Do Gas Prices Affect Your Tipping Habits?

@hcromer (2712)
United States
March 12, 2007 9:55pm CST
Working at a pizza place, I've noticed that tips have actually started to go down since the gas prices have soared. Do you tip your pizza delivery driver more money now that gas costs more? I've always tipped delivery drivers about $5.00 no matter what I ordered and now that the gas prices have gone up, I haven't been tipping them any extra.
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• Canada
13 Mar 07
Gas prices are ridiculously high now, 1$ a litre, that's INCREDIBLY EXPENSIVE. I stopped doing many things because of Gas prices, I don't go out as much, I don't pick up friends or drop them off anymore, I started taking a transport bus to college too...About the delivery tipping, I still think you should do it no matter what, those guys are out delivering your pizza in the cold etc...if you don't tip them, some might get irritated and on the next order, they will do something to your pizza lol.
@Debs_place (10525)
• United States
13 Mar 07
I always use to give the pizza delivery guys a $1-2 tip, we are only about a mile away. But then they added in a $1.50 delivery charge which is not for the delivery guy. THe tip is extra. I stopped getting pizze delivered, now that I think about it, we almost stopped getting pizza entirely.
@stacyv81 (5904)
• United States
13 Mar 07
No, I always tip very well. I dont do the usual 15%, I never tip less than $5, but I usually tip more. I know that some people live off of tips and if they do their job, they deserve at least $5, if they are pleasant and go above & beyond, they deserve a little more.
@emeraldisle (13145)
• United States
13 Mar 07
We usually just round it up a bit for the time. Usually a dollar and what ever silver there was for the change. We haven't had delivery in a while but I doubt that we would give them any less. Mainly for us it has to deal with service. If the food is hot, if it arrived in a reasonable fashion, and how the driver is. I've had some drivers where I can hear their music from the street and it's so loud my windows are rattling. Those I seldom give a tip to. Also if they tell me "I don't have change" that will lose them their tip right away. I tell them fine, go get it and I'll pay you when you get back. I usually then call the manager and let them know. The managers aren't too happy with hearing what the driver did.
• Philippines
13 Mar 07
Tipping the delivery boy u mean? hehe i never do that... Im not giving them any tips like u do.. Coz we're not actually making calls to order food.. Mall is just a walk away from my home so its really easy for us to drop by and get whatever we want to get in their store like foods, etc.. Well, perhaps i understant what ur trying to say... I can say that when Gas Prices rising up, There's a lot of things that would be affected by it.. And one of them is ur tipping habits.. ayt? hehe Have a nice day!
• United States
13 Mar 07
notreally. I tip based on the amt of pizza i got, and how long it took them. This one pizza place by me has been known to take up to THREE hours to get u a pizza. Its a small college town so they dont have much competition. You call and they keep saying "its on its way" but it never comes. When that happens, they get ZERO dollars. I'm not paying them a tip when it's literally 3 hours late and cold. Usually i tip around $3-5. I tend to just pick it up myself though because i'm poor and that saves me money.
• United States
13 Mar 07
Gas prices affect all of my habits. We don't get pizza delivery where I live, but tipping in general is a little more conservative because what we eat when we are out is more conservative. It is a catch-22 because I know that these people need the money too, but it is so difficult when the prices are rising for everything !
@coffeeshot (3786)
• Australia
13 Mar 07
In Australia we dgenerally don't tip. And if we did I'd probably only be able to aford about 20c anyway! so the pizza boy isn't going to do any good from me...