Doordash maintains that its workers are “independent contractors” who can pick and choose among the delivery jobs available from moment to moment, based on the expected compensation. Given the outsized role that tips play in Dashers’ compensation, you’d think that the company would tell the workers the size of the tip that its customers had offered on each job.
But that’s not the case. Though customers input their tips when they place their orders, the amount is hidden from drivers until they complete the job – turning each dispatch into a casino game where the dealer knows the payout in advance but the worker only finds out whether they’ve made or lost money on a delivery after it’s done.
Link: Tech Rights Are Workers’ Rights: Doordash Edition