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The Starbucks Problem

Submitted by Frank

I don’t carry cash and haven’t in years.  I use credit cards because they’re easy and keep great records for budgeting and taxes.  Starbucks doesn’t allow tipping on credit card receipts and despite the fact that I tip 20% or more everywhere I go to eat, I’m not going to search out an ATM just so I can tip on the 30 seconds worth of work it took to pour my venti drip coffee.  Of course, if they’ll fix that ridiculous policy, I’d probably start.

This is something I didn’t know. I don’t frequent Starbucks or really like supporting them (plenty of local places in Brooklyn), but I’d like to see them start allowing this, as I’m sure more people would do the same.

letsblogaboutsmash-deactivated2 asked: Sorry if this already has been asked, but considering a waiter scores 20% for ordering and serving food, along with continual service, why does a delivery person deserve the same for the one job of carrying the food?

Because we bring the food to your door, so you can be lazy and watch movies, and occasionally answer the door in your underwear. And nobody wants to see that…

Anonymous asked: I have worked for places that have a delivery charge, and i never get a penny of it. It always has gone to the house to supposedly cover to go containers, bags, utensils and so forth. I have never gotten any of that. Tip your 15-20% on the total, the driver appreciates it.

Thanks for your insight!

Anonymous asked: Why don’t you get educated so you don’t have to have to rely on others generosity? Making a web page to whine about others lack of generosity is no different the a street beggar complaining about the lack of contributions. GET REAL and GET A LIFE!

I love how people a assume that because we delver food, on a bike, that we are uneducated. I realize the idea of working two jobs is a hard concept for some people, and apologize for the confusion.

A Delivery Person Saved My Life

I order delivery only when I’m at the end of my rope…stressed out, beaten down, sick as hell. When that delivery person shows up, I have at least 20% waiting for them…usually more so it rounds up to the next even dollar so we don’t have to jingle change (including food, delivery charge AND the 20%+ tip). AND, I have it counted out BEFORE the deliveryperson arrives. The way I see it, they’re saving me the run. I worked food service and it’s no walk in the park. Put me in with the “I don’t believe in tipping. I believe in OVERtipping.” group. I remember what it felt like to have someone get all generous toward me. Made me want to give the best service on earth.

shaolincolourcult-deactivated20 asked: I’m a student living on little (ahem, not to mention we’re in a shitty economy at the moment) if I feel like getting a delivery whilst doing a late night essay, and i’d rather not tip so i can have bus money in the morning, am I an asshole?

Yes you are, make ramen like the rest of us. Again, if you can’t afford to tip, don’t order out. (coming from a a broke, soon to be college student)

Why you should tip your pizza delivery driver


I am a delivery driver for one of the corporate pizza chains.  Pizza drivers from these stores generally are paid using split pay, which means they get minimum wage in the store and $4 per hour when clocked out on runs, thus are paid sub minimum wage.

Many times I have not been tipped because people believe that the $2-$3 delivery charge goes to the driver.  With the major pizza companies, the delivery charge does NOT go to the driver.  Drivers are given something like $0.30 per mile they drive, but this does not come from the delivery charge.

I read a post about drivers getting the delivery charge or part of the delivery charge, but this is not always the case, especially with corporate pizza stores.  Drivers from these companies depend on these tips to make minimum wage.

Anonymous asked: Another news flash, if I start to make my own food as you recommend, and everyone who doesn’t feel they can give a good tip does this as well, you will be out of a job. Sometimes people complain but don’t see how stupid they are really being. If you’re advising me to cook my own food at home, then you’re basically asking me to help you be out of a job. Why are you such a moron?

The majority of people tip well and decent. I would just be saved the hassle of delivering your cheap lazy bum food.

Why you should tip your pizza delivery driver

I am a delivery driver for one of the corporate pizza chains.  Pizza drivers from these stores generally are paid using split pay, which means they get minimum wage in the store and $4 per hour when clocked out on runs, thus are paid sub minimum wage.

Many times I have not been tipped because people believe that the $2-$3 delivery charge goes to the driver.  With the major pizza companies, the delivery charge does NOT go to the driver.  Drivers are given something like $0.30 per mile they drive, but this does not come from the delivery charge.

I read a post about drivers getting the delivery charge or part of the delivery charge, but this is not always the case, especially with corporate pizza stores.  Drivers from these companies depend on these tips to make minimum wage.

Anonymous asked: Another news flash, if I start to make my own food as you recommend, and everyone who doesn’t feel they can give a good tip does this as well, you will be out of a job. Sometimes people complain but don’t see how stupid they are really being. If you’re advising me to cook my own food at home, then you’re basically asking me to help you be out of a job. Why are you such a moron?

The majority of people tip well and decent. I would just be saved the hassle of delivering your cheap lazy bum food.