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    • Iateallthepies
    • By Iateallthepies 28th Jan 11, 11:58 AM
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    Iateallthepies
    DPD Driver Franchise
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    • 28th Jan 11, 11:58 AM
    DPD Driver Franchise 28th Jan 11 at 11:58 AM
    I am unemployed and with a family of 4 (including wife) to support I thought about getting a driving job. Most of these tend to be self employed and PD were advertising in my area for Self Employed driver including use of van so I phoned them. They have sent me a pack which does not say how much I would be paid per delivery or how much the vehicle lease would cost. Merely that franchises start from as little as 1300.
    Can someone here give me some pointers as to cost against potential reward?
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    • Dan-Dan
    • By Dan-Dan 19th Dec 15, 10:12 AM
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    Perhaps the newies, like myself, are making a post because they don't like DPD being slagged off.
    Originally posted by greasyjoe
    Behave yourself , DPD drivers slag DPD off , DPD Warehouseman slag DPD off , its hardly a new concept
    Never, under any circumstances, take a sleeping pill and a laxative on the same night.
    • 2rossi2
    • By 2rossi2 19th Jan 16, 1:26 AM
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    Hi, I'm new to this whole forum but I am looking for work as I had to leave my old job due to an injury. Looking to get back into work now I'm fit again. Hearing mainly bad things but some good things aswell. I don't want to be conned into a job because I have a young little man and a flat to pay for so it's important I provide for my son. Is this really worth going for. I am extremely hard working and the hours don't put me off nor do the amount of deliveries. For me the start up costs I don't currently have because of my outgoings etc. So that would be an initial hurdle to cover. To me all I need is a job that pays me at least 1200 a month in order to cover bills and childcare etc. Is this possible realistically.
    Thanks for any help.
    • NeilLangley
    • By NeilLangley 28th Dec 16, 10:42 AM
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    Your Update on DPD
    Hi, you posted a thread back in April 2013 about just starting as a franchisee with DPD and said you would give updates as to how its going and your relationship with DPD. I am currently out of work but have done some Multi Drop work and am thinking of becoming a franchisee with DPD. I know all the in's and out's of being self employed and that you only achieve good results if you are prepared to put a massive effort in. Just need to know how your business is doing and would you still recommend doing it. love to hear from you urgently. many thanks Neil.
    • forgotmyname
    • By forgotmyname 30th Dec 16, 10:14 PM
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    If you know you need to put massive efforts in to be self employed then why risk being a slave?
    Go self employed where the terms are yours?

    They probably forgot how many accounts they created on here.

    Thread from a year or so back says the best jobs with them are internal ones not franchisee ones. And all for 8.90 an hour. Seriously?

    I was doing multidrop work as an employee upto 2006 and earned more than that. Took my HGV because they offered a 90 a week bonus for doing a night out, plus the 20 or so night out money. This dropped to half for newer drivers and the night out money also got cut due to tax changes?

    I told the boss i wouldnt be doing nights out for an extra 45 a week, it wasnt worth it. He said he knows what i earn and i said still not worth it to me.

    I only worked 5 days a week and i could earn more than the night out money doing a couple of hours of car repairs at the weekend.
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    • Locks2303
    • By Locks2303 17th Jan 17, 2:44 PM
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    Currently in the process of trying to get started with DPD (ODF) and would therefore like to hear from anyone currently working with them in such a role RE what current earnings etc are and if it is in fact a route that I should definitely be pursuing??? Private messages would probably be the best bet as this would eliminate any posts from previous workers with grudges / source grapes posting info that is out of date!!! Thanks in advance. �� JUST LOOKING FOR INFO ON CURRENT WORKING CONDITIONS. Cheers
    Last edited by Locks2303; 17-01-2017 at 2:45 PM. Reason: Addition
    • forgotmyname
    • By forgotmyname 19th Feb 17, 4:26 PM
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    Bit late but...
    A private message is more likely to be a problem than a public posted one.

    I get tons of PMs on other forums, i always respond to start a thread or to ask in the thread and link me to it. If i slip up then someone will pick up on it and correct me.

    Current earnings will depend on the location and the number of drops which will vary from day to day and how many hours your willing to put in.
    Read the threads about missing shifts etc...

    Do you want a job where you could potentially be paying the employer if you miss shifts?

    Im sure someone will be joining very soon to tell you what a brilliant business it is and how they earn a ton of money and only work 2 hours day.
    Last edited by forgotmyname; 19-02-2017 at 4:28 PM.
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    • The Oveys
    • By The Oveys 16th Mar 17, 8:45 PM
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    The Oveys
    Calling all DPD Franchise owners
    Guys, Please can you let me know if this franchise is suitable for a husband and wife team. Willing to work hard but our family is important so 5 days is preferable. Can we do that?
    • DCFC79
    • By DCFC79 16th Mar 17, 9:21 PM
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    DCFC79
    Guys, Please can you let me know if this franchise is suitable for a husband and wife team. Willing to work hard but our family is important so 5 days is preferable. Can we do that?
    Originally posted by The Oveys
    I dont see why not, do you mean both driving separate vans or sharing the driving of 1 van ?
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