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Do you tip on top of delivery charge?

E equals MC2

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First time I see a place that has a $2 delivery charge.

Is this a surcharge ensure guranteed tip or do you tip on top of the delivery charge?
 

tfinch2

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Feb 3, 2004
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No I wouldn't tip on top of a delivery charge, but then again I won't ever order from a place that has one.
 

Aikouka

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Nov 27, 2001
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I do, but I subtract the delivery charge from the 15% tip. Papa Johns has a delivery charge, so I just do 15% of whatever the subtotal is (no tax, no delivery charge) and then subtract the charge (I think it's 1.50) and add that as my tip.
 

uclaLabrat

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I tip on top of the delivery charge...most drivers don't get the delivery charge (Or a small fraction of it). I used to deliver for a place that had a $2 charge I think, I got like 50 cents.
 

waggy

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Dec 14, 2000
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oh for a pizza or such? hell no. i see a delivery charge and subtract whatever i was going to tip for that.

I did pizza delivery for a short time. i was makeing $7/hr+ $.50 per delivery+ tips. on friday and sutardays i was makeing on average $15/hour
 

shortylickens

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Jul 15, 2003
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I am one of those folks who thinks tipping is stupid.
BUT, I also like getting quality service.

With pizza and Chinese food delivery I have found I get good service with a little tip and awesome service with a generous tip.
 

xSauronx

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Jul 14, 2000
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i dont know the last time i had food delivered. the only pizza place in town i go to is 3 blocks away. ill gladly save any delivery charge or tip and just make the walk.

or drive. i want some but its god damn hot out :/
 

smack Down

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Originally posted by: uclaLabrat
I tip on top of the delivery charge...most drivers don't get the delivery charge (Or a small fraction of it). I used to deliver for a place that had a $2 charge I think, I got like 50 cents.
Thats your problem not mine.
 

sjwaste

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Aug 2, 2000
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Yup, I tip $3 or so every time. I figure if I disagree with the place's policies, I shouldn't take it out on the driver, who probably doesnt even see the delivery charge (or has any influence over the policy). I can either vote with my dollars and order elsewhere or be a decent person and tip.

I also tip on carryout, especially places where I'm a regular. It takes time to pack that stuff up, so I usually give a dollar or two. Maybe not every visit, but at least every other.
 

effowe

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I always tip 20-25 percent. I used to drive pizzas so I empathize with them. They rely on tips as the hourly pay is a couple bucks, and they have to pay for their own gas and car maintenance (at least I did.) People that stiff the drivers are known, so if you are a consistent non-tipper, don't be surprised if you're getting more in your food than you ordered.
 

waggy

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Dec 14, 2000
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Originally posted by: effowe
I always tip 20-25 percent. I used to drive pizzas so I empathize with them. They rely on tips as the hourly pay is a couple bucks, and they have to pay for their own gas and car maintenance (at least I did.) People that stiff the drivers are known, so if you are a consistent non-tipper, don't be surprised if you're getting more in your food than you ordered.
where you at that delivery drivers get a couple bucks? every wher ei have seen delivery drivers get min wage (or a few bucks more).
 

effowe

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Originally posted by: waggy
Originally posted by: effowe
I always tip 20-25 percent. I used to drive pizzas so I empathize with them. They rely on tips as the hourly pay is a couple bucks, and they have to pay for their own gas and car maintenance (at least I did.) People that stiff the drivers are known, so if you are a consistent non-tipper, don't be surprised if you're getting more in your food than you ordered.
where you at that delivery drivers get a couple bucks? every wher ei have seen delivery drivers get min wage (or a few bucks more).
I only worked at local pizza places, not chains. Sir Nicks, Papa Saverios, Taylor Street, Tortorices, and none of them paid even minimum wage. We were pretty much reliant on our tips to make money. If there were no deliveries we would get like 5 bucks an hour, but otherwise it was nothing to a couple bucks an hour (depending on the place.)
 

AgaBoogaBoo

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Feb 16, 2003
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Tip should be on top of what it costs, right?

That delivery charge is so they can pay for gas, doesn't even include oil changes and other car maintenance. The tip should be on top of that.

I always tip a standard 15% with a $2 minimum and round up, for 1 pizza. Beyond 1 pizza, I'd say $2 base plus $1 for each extra item plus round up, and you'll get close to 15%. If you have extra things for them to include like sauces, red pepper, etc. then I'll add a little more too.
 

johnjohn320

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Jan 9, 2001
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Originally posted by: waggy
Originally posted by: effowe
I always tip 20-25 percent. I used to drive pizzas so I empathize with them. They rely on tips as the hourly pay is a couple bucks, and they have to pay for their own gas and car maintenance (at least I did.) People that stiff the drivers are known, so if you are a consistent non-tipper, don't be surprised if you're getting more in your food than you ordered.
where you at that delivery drivers get a couple bucks? every wher ei have seen delivery drivers get min wage (or a few bucks more).
Wow. I've never known a waiter/delivery boy whose hourly wage was anywhere near min. wage. Including myself (I used to be a waiter), my hourly wage was just under half min. wage.
 

waggy

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Originally posted by: johnjohn320
Originally posted by: waggy
Originally posted by: effowe
I always tip 20-25 percent. I used to drive pizzas so I empathize with them. They rely on tips as the hourly pay is a couple bucks, and they have to pay for their own gas and car maintenance (at least I did.) People that stiff the drivers are known, so if you are a consistent non-tipper, don't be surprised if you're getting more in your food than you ordered.
where you at that delivery drivers get a couple bucks? every wher ei have seen delivery drivers get min wage (or a few bucks more).
Wow. I've never known a waiter/delivery boy whose hourly wage was anywhere near min. wage. Including myself (I used to be a waiter), my hourly wage was just under half min. wage.


hmm odd.

ALL the places around here pay delivery drivers at least min wage. been that way for at least 15 years that i know of.


 

olds

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Mar 3, 2000
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Depends. If there is a delivery charge and I get prompt service, yes. If not, no.
 

KLin

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Originally posted by: waggy
Originally posted by: johnjohn320
Originally posted by: waggy
Originally posted by: effowe
I always tip 20-25 percent. I used to drive pizzas so I empathize with them. They rely on tips as the hourly pay is a couple bucks, and they have to pay for their own gas and car maintenance (at least I did.) People that stiff the drivers are known, so if you are a consistent non-tipper, don't be surprised if you're getting more in your food than you ordered.
where you at that delivery drivers get a couple bucks? every wher ei have seen delivery drivers get min wage (or a few bucks more).
Wow. I've never known a waiter/delivery boy whose hourly wage was anywhere near min. wage. Including myself (I used to be a waiter), my hourly wage was just under half min. wage.


hmm odd.

ALL the places around here pay delivery drivers at least min wage. been that way for at least 15 years that i know of.
Called a tip offset.

It's allowed under federal law.
 

Kelemvor

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May 23, 2002
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I haven't had food delivered in years. Can't even remember the last time. TOo cheap to tip people. But if they charged me extra for delivery, then no, I wouldn't tip them. Might just round it up. But I'd be sure to tell the guy why he wasn't getting a tip so he could just go yell at the manager. But I don't know anywhere that has delivery charges around here.
 

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