The only toppings I see are Cheese and maybe bacon.
I get on the phone with Dominos. Tell them I got a wrong pizza and while I am on the phone with the guy we go over the toppings I wanted - double cheese, bacon, Italian sausage, pepperoni, mushrooms, green peppers, onions. He apologizes and tells me they will make me my pizza and bring it soon.
Important note here: I ordered a “Deluxe” that comes with basically all the toppings I want. The only addition was Double on the cheese. So we are not talking a custom pizza here.
I get on the phone with Dominos. I tell the guy the 2nd pizza is identical to the 1st. He says he can’t understand how this keeps happening. He asks if they can make me a 3rd pizza the right way. I say “unfortunately I am not sure that you can” and ask for a refund.
This has never happened to me before. I have never considered pizza making to be an especially challenging job, but what do I know?
Being a QA guy myself i immediately began wondering how this could have happened. I am at a loss.
I used to work at Domino’s in the mid-80’s along the Mississippi Gulf Coast, mostly in pizza delivery. I also helped make the pizzas and had to close most nights. That was back when we had to deliver them within 30 minutes or less or it was $3 off. Before then, I think it was free if it wasn’t delivered in 30 minutes.
Anyway, not sure what happened to your order. I don’t remember anything like that ever happening when I worked there. The biggest problem we had was finding an address, especially when it was dark at night and raining with no street lights. There was no GPS back then, either. All we had was a big, detailed map on the wall that we used to memorize our routes to however many orders we had to make once we left the establishment. There were no computers, either. We’d write the order down and then hand it off to the pizza chefs.
Not sure how they do things now, but it sounds like their online technology has some kind of glitch with that specific pizza order of yours.
Back when I worked there in the mid-80’s, we got paid minimum ($3.35/hr back then) plus tips and $0.50 per delivery. Gas, brake pads, carb repair and oil changes would eat up a lot of that with a hand-me-down ‘76 Buick Skylark, though. We’d work at least 12 hour shifts with no break, so fortunately overtime was easy to get. And when I say no breaks, I mean we weren’t even allowed 15 minutes to eat. That was almost 40 years ago, though. Not sure what it’s like nowadays.
Depending on the neighborhood it can be a dangerous job. Luckily, I never got robbed, mugged or carjacked when I was out delivering at night. In fact, none of the crew I worked with had that happen to them when I worked there, but we always heard of others getting robbed or carjacked at other Domino’s. I think it’s gotten worse over the years.
I wouldn’t say the job is worth $15/hr, though, but I can see how it would be hard to find employees, especially drivers, to work there now. It just seems more dangerous nowadays, and it really puts a lot of wear and tear on your car.
In this area they won’t deliver out of the city limits and they don’t hire very reliable people. Even if someone else bought it I would not eat it . But I’m picky about who touches my food. The convenience stores in this area make better pizza than the big name places.
My kids are obsessed with this stuff. No matter what kind of pizzaria weve went to they wsnt Little Cesars. To me it tastes like the pizza you got in the middle school cafeteria which is ok at certain times.