Are you considering becoming a delivery driver, for UberEATS, Instacart, DoorDash or any of the other numerous courier services? You may be concerned about hangry people yelling at you if you make a mistake – we all know it happens! Today, we have another guest post from Carla D. Laskey about one of her worst UberEATS delivery experiences, how she handled it, and tips for handling that and other difficult UberEATS delivery scenarios.
Sometimes delivering for UberEATS can be a ‘fairy dust sprinkle’ kind of experience. You know what I mean: one of those rare and wonderful days when everything seems to be going your way during your shift.
For example, one day I signed on to UberEATS and received a delivery request within 3 minutes – score! Over the course of the day, I had regular but not intense delivery requests and, best of all, my last delivery of the day was on the way back to my house!
On days I like that, I make more than my $10/hour minimum. That’s the number that works for me, and you can read more about why I ensure a $10/hour delivery day with UberEATs here. Overall, you can see why I considered days like that to be what I call an UberEATs fairy dust sprinkle kind of day.
Unfortunately, not everyday will not be an UberEATs fairy dust sprinkle kind of day. Some days will instead be the kind of days we wish we could start all over, or even erase the days as if they never occured.
They don’t happen often, but I’ve had my share of those kind of days as well. One in particular still makes me shudder when I think about how much worse it could have been, and how I could have alleviated the situation by simply following a simple “best practice” guideline that on that day I choose to ignore. Let me share what happened.