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Old 07-18-2013, 10:40 AM   #41
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So which is it? Indications seem to be leaning towards "does not go to the drivers".
I can't speak to the mom and pop places, but I have now spoken to Dominoes and Papa Johns and neither of them give the drivers this money "directly" as tips. They would not tell me what they pay the drivers as an hourly rate, only that they pay within what the law allows.

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Old 07-18-2013, 10:48 AM   #42
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Thanks. That jives with my instinct outlined as follows: One of the most powerful mechanisms I rely on for such things is to watch what people do - their actions say an awful lot that they won't talk about. So if the pizza delivery driver job was highly sought-after, and people clamored over such jobs as valuable commodities, then I'd think that these people are getting paid good money and the job is a pretty good job. Since that's not the case, and because of my other observations about the people who do such work, I'm led to believe that the job is often a choice of desperation or at least something less than favored, making a standard tipping arrangement seem more appropriate to me.

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Old 07-18-2013, 11:15 AM   #43
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So are you saying that the gratuity added to the check goes in the restaurateur's pocket and not to the waitstaff? I would take my business elsewhere.

I guess that is one additional question to ask where the gratuity is added to the check - does this go to the waitstaff? I always assumed that it did and the gratuity on the check was to get around the cheapskates who left an inadequate tip.
Well, from this mornings news segment and with the posts on this thread, I think this may becoming the trend in the country. I've seen too many mentions of the tipping issue for it not to weigh on my mind in the future. For example, our country club uses this system and I'm going to check on it. Every dinner check has 17% added as "gratuity" with another line item at the bottom of the check for "added gratuity". I generally round up and add an amount to get to the 20% range. Now I want to find out who gets the 17%. If it's not the wait staff, I'm angry.
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Old 07-18-2013, 11:33 AM   #44
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Maybe your local pizza parlor is run by an ex-annuity salesman?

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