Parts Catalog Accessories Catalog How To Articles Tech Forums
Call Pelican Parts at 888-280-7799
Shopping Cart Cart | Project List | Order Status | Help




Go Back   PeachParts Mercedes-Benz Forum > General Discussions > Off-Topic Discussion

Reply
 
LinkBack Thread Tools Display Modes
  #1  
Old 12-08-2005, 12:21 PM
Mr.Kenny's Avatar
"Just Passin' Thru"
 
Join Date: Sep 2005
Location: Springfield,MO
Posts: 277
Talking Please Tip The Pizza Delivery Driver

Please tip the pizza delivery driver

This is a public service announcement from tipthepizzaguy.com. What some folks don't understand is that delivery people are paid a very low amount. It is expected that they will receive tips and whatever they get belongs to them. Please, if you can afford $16 for pizza, you can surely pay the delivery person $2.50 for bringing it to your door. The driver is, in essence, your waiter on wheels. They use their own car. They work hard to give you the convenience of delivery to your door and take on added costs because of the job. Since you appreciate the service, please tip the driver.
The customary tip is
15% or $2, whichever is greater
20%+ for excellent service
less for poor service, such as 5% or 10%
slightly more in bad weather and for distances over 3 miles from the store
The tip is not included in the bill and it is not covered by a delivery charge if the store has one. For more information about this and pizza delivery in general, please visit our website at tipthepizzaguy.com. After all, you don't want to be rude.
Having said that, you or someone you know can earn money as a pizza delivery driver. Apply at a store in your area. The requirements are
You must be at least 18 because delivery is considered a hazardous job by the US government.
You must have a reliable, dependable car since drivers use their own car and put 75 to 100 miles on it every day.
Please remember to tip the pizza delivery driver.



We are an independent source and are not associated with any pizza store or chain, and not sanctioned by one. This is intended as a one-time only message. For information purposes only. Please visit tipthepizzaguy.com.
Reply With Quote
  #2  
Old 12-08-2005, 12:25 PM
TX76513's Avatar
Platinum Member
 
Join Date: Apr 2003
Location: Brandon, Mississippi
Posts: 5,203
You must have a reliable, dependable car since drivers use their own car and put 75 to 100 miles on it every day.

Not applicable in Mississippi
__________________
BENZ THERE DONE THAThttp://www.peachparts.com/shopforum/...c/progress.gif
15 VW Passat TDI
00 E420
98 E300 DT
97 E420 Donor Car - NEED PARTS? PM ME!
97 S500
97 E300D
86 Holden Jackaroo Turbo D
86 300SDL
(o\|/o)
Reply With Quote
  #3  
Old 12-08-2005, 01:42 PM
MedMech
Guest
 
Posts: n/a
I always tip at least $5 coincidently my Pizza always arrives hot and much sooner than quoted or expected and some bonus wings or pop.

It's a pretty good investment IMO if you live in a small town and order from the same place.

Who here tips the garbage man? If you don't do it! When we forget to take the trash to the road they will take it to the truck themselves. Not to mention dumping anything and everything I put by the curb.
Reply With Quote
  #4  
Old 12-08-2005, 02:14 PM
Registered User
 
Join Date: Aug 2005
Location: Pine Hill, NJ
Posts: 240
I live quite close to a pizza hut...dominos...and a mom and pop shop...so i usually pick it up...on the few ocassions i've had it delivered i tip relatively well...though those delivery guys for dominos/pizza hut/papa johns get paid upwards of 15/hr around here...
__________________
2004 Chrysler Crossfire
Reply With Quote
  #5  
Old 12-08-2005, 02:39 PM
TX76513's Avatar
Platinum Member
 
Join Date: Apr 2003
Location: Brandon, Mississippi
Posts: 5,203
I tip the garbage man - that is a must. I usally catch the thrower once a month or so and hand him a twenty for lunch for him and the driver. This is an absolute must at my house. I could probably put a body in a trash bag and they would take it. He actually has come up to the house and got the can when it was not taken to the curb and my driveway is a good 75' from the road.
__________________
BENZ THERE DONE THAThttp://www.peachparts.com/shopforum/...c/progress.gif
15 VW Passat TDI
00 E420
98 E300 DT
97 E420 Donor Car - NEED PARTS? PM ME!
97 S500
97 E300D
86 Holden Jackaroo Turbo D
86 300SDL
(o\|/o)

