A user on TikTok has gone viral after showing how much money they earn in tips as a driver for Domino’s.
In a video with over 750,000 views, the driver, Allison (@allison_green0), shares a typical night of tipped earnings.
Over the course of 11 orders, she received $13 in cash tips and $42.29 in credit card tips, not counting her reimbursement for gas. This averages to a tip of $5.03 per delivery, though many deliveries varied in terms of the actual order cost.
“It’s not terrible for a Monday, but it could be better,” she says with a smile. “But it’s not terrible!”
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In the comment section, many users expressed surprise about the number of customers who did not leave Allison a tip.
“I don’t understand how people can be ok with not tipping,” wrote one user.
“If I can’t tip the bill or so very close to it, then I’m not going out to eat or ordering in,” claimed another. “TIP YOUR DELIVERY DRIVERS AND SERVERS!!!!!!”
“The way I would be absolutely mortified to not tip a delivery driver,” stated a third.
In the comment section, Allison shared her positive attitude toward her work, adding that she is happy with her work and appreciates the tips she receives.
“…my hourly is 10$ which I know isn’t the best but my tips and gas reimbursement make up for it. And my paycheck doesn’t ever look [too] bad,” she wrote. In another comment, she added, “…thank you to those who are willing to [tip] I very much appreciate it.”
Commenters praised Allison’s warm spirit throughout the video.
“I absolutely love your positive attitude! I was a server/bartender for a long time and have a special place in my heart for people who work on tips,” said a user.
“Love your energy. Never change!! It’s going to serve you well in life,” offered a second.
“Your positive attitude is unmatched,” summarized a further TikToker.
The Daily Dot reached out to Domino’s via email and Allison via Instagram direct message.
Update 3:11pm CT, Dec. 30, 2022: In an Instagram direct message exchange with the Daily Dot, Allison said she was “a little surprised at the fact so many people were getting upset I wasn’t getting tipped.”
“…People have this mindset that me or any driver expects tips. Now I can’t speak for others, but as for myself, I don’t expect tips from anyone,” she wrote. “I know that there are going to be people who either don’t have the extra money for the tip or people who just don’t wanna tip, and that’s fine with me. I don’t need these peoples tips, and I don’t expect them — I just do my job because it’s my job, not because I want more tips or I’m expecting so many tips.”
There are many positives that come with her job, she detailed.
“I love the fact that I get to meet so many people and I get to make people happy by bringing them the food they wanted after a long day!” she exclaimed. “And it’s fun to drive around all day.”