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    Uber your lunch today? 28% of delivery drivers have admitted sampling your food.


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    Pizza delivery a bit slow today?

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    Guilty. I worked for Rosa's Pizza in Bozeman in college for a few months. When people ordered the massive X-Large option, you could take a piece, shift the other pieces around, and you couldn't tell one was missing.

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    the answer to "why do restaurant owners give workers free food".

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    Meh; as long as they're not spitting/peeing/pooping on it, I'll remain sanguine.

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    Uber your lunch today? 28% of delivery drivers have admitted sampling your food.
    Ummm they admitted to sampling SOMEONE'S food, not EVERYONE'S food. I've worked in restaurants and fast food. People in the kitchen were always grabbing fries out of the same bin or even off a plate waiting for the server to come grab it. This is nothing new. And don't EVER complain or send anything back until after you are done eating and leaving. I also worked for a neighbor who had a frozen foods business. We totally tossed handfulls of cheese and meat in our mouths while throwing the product together and packaging it. Unless you are directly involved in every step of the preparation and delivery of the food you eat there is no guarantee that the hands of others haven't snatched food mingled with what you eventually end up with.
    Go that way really REALLY fast. If something gets in your way, TURN!

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    Quote Originally Posted by muted View Post
    Guilty. I worked for Rosa's Pizza in Bozeman in college for a few months. When people ordered the massive X-Large option, you could take a piece, shift the other pieces around, and you couldn't tell one was missing.
    I got sick of pizza when I worked delivering. There was usually a fake or two every night, that was my dinner. The boss and his wife were Italian. She made tomato sauce which always sold out on sundays. They'd send me to the store to buy Ragu. I felt sorry for the people who got the Ragu but I never ratted.

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    Quote Originally Posted by muted View Post
    Guilty. I worked for Rosa's Pizza in Bozeman in college for a few months. When people ordered the massive X-Large option, you could take a piece, shift the other pieces around, and you couldn't tell one was missing.
    Man, I can't wrap my head around willingly eating that stuff sober, or even sober enough to drive. With that said, free dinner is free dinner....

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    Quote Originally Posted by old goat View Post
    She made tomato sauce which always sold out on sundays. They'd send me to the store to buy Ragu. I felt sorry for the people who got the Ragu but I never ratted.
    Ha, classic shit.

    Quote Originally Posted by idahospud View Post
    Man, I can't wrap my head around willingly eating that stuff sober, or even sober enough to drive. With that said, free dinner is free dinner....
    Hard to argue your valid point. But to your 'free dinner' point, after skiing all day and feeling like you are starving to death before your break in an hour, as a poor broke ski bum you may do a bad thing.

    Speaking of delivering sober, or not, the downstairs Zebra used to trade sandwiches for two shots when I delivered at the Pickle Barrel. So I brought another delivery driver to split the bounty when delivering there (two shots . by one driver would look bad), only to one specific bartender though. Patrons of the bar were a bit wide-eyed. Pickle barrel sandwiches were not gourmet, but we were most often sober there eating them, and getting completely sick of them for sure though.

    Delivery drivers are complete derelicts btw. Some were worse than I. I have a million stories, all of which I barely believe either. But they're true.

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    Food delivery using your own vehicle always seemed to me to be a very desperate last resort method of making the ends meet. The pay seems very low or even negative compared to the wear and tear on your vehicle that kind of work requires. Uber and Lyft are not much better. You can only do that for so long before your vehicle is done.. unless you're keeping up with all the required maintenance, which really cuts in to your take home pay. Result is often keeping up with the rent for another year or two but then finding yourself needing a new vehicle in a job that you can't do without a running, inspected and insured vehicle but only earning enough to pay rent and food.
    Go that way really REALLY fast. If something gets in your way, TURN!

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    There is a guy here locally who delivers Jimmy Johns in a Ford F350 with the V10. I always wonder if he's in the hole on pay day.

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    Quote Originally Posted by SumJongGuy View Post
    Food delivery using your own vehicle always seemed to me to be a very desperate last resort method of making the ends meet. The pay seems very low or even negative compared to the wear and tear on your vehicle that kind of work requires. Uber and Lyft are not much better. You can only do that for so long before your vehicle is done.. unless you're keeping up with all the required maintenance, which really cuts in to your take home pay. Result is often keeping up with the rent for another year or two but then finding yourself needing a new vehicle in a job that you can't do without a running, inspected and insured vehicle but only earning enough to pay rent and food.
    Pizza delivery better work than uber imo. More deliveries per hour, cash tips, peak hours that can be exploited. You're right though, it's not a wealth building strategy.