Last edited by TX76513; 12-08-2005 at 02:47 PM.
Reply With Quote
  #6  
Old 12-08-2005, 02:43 PM
boneheaddoctor's Avatar
Senior Benz fanatic
 
Join Date: May 2004
Location: Hells half acre (Great Falls, Virginia)
Posts: 16,007
I never order pizza for delivery...becasue my wife always fights about leaving any tip at all.
__________________
Proud owner of ....
1971 280SE W108
1979 300SD W116
1983 300D W123
1975 Ironhead Sportster chopper
1987 GMC 3/4 ton 4X4 Diesel
1989 Honda Civic (Heavily modified)
---------------------
Section 609 MVAC Certified
---------------------
"He who fights with monsters might take care lest he thereby become a monster. And if you gaze for long into an abyss, the abyss gazes also into you." - Friedrich Nietzsche
Reply With Quote
  #7  
Old 12-08-2005, 02:44 PM
MedMech
Guest
 
Posts: n/a
Quote:
Originally Posted by TX76513
I tip the garbage man - that is a must. I usally catch the thrower one a month or so and hand him a twenty for lunch for him and the driver. This is an absolute must at my house. I could probably put a body in a trash bag and they would take it. He actually has come up to the house and got the can when it was not taken to the curb and my driveway is a good 75' from the road.
Same here and I do throw bodies in the trash and he throws em in....no problem and no questions asked. I put an office desk, file cabinet and chair out there.....gone......bed and mattress.......gone. The neighbors who are cheap skates get charged for extra bags....haha.
Reply With Quote
  #8  
Old 12-08-2005, 02:54 PM
TX76513's Avatar
Platinum Member
 
Join Date: Apr 2003
Location: Brandon, Mississippi
Posts: 5,203
Quote:
Originally Posted by boneheaddoctor
I never order pizza for delivery...becasue my wife always fights about leaving any tip at all.
I never order pizza for delivery cause on a weekend by driveway looks like central dispatch for all the pizza companies. One daughter left in the house and the pizza wolfs flock with gifts of un delivered pizza and small talk.
__________________
BENZ THERE DONE THAThttp://www.peachparts.com/shopforum/...c/progress.gif
15 VW Passat TDI
00 E420
98 E300 DT
97 E420 Donor Car - NEED PARTS? PM ME!
97 S500
97 E300D
86 Holden Jackaroo Turbo D
86 300SDL
(o\|/o)
Reply With Quote
  #9  
Old 12-08-2005, 03:14 PM
TheDon's Avatar
Open Discussion Moderator
 
Join Date: Oct 2005
Posts: 13,212
my step dad is a wonderbread/hostess man .. drivesa big white truck to each supermarket he has and puts the bread and cakes up.. well we get a load of stuff that is "stale" i put quotes because the date you customers read is off the actual expiration date is a few days after that.. so we get bread and hostess cakes and stuff from other vendors he knows .. we get alot extra now and then so we give some out.. neighbors and all.. when the trash guys come buy my mom gives the driver and the guys 2 loafs of bread each a couple boxes of twinkies and other goods..

shoot even tip your waitresses at resteraunts.. me and a bunch of my friends tipped this one girl 70$ total between the 10 of us.. and it wasnt at hooters..she had a nice butt.. later did we find out she also worked at the hotel we were staying in
Reply With Quote
  #10  
Old 12-08-2005, 03:27 PM
boneheaddoctor's Avatar
Senior Benz fanatic
 
Join Date: May 2004
Location: Hells half acre (Great Falls, Virginia)
Posts: 16,007
Having once worked in a restaurant for a while in college I understand what waiters/waitresses go through....I firmly believe in leaving a tip comesurate with service.....my wife however would think nothing of walking out with leaving a dime.
__________________
Proud owner of ....
1971 280SE W108
1979 300SD W116
1983 300D W123
1975 Ironhead Sportster chopper
1987 GMC 3/4 ton 4X4 Diesel
1989 Honda Civic (Heavily modified)
---------------------
Section 609 MVAC Certified
---------------------
"He who fights with monsters might take care lest he thereby become a monster. And if you gaze for long into an abyss, the abyss gazes also into you." - Friedrich Nietzsche
Reply With Quote
  #11  
Old 12-08-2005, 06:38 PM
Pete Geither's Avatar
Half Fast Moderator
 
