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Driving an ice cream truck might seem like a fun job for the summer.  At least it is work, right?   Well it is work, but you may lose money on this "job."

A recent applicant of an ice cream truck service reported an alarming pay structure.    The company is located on the far north side of Kenosha, on Sheridan Road.   The recent applicant was told that the
drivers are required to pay for all gasoline and will receive 10% of ice cream sales as commission.    So with gas at over $4.00 per gallon, and being on the road for 8 hours a day- how much money will working cost you?  I'm guessing these trucks don't get 15 mpg, but let's be generous.  So on average, an ice cream driver might drive 10 miles in an hour or 80 miles in a shift.  That's about 5 gallons of gas per day.  So now you are out $20 in gas.  Do you think the driver sells $500 a day in ice cream?  If they do, the driver will gross $50 in commission, minus the $20 they are out in gas.  So they have made a whopping $30 for a day's work!  That's if you sell enough ice cream to make money.

Equally alarming as a consumer, the applicant was told he would not need a background check.  Although his craigslist ads state a background check is required, it seems as though driver's salaries are not the only thing this company is scrimping on.   


 

3/6/2015 03:15:27 pm

That's about 5 gallons of gas per day. So now you are out $20 in gas. Do you think the driver sells $500 a day in ice cream?

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4/14/2015 06:02:34 pm

Double or triple dip the frozen banana into the melted chocolate and roll over the nuts immediately, covering the entire banana.

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7/10/2015 06:26:37 pm

Equally alarming as a consumer, the applicant was told he would not need a background check. Although his craigslist ads state a background check is required, it seems as though driver's salaries are not the only thing this company is scrimping on.

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12/21/2015 01:25:43 pm

Difficult circumstances for these ice cream drivers as they are not getting enough salary for their job. This is a challenging task for driving the truck daily for 8 hours and if there is not enough sale then they won't get enough money as commission.

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6/13/2016 12:17:48 am

The recent applicant was told that the drivers are required to pay for all gasoline and will receive 10% of ice cream sales as commission.

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4/12/2017 08:39:47 pm

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8/31/2017 06:17:15 am

When I spent $25 on ice cream for my family I realized it was time to make my own for a fraction of the cost and a lot more fun. In this article I share the lessons I learned and the recipes I love for making your own ice cream.

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