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    Quote Originally Posted by zion zig zag View Post
    There is a guy here locally who delivers Jimmy Johns in a Ford F350 with the V10. I always wonder if he's in the hole on pay day.
    Yeah. Reminds me of the time I was in Mill Valley and spotted a kid driving around in a new BMW with a pizza delivery sign on the roof. Figured daddy bought that car.

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    Quote Originally Posted by SumJongGuy View Post
    Food delivery using your own vehicle always seemed to me to be a very desperate last resort method of making the ends meet. The pay seems very low or even negative compared to the wear and tear on your vehicle that kind of work requires. Uber and Lyft are not much better. You can only do that for so long before your vehicle is done.. unless you're keeping up with all the required maintenance, which really cuts in to your take home pay. Result is often keeping up with the rent for another year or two but then finding yourself needing a new vehicle in a job that you can't do without a running, inspected and insured vehicle but only earning enough to pay rent and food.
    In the early 2000s I delivered pizza in a geo metro. I made 60-100 dollars in tips a night and was paid minimum wage. I could have easily made a car payment for a cheap economy car with those tips and I was way better off than doing anything else I was qualified for.. ie nothing.

    Plus it was easy.

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    For a couple years there, the dominos guy was also my weed guy, and it was glorious.
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    Quote Originally Posted by mtngirl79 View Post
    In the early 2000s I delivered pizza in a geo metro. I made 60-100 dollars in tips a night and was paid minimum wage. I could have easily made a car payment for a cheap economy car with those tips and I was way better off than doing anything else I was qualified for.. ie nothing.

    Plus it was easy.
    How much did you declare in taxes for those tips? If it was all totally on the books and declared there goes your extra car payment money. If not, there is always a chance it will catch up to you. There is no statute of limitations so the IRS can come after you anytime ever of they have any way to document tips you didn't declare.
    Go that way really REALLY fast. If something gets in your way, TURN!

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    Quote Originally Posted by AdironRider View Post
    For a couple years there, the dominos guy was also my weed guy, and it was glorious.
    Now THAT is a wealth-building strategy.

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    Quote Originally Posted by SumJongGuy View Post
    How much did you declare in taxes for those tips? If it was all totally on the books and declared there goes your extra car payment money. If not, there is always a chance it will catch up to you. There is no statute of limitations so the IRS can come after you anytime ever of they have any way to document tips you didn't declare.
    It's funny you say this, serious looking dude in a suit comes to my house the other night, obvious fed. Starts asking me questions about pizzas I'd ordered 20 years ago and how much I'd tipped the driver. They think that particular driver screwed the system out of HUNDREDS of dollars in taxes back in 2000. They've assembled a crack team of investigators to track down all of that pizza delivery tip money. If I were muted or mtngirl, I'd be pretty nervous.

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    Quote Originally Posted by SumJongGuy View Post
    Food delivery using your own vehicle always seemed to me to be a very desperate last resort method of making the ends meet. The pay seems very low or even negative compared to the wear and tear on your vehicle that kind of work requires. Uber and Lyft are not much better. You can only do that for so long before your vehicle is done.. unless you're keeping up with all the required maintenance, which really cuts in to your take home pay. Result is often keeping up with the rent for another year or two but then finding yourself needing a new vehicle in a job that you can't do without a running, inspected and insured vehicle but only earning enough to pay rent and food.
    We had hot boxes the boss wanted us to light sterno in. I was too smart for that; the guy who set his car on fire wasn't. Expensive job. The boss also bribed the cops not to give us tickets, so we could deliver faster. I found that out when I was ran a red light in front of the police station on NYE and the cops let me do without a ticket.

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    We had deals with all the restaurants in town where we would trade pizza for whatever they had. It was awesome.

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    Quote Originally Posted by zion zig zag View Post
    It's funny you say this, serious looking dude in a suit comes to my house the other night, obvious fed. Starts asking me questions about pizzas I'd ordered 20 years ago and how much I'd tipped the driver. They think that particular driver screwed the system out of HUNDREDS of dollars in taxes back in 2000. They've assembled a crack team of investigators to track down all of that pizza delivery tip money. If I were muted or mtngirl, I'd be pretty nervous.
    Truth be told, my real name is NOT muted, and I've been on the lam for 20+ years over a few big tips in 1996. I'm tired of running guys, really tired. I can't do it no more. I need to own up to this and turn myself in. Zion, have those guys PM me.