Join Date: Feb 2002
Location: Western Pa.
Posts: 2,417
Quote:
Originally Posted by boneheaddoctor
Having once worked in a restaurant for a while in college I understand what waiters/waitresses go through....I firmly believe in leaving a tip comesurate with service.....my wife however would think nothing of walking out with leaving a dime.
That's pretty brutal Bone. My wife winces when I leave a 5 for a 10 dollar sandwich and beer, but if the service was good, these folks work hard.
__________________
95 SL500 Smoke Silver, Parchment 64K
07 E350 4matic Station Wagon White 34K
02 E320 4Matic Silver/grey 80K
05 F150 Silver 44K
Reply With Quote
  #12  
Old 12-08-2005, 09:45 PM
boneheaddoctor's Avatar
Senior Benz fanatic
 
Join Date: May 2004
Location: Hells half acre (Great Falls, Virginia)
Posts: 16,007
Quote:
Originally Posted by PJG56
That's pretty brutal Bone. My wife winces when I leave a 5 for a 10 dollar sandwich and beer, but if the service was good, these folks work hard.
Trust me I will NOT walk away without leaving a fair tip......even if it does mean a fight later.....these people work hard for their money.
__________________
Proud owner of ....
1971 280SE W108
1979 300SD W116
1983 300D W123
1975 Ironhead Sportster chopper
1987 GMC 3/4 ton 4X4 Diesel
1989 Honda Civic (Heavily modified)
---------------------
Section 609 MVAC Certified
---------------------
"He who fights with monsters might take care lest he thereby become a monster. And if you gaze for long into an abyss, the abyss gazes also into you." - Friedrich Nietzsche
Reply With Quote
  #13  
Old 12-08-2005, 11:32 PM
Banned
 
Join Date: May 2002
Location: Blue Point, NY
Posts: 25,396
Quote:
Originally Posted by boneheaddoctor
Trust me I will NOT walk away without leaving a fair tip......even if it does mean a fight later.....these people work hard for their money.
Naturally, you understand where she is coming from.

Many European countries have the tip in the price of the food. Any tips left are over and above. It's not customary to leave a tip unless the service is really extraordinary.

Of course, over here, she simply continues in the same vein.
Reply With Quote
  #14  
Old 12-08-2005, 11:39 PM
Registered User
 
Join Date: Jul 2005
Posts: 1,180
I always tip........ I use the golden rule as a guide.
Reply With Quote
  #15  
Old 12-08-2005, 11:39 PM
cmac2012's Avatar
Renaissance Dude
 
Join Date: Dec 2004
Location: Berkeley, CA
Posts: 15,464
Quote:
Originally Posted by MedMech
I always tip at least $5 coincidently my Pizza always arrives hot and much sooner than quoted or expected and some bonus wings or pop.

It's a pretty good investment IMO if you live in a small town and order from the same place.

Who here tips the garbage man? If you don't do it! When we forget to take the trash to the road they will take it to the truck themselves. Not to mention dumping anything and everything I put by the curb.
Good man. I delivered pizza for a few weeks about 20 years ago when I needed some quick money in a town I was only going to be in for a short time. About half the people tipped. One day, I got some college students who thought that giving me 20 some dollars in pennies was a hoot.

Probably shouldn't have taken it, but I did.

Surprising thing is, you'd be amazed at the number of ladies who order pizza who are really happy to see you at the door.

Course, I was a little cuter then.
__________________
cmac

1986 300SDL, 315K
1987 BMW 325i, 440K
Reply With Quote
Reply

Bookmarks

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is On
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On




All times are GMT -4. The time now is 06:57 PM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.7
Copyright ©2000 - 2019, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.
Search Engine Optimization by vBSEO 3.6.0
Copyright 2018 Pelican Parts, LLC - Posts may be archived for display on the Peach Parts or Pelican Parts Website -    DMCA Registered Agent Contact Page