Should you be paying for your own gas as a pizza delivery person?

My grandson is working part-time for Domino's (to help pay for college), but is being told that his tips will have to pay for gas. Some of his deliveries are to a local airbase, some 10 miles away, and tips are very low, if anything at all. I think some employers are just using this horrible economy as an excuse to treat employees this way. Does anyone have experience with pizza delivery jobs & can tell me if this happened to you?

Asked By: Annie - 2/20/2011
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All I can say is, if you are using your own vehicle to make deliveries, be meticulous about how many miles you drive on the job. When you do your taxes the following year, itemize your expenses and you will be able to claim your mileage at the standard IRS rate, which is $0.51/mile for 2011. This rate factors in gas... More
Answered By: Erin - 2/20/2011
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I don't know how common this is, but I had a friend in highschool who worked as a pizza delivery person; she quit after a week because she was expected to pay her own gas as well. Some nights she actually lost money.
Answered By: mejaki - 2/20/2011
Yes, People that have pizza delivered at places DO no have to TIP. Most pizza delivery ppl depend on tips.
Answered By: Mark - 2/20/2011
I have pizza delivery almost every week and it's usually the same guy. He told me he makes $3.15 an hour and they do pay for their own gas. People who use this service need to realize that and tip their delivery person.
Answered By: Classy Granny - 2/20/2011
u have to pay for your own gas
Answered By: tyro - 2/20/2011
No Annie I dont agree with that, the tips should be his... More
Answered By: Susie Q - 2/20/2011
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