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Old November 26th, 2008, 12:13 AM   #21
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Old November 26th, 2008, 12:59 AM   #22
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We are not cheap asses, I tipped the driver on top of the delivery charge.

I just thought it was funny a $10.99 pizza cost almost $18 dollars.
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Old November 26th, 2008, 01:05 AM   #23
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We are not cheap asses, I tipped the driver on top of the delivery charge.

I just thought it was funny a $10.99 pizza cost almost $18 dollars.
i think its stupid, but yeah... we've got some good coupons.
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Old November 26th, 2008, 01:19 AM   #24
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Hunger howies. the one down by gun lake area needs to hire a new driver. 3 times last month i was almost hit by them twice they would do a u turn in the middle of the road.. i would slow down and they would wait tell im with in 50-100 feet and pull in front of you.. mind you im still doing 35-40 mph..

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but that aside.. i know if i were to deliver pizza or whatever using my own car and i didnt get a tip i dont think i would keep the job very long. even if the trip is max of 10 miles if you do that 10 times a day thats 100 miles.. do that 5 days a week that adds up. on top of gas you need to consider the other fluids.. to do your own oil change thats another $20 each month..

poor pizza people.. guess ill start tipping more.
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Old November 26th, 2008, 01:20 AM   #25
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damn...wish i could get delivery out here lol..or cell phone service even..
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Old November 26th, 2008, 01:20 AM   #26
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It sure does add up quick, I struggle spitting out when I tell them there total is $25 with tax and delivery, for two large pies.
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Old November 26th, 2008, 01:41 AM   #27
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why does the pizza joint keep ANY of the delivery charge? its no different than being a busboy and clearing/washing tables after a dine in customer.
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Old November 26th, 2008, 01:56 AM   #28
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why does the pizza joint keep ANY of the delivery charge? its no different than being a busboy and clearing/washing tables after a dine in customer.
store manager says "the owner pays insurence on drivers"

i don't buy it.
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I honestly don't think I have seen a "delivery surcharge" except on orders below $10.

I usually tip $2-3.
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should she have felt bad? HELL YES! Any honest person would have spoken up, realizing that nobody is going to tip $42 for an $8 pizza...it was my mistake, or I would have went there as soon as I realized it and tried to get my money back...
But there are people, usually loaded in money, who tip like that. Ask any bartender in a good bar. Several times, I have seen guys drop a $100 bill on the bar to pay for a $20 to $30 bar tab, and tell the bartender or barmaid to keep it.

Also, if a person pays with a $50 bill or a $100 bill, the person being tipped is more likely to think that the tipper is loaded and very generous. Now, if the purchaser inadvertantly puts in an extra $20 or $10 bill, then the person being tipped is more likely to think that it is a mistake.
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Old November 26th, 2008, 06:36 AM   #31
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My buddy delivers for cottage inn in east lansing on a good night he averages 18.00 per hr.He says middle class are the best tippers and the upper class are the worst.I usally tip 3-4 dollars
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store manager says "the owner pays insurence on drivers"

i don't buy it.
If you are using your own vehicle to preform a service for your employer he is responsible for your actions while you are doing so. So if you have an accident guess who's liability insurance pays. The employer so yes they do pay insurance on their drivers.
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I have always tipped like $5-7 on pizza orders. But we never had delivery surcharges before either. So now I end up paying like $7-9 for delivery. The reason is where I grew up, a drive had to drive at least 15 miles to deliver. Now that I live in Kzoo, every pizza chain I order from is within 3 miles.

I was just curious what other people do. I assumed that the surcharge was for cheap asses that did not tip.
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should she have felt bad? HELL YES! Any honest person would have spoken up, realizing that nobody is going to tip $42 for an $8 pizza...it was my mistake, or I would have went there as soon as I realized it and tried to get my money back...
I kinda agree with you there. I probably would have pointed out that you gave me a fifty, but then, I'm used to people wanting change down to the penny.

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Its the holiday season.. I try to tip more
I thank you, and all those of like mind We appreciate it.

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you fukc up and get pissed at her? YOU told her to "keep the change and you get pissed at her?


I work for a hungry howie's, the store charges a surcharge of $3.25, I see $0.50 of that.... thats right.

Fifty fucking pennies every time i leave the store to take you your dinner, I drive my ass off to get it to you in time, It will never be cold, rarely is it wrong.
not tipping the pizza guy is telling the guy that you could give a shit less about him.

there are some people i deliver too that order the same thing every time, medium thin and crispy with 3 toppings, comes to $14.03 every time.
They live in a upperclass devlopment in a pretty big house, Mercedes in the garage parked next to the newer land cruiser. and every time i get a $10, 3 $1's, 4 quarters and 3 pennies.
Now when i have to deliver to them, I take my time, sometimes i get gas before i take it there.

uggghhh!!!! okay i'm done now



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As I said, I probably would have mentioned the fifty, but this little rant (or one close enough) plays in my head every time I deliver to someone who clearly pisses their money away (brand new house, 300C Hemi {with 20" or bigger wheels}, landscaped yard), but can't part with their $1.50 change. The Howies I work at charges $2.99/delivery, of which I currently see $.50. If gas goes back up, so does that number, earlier in the summer, it was $.85.

