

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    Amazon have had a bit of stick lately about how many deliveries they're forcing their drivers to do. Well I've just read a job advert for a delivery driver working for Amazon and yodal and it states that the job is 9.5 hours per day. How many drops do you think? Well the answer is up to 140. One hundred and chuffing forty. That is a delivery every 4 minutes constantly for the entire day.
     
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    That's nothing pal, I work for DPD (far better than any other self employed courier service) and the minimum we take is 130 and we get paid £2.31 per parcel. The most I took in a day was 265 drops. Its so easy, 140 sounds a lot but if you're not an is **** its fairly easy going that.

    PS amazon drivers are the worst inn the world and are treat like ****. I wouldn't work for amazon for 5 gold pigs a day.
     
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    Also our drop time is 2 minutes.... 4 minutes is far too long, nobwonder they work for 10 hours a day.
     
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    Do you work in quite a small area then and literally go from one street to the next delivering?
     
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    £2.31 a parcel? just a question but how do DPD manage that when hermes pay about 50p
     
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    Yes mate you all get a post code. So like s70 is cut into 6 routes, s70 1, s70 2, s70 3 private and then s70 1, s70 2 s70 3 business. My record is 62 parcels on the same road.

    The actual job involves some long days, my first week I was out doing 15 hour shifts as I found it impossible but you get to know your area so well you learn quicker routes and what not.

    I was doing S66 private and residential and knocking 250 parcels a day off, I was starting at half 5 in a morning to get loaded up and I'd be out on the road for 8.... Vast majority of the time I'd be back for half 1/2pm unless people schedule orders for say between 3 and 4 o'clock which literally means sitting and waiting for hours on end.


    I now deliver to s10 3 and 4 which is a beautiful area, the only downside is delivering to Nigel Pearson who is as arrogant in everyday life as he is on the tv. We deliver toJohn Brayford too and he is a proper sound bloke.
     
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    Really impressed with Dpd - drop off when they say they will so not waiting in all day
     
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    Hermes deliver out of the back of cars and are the worst service in the world. At DPD we have to lease a van and pay courier insurance which isn't cheap, but I draw an excellent wage, the wage drew me away from being a market trader which I had a good income.
     
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    Have you never watched the tracking for a parcel you're having delivered? I can't remember which company it is but there's one where you get a map with a dot representing the driver moving around and it tells you which number drop you are, what number drop the driver is on and an estimated arrival time.
     
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    No but that sounds oddly interesting to sit and watch. If you remember which company it is I'll order something just so I can spend the day watching them
     
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    DPD, Parcel force and UPS do tracked service, DPD is the one where you can watch the whereabouts of your van driver.
     
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    I might move to S10 and become your stalker. Though I suspect it could become a very expensive hobby for me having to buy a house and then order something every day
     
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    I tracked my new telly with Dpd last week :)
     
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    The only annoying thing is what always seem to happen to me whether at Argos/cafe at market back in day/anywhere else you get a ticket number. Let's say I'm number 79. You sit and watch excitedly as it goes 76, 77, 78... 'this is it, this is it!!' you think, when all of a sudden it ticks to 80, 81, etc. then you finally get yours when they're up to about 85.
     
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    It also tells you the driver's first name. 'Steve' looked a bit confused when I answered the door with 'Hi Steve, thanks!'
     
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    That ALWAYS happens to me. I was at Argos a few days ago and I think I was order number 228, it got all the way to 241 before mine finally decided to join in.

    Do they still have those number things at butchers and cheese stalls and things?
     
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    Feel free to tip!
     
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    I can guarantee you that s70/1/2/3 are not seperate routes my friend s70/71/72/73 are and £2.31 a drop to do s10? Feel that I need a pay rise!
     
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    It was an example mate, I know nothing about any other routes other than my own. Yes pal, well, per stop as it is now.
     
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    That could include bulk drop off's at these Amazon lockers they've got popping up all over the country.
     

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