Utahns Switching Jobs Because Of High Gas Prices

Utahns Switching Jobs Because Of High Gas Prices

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SALT LAKE CITY (KSL News Services) -- High gas prices are forcing some Utah workers to consider changing professions.

Times are not good for local pizza delivery drivers. The higher gas prices go, a bigger portion of their paycheck goes to pay fuel costs.

Pizza Driver Scott Jessup says there is a double whammy for pizza drivers, paying high gas prices and people giving smaller tips because they're also paying more for gas. “I find that when I’m driving pizzas, I’m spending one-hundred a week on gas.”

Going to work costs some Utahns more than they make during the day. “It really is ridiculous these days because when gas prices go up that way it affects us,” he says.

Jessop says he'd like customers to tip more because of the increased cost of deliveries, but he says he understands because everyone is trying to save money.

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