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the arrogance in which some of you speak of these positions is beyond me. If it wasn't for these people there would be no going out to a bar, no going out to eat, no fast food, etc, etc. Let me tell you I appreciate these people. I CANNOT BELIEVE HOW PEOPLE TREAT THEM!
I tip 20% always. I am nice to them always even if I am having a problem. Just because I have an education makes me LUCKY not better than them.
Try being any National Chain Pizza delivery person. My college student son barely makes minimum wage after paying for all his gas....Last week he delivered 30 pizza's to a school function...they gave him a $5.00 tip and they get a discount from the pizza company. 30 pies @ $7.00 = $210...a 15% tip would have been $31.50.....$5 bucks just barely covered the cost of his gas....I guess simple math is not a school's strong point...cheap SOB's.
Drivers make $4.10/hr + tips...so $4.10 + $5.00 (tip) - $2.50 (gas) = $6.60....and he had to do it all with a smile.
Traffic Light panhandlers make more than that...tax-free
Sad thing is this will become the new middle class at the rate the country is going. We are turning into a service driven economy becasue of cheaper labor and lax safety standards in other countries. The gap between the top and the midle will continue to grow.
Many of these - not all - I can understand. No doubt people who work these jobs mostly work hard, but the jobs themselves just don't warrant the same pay as working at something that requires more experience, education (not necessarily college), and/or physical and mental ability. These are largely entry level and stepping-stone jobs and are not meant to be a career.
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