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Cast Your Vote:

    • Yes you have to deliver, its your job -- Votes: 5
    • No you should't have to, its a dangerous area -- Votes: 19
Sweet Little Lies TTC since Dec 2013; 2 kids; Deception, WI, United States 3591 posts
status 11th Dec '12
Quoting ~~My Pet Wussy~~:" <blockquote><b>Quoting Sweet Little Lies:</b>" I think they should do that. But then, ... [snip!] ... complain about it?"</blockquote> We all complained but we had no option , if we wanted pizza we had to suck it up."

I think that is what they should do. I just fear them backing down because of backlash from the decent people of the area.

Queen Rowdy TTC since Jan 2013; 1 angel baby; Australia 972 posts
11th Dec '12

My job is a little different but we have to do home visits to some scary people in some scary neighbourhoods. We always go two up for our protection. I think at the very least there should be more safety considerations for those delivery drivers, such as provided mobile phones, CCTV cameras and having the option to take someone with you.

Severus Snape Due March 15; 1 child; Tennessee 3511 posts
11th Dec '12
Quoting Sweet Little Lies:" What if you can't get a better job?"


I feel horrible for those people. It must be terrifying to deliver to places like that. Still if you get a job as a delivery person knowing the areas you will be required to deliver to, then of course you will be asked to deliver there. You get what you signed up for. You can't expect to get paid if your boss expects you to deliver and you refuse.

Sweet Little Lies TTC since Dec 2013; 2 kids; Deception, WI, United States 3591 posts
status 11th Dec '12
Quoting Chim Richalds:" For the people that say no, they shouldn't, do you mean the store as a whole shouldn't have to? Or do ... [snip!] ... that an individual driver should be able to decide which deliveries to go on and which deliveries to refuse during their shift?"

See I've often wondered that. When my husband worked for Charter (cable company) they got to use their discretion about what houses to enter and whatnot. And often they could be fired for not doing the job.

Sweet Little Lies TTC since Dec 2013; 2 kids; Deception, WI, United States 3591 posts
status 11th Dec '12
Quoting Yellow Diamond:" My job is a little different but we have to do home visits to some scary people in some scary neighbourhoods. ... [snip!] ... for those delivery drivers, such as provided mobile phones, CCTV cameras and having the option to take someone with you. "

I agree! I think having two people go may be a good idea.

Severus Snape Due March 15; 1 child; Tennessee 3511 posts
11th Dec '12
Quoting Yellow Diamond:" My job is a little different but we have to do home visits to some scary people in some scary neighbourhoods. ... [snip!] ... for those delivery drivers, such as provided mobile phones, CCTV cameras and having the option to take someone with you. "


:!:
Being able to take someone with you or providing extra security should be a necessary precaution provided by the pizza place. Security is a must.

user banned 2 kids; Minnesota 7318 posts
11th Dec '12
Quoting Sweet Little Lies:" See I've often wondered that. When my husband worked for Charter (cable company) they got to use their ... [snip!] ... they got to use their discretion about what houses to enter and whatnot. And often they could be fired for not doing the job."


I think this is the same situation. Of course they can choose not to, but they can also be fired for it.



I have a friend that used to deliver in an awful part of town, I don't know how she was so brave about it.

Sweet Little Lies TTC since Dec 2013; 2 kids; Deception, WI, United States 3591 posts
status 11th Dec '12
Quoting Lilly'smommy5:" I feel horrible for those people. It must be terrifying to deliver to places like that. Still if you ... [snip!] ... there. You get what you signed up for. You can't expect to get paid if your boss expects you to deliver and you refuse. "

True. When my husband worked for Charter and luckily we lived in Wisconsin when he did, he only had a small area he had to go to and if it was sketchy he could leave.

Sweet Little Lies TTC since Dec 2013; 2 kids; Deception, WI, United States 3591 posts
status 11th Dec '12
Quoting Lilly'smommy5:" :!: Being able to take someone with you or providing extra security should be a necessary precaution provided by the pizza place. Security is a must."

I agree! It just so sad!

Sweet Little Lies TTC since Dec 2013; 2 kids; Deception, WI, United States 3591 posts
status 11th Dec '12
Quoting Chim Richalds:" I think this is the same situation. Of course they can choose not to, but they can also be fired for ... [snip!] ... be fired for it. I have a friend that used to deliver in an awful part of town, I don't know how she was so brave about it."

I don't know how people do it either, I wont even drive towards the wrong part of town, and I just feel awful for people who have to, to make a living/min wage.

Queen Rowdy TTC since Jan 2013; 1 angel baby; Australia 972 posts
11th Dec '12
Quoting Sweet Little Lies:" I agree! I think having two people go may be a good idea."


I mean in the event of a drive-by (which is what I

user banned 2 kids; Minnesota 7318 posts
11th Dec '12
Quoting Sweet Little Lies:" I don't know how people do it either, I wont even drive towards the wrong part of town, and I just feel awful for people who have to, to make a living/min wage."


There are certain areas here I wouldn't drive to either. Usually I feel safe in my car but not when there's carjacking going on, freaky.

Sweet Little Lies TTC since Dec 2013; 2 kids; Deception, WI, United States 3591 posts
status 11th Dec '12
Quoting Yellow Diamond:" I mean in the event of a drive-by (which is what I
Sweet Little Lies TTC since Dec 2013; 2 kids; Deception, WI, United States 3591 posts
status 11th Dec '12
Quoting Chim Richalds:" There are certain areas here I wouldn't drive to either. Usually I feel safe in my car but not when there's carjacking going on, freaky."

I hear ya! When I lived in Wisconsin there were areas I steered clear of. But here in the big city it is all so different.

Queen Rowdy TTC since Jan 2013; 1 angel baby; Australia 972 posts
11th Dec '12
Quoting Sweet Little Lies:" I think that is a great idea! Really thank you! I may comment on the news website with your idea if you don't mind me stealing it?"


Go for it :)