superjawes wrote:I never tip when I pick up either, but I always tip drivers. There is a delivery charge on most pizza, and drivers typically get paid more than others in the store, but they still pay for their own gas and car upkeep. You don't have to throw a full 20% their way, but an extra couple bucks helps them out a lot. I say this because my first job was at a pizza place with delivery. I was not a driver, but my job also didn't cost me a lot like keeping a car in good condition.
Delivery charges are the biggest scam in the world. Half of places the owner pockets the entire charge, and the rest the driver is getting no more than 50% of the charge. If you aren't tipping at least 10% on a delivery you're being a cheapskate.
One other general tipping rule. This doesn't apply everywhere, but enough people know it that you should keep it in mind. If you hand a person a tip that means it's for that person only. Whereas if you put it in a tip jar or on the table it's expected to be shared among the staff.