A tip for the non tipper.

I just wanted to shed some light on my industry and how it works to give YOU the much appreciated customer a little Insite on why you should tip your food delivery person. Some of you may not know that we are part of the food industry and we depend on gratuities to make a decent living in Vancouver. Do you not tip your pizza driver? Do you not tip your server if you are at a restaurant? We provide a service and we ride hard on our bikes to insure your food makes it to you fast warm and unscathed. The way it works is that we get $4.50 per delivery no matter how far we ride from pick up to drop off it’s a solid $4.50 a delivery, now on an average we do about two an hour, all depending on how busy the restaurants are and how far we have to ride to the restaurant and customer . Although there is a per kilometre insentive but only from restaurant to the customer however most times I ride 5km just to pick something up going half a block away and then to not get a tip Is discouraging . I think how our app is set up the customer assumes we don’t see that they don’t tip, but I can assure you we know. So we average about $9.00 an hour, so you can see why your gratuities are important to us. we haul around big pink bags, we play in traffic hoping motorists are paying attention trying not to get killed busting are butts trying to stay dry and warm at the same time, all to bring you your delicious food, we are a convinence to you, we make your life simpler, we make life better one delivery at a time. Don’t be that guy/gal that your servers talk about at a restaurant, we see that you don’t tip and we know when you dont value are job or service or you’re just straight cheap. Either way, I’m assuming some of you didn’t know how our industry works and I’m hoping that’s the case. And I’m hoping tipping your food delivery person becomes more common than it is now.


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Dec 6, 2018 at 9:24am

Insite is a supervised injection site.
I stopped reading your insight after that.

Takes Two to Tango

Dec 6, 2018 at 9:48am

Here is the deal, you entitled little dip. Any business relies on service. I am counting on you to deliver the level of service I am expecting. So when you ignore my delivery note, don't buzz, call me from your car and make me run out to your vehicle (parked blocks away), my food is cold or my drink has spilled all over the inside of the bag, etc...well, that's simply not good service. Earn your tip, smile, say thanks and deliver the food the way your client is asking, not the way it is made easier on you. Exceed my expectations. You have choices in your employment. Take a hike if you're not happy and expecting a tip when you don't provide good customer service.

Here’s a tip

Dec 6, 2018 at 10:28am

If your chosen job doesn’t pay you enough, find a new job.


Dec 6, 2018 at 10:44am

A true Vancouverite, thinks 'insight' is spelled 'Insite'

No probs

Dec 6, 2018 at 11:29am

I tip based on service. If I am at a place where it's basically a cafeteria and I have to schlep my own food, it gets less tip than someone who has clearly been busting to help me - like you, huffing and puffing to get my food to my place. You, I thank.

My tip to you

Dec 6, 2018 at 12:07pm

It's your life to waste away any way you want. There are no laws on the books that require you to make deliveries for fast food restaurants. But, if that's the way you want to spend your time, don't complain about it.

Be nice everyone

Dec 6, 2018 at 12:14pm

This guy is busting his butt to earn a buck, give him some credit. And a decent tip.


Dec 6, 2018 at 12:28pm

Typical entitlement m. The proble with that app is that you are required to tip up front. How stupid and ass backwards is that? A Tip is NOT us paying your salary. A tip is earned for good service. Earn it and if you receive it say THANK YOU. Why is it when the delivery comes you don’t thank me for the tip I paid in advance?? Every other person I tip says thank you. Here is another news flash - your very rarely on time.

Tipping is bullshit

Dec 6, 2018 at 12:35pm

I assure you that I work as hard as anyone in the hospitably industry for not high pay, yet I have never seen a tip, nor do I want or expect one.


Dec 6, 2018 at 1:19pm

You chose to work a job that on average pays less than minimum wage.

I chose to not tip you if I'm not happy with the service .

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