Blimey, what a few weeks it has been delivery driving.
From abrupt endings to new beginnings. I’ve finished at one courier company and started back at my old courier company!
Having put my old courier company behind me thinking that there wasn’t going to be an opportunity to get back in, out of the blue I get contacted asking if I can cover for an injured driver.
Hey presto I’m back in my old company and working my nuts off busier than ever.
What with it being the Christmas period, the parcel numbers have gone silly and there is a lot of work. So much so that the company has nearly doubled it’s drivers just to cover it all.
I’m now covering a route that is paying better than my old route, despite being paid less per parcel, simply because it’s Christmas, but also because it’s a more condensed area.
And further down the line, I may well end up with a permanent route out of it!
So from thinking that I’d shot myself in the foot leaving the company as I did, an unfortunate accident for someone else has seen an opportunity arise for me and I’m back where I started, but seemingly in a better position financially.
We’ll see what comes of it in the new year, but I’ll definitely be earning a lot more than I thought I was going to before Christmas, so that’s awesome.
The increased worked load is really amazing. From what I was doing previously with this company, to what I’m doing now, phewee.
It’s funny though, the hours are the same, 11/12 every day, but I’m probably doing 30-40% or more deliveries every day, which even taking Christmas into account, is a big jump.
I’m going to keep my head down and just get on with whatever is thrown at me until Christmas and hopefully something will appear for the new year.
Until then, it’s 6 day weeks, delivering a stupid amount of parcels, haha.
The life of a delivery driver a.
On the exercise front, I’ve not done anything for over a week. The first part of last week was good, but then I stopped doing anything and this week I’ve just been so whacked from the 11/12hr days at my new job that I’ve not bothered doing anything.
I’ll probably start getting used to the workload next week sometime so I’ll do some bodyweight stuff and then probably get back to doing some weights again the week after.
Until next time…