My problem with tipping is that I've known girls who make $300 a night in tips while the cooks get $100 a month in tips. Which of those workers should, ideally, be more skilled? It also made me wonder why I went to school to make less than someone that I'm supposed to donate money to. So I simply avoid situations where a tip is expected. Fast food is good enough for me when I need to eat out. I can barbeque my own steaks and I can pick up pizzas myself.
@drahkik: Yes, you get paid for doing your job. However, I am NOT paid for doing my job. I am given less than minimum wage. I'm not saying it's a good system, I think wages should be a burden on the company not the customer. I never said anything about the economy, I'm not affected by it at all. By the way, I only just turned 20, am living on my own, am working 3 jobs at the moment (pizza delivery, stocking shelves at Walgreen's, and delivering papers), and am saving money to pay my own way through college, so please don't make assumptions about me when you don't know me in the slightest.
"you do have a choice, get an education and become management": I never said I didn't have a choice, and every single one of my managers never went to college, they all became managers by "working like a horse" for a while and getting promoted.
"As a deliverer your job is to deliver. No tip necessary, I don't get a tip when I pull an all nighter getting paperwork together for a trial": Well, since you mentioned that you get paid by the hour, you are getting paid for those hours you put in (I hope). Delivery service is purely a luxury. The fact that you think that you shouldn't have to pay more for a delivery than a pickup is absurd, lazy, and ignorant. The tip should be your way of paying a "lazy tax" of sorts, your paying for the luxury of having food made and delivered to your home with almost zero effort on your part. I believe that to be fair, especially since I have to use my own vehicle.
@dillianvase You do have a choice, get an education and become management. You get paid only 7 dollars an hour and work like a horse for a reason. Don't talk to me about the economy, I have NO degree and I've held 5 jobs in the last year because I bust my @$$ and each job gave better and better pay. Now I am a legal assistant making just under 20 bucks an hour, once again with 0 education. As a deliverer your job is to deliver. No tip necessary, I don't get a tip when I pull an all nighter getting paperwork together for a trial. I don't get a tip when I file everyone of my court filings with 100 percent accuracy. I do my job and I get paid for doing my JOB.