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To tip the takeaway delivery person

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Downyonder Sat 13-May-17 21:06:26

So, takeaway ordered. They have added on a delivery charge. Would you still tip the delivery person ??

WhereTheFuckIsElsa Sat 13-May-17 21:08:43

I always do

Princesspinkgirl Sat 13-May-17 21:08:43

No i dont

lorelairoryemily Sat 13-May-17 21:09:50

I always do and last week I got free pizza from him! It pays to tip!

Justmadeperfectflapjacks Sat 13-May-17 21:10:33

I do. .
Guarantees your order is first and still hot!!

StillDrivingMeBonkers Sat 13-May-17 21:13:20


ihatetosay Sat 13-May-17 21:14:19

no they get paid dont they

Starlight2345 Sat 13-May-17 21:15:34


Downyonder Sat 13-May-17 21:16:10

In the past I've always tipped. I was a waitress many moons ago and the tips were what made it with while.
Some local takeaways don't charge delivery so I'm happy to give a few pounds to the delivery person, but the ones that do charge, are they giving that money to the driver and then they're getting tipped too?

user1468353179 Sat 13-May-17 21:17:20

I always give them a £1.

Berrie1 Sat 13-May-17 21:17:27

I tip most of the time.

CrowyMcCrowFace Sat 13-May-17 21:18:22

I just round up. Tonight's pizza was roughly £8 UK equivalent to feed 4 of us, so no hardship to round up to equivalent of £8.50. Alternative would have been one of us scrabbling for small denomination notes.

Not in the UK & the culture here is that fast food is incredibly cheap, but delivery guys usually get tipped (& yes our food arrives quickly because we do tip).

QuitMoaning Sat 13-May-17 21:18:43

I always give them a bit. Last delivery was £27.30 so I just gave him £30.

Mum2jenny Sat 13-May-17 21:20:03

If it arrives on time, I tip them. If it's late, no I don't.

BifsWif Sat 13-May-17 21:20:59

I always do.

Lithlingow Sat 13-May-17 21:21:12

I can't believe people don't! Do you know how much those drivers get paid, not to mention the wear and tear on their cars (possibly their only asset). I am pretty sure it's no one's chosen career.
My ex did it for a while during a period of unemployment and said, which didn't surprise me at all, the best tippers were people from council estates and the poorest areas.

PrancerForHoney Sat 13-May-17 21:23:40

My DH said the same when he did it.
Delivery drivers only get the delivery charge so I always tip.

coconuttella Sat 13-May-17 21:26:22

I only think tipping should be for exceptional service you want to recognise, not the standard. Tipping culture is unhealthy imo.

Ginkypig Sat 13-May-17 21:32:25

We normally do, about a pound or two usually.

We use the same place over and over though so the norm is that we get to know a driver from the curry place.

My friend delivers for a small Chinese takeaway and she says the tips are what she saves towards car maintenance and fuel as the shop doesn't cover that.

diodati Sat 13-May-17 21:35:12

I do, even though I hate the concept. People who are underpaid aren't going to benefit from my dislikes.

19lottie82 Sat 13-May-17 21:37:57

I do, yes.

Delivery drivers don't get paid much, they're lucky to make min wage after fuel.

GabsAlot Sat 13-May-17 21:38:13

i usually do unless i havent got anything spare

Downyonder Sat 13-May-17 21:38:35

Tip at the ready! Hurry up food, I'm starving 😳

Ravenblack Sat 13-May-17 21:38:58

I do because it's a bit of a thankless job. I don't tip often, but I do to delivery drivers and taxi drivers. (If they are on time and are pleasant!) Usually about 10%.

WhereTheFuckIsElsa Sat 13-May-17 21:41:07

coconut how exceptional can the delivery of a Chinese can be?

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