By MagickAngel - 23/05/2016 07:19 - United States - Pinckney
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OP here! I'm really surprised this was published! Let me clear up a few things. I do use my own car and I make less than minimum wage here in Michigan as a driver. I was actually in an accident because I was delivering last month so my tips have been going towards repairing my car. I put about $20 in gas in my car a day and the opening shift starts at 11 AM. I was not the closest place to my ex, in fact it's a 20 min drive to where he was working when he called and asked me to bring him pizza since he couldn't leave the garage he works at. He knows I am the opening driver right now because I hadn't replaced my headlight after the crash yet. The 34 cents was the left over change after I gave him back his cash. We broke up just over a month ago after 2 and a half years living together
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If you're that upset with someone, why would you order pizza from the place they work at?
Id honestly rather get no tip, at least it could seem more like they were just trying to scrape enough money together for some pizza, but for some reason a tip like that just seems so much more degrading. But yeah anyway, chances are the person spent 2 to 3 times as much as that in gas for the trip assuming it was their own car, and if it was their own, much more in wear and tear on the car
What are delivery drivers paid in the states? And do you have to use your own vehicle?
Because where I am, a tip is just an added bonus as we don't have a "server" wage so tips aren't as important. I'm just curious if delivery people get paid enough regardless to not have to rely on the tips. I think a server wage should be illegal btw. It shouldn't be up to the customer to ensure you make a decent wage. It should be up to the employer. Makes no sense to me. A tip should be above and beyond, and based on service provided in my opinion.
I think drivers get min wage and a negligible amount of money for using their vehicles, but depending on the drivers fuel efficiency and the delivery radius it's not unlikely that they could end up with a profit below minimum wage. Also drivers have to put up with a lot of shit that normal servers don't.
It's different from state to state. In California (at least where I had worked) drivers get paid minimum wage and tips are added on top. I know in other states people in the food service industry are paid below minimum with the expectation that tips will make up the difference. Most people use their own vehicles and if you're delivering for a long time tips don't tend to make up for the long-term maintenance costs of starting and stopping your car 20 times a day.
Just a guess, he might have been naked, as the 34 cent tip may be referring to Rule 34.