TMC is an independent, primarily volunteer organization that relies on ad revenue to cover its operating costs. Please consider whitelisting TMC on your ad blocker or making a Paypal contribution here: paypal.me/SupportTMC

Let's say thanks: Pizza for the factory employees

Discussion in 'Model S: Ordering, Production, Delivery' started by andrewket, Dec 16, 2014.

  1. andrewket

    andrewket 2014 S P85DL, 2016 X P90DL (soon 100)

    Joined:
    Dec 20, 2012
    Messages:
    5,042
    A few of us began discussing the idea of sending pizza to the factory to express appreciation for the tireless efforts of the factory staff during the Christmas rush and the chaos that must be taking place due to the P85D seat issue. I'm splitting out this discussion from the P85D delivery and P85D blackhole threads, in the hopes of attracting a broader audience and participation.

    I have reached out to Jerome to see if he thinks the idea is logistically possible, and if it can be done in a way that won't be disruptive to the factory. If he thinks it's feasible, I've asked him for a contact that I can work with to make it happen. We are currently estimating 4k employees. At 1 slice/employee, and 8 slices/pie, that's 500 pizzas. Delivery probably isn't going to work :). However, it's possible we can contract with a food truck or two to make the pizzas on-site.

    I don't have any real costs yet, but ball-parking $10/pie (Costco), we need 250 people at $20 each, or 50 people at $100 (hey, I can do math!) If you're interested in participating, please respond/discuss on this thread. Once I hear back from Jerome, and/or have more information, I'll share it here as well.

    I'm also looking for a co-coordinator. I will be traveling starting 12/23-24 for the rest of the year, and depending on scheduling I may need someone to take over planning from me.

    Andrew
     
  2. gg_got_a_tesla

    gg_got_a_tesla Model S: VIN P65513, Model 3 Res Holder

    Joined:
    Jan 29, 2010
    Messages:
    6,097
    Location:
    Redwood Shores, CA
    I'm in at $100. Would PayPal be an easy way to contribute?!
     
  3. andrewket

    andrewket 2014 S P85DL, 2016 X P90DL (soon 100)

    Joined:
    Dec 20, 2012
    Messages:
    5,042
    Probably, but I don't want to start collecting $ until I know what we're doing and how much it's going to cost. I would also want a way to either 1) easily be able to refund everyone or 2) have a charity identified (maybe the Nikola Tesla museum?) that all funds will go to if it doesn't work out for whatever reason.
     
  4. ev-enthusiast

    ev-enthusiast Active Member

    Joined:
    Sep 10, 2013
    Messages:
    1,350
    Location:
    Europe (Germany)
    ... same here:)
    Paypal?
     
  5. jp97070

    jp97070 Member

    Joined:
    Nov 2, 2014
    Messages:
    10
    Location:
    Oregon
    Great idea!
     
  6. AMN

    AMN Member

    Joined:
    May 24, 2013
    Messages:
    210
    Location:
    Minneapolis
    Employees that worked on #64,186 will get gift cards to steakhouses of their choice. I will need a selfie with my VIN# in the background and a mailing address. ;)

    Edit: Actually, that was a very limited time offer and it has just expired. Since it took over 3 weeks to produce mine, I don't want it to go back "In Production" for selfies. Pizza it is. :-D
     
  7. Krugerrand

    Krugerrand Active Member

    Joined:
    Jul 13, 2012
    Messages:
    4,255
    Location:
    California
    Oh, the irony.
     
  8. Andyw2100

    Andyw2100 Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Oct 22, 2014
    Messages:
    5,387
    Location:
    Ithaca, NY
    Just throwing this idea out there. It may not be a good one.

    But if it doesn't work out for logistical reasons, might a fall-back position, short of just donating the money to the Nikola Tesla museum, be purchasing Pizza Hut (or some other national pizza chain) gift cards and then asking the contact person at Tesla to somehow distribute the cards in some random fashion? Everyone would not get one, but as long as it was a random process I imagine most people would be appreciative anyway.

