How do you justify using things like uber/lyft, ubereats/caviar/doordash?

Microsoft / Eng eruV72
Jan 18 38 Comments

Why not just take the bus or go pick it up yourself/cook your own food?

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TOP 38 Comments
  • Twitch / Eng vQhx41
    time
    Jan 18 8
    • Twitch / Eng vQhx41
      whats the point of making such high TC and not using it?
      Jan 18
    • Apple / Eng BangOver
      Also, time
      Jan 18
    • Microsoft / Eng eruV72
      OP
      Why are you all in such a hurry
      Jan 18
    • Google JYLX20
      I'm travelling overseas in Asia and uberfood-esque apps like Grab are amazing. Chill in 5 star hotel & have street foods from all over delivered. So yes, time saving.
      Jan 18
    • LinkedIn glasscave
      I understand what other people are saying but not this guy. ^ dude you’re in amazing parts of the world and just cooped up in a hotel?
      Jan 18
  • Raytheon / Mgmt rixman
    Time is money, friend!
    Jan 18 2
    • Blizzard
      raynor

      Blizzard

      PRE
      Twitter, Facebook
      raynormore
      Ah. A fellow goblin.
      Jan 19
    • Raytheon / Mgmt rixman
      I would love to work for blizzard but the pay is too garbage☹ EA offered me 120, making 240 now. Felt awful.
      Jan 19
  • Goldman Sachs Two Ligma
    Jan 18 1
  • Amazon GisX20
    Have a small child. Tell me how much you want to cook every single day. Shit gets old real fast especially in dual income homes where everyone's tired after work
    Jan 18 0
  • Rubrik naidni
    Mean while you should build your own house, grow your own crops and animals.
    Jan 19 0
  • Apple / Consultant
    Montgomery

    Apple Consultant

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    BART
    Montgomerymore
    There are cases where you need to take taxi instead of public transportation. Uber/lyft is simply cheaper than taxi.
    Jan 18 0
  • eBay
    seat

    eBay

    BIO
    Why did you click on me 😡
    seatmore
    How much do you value your time? If you break down a software engineer’s salary in Silicon Valley, median pay per hour based on 40 hours a week might be around $70-80 an hour.

    A $20 meal on DoorDash might save you 30-45 minutes. Do you value those 30-45 minutes at more than $20 or less?
    Jan 18 3
    • F5 Networks rfLu65
      While I agree with time argument in general but it’s not like you’re losing 80$ while scratching your balls and watching shark tank. Not too smart
      Jan 18
    • eBay
      seat

      eBay

      BIO
      Why did you click on me 😡
      seatmore
      Well I guess it goes back to valuing your time. Do you wanna be with your friends and family or do you wanna be out driving to go pick up food.

      At the end of the day, a $5 delivery fee won’t be too bad when you earn $5 million over your lifetime
      Jan 18
    • F5 Networks rfLu65
      Agreed
      Jan 18
  • Google randomguy-
    If I'm getting paid 2x salary to be oncall, I'm gonna order doordash.
    Jan 18 0
  • Microsoft 505am
    Convenience makes me happy, no reason to justify that.
    Jan 18 0
  • Microsoft / Eng
    Fhdhenfn

    Microsoft Eng

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    Amazon
    Fhdhenfnmore
    I don't. Uber/lyft are almost never necessary unless you live in the sticks, and I'd rather cook than get food delivered
    Jan 18 0
  • Facebook Donburi
    Lazy
    Jan 18 0
  • Zulily mhYC85
    Yeah yeah. Time is money. Hence get food from outside and in the meantime make more money coz you will need it to pay for doctors later on...
    Jan 18 0
  • Oracle 🔴vs🔷
    I don’t have a car and there are too many hills in Seattle so I would uber there so it costs the same. I don’t live near a grocery store either. If I go to Costco I have to rent a car. It’s a pain in the ass being carless in Seattle.
    Jan 19 1
    • Microsoft / Product
      Brazuka

      Microsoft Product

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      Bain & Company
      Brazukamore
      It's not a pain at all.
      Jan 31
  • Microsoft DangerRngr
    Lazzyness
    Jan 31 0
  • Micro Focus / Product GWOz11
    Convenience...that's it.
    Jan 19 0
  • Cisco ChuckRobbi
    The time involved in dressing up, pulling car out of parking, going to restaurant/grocery, parking car in parking lot, picking stuff off aisles/ordering, checkout, drive back home, park again, pull into Pjs....is far too much
    Jan 19 0
  • Veritas / Strategy xWfa06
    Traffic!
    Jan 19 0
  • New / Other
    Tarot

    New Other

    BIO
    Somewhere in the future.
    Tarotmore
    Because i don't to... plus im adding to the economy...
    Jan 19 0
  • New / Eng abuhr3i
    Time and extreme laziness for me. My job is literally 10 minutes walk from home and I still manage to hop on Lyft.
    Jan 19 0
  • Uber kPCK48
    Um... because I don't pay for it
    Jan 18 0