A lot of people have suddenly found themselves at home with no idea when or if they will be able to return to their jobs. Even worse, millions of households around the world have stopped getting paid because they are no longer working.
What if you want to work and you have the flexibility to get out of the house because either you have no children or you have someone at home to watch them? Well, there is work out there for people who want it.
Your company may have laid off a lot of people. Those jobs may never come back. If that is the case, and you still need benefits and a paycheck, you might consider working at a restaurant, either as a kitchen employee or a delivery driver. Another option could be working at a grocery store or delivering for them.
There are certainly thousands of jobs available for people who can deliver groceries or restaurant food. In big cities or small towns, you can bet that restaurants and grocery stores have big lines and more online orders that they can handle.
What are some benefits of being a delivery driver for restaurants and grocery stores? Here are my suggestions:
- You have a job
- Regular income is on the way
- You get to help people
- There is a variety of scenery
- You are learning new skills
- Driving can be fun and adventurous
- This new employment experience might help your future career
- You can cross-train in different departments
- You get to know your city more and neighboring towns
- Meeting people is one of the perks
- You might receive benefits
- There’s a chance to get promoted
- You might be able to request the hours or days of work that fits your schedule
It is great to have a chance to find work these days, especially given how many people are unemployed. If you are not sure if anyone is hiring, read your local news or call the local restaurants and grocery stores in your area and ask them.
If you get hired, make sure you have a positive can-do attitude and don’t take your job for granted. Remind yourself that what you are doing is helping people and making sure they have something to eat every day. That is a very big deal these days.
Try to have a nice smile and friendly greeting when you make our deliveries. You never know how much people might need this in our lives, as there is a lot of uncertainty in the world these days. Your delivery of restaurant food or groceries may be one of the best parts of their day.
One added benefit of being a delivery driver is that you may end up delivering to the same homes on a regular basis, and in the process of doing so you might meet some wonderful people who become your friends or even your spouse one day. And you can tell the story one day, of how you fell in love on your third or fourth delivery to 123 Pine Street in Anytown, USA.