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Uncut Pizza: Genius? Jan. 11th, 2013 @ 11:00 PM Reply

A gag in season 4 of Breaking Bad revolves around a pizza shop that doesn't but their pizza, and "passes the savings on to you."

This sounds stupid at first, but if you do the proposed math, the long term savings are significant.

Take a busy, mid city pizza shop that could sell as many as 10,000,000 pizzas in a good year.
Now, let's assume it takes about 10 seconds to but a large pizza.
Immediately we come to 100,000,000 seconds out of a year.
Divide this into minutes, then hours: 100000000/60/60=27777.
Now we'll assume the average east food worker earns about $20 an hour: 27777*20=$555555 saved per year just to not cut pizza.

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Response to Uncut Pizza: Genius? Jan. 11th, 2013 @ 11:02 PM Reply

man what a great episode of brba

i even made a ng topic about it

it's probably a good idea too yeah


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Response to Uncut Pizza: Genius? Jan. 11th, 2013 @ 11:06 PM Reply

Uncircumcised pizzas.


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Response to Uncut Pizza: Genius? Jan. 11th, 2013 @ 11:09 PM Reply

I saw uncut pizza and instantly though of BB

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Response to Uncut Pizza: Genius? Jan. 11th, 2013 @ 11:45 PM Reply

I used to buy frozen pizzas and I wouldn't bother cutting them to eat them, I would just bit into them crust-first like a sandwich.

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Response to Uncut Pizza: Genius? Jan. 12th, 2013 @ 12:01 AM Reply

20 dollars an hour is where you lost me.


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Response to Uncut Pizza: Genius? Jan. 12th, 2013 @ 12:21 AM Reply

If they are paid hourly and not on how much work they do then they would save nothing...


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Response to Uncut Pizza: Genius? Jan. 12th, 2013 @ 12:23 AM Reply

At 1/11/13 11:00 PM, ismellarat wrote: Take a busy, mid city pizza shop that could sell as many as 10,000,000 pizzas in a good year.

27,000+ pizzas per day, soundslegit.jpg

Now, let's assume it takes about 10 seconds to but a large pizza.

a limbless anteater could cut faster than that
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hPwz9TyjU1M


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Response to Uncut Pizza: Genius? Jan. 12th, 2013 @ 12:25 AM Reply

At 1/12/13 12:23 AM, STEM wrote:
At 1/11/13 11:00 PM, ismellarat wrote: Now, let's assume it takes about 10 seconds to but a large pizza.
a limbless anteater could cut faster than that
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hPwz9TyjU1M

Most pizza places don't hire limbless anteaters to cut their pizzas


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Response to Uncut Pizza: Genius? Jan. 12th, 2013 @ 12:39 AM Reply

At 1/12/13 12:25 AM, Xenomit wrote:
At 1/12/13 12:23 AM, STEM wrote:
At 1/11/13 11:00 PM, ismellarat wrote: Now, let's assume it takes about 10 seconds to but a large pizza.
a limbless anteater could cut faster than that
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hPwz9TyjU1M
Most pizza places don't hire limbless anteaters to cut their pizzas

case in point, absolutely nobody would hire someone even slower than that


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Response to Uncut Pizza: Genius? Jan. 12th, 2013 @ 12:44 AM Reply

a lot of the old school pizza joints here in nyc, especially brooklyn, won't cut their pies. can't order slices, either. i think its a tradition thing. i guess they do such good business as it is, it doesn't matter if it turns a few people away.

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Response to Uncut Pizza: Genius? Jan. 12th, 2013 @ 01:19 AM Reply

At 1/11/13 11:00 PM, ismellarat wrote: $555555 saved per year just to not cut pizza.

You pulled all of those numbers out of your ass. You could have just said that not cutting pizza would equate to a decent chunk of money saved but no, that just wasn't enough for you was it? Now we have unrealistic expectations of people being paid $20 an hour to work in a pizza shop which churns out thousands of pizzas an hour.


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Response to Uncut Pizza: Genius? Jan. 12th, 2013 @ 01:30 AM Reply

At 1/12/13 01:19 AM, Dry-Ice wrote:
At 1/11/13 11:00 PM, ismellarat wrote: $555555 saved per year just to not cut pizza.
You pulled all of those numbers out of your ass. You could have just said that not cutting pizza would equate to a decent chunk of money saved but no, that just wasn't enough for you was it? Now we have unrealistic expectations of people being paid $20 an hour to work in a pizza shop which churns out thousands of pizzas an hour.

OP's numbers work out to about 273973 pizzas a day, and just to give the shop a fair chance, let's say that it's open 24 hours. That's three 8 hour shifts, so 91325 pizzas per shift. We can pretend that maybe 10 guys work each shift, that works out to 9133 pizzas a day per employee, and 1142 pizzas an hour.
That means each guy is getting paid 1.75 cents per pizza. That's actually a pretty low wage for someone who works so hard.