    Any thoughts and prayers would really help right now.

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    Quote Originally Posted by mtngirl79 View Post
    We had deals with all the restaurants in town where we would trade pizza for whatever they had. It was awesome.
    We did that, and it is awesome, so you don't eat the same food at work. I also had bike shops, the local porn store, bars (not a great idea of course while working), and the local CD shop trade for food. Best trade was the local beer distributor. I didn't drink much in college, so I'd sell all the beer i got in trades to my roommates for cash. One whole sandwich = one case of beer. Eventually all the night shift workers at the beer distributors got busted and prosecuted. We didn't get in trouble at work after the beer distributor owner called our owners up. There was no managers there, shit got out of hand.

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    Quote Originally Posted by AdironRider View Post
    For a couple years there, the dominos guy was also my weed guy, and it was glorious.
    Now that's what delivery should be all about.
    To be able to order a chronic Pizza special with magic mushrooms toppings would be a hit.
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    Quote Originally Posted by SumJongGuy View Post
    Food delivery using your own vehicle always seemed to me to be a very desperate last resort method of making the ends meet. The pay seems very low or even negative compared to the wear and tear on your vehicle that kind of work requires. Uber and Lyft are not much better. You can only do that for so long before your vehicle is done.. unless you're keeping up with all the required maintenance, which really cuts in to your take home pay. Result is often keeping up with the rent for another year or two but then finding yourself needing a new vehicle in a job that you can't do without a running, inspected and insured vehicle but only earning enough to pay rent and food.
    30+ years ago in Steamboat it was GOOD money delivering with my own vehicles, even in the winter when I drove old Landcruisers that got shit mileage. I lived pretty high for a while there and never worked while the lifts were spinning. Insurance? Ha! Rarely but sometimes if I had a car that cost more than $3-400 I'd insure it. I went through cars like water so paying more than I could make in a few days wasn't the way the game was played.

    Quote Originally Posted by SumJongGuy View Post
    How much did you declare in taxes for those tips? If it was all totally on the books and declared there goes your extra car payment money. If not, there is always a chance it will catch up to you. There is no statute of limitations so the IRS can come after you anytime ever of they have any way to document tips you didn't declare.
    I got paid a bit better than minimum so declared nothing. A bunch of years I didn't even file. Oh no they're coming to take me away hoho heehee haha

    Quote Originally Posted by zion zig zag View Post
    It's funny you say this, serious looking dude in a suit comes to my house the other night, obvious fed. Starts asking me questions about pizzas I'd ordered 20 years ago and how much I'd tipped the driver. They think that particular driver screwed the system out of HUNDREDS of dollars in taxes back in 2000. They've assembled a crack team of investigators to track down all of that pizza delivery tip money. If I were muted or mtngirl, I'd be pretty nervous.


    I never sampled anyones food in the 6 or 7 years I delivered.

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    Quote Originally Posted by zion zig zag View Post
    It's funny you say this, serious looking dude in a suit comes to my house the other night, obvious fed. Starts asking me questions about pizzas I'd ordered 20 years ago and how much I'd tipped the driver. They think that particular driver screwed the system out of HUNDREDS of dollars in taxes back in 2000. They've assembled a crack team of investigators to track down all of that pizza delivery tip money. If I were muted or mtngirl, I'd be pretty nervous.
    What they do now is run algorhytmns on total franchise sales and total tips declared expecting to see at least 10% of total sales reported in tips. It's a lot tougher to pull that off these days than it was 20 years ago. Heck, back in the 80s I worked a place where the owner paid everyone minimum wage on the books and every raise over three years, more than double min wage was paid off the books in cash.. We also got HUGE tips because it was custom furniture delivery and installation. Not uncommon to get handed a c note for 4 hours work above and beyond right from the customer.

    About 5 years after leaving that place the boss tracked me down to give me a check for a bunch of additional 401K funds. He got busted by the IRS for pretty much everything and he had to pay us additional profit sharing on what they estimated he paid cash off the books on in wages. No, they didn't come after us for back taxes on it.. But, just saying better electronic records and big data will now raise red flags if someone's a sever/delivery person doing serving $1,000 a week in product but only reporting $50 a week in tips.
    Go that way really REALLY fast. If something gets in your way, TURN!

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