I found out today, quite to my surprise, that I’m regularly the highest-earning pushbike in the fleet. Yesterday I even earned more than some of the motorbikes.
This surprises me because, whenever I run into another courier, and have the usual “How’s it going?” “Busy?” conversation, they usually say something like “Yeah, it’s really quiet today – I’ve only done about 22 jobs so far.” For me, 22 jobs counts as a good day, so I’ve long assumed that I must be one of the slow ones, or perhaps the controllers give me less work. I worried that it might have something to do with being the only girl in the fleet – either because people assume girls are less able, and therefore give them less work, or because girls are physically weaker, and therefore slower (and I hate having to think that!).
But clearly it’s just because everyone lies about how much work they’re getting!
And in other news: look – snowdrops!
(King’s Bench Walk, EC4; this morning.)