Wednesday, May 29, 2019

How the Gig Economy Seamlessly Rapes Us All

Any food-delivery app users out there? Just noticed the preset tipping range has been bumped up quite a lot -- on top of an automatic delivery fee -- even higher than you would pay for table service. (A 30% tip on a delivery order? Come on!) I can only take this to mean the wonderful gig economy provides delivery people with no hourly wage, no benefits and what else, having to give the restaurant a cut? Or maybe this is their way of (our) “giving” their delivery staff a raise. All this is to say the only player in this whole equation not getting screwed is the Silicon Valley company that created the app, which surely is getting its cut and more. 

1 comment:

  1. And they calculate that percent on the total, not the cost of food.