Hey guys! Well about a week ago i started a paper round delivering about 150 newspapers a day. However i do know which way i have to go so getting around isn't the problem but it always seems to take longer than it should really need to. I need to be done before 7am and i start at about 5, i don't seem to finish until like 7:45 though. Why is it taking me so damn long??
I use a bike pretty much and here is what i do.
I take the list out of my pocket, read what paper is needed, cycle there, get off my bike, take out the paper and deliver it, then get back on my bike again and carry on.
Is the getting off my bike/looking at list the thing slowing me down? I have considered leaving my bike somewhere and running/jogging from address to address, keeping a few papers in a satchel.. However i'm afraid that this will only serve to slow me down even further.
I want to be a good reliable delivery worker but i just can't seem to gain any extra time...
Do any of you have any advice on how i could maybe do things differently? Perhaps not keep the list in my pocket but in my hand at all times? Jog/run from address to address with a few papers in my satchel?
I don't live in America so throwing the paper at the front door step just isn't an option at all, each one must be delivered through the letterbox..