Hello, I'm a delivery driver for Dominos. I'm 18 years old, in highschool and live on my own, and I have to say that people who don't tip their delivery driver are just fucking ridiculous, and here's why.
I make 4.25 an hour, because tips are supposed to make up for that low minimum wage. It works the same way as a waiter. This means, if I work 30 hours a week, I'll only make $127.5 for that week. As you can probably tell, that isn't enough to live off of. My rent is $550 a month, and I still have to pay for food, gas, etc.
I just worked 11 hours today, and drove 80 miles. That's roughly 47 dollars on hourly wage for the day, and I only got tipped **$6 dollars. ** I wish I was kidding about this, but it's true.
If you're going to order delivery, please tip your driver as little as a dollar, because that's legitimately better than nothing. I did 9 runs in a row today and got absolutely nothing for each one. We have to pay out of pocket to drive to your house.
If you can't afford a dollar tip, then I don't think you should be ordering food.