    Again, just an idea.
     
  9. damienvu

    damienvu Member

    Joined:
    Aug 29, 2013
    Messages:
    31
    Location:
    Teslaville
    +1 Count me in.
     
  10. flyboyzz1

    flyboyzz1 Member

    Joined:
    Nov 4, 2014
    Messages:
    46
    Location:
    Chicago
    In for $200. Would love to help coordinate this. With this large of an order and some notice it probably would be easy to get a chain to make the pizzas and deliver.

    What if we set up a crowd funding page for people to make donations to? Let me know what I can do to help!
     
  11. Firewired

    Firewired Member

    Joined:
    May 23, 2013
    Messages:
    367
    Location:
    San Antonio, Texas
    I'm in. Great idea.
     
  12. AlMc

    AlMc 'Senior Moments' member

    Joined:
    Apr 23, 2013
    Messages:
    5,378
    Location:
    Delaware
    Andrew: Thanks for doing this: Something to consider: It might be easier, and just as appreciated, if we sent tubs of flavored popcorn; other snack like food that you grab quick on a 10 minute/bathroom break ..even cold cut trays or sub platters.
     
  13. wk057

    wk057 Senior Tinkerer

    Joined:
    Feb 23, 2014
    Messages:
    4,714
    Location:
    Hickory, NC, USA
    As mentioned previously, I'm in for a few hundred.
     
  14. RubberToe

    RubberToe Supporting the greater good

    Joined:
    Jun 28, 2012
    Messages:
    826
    Location:
    Pasadena, Ca
    I'm in for $100. Don't even own a Tesla, but following all the drama in the P85D thread is possibly the highlight of my year :tongue:

    RT

    P.S. My Kia Soul EV has a heated steering wheel! Any of you P85D owners who are inconsolable over the lack thereof, please PM me and we can work out a nice trade... :wink:

    - - - Updated - - -

    WK,
    Glad you are finally getting your car, and I look forward to your further battery adventures.

    RT
     
  15. andrewket

    andrewket 2014 S P85DL, 2016 X P90DL (soon 100)

    Joined:
    Dec 20, 2012
    Messages:
    5,042
    I agree. If Tesla is open to the idea, we'll discuss it with the contact at the factory. Party subs, snacks, etc. Cold food.
     
  16. Andyw2100

    Andyw2100 Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Oct 22, 2014
    Messages:
    5,387
    Location:
    Ithaca, NY
    Also this is probably obvious to the organizers, but I imagine the factory works two or three shifts, so we'd want to make sure whatever we decide to deliver gets delivered once for each shift.
     
  17. AlMc

    AlMc 'Senior Moments' member

    Joined:
    Apr 23, 2013
    Messages:
    5,378
    Location:
    Delaware
    This is why 'flavored popcorn' or cookies/snacks might work. All delivered at one time and perhaps 'dolled out' by a supervisor for each shift.
     
  18. andrewket

    andrewket 2014 S P85DL, 2016 X P90DL (soon 100)

    Joined:
    Dec 20, 2012
    Messages:
    5,042
    Yep. I'm pretty sure they're running 3 shifts at the moment..
     
  19. Jaff

    Jaff Active Member

    Joined:
    Aug 15, 2010
    Messages:
    3,007
    Location:
    Grimsby, Canada
    This paints a funny picture to me...say we collect the money for the pizza...then phone some small "Mom & Pop" pizza shop in Fremont and place the order..."I'd...uh...like $7,500 of pepperoni pizza delivered to the Tesla Factory please...that's 30 minutes or free, right?:biggrin::wink:

    I'm in for $100 if someone can coordinate!
     
  20. andrewket

    andrewket 2014 S P85DL, 2016 X P90DL (soon 100)

    Joined:
    Dec 20, 2012
    Messages:
    5,042
    "Oh, sorry, I forgot to mention I have a coupon."
     

Share This Page