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How much do you tip delivery drivers?

Discussion in 'Off-Topic' started by Synsensa, May 31, 2020.

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How much do you tip delivery drivers?

  1. I don't tip

    22.2%
  2. 5%

    0 vote(s)
    0.0%
  3. 10%

    0 vote(s)
    0.0%
  4. 15%

    3.7%
  5. 20%

    33.3%
  6. 25%

    3.7%
  7. 25%+

    11.1%
  8. A specific dollar amount

    18.5%
  9. A different %

    0 vote(s)
    0.0%
  10. "Keep the change"

    7.4%
  1. Camikaze

    Camikaze Administrator Administrator

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    I have somewhat transitioned to 'keep the change' for all cash transactions because I don't want to be handed dirty coins. But otherwise, a tip would be odd.
     
  2. amadeus

    amadeus As seen on OT

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    No tips! I don’t have food delivered, and this is generally a non-tipping culture.

    I like to have as few intermediaries as possible when it comes to food, so I’ll walk and pick it up. If it’s out of walking distance, I ain’t eatin’ it.
     
  3. AmazonQueen

    AmazonQueen Virago

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    Brits tip in restaurants, not in fast food joints.
    For hot food delivery in the past I think (its a few years ago) I'd say keep the change. Normal grocery or other deliveries I wouldn't tip.

    I'm not keen on tipping as a culture. It encourages low pay.
     
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  4. haroon

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    Mostly keep the change. For transaction of 21, you can give 25, 30 or 50. Some people survive daily. It feels so good also seeing the gratitude from the people in need, it makes you happy.
     
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  5. El_Machinae

    El_Machinae Colour vision since 2018 Retired Moderator

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    I tip $5 cash, the tip doesn't make it onto the online portion of my order.
     
  6. GoodEnoughForMe

    GoodEnoughForMe n.m.s.s.

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    Pre-covid I would calculate 20% then round up to the nearest dollar. Post-covd I do that at 25%. I know delivery drivers in general have all kinds of crap pulled on them like per mile rates, so multiple successive close delivery routes can suck. Also some people still don't tip. Tip the delivery driver or I will come and beat you up (obviously this is in America).
     
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  7. civvver

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    I never have cash on hand so I always add a tip using whatever food app or when I call into the pizza join. Pizza I tip $3-4. Seems low but all the pizza places are a mile from my house. $3 for 10 minutes of work seems fine. I tip other food drivers around $10. We don't order much food delivered other than pizza though.

    I tip my grocery store shipt drivers $15-25 depends on how big the order is. I don't really like percentages, alcohol costs a lot more than vegetables but vegetables take longer to shop for for example.

    I tried to tip a walmart curbside grocery guy but he said they weren't allowed to take tips. It's not delivery but you pull up and they put all the groceries in your car for you so I think it's tip worthy.
     
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  8. Socrates99

    Socrates99 Bottoms up!

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    Tripling the sales tax works for me. For drivers I do try to go $5 as the minimum.
     
  9. Truthy

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    I think my tips in general, delivery included, are something like max($4, 20%)

    I.e., if the order is less than around $20, a fixed amount of $4 or $5, otherwise 20% of the order (which is likely rounded to make the math easier)

    I really haven't even had much food delivered since the pandemic. More curbside pickup.

    Edit: do people who give a fixed dollar amount for delivery give a fixed dollar amount to waiters/waitresses? If so, aren't you violating norms? If not, why do you not see delivery people as just motorized waiters/waitresses?
     
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  10. amadeus

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    An Uber Eats cyclist was sitting on a park bench, sneezing up a storm while I was eating my lunch a safe distance away. Once again, adding to my theory that they are the last people I want touching any of my food. No tips!
     
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  11. AmazonQueen

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    If you use Uber Eats or Just Eat etc the restaurant gets less money.
    If I got stuff delivered it wouldn't be from then.
    Trouble is they are making running their own delivery service uneconomic for restaurants.
    They are making massive losses on food delivery atm but when they've eliminated the competition watch prices shoot up.
     
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  12. yung.carl.jung

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    why do you assume that's a European thing to do? I tip delivery drivers, though I rarely get anything delivered. I prefer to walk and pick it up. but then again I tip my kebab guy, my kiosk guy, pretty much anyone who does me "a service" and isn't rich gets a tip. Tipping to me is pretty much circulating money directly to workers. Their boss (hopefully) doesn't get a share, it isn't taxed and doesn't appear on any document.

    I don't tip as much because I'm poor. also, I never got tipping %. I'll tip a waiter depending on how good the service was, depending on how busy it is, depending on how much work we caused him, and depending on how much I like them of course, but never depending on what the bill was. some restaurants are super expensive, why would I tip more in an expensive restaurant? makes little sense to me, as those waiters already likely make more money than someone who works at a fast food place or something.

    are filipinos not asian? also, I don't know one country in Europe where you don't tip, so that's not the reason... maybe the tourists just thought the service was bad? :p

    in Japan, SK and China it is considered rude to tip for cultural reasons. completely understandable imho. however, in Vietnam, Thailand, Malaysia, pretty much entire SEA the tip is included in the bill and people often tip regardless of that, so her stereotype of "asians" is also wrong.

    also, I'm astounded that tourists would flock to oregon. I guess they've already seen every other country on earth? :lol:

    Does it really? In the US I know it does, but here you mostly get minimum wage as a waiter (same as a cook, for example) and then the tips on top of that, free of tax. when I worked as a waiter, I made almost half my income off of tips. Therefore I made almost twice as much money as a cook (not in reality, because we're good comrades and of course we split fairly, but in theory.)
     
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  13. AmazonQueen

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    Until 2009 employers here were allowed (and many did) to consider tips part of wages and pay less than minimum wages. That was stopped but employers do not always pass on all the service charge to employees. Industries where tipping is common frequently use it as an excuse for the low wages they pay and are generally amongst the worst paying employers.
     
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  14. onejayhawk

    onejayhawk Afflicted with reason

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    I rarely see delivery drivers.

    Then again, I am in an essential position and have been working more the last three months than the six prior. I getting rather tired of it, but it means I am not home to get the packages.
     
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  15. Farm Boy

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    Delivery. I remember that being a dangerous discovery in college. :lol: Sort of glad I can't normally do it, nothing delivers.

    I tip 15% in a sit down but I calculate it off the taxed total instead of the sales one. If I get a bunch of refills or we stay a long time it goes up, if it's like a bar and we take a lot of attention, maybe up as high as 50%. Eating out less has probably been a bright spot, I'm down almost 10lbs without any concentrated effort.
     
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  16. El_Machinae

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    There's a side-discussion to be had about whether our norms are appropriate. With wait-staff, there's the side factor that the wait-staff is being taxed by the kitchen at a percentage of the bill.
     
  17. Zack

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    I tip in exposure.
     
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  18. BomberEscort

    BomberEscort Don't be alarmed; this is a kindness Supporter

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    I tip well - even for bad service. You never know what kind of day someone is having (or life). I have never been a delivery driver but I do believe they need to be treated with respect and appreciated for the value they bring (I mean I didn't have to go get the stuff). I say thank you as well and almost all times they are very appreciative that someone recognizes their value. Heck, I may have even prevented a few dogs from being kicked when they got home because of a good tip day. :)
     
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  19. shadowplay

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    In the era of contactless delivery, I've started leaving the tip on the credit card. I wonder if the driver gets all of that?
     
  20. Hygro

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    Depends on the service. Some of the apps were taking 100% of the tip.
     

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