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I think it’s pretty obvious by now I suck at doing this regularly

Most of the reason why is I hardly hear back from you guys, so in that sense it just feels like I’m talking to myself. I like the feedback. I want to know if people have any questions or want to know anything about this job or my life in general. I’m still at the new place. I’ve been working there since June. I was at 6 days, then 5 and now back to 6. Two days off is too much for this sort of work. I get bored at home and could be making more money being at work. My wife works all the time, too so without her home it’s pointless being there. Tomorrow I’m supposed to go to Salem for Halloween. Boo! Salem is THE perfect place to be for Halloween. First stop is supposed to be Boston in the AM. My wife’s never been there. I like Boston, but I’m a Yankee at heart so NYC will always be my favorite. But the city of Salem itself is amazing. Aside from the Red Sox fans, they suck, but the rest of the city is great. It’s steeped in hundreds of years of history and just has this nostalgic feel to it. It’s hard to explain, but it’s a little like the city IS actually magical. I’ll always love Salem. That has to be my favorite city to visit any time of the year, but especially around Halloween. I have other city favorites like New Haven, CT or Stamford, CT, NYC, Maimi, but while other people are always trying to get away, I like where I live. It’s crazy expensive and we have retards running the state, but I really do like it here. I told my wife I’d move if we had a reason to move. I don’t want to do it just to do it. But maybe some day.

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A new place, this is getting old.

I finally quit working for Silver Spoon. It was a total waste of my time. The unfortunate thing is I spent 6 weeks sitting at home looking for jobs online and I bet I could’ve written the book in that time. It’s weird, when I got the idea to write the book I was all gung-ho about doing it. But that was back in 2012, I think. In that 4 years I did a great outline, I made folder with all the sub folders like epilogue, index, etc, I took as many notes as I could think of, organized everything in order so it’s ready to go the minute I decide to do it, then promptly sat on it for the last 4 years. I actually thought of changing it from my personal experiences to trying to do one of those “Complete Idiots Guide” or “For Dummies” books. I think I could do a better job of making one of those books but I really think one of those would make more sense AFTER I did the one about my personal experiences. If I had the name recognition from getting one published then I’d be able to do the other more easily.

So the place I’m working at now is brand new. I’m getting tired of doing this. I’m 43 and while I don’t look or feel old, I’m not 18 any more. My wife wants a house and I want to give one to her or do whatever it takes to get one. I’m still leaning toward saving and getting another pizza place. Maybe buy someone else’s mistake and try to fix that up. The problem is the money, of course. Opening a new place would be between $100,000-$500,000. Buying one someone else screwed up would be between $50,000-$100,000. But there are additional headaches that go with that. A brand new place gets all the attention from the town where an existing place even under a new name might have a lot of people who just won’t trust it even if everything is different. Advertising is completely different now with social media. This place didn’t opt to advertise at all and just from a free Facebook business page the response was HUGE. They probably grossed around $15,000 in four nights, which is fantastic. Even today was pretty good. If I had to guess I’d say they hit the $2,000 mark, maybe $3,000 which for a Wednesday a few days after opening is fantastic. I’d love to have a second shot at owning my own pizza place. I know everything I did wrong and how to make it work. The fucked up thing is when I didn’t have the right tools my father invested in me and I ruined that opportunity. I doubt I’ll get that opportunity like that again so I’ll have to save a few years to do it myself. It’s really frustrating looking backwards. Anyway, I’ll talk to you guys soon!

P.S. Feel free to donate….

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Visit my other site, I need the counter to go up =)

The address is www.trumpdonaldj.com Thanks!

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I tried to start my own delivery service…that didn’t work.

So a few months back after hearing enough restaurants complain about how much Grubhub and Silverspoon charge them I decided to try it myself. I bought a website, printed business cards, and sent letters out to about 60 places. I offered to do it for 50% LESS than they pay now. They pay 20% plus credit card processing and various fees. I offered to do it for 10%.

