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Old 24 Dec 2008, 19:11
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Hwo much do you tip the pizza delivery person?

How much do you tip the pizza delivery person?

I just relized that I've been a cheap SOB with my pizza delivery guy all these years. I have always been giving him 3-4 bucks. Then today I relized that why shouldn't he be getting the usually 20%, the same as our waiters? So I made a new rule as of today, 20% for my pizza delivery too. This poor guy, he was so shocked and grateful for a crappy 10 bucks. I felt so bad.

P.S. If later I complain about having a belly ache, just tell me to blow off as I just ate half of a chicken BBQ pizza and washed it down with a 1/2 liter of Dr. Pepper. Not like me, the pizza part and I''m feeling it.

So how much do you tip the pizza delivery guy or gal?
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Old 24 Dec 2008, 19:16
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Usually $5 (USD) if I need to add to the bill or more if the change needed is around that much (eg: if the bill is $23 I'll give him $30 and to keep the change).

The job of a waiter/waitress is a bit more involved then a typical delivery so their tip should be higher accordingly.
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Old 24 Dec 2008, 19:26
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Yeah but it's such a sucky job-and the gas must be a killer. Around my neck of the woods, they are not re-reimbursed for expenses (gas). I'm a softy I guess. I don't know. This guy obvious doesn't have a pot to piss in, bad teeth, and here he is delivering, about twice a week, to my house, a place of obvious gluttony. Makes me feel unusually uncomfortable.
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Old 24 Dec 2008, 19:45
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Yeah but it's such a sucky job-and the gas must be a killer. Around my neck of the woods, they are not re-reimbursed for expenses (gas). I'm a softy I guess. I don't know. This guy obvious doesn't have a pot to piss in, bad teeth, and here he is delivering, about twice a week, to my house, a place of obvious gluttony. Makes me feel unusually uncomfortable.
Maybe you're feeling uncomfortable with him making deliveries for the wrong reasons? If it was a clean-cut (aka: well groomed) driver with perfect pearly whites making deliveries in a 2008 Mustang would you still feel uncomfortable about how much the tip was?
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Old 24 Dec 2008, 19:54
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I almost always tip around 20%, unless it's bad service
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Old 24 Dec 2008, 19:56
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Dont like pizza.

AFAIK, tipping the delivery person is not normal in the uk.
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Old 24 Dec 2008, 19:58
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Hi KW

I don't know but that's a fair question. I'll have to think about that. To be honest, today I felt sort of disgusted with myself. Here I am, sitting at home, a zillion presents under the tree, driving a nice car, living in a decent house and here this guy probably doesn't even have enough money to one present and delivering pizza in his middle age. Just sort of threw me back a few, made me realize how good I have it and how cheap I've been with this person.
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Old 24 Dec 2008, 21:03
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I discovered one very important factor...the higher the tip, the faster the delivery. And oh yes, they DO remember who the good tippers are, and who's cheap. How much we tip depends on how much our total is...we usually do like KW802, and round up to keep the amount even...sometimes they get a nice tip, sometimes it's just average, but they never get a bad one or none...we're not cheap.
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Old 24 Dec 2008, 21:12
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Like deezelpope. You never want to be cheap! They are bringing you food...you don't want to piss them off haha
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Old 24 Dec 2008, 21:53
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I never leave a tip. At the end of the day it's their job.
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Old 24 Dec 2008, 22:02
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I'm sure they appreciate that since most of them work for tips...
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Old 24 Dec 2008, 22:08
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Definitely not something I'd be proud to admit. For shame. And I'll bet it takes twice as long for PF to get his food.
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Old 24 Dec 2008, 22:17
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Definitely not something I'd be proud to admit. For shame. And I'll bet it takes twice as long for PF to get his food.
In England I don't think anyone gives a tip, well I don't and my friends don't.


I don't give tip's because half the time some food is missing or they added the wrong thing.
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Old 24 Dec 2008, 22:39
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Originally Posted by GSeybold View Post
How much do you tip the pizza delivery person?

I just relized that I've been a cheap SOB with my pizza delivery guy all these years. I have always been giving him 3-4 bucks. Then today I relized that why shouldn't he be getting the usually 20%, the same as our waiters? So I made a new rule as of today, 20% for my pizza delivery too. This poor guy, he was so shocked and grateful for a crappy 10 bucks. I felt so bad.

P.S. If later I complain about having a belly ache, just tell me to blow off as I just ate half of a chicken BBQ pizza and washed it down with a 1/2 liter of Dr. Pepper. Not like me, the pizza part and I''m feeling it.

So how much do you tip the pizza delivery guy or gal?
$5-$10 depending on the size of the order. I don't tip 20% because a pizza delivery person doesn't do the job that a waiter does. They don't get my drinks, make sure my drinks are properly filled, bring my food to me on plates or most of the work.
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I usually just pick it up since its only 5 doors down from my house.

But on those lazy days when they have to walk it over, I usually toss them 5 bucks for it.
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