“DoorDash pays the average worker an astonishingly low $1.45/hour, after accounting for the costs of mileage and additional payroll taxes.. Nearly a third of jobs actually pay less than $0 after accounting for these basic expenses.” ☠️💰 https://t.co/LlDODZEfWT— DHH (@dhh) January 16, 2020
How can people afford to do it? Makes no sense to me.— Mike Swords (@MikeSwords) January 16, 2020
Same as with driving for Uber. Running down your car incurs future expenses, but you need to make present day peanuts.— DHH (@dhh) January 16, 2020
Either this report anaysis is wrong— Rajat johri (@RajJohri2019) January 16, 2020
Or if @doordash is actually paying this less then why are workers accepting the jobs ? “They are simply offered a given job which pays a given amount, which they can accept or reject”
Or may be it’s the supply and demand curve.
I’ve worked similar gigs before and sometimes you don’t have a choice. You either take the job that pays little or you get nothing at all.— Brent ‘Human Scum’ Summers (@brentmsummers) January 16, 2020
Many gig workers would prefer a proper job, but like my situation I was unemployed and desparate for money
In the moment it’s hard to quantify the actual cost of each job you get which leads to many exploitative jobs.— Brent ‘Human Scum’ Summers (@brentmsummers) January 16, 2020
Instacart is a horrible offender of these terrible batches.
Any industry that still doesn’t have unions has potential energy that could be released by organizers. https://t.co/zf4PKGl0kv— DHH (@dhh) January 16, 2020
Right, but the bigger issue is that "union" is synonymous with "revolutionary communist" in a lot of North America.— Eric Hacke (@ehacke) January 16, 2020
If we could reframe unionization as it really is, a market force in the interests of those that do the work, it may be possible to get traction.— Eric Hacke (@ehacke) January 16, 2020
It's not unionization, it's free market labor licensing.