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Old 06-28-2007, 12:50 PM
 
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Don't get me wrong, I really support delivery drivers, but dude, you make more than minimum wage on average. On a good night you make over $18/hour. Your first post makes it sound like "poor little pizza driver".

I delivered for Domino's for 5 years (back in undergrad) and made $16-20/hr on average every single week. That includes a wage of $6/hour (worked up from $5.15 over time). (I was making more than my starting salary when I completed my Master's degree.) At the time I was doing this job, I laughed at how easy money it was. I didn't make people feel sorry at how much work it was for little money. I felt great that I was making more than any of my friends. It was one of my easiest jobs.

But you really have to look at the average for the week or month, not each day. Yeah, I had bad, bad nights, but then I would have extremely great ones, too. We also got $.50 per delivery and that adds up. If you're super fast you can make so much money, it's crazy. It's not a bad job for college students or older people not knowing what they want to do in life.
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Old 06-28-2007, 01:35 PM
 
Location: Tampa baby!!
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It's like those people that tip bad servers 10-20%.

They are mostly students that work mainly weekends and make over $100 in one night just in tips. It's a heck of a lot more than I ever got paid for being in Customer Service and I NEVER was rude to anyone until they were TOTALLY out of line and started swearing at me. Then it was just to tell them I was hanging up on them now....


Customer Service BTW, does NOT get TIPS!!!
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Old 06-28-2007, 06:21 PM
 
Location: Orlando Florida
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Don't get me wrong, I really support delivery drivers, but dude, you make more than minimum wage on average. On a good night you make over $18/hour. Your first post makes it sound like "poor little pizza driver".

I delivered for Domino's for 5 years (back in undergrad) and made $16-20/hr on average every single week. That includes a wage of $6/hour (worked up from $5.15 over time). (I was making more than my starting salary when I completed my Master's degree.) At the time I was doing this job, I laughed at how easy money it was. I didn't make people feel sorry at how much work it was for little money. I felt great that I was making more than any of my friends. It was one of my easiest jobs.

But you really have to look at the average for the week or month, not each day. Yeah, I had bad, bad nights, but then I would have extremely great ones, too. We also got $.50 per delivery and that adds up. If you're super fast you can make so much money, it's crazy. It's not a bad job for college students or older people not knowing what they want to do in life.



Yeah we have alot of good nights ........thats a fact but if no one tips then we are out there for nothing.......plus you know how it is ....well here in my store at least we have busy seasons and slow seasons....so when the summer is over and everyone goes back to thier home states then i wont be making that $100 a night anymore on a good night......before the summer started this year there was about 2 months that i would walk out on a good night with only 50 bucks and 20 of that went to gas.......i guess it depends on what area you work in.....i work in Lake Buena Vista near all the Disney attractions ...there's not alot of residential stuff out here
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Old 01-12-2008, 12:34 AM
 
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I always tip at least 5.00
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Old 01-12-2008, 08:24 AM
 
Location: Lexington, MA
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I always tip... usually it's around 10%, but I didn't realize you guys got paid less than minimum wage. If you're getting less than minimum wage AND driving your own vehicle, I'll go a little heavier on the tip, then.
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Old 01-12-2008, 12:53 PM
 
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I tip 18-20% wherever I go, of if I have something delivered to me. I don't tip for flowers delivered to me, though, because I didn't order them.
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Old 01-12-2008, 01:00 PM
 
Location: Southern Oregon
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I tip 18-20% wherever I go, of if I have something delivered to me. I don't tip for flowers delivered to me, though, because I didn't order them.
Ditto - unless the service is awful or staff is rude
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Old 01-12-2008, 02:24 PM
 
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Of course I tip the pizza delivery person, usually about 4 or 5 bucks.
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Old 01-14-2008, 08:54 PM
 
Location: Land of Thought and Flow
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I always tip... usually it's around 10%, but I didn't realize you guys got paid less than minimum wage. If you're getting less than minimum wage AND driving your own vehicle, I'll go a little heavier on the tip, then.
Actually, I've not know a single person who made less than minimum wage for being a pizza delivery driver.

I know SEVERAL people who worked at different places.

Pizza Hut, Dominoes, Cal'z, Papa Johns.

Each one pays at least minimum wage - before tips.

As for the car thing, it's true. They use their own car. However, 2 of the 4 I know people at, the drivers fill up their tank before work and at the end of the day, they fill up on the way back to the store and give the receipt to the manager who gives them that in a cash amount.
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Old 01-15-2008, 01:34 AM
 
Location: Camberville
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I always tip well. I don't get pizza, but the Thai, Indian, Mexican, and local deli delivery guys know me by name- especially when the school cafeterias have weird hours on holidays! I order often from the deli down the street. The delivery guy is the owner of the deli, which, while it has the largest menu I've ever seen in my life (breakfast foods, all kinds of sandwiches ranging from chopped liver to gyro to falafel to regular old ham and cheese), it in a really bad location so it's average consumers comes almost solely from my college. In a way, that's a good thing.... the delivery guy/owner knows me and often will slip things into my order. If it's the end of the day, I'll get extra fries, a carton of falafel, a carton of potato salad, whatever is left over. Delivery saves me 20 minutes walking in the cold/snow/rain so I tip well- at least $5. Even when I go to the deli, I always tip at least a buck or two.

I figure, if it saves me from scrounging my own dorm food or microwaving a meal, it's worth to pay a few dollars for good service and people who know you by name. Most of the local places are more than accommodating for my gluten free diet and give student discounts, so I'm willing to go the extra mile for them too. Plus, no chains, so the delivery guy is generally a manager or owner of the restaurant.
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