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Pizza delivery guy gets awesome surprise

Delivery Man Gets Tip Next Day
Usually it's the pizza delivery guys doing the delivering, but one Papa John's worker in Oregon got a very special delivery himself.

25-year-old Andrew Shaffer told Good Morning America he was kind of disappointed after he delivered a pizza to a couple one evening. They only gave him $23 for a $22.67 pizza - not much of a tip.

But the next day, that disappointment turned into utter surprise.

He told 'GMA' he walked into work and his boss wanted to talk to him. At first, Andrew feared he had done something wrong, though he couldn't remember being rude in the slightest. Then, he was handed a handmade 'Thank You' note with $20 inside. It was from the couple who had failed to tip him the night before.

It read, "We would like to apologize for our impaired math skills and thank you for the work you do. We appreciate it immensely."

This isn't the first generous tip that has made the news. Last year,a woman paid for a waitress' dream vacation to Italy by leaving a $1,000 tip on a $60 tab, and few bartenders in Utah got a $5,000 tip on a bill that was barely more than $200.

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Rich April 02 2014 at 10:47 AM

From experience, I can tell you there are a lot of people out there who do not tip pizza delivery drivers. Considering most drivers drive their own vehicles and get minimal reimbursement for their gas and more importantly, all the wear and tear they put on their vehicles, it's pretty disgusting that anyone would not tip, but it happens. What is worse is that one group of people in particular rarely tip. I guess it's because they don't actually work in the first place, so they have no clue what it's like trying to actually work for a living.

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blueeyessing Rich April 02 2014 at 11:00 AM

The public school cafeteria here ordered enough pizza for 300 students for lunch. The delivery man showed up with dozens of boxes of warm pizza.....and nobody tipped him. I guess it wasn't in the school budget. Schools need to plan that in also.

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gladymills1@aol. blueeyessing April 02 2014 at 11:41 AM

if teachers had each student bring 10cent that day , and than have 30.00 in dimes for the delivery person, its better than zero...since the pizza place got a nice big order for that day the owner should give person 10.00 out of his/ her pocket, cause i would like to see the mgr. deliver that order...laughing

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gladymills1@aol. Rich April 02 2014 at 11:36 AM

its not my fault someone picked a job that requires use of their car and i order a pizza once a month maybe and now im suppose to give you a tip for your gas and tires? but like i said before i just pick it up myself so i can save money...now if i had no car to pick it up i would ask for delivery and give a 1.00...thats me

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hoshjare gladymills1@aol. April 02 2014 at 3:26 PM

yes, i just picked this job off the job tree! Because all jobs are easy to get and it's all about your choice. In your world, we're all doctors and have no idea how to cook food, pave highways, or build airplanes. Why oh why did I choose to grab this job from the HUGE ABUNDANCE of jobs out there? I'm so stupid for not CHOOSING as smartly as you have....fool

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edinowns April 02 2014 at 9:51 AM

This was a kind gesture for the people to have an afterthought and provide a tip. I don't usually post things on the internet; however, I find the replies regarding blacks not tipping to be very offensive and also wrong. I am a human being of color and always tip. This is done at all eating facilities such as Pizza places, Tim Horton's, McDonald's, Taco Bell, White Castle, other restaurants, car washes and other service related places. When I tip at fast food places I ask the person taking it to share with co-workers who directly assisted with my order. I am surprised at the number of employees who are shocked to receive a tip and often they may comment they are not allowed to accept it but express their appreciation. I don't have much, but when I recognize others, I get a reward from their happiness as well as the feeling I get from helping someone out! A great shout out to "every" employee or business owner who provides service without an attitude!!!!!

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whisdsngr edinowns April 02 2014 at 10:21 AM

I do not believe it has anything to do with color but rather class. If you actually value someone's efforts in the proper industry you tip. Usually you are taught that by your parents. My sister used to be a carriage driver and most people were good about tipping though some didn't tip at all and it didn't matter on color or financial station. It was true that a greater percentage of the Afr, Am. didn't but we believe that is because they are told by media and politicians that they are supposed to be rude, ignorant, and hostile because white people suck. Now don't misunderstand me I am Native American (Grandfather was full Ojibwa) and he and my mother faced discrimination but they didn't let them change them. Either you are genuinely considerate of other people and grateful or your not. That comes mostly from upbringing and I have noticed that downright rudeness is getting to be the "cool" way to go amongst youngsters. As a Christian mother I teach my kids to mind there p's and q's and my 7 yr old son holds the door open like a gentleman. I have also told him that if a woman has a problem with it that just shows her stupidity and insecurity. I also teach the Golden Rule so they know better than to litter or join in on the trend of "roasting" fellow bus riders. They know they have the knowledge and ok to defend themselves or someone else in trouble if the grownups won't. So congrats to the pizza guy and the tipper for being a good example but am sorry consideration is so now rare that it is in the news. Keep up the great attitude edinowns that alone will carry you far !

