The Truth According to DoorDash

Sorry! No sale, boss

William Mersey
Doordashing For Dollars

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Photo by Marques Thomas on Unsplash

News flash: Forbes just named DoorDash #443 on its Top 500 corporations in America. Sounds like cause for celebration, right? Not so fast. Here’s a harsh reality: DoorDash Inc. is in its 11th year of existence. It has turned a profit for only one quarterly period in all that time. Hold the celebration. I have done 6824 deliveries for the company and I think I can speak with some authority — especially when it comes to where the company is lacking.

In the past two days, I’ve received two emails from DoorDash. The first invited me to work for them. Yup! You read that right. Clearly, one arm of the company hasn’t told another “Yo! Don’t send this guy those job offering emails. He already works for us. It makes us look inefficient.”

Call me crazy — but that right there is emblematic of why DoorDash loses money almost every quarter.

The second email was a request for me to sign a petition telling the New York City Council not to pass a new law aimed at helping dashers earn a better living. What?!?! Why would I sign that?

DoorDash asserts that another bill establishing a pay increase for dashers passed by the New York City Council six months ago actually hurt dashers — not helped them — and that the new proposed amended law is a misguided second attempt at…

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William Mersey
Doordashing For Dollars

Daily Beast, NY Daily News, Daily Mail, Independent contributor. "In all matters of principle, it's the principle that matters." Just call me "Dollar Bill."