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#1 Hum

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Posted 06 March 2013 - 22:54

On Tuesday, a Reddit user named Jfastman uploaded a photo of a receipt for a pizza delivery that included 85 pizzas totaling $1,453.

"My friend delivered 85 pizzas today and got a $10 tip," he wrote. The story kicked off a fiery debate prompting dozens to write comments such as "The delivery guy deserved more" and "Ten dollars is cheap!"

Others insisted that no one could realistically expect to receive a 20 percent tip on such a large order.

What of the pizza delivery guy—why was he given such a poor tip? "Without knowing the specifics, it's possible that the person ordering the pizza just didn't know any better," says Lynn.

"Standard tipping on a pizza pie is a few bucks. So he may have figured that delivering 85 pies required one trip—the same trip to deliver just one. But instead of giving him a few dollars, he upped it to $10. The reality? He should have tipped between $85-$100."

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Posted 06 March 2013 - 22:56

I wouldn't say $85, but I would give the guy $20-30

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Posted 06 March 2013 - 22:57

why? ... does he deserve a tip, isn't it his job

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Posted 06 March 2013 - 22:58

Why should he tip that much? A lot of pizza delivery places charge a delivery charge and the tip is optional. So the guy who doesnt make the pizzas and just drives to one place deserves $100? I dont think so

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Posted 06 March 2013 - 22:58

Why should he get 20% or even 85-100? He isn't walking on his feet and making sure your drinks are all full and your food is good for the entire time you're at the restaurant. Instead all he did was dump pizzas in his car, drove to the guys place and dropped them off.

A $20-30 dollar tip would be plenty for that.

Honestly though America's tipping culture has become pathetic. Its becoming less of a oh you did a really good job / you went out of your way here's a nice tip and more of a oh you did your job here's a tip.

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Posted 06 March 2013 - 22:59

why? ... does he deserve a tip, isn't it his job


He likely makes like $3 an hour and most of his money is earned on tips, plus he has to pay for gas in his own car. So the tip should have been much higher then that, even 3% on that bill would have been $44.

Go see how long it takes you to load up and unload 85 pizzas...

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Posted 06 March 2013 - 23:00

100$ is too much imo.

But 10$ was definately cheap. between 20 and 30 would have been fine imo. Maybe little bit more actually.

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Posted 06 March 2013 - 23:01

He likely makes like $3 an hour and most of his money is earned on tips, plus he has to pay for gas in his own car. So the tip should have been much higher then that, even 3% on that bill would have been $44.


surely $3 an hour isn't legal?

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Posted 06 March 2013 - 23:02

Agree with some of you guys. $20.

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Posted 06 March 2013 - 23:02

He likely makes like $3 an hour and most of his money is earned on tips, plus he has to pay for gas in his own car. So the tip should have been much higher then that, even 3% on that bill would have been $44.

Depends where he lives. In Oregon (not sure where the guy in the article lives) it's illegal to do that so the pizza delivery guy is making $9 or so an hour regardless of tips.

surely $3 an hour isn't legal?

It is in America. A lot of states (not all) allow employers to massively underpay their employees if they make money on tips.

BUT there is a minimum that they have to be tipped. I think you have to make $30 an hour in tips for your employee to pay you $2 an hour, if you don't they have to pay you the state's legal minimum wage (usually $7+).

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Posted 06 March 2013 - 23:03

surely $3 an hour isn't legal?


It is in some professions here in the States. Waiters/Waitresses make very little base pay, as well.

I wasn't aware of the variations betweeen the states. Good point, -Razorfold.

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Posted 06 March 2013 - 23:07

He likely makes like $3 an hour and most of his money is earned on tips, plus he has to pay for gas in his own car. So the tip should have been much higher then that, even 3% on that bill would have been $44.

Go see how long it takes you to load up and unload 85 pizzas...


Such a thing would be illegal in most countries, he should be getting min wage at least, not below, and transportation costs should be covered, including ware and tear on the vehicle.
I don't see why he should get a tip at all for doing his job, to which he should be getting a proper wage.

But, that said, I would have tipped more for such a large order, but not 85-100, assuming it takes 30 minutes to drive to drop the pizza off, that would be well over 100 dollars an hour
Not gonna happen, the guy didn't even bake the pizza himself.

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Posted 06 March 2013 - 23:07

Here in Massachusetts when I was a waiter I earned $2.63 an hour. All other income was from tips.

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Posted 06 March 2013 - 23:08

It is in some professions here in the States. Waiters/Waitresses make very little base pay, as well.

I wasn't aware of the variations betweeen the states. Good point, -Razorfold.


wow that sucks, here the very least you can earn is €6.92 per hour... and I though that was crap

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Posted 06 March 2013 - 23:09

I wasn't aware of the variations betweeen the states. Good point, -Razorfold.


Here's the list: http://www.dol.gov/w...tate/tipped.htm

Oregon, Washington, California, Alaska, Nevada, Minnesota, and Montana don't allow tip credit. So all waiters/waitresses/delivery guys etc make the state's minimum wage regardless of how much they get tipped.

Other states allow it but the minimum they have to be tipped an hour varies. Most are they have to make $30 an hour in tips, otherwise they get paid the full minimum wage.

Such a thing would be illegal in most countries, he should be getting min wage at least, not below, and transportation costs should be covered, including ware and tear on the vehicle. I don't see why he should get a tip at all for doing his job, to which he should be getting a proper wage.


One thing you have to understand about America is our Government loves corporations, more so than they love the people. What is illegal in other countries can be perfectly legal here thanks to bribery, sorry lobbying.