Here's the pricing scenario....
Papa John's charges a buck for delivery, of which ninety cents comes my way. Then I get minimum wage, plus tips. Now, tips and mileage, I do not get taxed for, because, well, I don't report it.
So, you take a run, they give you a 2 dollar tip, and the end of the shift you are paid, in cash, 2.90. And the cycle goes on. Pretty easy money to sit on your ass, and listen to the radio.
Allow me to address something here. First off, you are paying for our product because you do not feel like cooking, yes? You'd rather do something else. By the same token, you'd also rather not go somewhere, it's much more convienient to have it brought to you, yes? This is where the gratuity, or tip comes in. Your tip is a means of thanking me for braving the traffic, and whatnot to bring to your door, a nice hot steamy pizza, or buffalo wings, or whatever the hell you wanted.
So, when I get someone who doesn't tip, and I can see that they can afford it, it pisses me off, because I take that as "**** you very much, I enjoyed being your slave master for the last 25 minutes." Now, if I go to some ****-pit house that the paint is falling off of, the car's older than mine, the kids are in rags, you know, it's plain that they are just scraping by, I will actually refuse a tip. I'll tell them to keep it, they need it more than I do. But like this one woman I went to today, had a house with a 5 car garage, and a Benz sitting in the driveway with a delaer plate on it, she should just come out and say, "I'm too big a snob to properly thank you for your time and effort, so piss off."
I am by no means a rich man, but I believe in tipping, big time. The only way I won't tip is if I get completely piss-poor service. And you gotta work hard for me to think that, because I am fully aware of what stress can do to a person.
And as far as some people not looking at the car.....look, man. People are shallow nowadays. Simple as that. I guess that's why I kept a $4.88 tip avergae today on 9 runs, and the guy with the new Tiburon had to do 15 runs to equal what I made.
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