I think it is admirable to do what you can to be part of the team and valuable to the manager. That sort of loyalty is the sort of thing I truly value in employees.
I think we are just coming from different viewpoints owner versus employee. I don’t have anyone to earn points with or get appreciation with . . . just a task and a bill and time to spend either marketing and building out the additions to my restaurant or washing clothes. Simply different viewpoints and different responsibilities are driving what we are choosing.
Keep it up and stay valuable. If nothing else, karma will grow for you and you can be reincarnated as a sacred cow, or whatever is higher up than a pizza guy.