I operate in an extremely pretentious and entitled city (DC metro area) where there are lots of high rise apartment buildings filled with young professional millennials who order Uber eats quite a bit. I've worked in hospitality and restaurants for several years, and thought it was a given that if someone is handling my food they should be tipped. I mean I always tip the pizza delivery guy and the Chinese food delivery guy. When I first started delivering with uber eats, I would go through the hassle of finding parking, figuring out how to get into these secured buildings, checking in with the concierge, riding the elevator up to the 12th floor, and then walking to the very last apartment at the end of the hallway to deliver the food. Only to discover after I get back to my car and end the trip, that more often than not, these people aren't tipping. When I check back after a day or two, still no tip. I did notice that when I go in the app to rate the delivery, I can give them a thumbs down for not meeting me outside. I interpreted this to mean that Deliver to the Door means that I'm only required to deliver to the front door of the building, and that I don't have to feel obligated to go through the hassle of being buzzed up and taking an elevator ride. When people ask me to come up to their apartment, I ask them to meet me in the lobby. Sometimes I get push back, but I've decided that I'm ok with that because most likely, they're not leaving a tip. Furthermore, in the DC area, parking is so hard to find and not free and it's very easy to be ticketed and towed. (Of course Uber is not picking up that tab.) Even if Uber does not care about the delivery partner, it's in the company's interest to require customers to meet downstairs. The sooner I end the delivery trip, the smaller my share of the fee that uber charges to the restaurant will be.