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I made 7 Prime Now deliveries, $3.50 tip

Discussion in 'Flex' started by Behemoth, May 18, 2017.

  1. Behemoth

    Behemoth Active Member

    Location:
    Chicago, IL
    It was 2 hour block. 2 of 7 were fresh, so no tip. But now I'm trying to explain this to myself. Are people become so cheap, that they won't tip anymore or Amazon is stealing our tips? This is regarding Goose Island warehouse. I just can't believe.
     
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  2. DeanH

    DeanH New Member

    Location:
    chicago
    I had a 6 hours block last Thursday, made 12 delivery,got paid $112, so $4 in tips, don't know what's going on

    I guess restaurant blocks are better if u like tips.

    same warehouse as u
     
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  3. Behemoth

    Behemoth Active Member

    Location:
    Chicago, IL
    If that's true that Amazon is cheating on tips then HW are the only ones to make a sense. Little work work minimum $$$. What a shame, Amazon.
     
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  4. MattDrives

    MattDrives New Member

    Location:
    Nowhere
  5. jester121

    jester121 Well-Known Member

    Location:
    Chicago
    I maintain that people are now accustomed to getting their crap in a couple hours, so since the novelty has worn off they aren't tipping any more -- if you think about it, what's the point? No one tips the UPS for Fedex guy or anyone else who drops off non-food stuff at your house. After tipping once or twice most people probably say "what for?" and just stop. There won't be any shame because chances are they'll not see the same driver every week or anything like that.

    (I know, "no one" is an exaggeration but you get the point).
     

  6. Dontmakemepullauonyou

    Dontmakemepullauonyou Well-Known Member

    Location:
    West Coast
    If you want tips, only 3 jobs left that still tip well, bartender, waiter, or pizza delivery.
     
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  7. jester121

    jester121 Well-Known Member

    Location:
    Chicago
    You forgot #1 -

    Strippers.
     
  8. Dontmakemepullauonyou

    Dontmakemepullauonyou Well-Known Member

    Location:
    West Coast
    Oh yeah I was thinking from a males perspective, knowing damn well 99% of uber drivers look like crap they ain't stripping for women lol
     
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  9. aJoe

    aJoe Well-Known Member

    Location:
    Flo-Rida
    You expect to be tipped to deliver a package for Amazon? Do you tip your UPS driver and your mailman every time they deliver a package?
     
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  10. UberPasco

    UberPasco Well-Known Member

    Location:
    Pasco
    I would if they delivered 2 hrs after I placed an order. And my mailman gets a very generous Christmas gift.
     
  11. aJoe

    aJoe Well-Known Member

    Location:
    Flo-Rida
    Then you can ask the customer for a Christmas gift after you deliver to them 5 days a week for 52 weeks a year.
     
  12. Behemoth

    Behemoth Active Member

    Location:
    Chicago, IL
    I don't expect tips. I'm comparing last delivery to what it used to be few months ago. I wouldn't expect tips at all if they could use me their car and gas.

    The problem is, like mentioned in other thread, that Amazon may use our tips towards the pay. But nobody proved that yet.
     
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  13. Basmati

    Basmati Well-Known Member

    Location:
    Miami, FL
    Driving:
    UberLUX
    In Miami they were obviously adjusting our pay depending on the tips we received. Lots of drivers complained and they eased up on it a lot about a month ago. Tips here have been okay since, however I am positive they are still skimming some.
    On Mother's Day I had a restaurant shift in the morning, and I only had one delivery for that block. The one delivery I did was to a former Flex driver, known on these forums as Limepro.
    I was shocked the next day when I saw only a $36 pay for that 2 hour shift. I sent Limepro a message asking him if had indeed tipped on his order, and he confirmed that he had and showed a screenshot with the $2 tip included. I never received that $2 from Amazon.
     
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  14. jester121

    jester121 Well-Known Member

    Location:
    Chicago
    You act like you're performing some amazing feat making this delivery? All you're doing is driving from the warehouse to the person's house and handing them a box. It's actually Amazon's logistics people that deserve the tip, since they're the ones making sure the right products are available at the right depot at the right time. Deliver my pizza while it's still piping hot? Sure, you get a real nice tip. But if my Amazon membership covers getting boxes delivered to my house super fast, why should the driver get tipped on top of that?

    When it comes down to it, the only difference between Prime and Logistics is the amount of exercise you get. Most of it's sitting in the car or waiting at the warehouse. I swear some of these Prime guys think they're parachuting into Normandy or rescuing hostages or something.
     
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  15. UberPasco

    UberPasco Well-Known Member

    Location:
    Pasco
    LOL. Prime is like a high-end flea market. They have what they have when they have it. The customer is the one who decides that they must have whatever in an hr or two.
    You paid they pizza place to deliver you a pizza, then you tip the driver because it's hot? Then why not a Prime driver who just delivered you 3 pints of Ben & Jerry's that is still frozen??
     
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  16. Solo1

    Solo1 Active Member

    Location:
    SeaTown
    I don't mind tipping unskilled labor ... Mcdonald's, $tarbucks, Store clerks, etc. What I would like to see is a Star based gratuity system ... The delivery driver would get reviewed for a good delivery (5 Stars) then based on the amount of deliveries, and stars, That driver would have more reserved offers each week ... IMHO
     
  17. Behemoth

    Behemoth Active Member

    Location:
    Chicago, IL
    It won't happen. They prefer to have over saturated market with drivers. Eventually, they will deactivate those with bad ratings.
    Speaking about gratuity, I'll take the cash tips (happened twice for Fresh deliveries).
     
  18. soupergloo

    soupergloo Well-Known Member

    Location:
    San Francisco
    I made 9 Prime Now deliveries on Wednesday and only made $18 in tips. I've done the same amount of deliveries and made over $50 in tips before.

    It's totally random.
     
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  19. Solo1

    Solo1 Active Member

    Location:
    SeaTown
    Lol
     
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  20. Keyser Söze

    Keyser Söze Member

    Location:
    Austin, TX
    Driving:
    UberSELECT
    You'd be singing a different tune if your pay fell by 30-40% or more overnight with no explanation. And now Prime Now people are pissed that they make the same you.
    Jester is the same dude who goes to a restaurant and asks for a a glass of iced water and a bowl of lemons to make his own lemonade because he's too cheap to pay $2 for a soda.
     
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