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ksandrasff April 02 2014 at 9:44 AM

You never can tell what will happen next, most people are kind.

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steve cutie ksandrasff April 02 2014 at 9:53 AM

Does tipping make you more kind?

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lbvlpk1753 steve cutie April 02 2014 at 10:14 AM

It makes you considerate and Kind if you give more tips than what it would have cost you to go there and get food yourself..including how you value your time.

If you think that spending your time driving to the shop/store/restaurant to buy/get food or anything else isn't worth it than you have to pay somebody to do it: that is If you would make much more $$ during that time then you would have to pay somebody to do it.

Everybody has their bills to pay and I do not think that anybody will tell you that their time is worthless: maybe they'd rather be with their families or just relax, make some money during that time instead of delivering food to somebody and spending money on gas, pay for car insurance, car maintenance, ets...
Whoever orders any kind of delivery has to consider all the facts and ask yourselves why not just get off your couches, get out and get food without ordering in if you are not planning on paying for somebody else's time/expense.

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StylzByLois steve cutie April 02 2014 at 10:15 AM

It makes you human.

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discc April 02 2014 at 9:42 AM

- Fair Labor Standards Act Advisor

What is the minimum wage for workers who receive tips?

The Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA) requires payment of at least the federal minimum wage to covered, nonexempt employees. An employer of a tipped employee is only required to pay $2.13 an hour in direct wages if that amount plus the tips received equals at least the federal minimum wage, the employee retains all tips and the employee customarily and regularly receives more than $30 a month in tips. If an employee's tips combined with the employer's direct wages of at least $2.13 an hour do not equal the federal minimum hourly wage, the employer must make up the difference. I always tip but some folks are getting ripped off by their employers if they are not making at least min wage.

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starfield1 discc April 02 2014 at 10:04 AM

Yes this is the law as stated now here is how it really is...you work the lunch shift and it is slow and you don't get good tips...you work the dinner shift and several couples park themselves at your table after dinner when you could have had a table turnover and talk for awhile. You don't make minimum wage...Yeah go complain to management and you will get FIRED. Yeah go prove that is WHY you were teminated. Mgmt says "oh business was slow" or "didn't need that many waitresses"

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Kat April 02 2014 at 9:41 AM

Oh my goodness.. You people are morons. He got his tip and doesn't feel jilted.. and you dumb asses have to berate and turn it into something it is not.. I bet you don't tip either.. and for those that claim you do something to someones food "the next time".. you're a vial and disgusting excuse for a human being. Just remember, what goes around comes around you nasty pigs!

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steve cutie Kat April 02 2014 at 9:55 AM

I dont tip on delivery..let the company he works for give him 15% of the bill.

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auntiem30sure April 02 2014 at 9:40 AM

Myself and a friend were working an Oktoberfest one of our many tables walked out on a check that was $200.00. We were dreading the next day. not sure how it was going to be handled. We walked in and the boss came over and handed us each $40.00. The couples all assumed the others had paid the check. When they realized no one had they came back at 1 am just after we had gone home to pay it and leave us a tip...

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steve cutie auntiem30sure April 02 2014 at 9:56 AM

so sweet tears in my eyes..

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bchbum63 April 02 2014 at 9:26 AM

A lot of nasty posts.

What a kind story. Good for the customers!

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Max Lilly April 02 2014 at 2:50 PM

Definition of T.I.P. is; to insure promptness. we all have our 15 minutes of fame, generous people being responsible to the rich or struggling class is unforgettable

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hoshjare Max Lilly April 02 2014 at 3:41 PM

No, it isn't. That's just something a none-too-clever restaurant manager said to bolster morale. To "insure" doesn't mean what you think it does. I guess you pay "car ensurance?" It doesn't work, i'm tired of hearing that.

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TruckerGeoff1 April 02 2014 at 3:09 PM

My mother was a "Mixologist" (Bartender / Waitress) for most of her life and she always told me you tip according to the service you recieve. Bad service gets a bad tip, good service gets a good tip, and EXCELLENT service gets a superb tip. Thats what I've lived by the last 45 years and will continue to do!

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im22ss April 02 2014 at 3:18 PM

Most workers who receive tips work in jobs that pay less because tips are considered part of their salary. When I worked as a bartender, my shift pay for eight hours of work was $30.00. If tips were minimal, it was a long night.

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