Originally Posted by RichieGB
It's always interesting to hear people on your side of the fence talk about this - almost every time they come out the gates already angry at the notion of tipping. It's like they are on the defensive before anybody even puts them there.
I'm more angry that there is a delivery charge and then folks STILL expect a tip on top of that. I maybe already said this, but that's like restaurants where they put a mandatory tip for large parties. Would the waiter STILL expect a tip on top of that? Yes, I understand that maybe the delivery charge isn't going to the driver, but that's something they need to take up with the restaurant if it's affecting their tips.
BTW, I used to wait tables in high school and college, so I am not opposed to tipping. In fact, I tip very well when I go out to eat (minimum 15% unless the server just totally sucks). I just think it's laughable that a driver making minimum wage (at least), getting a cut of the delivery charge, and not doing much more than handing my food to me thinks they are entitled to the same "tip" that a server making $2.12/hour gets. It's more laughable when I read arguments about the mileage used to deliver my pizza, like my order is the only one going out on that particular trip.
You're a McDonald's drive-thru on wheels, pizza delivery guy. In fact, you probably make more than the McDonald's drive-thru worker. What about your food hand-off is so special?