Anoyone working in delivery jobs?

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TheUndiagnosed
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15 Aug 2022, 2:09 pm

Anyone working as food delivery driver?
How is the job? Can you tell a bit about your experience?
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23 Aug 2022, 10:28 pm

I did it off and on for a few years some time ago, I liked it at the time and the money was decent for what was required, but that was before delivery apps so I can't comment on what the job is like these days. I happened to like the schedule, which was more evenings than mornings, and I don't imagine that has changed in recent years. If you do it, be sure to set your cash tips aside for car maintenance and repairs, it's very easy to just spend that money because it feels like you just get more every night, but since your income is completely dependent on your vehicle it's very easy to get in trouble if you have a break down. A credit card is also not a bad idea if you qualify, you don't use it to carry debt, you just use it to spread your expenses around if they fall on inconvenient times money wise and pay it off monthly, which also helps build your credit.


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07 Sep 2022, 2:48 pm

With the cost of gas still being over $9 cdn/us gallon, I don't think delivering food via car is very worth while around here. A friend did it and claimed he grossed around $25/hr after fuel expenses.. (but that didn't count anything for car payment, insurance, maintenance etc) but that's still putting miles on his new car that depreciate it's value. He did it when home renovations dried up during early covid and no one wanted people working in their homes. Basically, it's only worth it if you don't have another option available to you that you could earn more money doing.

The way I think it might really be worth someone's time is if they live in a very densely populated downtown core area and they're able to make deliveries without having to have the expense of a car/insurance/gas etc - bicycle or electric bicycle/scooter. Those guys make the same amount of money without having to spend $1-2k/month on vehicle expenses. If you can manage to pickup and deliver enough orders like this it might be worth your time as a side hustle. Maybe - I've also read stories of people pedalling their asses off on bicycles and still not even earning minimum wage. Depends on where in the world you are and how much the gig pays and how much people tip - you'll have to do the math for yourself.


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07 Sep 2022, 3:08 pm

I've done this sort of work in the past....it's a pain in the butt.