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Pizza Girl: Statistical Analysis of a Delivery Shift: Part 3

How much time do I really spend driving during any given shift? How much time do I spend folding boxes? What is my average hourly rate per shift? I often have questions like this, and the best way I could think of answering them was to track my every movement during a shift, so I recorded everything I was doing, from my clock-out time to the time I spent folding boxes. Over the next few weeks I'm going to take that data and see what sort of useful information I can pull from it. (see also: Part 1 and Part 2) More

Pizza Girl: Statistical Analysis of a Delivery Shift, Part 2

Another important use of pizza: learning fractions and percentages. [Photograph: Pizza Girl] How much time do I really spend driving during any given shift? How much time do I spend folding boxes? Last week I posed these questions as well as gave an introduction on my method for finding out the answers (recording my every movement through a few shifts). The raw data can be found here and below is the breakdown of the shifts. Shift 1: This shift was a short one (a Friday night) at only 1 hour 44 minutes. I took 4 deliveries (in two runs)... More

Pizza Girl: Statistical Analysis of a Delivery Shift: Part 1

How much time do I really spend driving during any given shift? How much time do I spend folding boxes? What is my average hourly rate per shift? I often have questions like this, and the best way I could think of answering them was to track my every movement during a shift, so I recorded everything I was doing, from my clock-out time to the time I spent folding boxes. Over the next few weeks I'm going to take that data and see what sort of useful information I can pull from it. More

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