Riley Walz

Random Jobs

September 24, 2020

I signed up to a Postmates delivery cyclist in NYC last week. Normally I go and bike around for an hour or so everyday. I'm not doing it just for the money. I thought it'd be nice to have a purpose while I'm already cycling around.

The jobs have been really interesting. I've only done eight deliveries, but have picked up food from very distinct restaurants, and delivered to luxury buildings, regular building, affordable housing. The most random one was dropping off spiked ice cream to an NBC office. I've made mistakes, like knocking on the wrong door or ringing the wrong apartment. But people have been really nice and usually tip even if I mess something up or show up late.

Everyone has gotten something delivered, but getting to know the logistics behind how deliveries work has been insightful.

Throughout life, I want to take on random, part-time jobs. The kinds of jobs I thought were cool as a kid (and still do). Just to learn something and get a different perspective.