However, that barely pays for gas, if even that much (granted, I drive a Jeep with it's lovely 13-15 city mpg).

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but that aside.. i know if i were to deliver pizza or whatever using my own car and i didnt get a tip i dont think i would keep the job very long. even if the trip is max of 10 miles if you do that 10 times a day thats 100 miles.. do that 5 days a week that adds up. on top of gas you need to consider the other fluids.. to do your own oil change thats another $20 each month..

poor pizza people.. guess ill start tipping more.
It does add up, and I'm glad someone notices. It seems like a lot of people assume they're the only one I have to deliver to, and they want to get upset when it sometimes takes a while for their food to get their. Taking 4 deliveries at once is not uncommon, and I've had a few nights where I was too busy to get the menial shit done in the store (dishes, trash, and so on), and had to wait until we closed to get to it.

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My buddy delivers for cottage inn in east lansing on a good night he averages 18.00 per hr.He says middle class are the best tippers and the upper class are the worst.I usally tip 3-4 dollars
Yep. I can pull up in front of a brand new $250K house and give exact change, but the dudes in the trailer park will give me a $4 tip.

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If you are using your own vehicle to preform a service for your employer he is responsible for your actions while you are doing so. So if you have an accident guess who's liability insurance pays. The employer so yes they do pay insurance on their drivers.
Indeed. They are required to report all accidents, for this reason. We're also not allowed to have anyone not employed there in the car while working, because of insurance.
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Old November 26th, 2008, 12:59 PM   #35
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I kinda agree with you there. I probably would have pointed out that you gave me a fifty, but then, I'm used to people wanting change down to the penny.



I thank you, and all those of like mind We appreciate it.



As I said, I probably would have mentioned the fifty, but this little rant (or one close enough) plays in my head every time I deliver to someone who clearly pisses their money away (brand new house, 300C Hemi {with 20" or bigger wheels}, landscaped yard), but can't part with their $1.50 change. The Howies I work at charges $2.99/delivery, of which I currently see $.50. If gas goes back up, so does that number, earlier in the summer, it was $.85.

However, that barely pays for gas, if even that much (granted, I drive a Jeep with it's lovely 13-15 city mpg).



It does add up, and I'm glad someone notices. It seems like a lot of people assume they're the only one I have to deliver to, and they want to get upset when it sometimes takes a while for their food to get their. Taking 4 deliveries at once is not uncommon, and I've had a few nights where I was too busy to get the menial shit done in the store (dishes, trash, and so on), and had to wait until we closed to get to it.



Yep. I can pull up in front of a brand new $250K house and give exact change, but the dudes in the trailer park will give me a $4 tip.



Indeed. They are required to report all accidents, for this reason. We're also not allowed to have anyone not employed there in the car while working, because of insurance.
who owns the store you work at?
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Old November 26th, 2008, 04:59 PM   #36
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delivery surcharge ?? wtf is that?
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I am not to cheep I just hate waiting the 45 min to 1 hr for the delivery..
If you are a good tipper you'll get your food -much- quicker. Seriously - customer histories are tracked and good customers get taken care of.
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But there are people, usually loaded in money, who tip like that. Ask any bartender in a good bar. Several times, I have seen guys drop a $100 bill on the bar to pay for a $20 to $30 bar tab, and tell the bartender or barmaid to keep it.

Also, if a person pays with a $50 bill or a $100 bill, the person being tipped is more likely to think that the tipper is loaded and very generous. Now, if the purchaser inadvertantly puts in an extra $20 or $10 bill, then the person being tipped is more likely to think that it is a mistake.

so a driver walks into a repair shop, late at night, 1 guy there still working, greasy and dirty from working since about 7 that morning, and obviously busy as hell, and they should assume that person has enough money to tip $42 on an $8 pizza...

and like I said, it was my mistake, so I didnt do anything about it, like being the ass that goes to the store later to try to correct the mistake...and I was obviously giving her a tip...but not a 500% tip!
IMO that was unprofessional behavior on her part....want a repeat tip? be professional...especially if your delivering to a shop that orders from your store 5-10 times a month, often getting enough for the whole shop...
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If you are using your own vehicle to preform a service for your employer he is responsible for your actions while you are doing so. So if you have an accident guess who's liability insurance pays. The employer so yes they do pay insurance on their drivers.
I kinda feel I am qualified to answer some of these issues. Pizza delivery drivers have to have auto insurance. Any business owner that has delivery has to carry non-owned auto coverage. This is the law and these insurance rates went up about 5-7 years ago at least 4 times the normal cost. This is the reason for the delivery charge or delivery sur charge as some call it. It is to help off set these costs. Do you really think they make alot of profit from the pizza you had delivered. The pizza business is a penny business. With rising food costs, increased labor costs it is very difficult to make money. Pizza delivery drivers deserve betters tips than they receive. They should be tipped like waitresses.
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My buddy delivers for cottage inn in east lansing on a good night he averages 18.00 per hr.He says middle class are the best tippers and the upper class are the worst.I usally tip 3-4 dollars
Statastically lower income areas tip the best. Commonly having people working in the service industry. Higher income areas do not regularly tip as well.
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