Uber Eats driver in tears asks’ how am I supposed to survive? »After getting a tip of 84p
“I mean, would it hurt you to tip us, to throw us five dollars?” “
An Uber Eats driver made an emotional appeal for people to tip more after receiving just $ 1.19 (84 pence) in tips for an hour of driving.
In the heartbreaking video shared on TikTok, Smithson Michael explains his experience working for food delivery companies, claiming he is nearly homeless due to poor pay and lack of tips.
Sitting in his car and clearly very emotional, Michael wiped away a tear as he said, “I wish people knew what it was like to deliver Uber Eats, Postmates, DoorDash, all these businesses.
“I just spent an hour driving for a $ 1.19 tip. Would it hurt all of you to tip us, throw us five dollars?
“I received a tip of $ 1.19 and $ 2 from the app. What is that ? It is not even enough to cover the gasoline.
“How am I supposed to live like this?”
“Homeless? Here I am. This and I sit here and go, four months late. There’s no way I can pay for this.”
He continues: “Everything collapsed on me and I could not support myself, provide for my needs and these are essential services.
“I just wish people knew what it was. I wish they understood what it was like to drive for these services.”
@itssmithsonmichael #helpme #ubereatsdriver #traction #positiveforce ♬ original sound – Smithson Michael
The clip has racked up over a million times, with 209,000 likes and 12,000 comments.
Many people hit it off, with one responding, “I’m yelling at people who order food through DoorDash and such DAILY but don’t tip!” It’s super weird and insulting. “
Another wrote: “I always tip if I can and if I can’t I don’t order.”
“OMG, I’m so sorry,” someone else said.
A fourth posted: “I’m so sorry my love. It’s the system though… it’s not the customers fault.”
Others encouraged him to find a better paying job and to blame the companies rather than the customers.
The delivery driver later added that either way, he thought the whole situation was “bad” but hoped his video would help “raise awareness.”