On the customer side they usually pay between $4 and $6 per delivery plus an automatic 15% gratuity. Drivers don’t get paid by the hour, so you need that or no one would do it. So I offered a $3 delivery charge with $2 off coupons, plus the standard 15%. So customers would save between $3 to $5 a delivery, too. Of 60 restaurants, ONE called me back and was only half interested. And this was all months after grooming them. WTF. And for Silverspoon, I’m the only regular full-time guy in my area. I’m quitting soon and the service and restaurants are going to lose customers because of it.

Why people and restaurants would rather pay twice as much for a name to deliver their food is beyond me. My wife was right, it was a bad idea, but I’m glad I tried anyway. I’m going to get a regular delivery job, save up a few years and open another pizza place and run it the right way this time.

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I love this song

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This song perfectly describes why a lot of us hate Donald Trump

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OMG. Sorry. It’s been a while. Here’s a nice new shiny blog post =)

I was just working on another website of mine and stopped by here to look at my web traffic. Not good. I guess I only get visitors when I put posts up here. So my other new site is http.www.trumpdonaldj.com. Basically, it’s a parody site about Donald Trump, so make sure you visit it. Maybe if I get enough hits on it he’ll see it and I’ll get sued by him for it and wind up famous. You can’t get blood from a stone, so it’d be pretty funny if he tried. I think I have like $400 right now, which reminds me, I do have a donate button on my page….

So, the move went well, our new place is huge compared to the last one. It’s basically three floors. Garage and laundry room on the first floor, living room, dining room, kitchen, back porch on the second, two huge bedrooms and the bathroom on the third. There’s also an attic but it looks like Damien Omen might live up there so we’re not going up there. This place is also wicked expensive for us, $1700 a month. Our last place was $1250 a month and we had a roommate. I kind of liked having someone to split the bills with, but apparently when you’re older you’re nto supposed to have roommates any more. Ours was a friend of my wife’s from Peru. She was kind of dumb, kind of bitchy. The very first week she walked in on me masturbating twice. Once in my room, door closed, and once in the bathroom door closed. She also caught us having sex in the living room once, and I pretty much started walking around naked all the time and masturbating in front of her because of how rude she was to us. She let the cats out several times, left the doors open in a town that’s got plenty of crime, left all the lgiths on, used our food, and so forth. Not all roommates are like that. I’ve had three great roommates in my life, Mario, Kim, and Alicia. Ironically, all from the same apartment. Alicia actually lived with me twice. She’s the only one I ever met that masturbates more than me. With the door open, too. lol

I can’t remember what I was thinking about. It’s 3:10 am here. I always get to this late at night in the middle of six other things. Tomorrow I have to be up for 10 to go to my shitty Silver Spoon delivery service job where I’m lucky if I make $400 a week at. I need to get back into a regular place. My new goal is save two years and try to open another pizza place. Fuck it. I know how to run them. It’s a lot of work, but I’ll do it right this time around.

Okay, I’ll try to post again tomorrow or the next day.

Later!

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We moved!

So we had to move eventually and I found a place that’s a bit pricey at $1700 a month, but it’s big, and in a nice town that’s much safer than where we were. It’s a large duplex with a garage, which is also nice since we do have two cars. The wifey gets to park hers in the garage and mine is parked in the parking lot. Work is going okay, still doing the Silver Spoon thing. I may try to get my own thing going soon for extra cash and maybe it turns out to be so successful that it’s all I have to do. I’ll put some more tomorrow or the next day. It’s 3 am and I’m tired. I just wanted to do a quick update since it’s been so long.

Merry Christmas Everyone!

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Got fired :(

So far Grubhub hasn’t said why. They took me off the clock with no warning and when I called said they haven’t gotten around to letting me know via email why they fired me. Isn’t that nice. Bastards. Luckily I have a second job but it doesn’t pay nearly as much. The next few days are going to be stressful. 🙁 🙁 🙁 I know I did my job better than most. My wife thinks they’re trying to save money so they’re looking for any excuse to fire people. I’ll appeal the decision to the arbitration process. They can come and present their case and let a mediator decide. Even if it’s a waste of time it is my right, may as well use it.

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