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DoorDash

Delivery Driver

September 2020 • Waco, TX

What I liked

Everything

What I wish was different

Wait times

Advice

Be on time
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Food Delivery Driver

May - August 2021 • Canton, OH

What I liked

The openness to schedule myself for the times that best suited me, being able to somewhat dictate my pay by the orders that I would accept, the amount of pay that could be achievable per hour

What I wish was different

I wish that the company was more considerate of their drivers and didn't hide orders from us. Even though we are by definition of the job "contractors", getting to pick the orders we want to take, DoorDash hides the true dollar amounts of certain orders from us drivers so we don't "cherry pick" the orders, even though that's the point of being a contractor.

Advice

It was a fun experience overall. I got to learn what it's like to deliver food for people without the total commitment to a job such as a pizza delivery driver. I learned that the pay you can get from DoorDashing can be quite worth the time spent, sometimes getting 30 dollars an hour for being out 6 hours or so, however you also have to equate the toll it is putting on your car in gas money, mileage, and overall wear of the car. It's not something I'd recommend doing full time for this reason, but for a bit of summer cash or a side hustle for some extra cash it's perfect!
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Dasher

May 2021 • Detroit, MI

What I liked

Flexibility

What I wish was different

I wish more money

Advice

Great side hustle
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Driver

March 2019 • Wildwood, MO

What I liked

Being able to create my own work schedule

What I wish was different

More accurate pay schedule

Advice

Only do this as a part time job
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Doordasher

June 2021 • Cincinnati, OH

What I liked

I liked the flexibility for scheduling and working when I wanted.

What I wish was different

I wish the pay would be higher and people tipped more.

Advice

Keep track of mileage
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Driver

June 2021 • Klamath Falls, OR

What I liked

Being my own boss

What I wish was different

Higher earning potential

Advice

Don't do this job unless you have a large savings account to cover vehicle costs, and to carry you when there are no orders.
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delivery driver

June - August 2021 • Montclair, NJ

What I liked

own boss/could chose my own hours

What I wish was different

N/A

Advice

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Dasher

March 2020 • Seattle, WA

What I liked

I got to choose my own hours and had an option to immediately deposit my earnings into my bank account.

What I wish was different

Earnings are variable, so it’s not very consistent pay and traffic in Seattle makes it hard to deliver on time sometimes.

Advice

Schedule yourself to dash! You will be able to get orders before other dashers, and you don’t have to drive during when you are scheduled.
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Delivery

June 2020 • Davis, CA

What I liked

It is really flexible to my schedule, I could work whenever I wanted and if I had scheduled a shift and didn't feel like it anymore I didn't have to go. I am my own boss!

What I wish was different

I wish there was a higher base pay for low tip orders.

Advice

Take the time to listen to podcasts or music! You will be spending a lot of time with yourself but it is really fun to see what is going on around your town and meet workers in multiple stores.
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Doordash Driver

May - August 2021 • Grayson, GA

What I liked

Being able to work on my own schedule

What I wish was different

Better communication between DoorDash and their drivers

Advice

Doordash is a great way to earn extra money, but don’t expect it to pay enough for it to be your only income unless you live in a big city
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Delivery driver

July - September 2021 • Rancho Cucamonga, CA

What I liked

Flexible hours and decent pay

What I wish was different

The app was hit and miss so you would sometimes end up missing opportunities

Advice

Don’t use the in app directions, they will send you into a field in the middle of nowhere
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dasher

June 2020 • Bridgewater Township, NJ

What I liked

able to start working whenever and work for as long as I want, generally consistent pay and decent tips

What I wish was different

Advice

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Delivery driver

March 2019 - December 2021 • Port Arthur, TX

What I liked

Flexible

What I wish was different

Gas prices

Advice

It makes money but the gas prices are eating more than me.
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Doordash

May 2016 • McPherson, KS

What I liked

Flexibility in schedule and the proximity to home.

What I wish was different

The guaranteed pay per delivery is not enough, you basically live off of tips

Advice

You have to be okay with driving a LOT and tons of rude people
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Doordash

August 2021 • Los Angeles, CA

What I liked

I enjoyed driving around LA! I live In LA for many years but never really explored outside of my area. I really enjoyed seeing new sites and new faces, I also like being able to come up with my own work schedule!

What I wish was different

I wish that I started before covid hit, obviously I was (and still) taking safety precaution when it comes to dashing but I do wish I had started before covid hit.

Advice

One piece of advice I would share about my experience with doordash is to have Patience, there will be some rude people you come across but they're are many nice people you'll come across also!
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Delivery Driver

January 2021 • Omaha, NE

What I liked

On my own schedule any time I want, as long as it is busy enough I am allowed to work.

What I wish was different

More pay per miles driven, less reading on my phone while driving.

Advice

Learn to know which orders to accept and deny, as you’re an independent contractor and you know which orders are worth your own time.
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Delivery

June 2021 • Corvallis, OR

What I liked

Flexibility of shifts, get to play music/podcasts in car while driving.

What I wish was different

Doordash support is very unhelpful

Advice

Acceptance rate doesn't matter, only completion rate matters. Be smart and only accept well paying offers (at least $1/mile).
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DoorDash Driver

May 2021 • Bloomingdale, IL

What I liked

Being a Dasher is an extremely flexible job. Therefore, I had a chance to pick my own schedule and choose when and where I wanted to work.

What I wish was different

I wish that restaurant pick up time had been more accurate because order would take over 15 minutes to get ready sometimes.

Advice

If you want a job that is flexible and also pays a fairly good amount while attending school, DoorDash is the way to go. A bonus is that you will often get promotional events that help bring in more money.
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Driver/Sales Worker

April 2021 • Bethlehem, PA

What I liked

Be your own boss and I was able to have any free time I needed. I got to work on my time not someone else's. Also got paid fairly decent.

What I wish was different

I wish the base pay for each delivery was better.

Advice

Communicate with the customer if the order is ready earlier or later than usual as you.
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Independent Contractor

March - August 2020 • Troy, MI

What I liked

Flexibility in work times/hours Good amount of pay

What I wish was different

Advice

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