TikToker Tiana took us on a quick delivery run.
She went to a restaurant she wasn't familiar with to get an order of $8.75, but when she arrived the place seemed to be shut down. She had made a mistake and gone to the wrong place.
“That was a super fun waste of time,” she said.
After some time, Tiana managed to get the order and brought it to a nice home. As a reward, the person inside gave her a generous tip.
“Yo, he tipped me $7! I love rich people!” she said.
She got her next order from a sushi place, yet the bag felt surprisingly light.
“It’s probably just one roll of sushi,” she observed. “But you know who orders that? Rich people.”
After driving for an hour, she ended up making a mere $21. Her spirits weren't too high, however, since the cost of gas had really cut into her profit margins.
To make matters worse, when she subtracted the cost of gas, she was left with a total of negative $4. "They can't all be wins," she said, clearly disappointed.
No money there
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It's clear that making a living as a DoorDash delivery driver can be tough. On any given hour, you could make very little.
Yet, at the same time, the next hour could be full of great orders with generous tips. It's this unpredictability that makes the job so challenging but also so exciting.
You never know when you might hit the jackpot! Maybe that's why people still do it.
What do you think?