DoorDash doesn’t understand tipping

Honeywell that1guy
May 10 23 Comments

What is a tip? AFTER you’ve had excellent service by a (usually lower paying job) service worker, you can let them know you appreciated their service by providing a monetary tip.

Then why does DoorDash ask to provide a tip BEFORE you’ve placed the order? This allows the worker to provide whatever service they please knowing they already have the tip. Secondly, this just further exacerbates America’s odd tipping culture.

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TOP 23 Comments
  • Oracle / Data bendy
    No they are trying to monetize your good will. Tips get added to the general comp pool. So your driver does not directly get the tip.

    I heard there was word of outlawing this practice but don’t know where it’s passed or not.
    May 10 3
    • Microsoft
      Tier 1

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      Tier 1more
      Tip pools definitely need to be outlawed. It’s fraud.
      May 10
    • Qualtrics ❄️IsComing
      Yes. And DoorDash is probably the only food delivery company currently doing this.
      May 10
    • Microsoft
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      Microsoft

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      Even some restaurants do this
      May 10
  • Microsoft kdifihv
    The whole tipping culture is BS and needs to end
    May 11 2
    • neah... if you're not paying the waiter's compensation, who will? the owner?! he's too busy choosing the color on that new benz
      May 11
    • Honeywell that1guy
      OP
      The customer pays the same amount. $10 meal + $2.50 tip. Just make the meal $12.50 and pay the waitress a living wage.
      May 11
  • it's optional but I think the driver sees if there is a tip or no. So potentially the tip is the difference between spit in your food and no spit in your food...😐
    May 10 5
    • New
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      notTeslaamore
      Sees how much as well?
      May 10
    • Honeywell that1guy
      OP
      They don’t make the food so they’d have to unwrap it and rewrap it
      May 11
    • oh yeah, like that's hard with a pizza box, lol
      May 11
    • Honeywell that1guy
      OP
      Who DoorDash’s a pizza?! That’s like THE original food delivery service.
      May 11
    • Pizza, Chinese, Indian... it's not locked in a safe box... but yeah, if you are willing to take the chance and not tip because your food container is impenetrable, be my guest 😂
      May 11
  • Qualcomm / Eng LazyPro
    Who cares? Dashpass is awesome!
    May 10 1
    • eBay Parked
      Dash pass doesn't mean no tipping last time I checked
      May 10
  • Oath FindingMe
    Someone also mentioned that these guys have some weekly wage, if they make some amount in tip then company pays them just the difference, which means its not wage+tips, they just get normal wage and tips actually go into their pockets.
    May 10 1
    • Honeywell that1guy
      OP
      I really don’t expect that - mostly because this is 1099 contractor work where the individual can choose how much to work and when.
      May 11
  • Verizon G.Jetson
    Square asks for a tip amount at the register when you're placing your own order. Isn't the point to tip for service?
    May 11 0
  • Expedia jus
    Does DoorDash forces a Tip or it is optional?
    May 10 2
    • Qualcomm / Eng LazyPro
      It's optional
      May 10
    • Airbnb cjU8sh
      Optional but the UI makes you jump through a hoop to avoid it
      May 11
  • Google uzaname
    Doordash tipping is like some of the SF restaurants writing in their menu that they will add 3% to the final bill order to provide a living wage for employees
    May 11 0
  • IBM / Eng
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    Imagine tipping
    May 10 0