Deliveroo , Uber Rush, Streat Stream and other cycling jobs

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  • Deliveroo , Uber Rush, Streat Stream and other cycling jobs
  • mrsfry
    Member

    What do you think?

    For anyone out there who may need some extra money or motivation to cyle or a way to burn off that christmas meal you had in 1996.

    Deliveroo Cycling job locations

    You are self employed so sort your own tax out and the rate is per hour so you are going to get money, no matter what. England is not known for being big tippers though.

    Looking on the web i see that clothing/rack (if wanted), bag, helmet (depends) are provided. I have seen a cyclist up my end with a box bag on his back (he didn’t look happy but it was raining)

    Other Cycling Jobs

    street stream

    Self employed couriers. Cycle,bike, car etc

    Kerbi

    Mobile cycle flat fixer self employed

    Uber Rush

    Do you have the need for speed? Become a uber self employed cycle courier

    So what do you chaps think (because your opinons mean so much to me :roll:)

    😉

    mrsfry
    Member

    I guess you missed the comments that point out a few facts 😉

    You get paid the wage advertised on the site. No one is forced to work at that pay.

    Read the comments on the link you posted and see how dodgey the link you posted is

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    poly
    Member

    England is not known for being big tippers though.

    It will be worse than that! With deliveroo the normal (only?) mode of payment is in advance (with c/card etc) therefore when the package arrives there is no transaction to complete where 28.50 just gets rounded up etc. I would expect no tip at all.

    footflaps
    Member

    You get paid the wage advertised on the site. No one is forced to work at that pay.

    Which is still low waged insecure work.

    If you think it’s the Bee’s knees, by all means work for them.

    chewkw
    Member

    How much do they charge for other delivery for a small business? Say within 5 miles radius? Item is perhaps a box of chocolate? Do they do that?

    Premier Icon Northwind
    Subscriber

    It’s insecure work, sure, but that also makes it good for people who don’t want regular fixed hours etc. Casual work isn’t all bad, I know a few of my students work for deliveroo and are very happy to pick up a few hours here and there for pocket money without much commitment for either side.

    footflaps
    Member

    Casual work isn’t all bad, I know a few of my students work for deliveroo and are very happy to pick up a few hours here and there for pocket money without much commitment for either side.

    Which is all good and well, except that most of the new companies getting all the PR and funding only create these types of jobs e.g. Uber etc. It’s great if your the founder / VC funding Uber / Deliveroo etc, but we’re slowly migrating from a society of secure middle class careers with pensions, sick pay, progression etc to one of low paid, insecure jobs with no sick pay, no pensions and no progression, which is pretty depressing if you think about it. One great big race to the bottom.

    Premier Icon Northwind
    Subscriber

    I don’t disagree but some jobs just naturally suit this business model. Deliveroo probably isn’t turning many permanent jobs into casual ones. I guess you’d need some analysis of how much they’re taking away from traditional take away delivery or for that matter from restaurant sitting in, but it’s not necessarily a direct competitor.

    There’s a lot of places where work that really should be contracted and fixed hours is being turned into zero hours/casual, and that’s a different matter but I’m not convinced deliveroo is one of these.

    shermer75
    Member

    I’ve been tempted by Deliveroo because I’m a student, I like cycling and the flexible hours really appeal. I haven’t done it yet because a) as above, credit card = no tips and b) I’m a lazy student, obvs

    I just didn’t like the look of that massive box the deliveroo guy I saw the other day had on his back.

    mrsfry
    Member

    Does look un comfy. Seen a few up my end on bikes. Seen ads on Gumtree and student boards. Think the main market is people looking to make some spending money. The area a person works in is around 2.2km so not bad for bike. They also offer bike racks as well, but that box is a donkey of a size. I may take this up for extra money. I thought if anyone out there needs to get some cash quick to get them buy, this may help

    Another bonus is that you are not responsible for payments as that is all done via app. £2.50 charge if the orders are £15 or more if under there is a extra £2.00 charge. The only money a person would deal with is any tips (if that ever happend) a person can also tip via card when ordering.

    No i don’t work for them i was just checking them out to see how they run

    Premier Icon gofasterstripes
    Subscriber

    Aaahhhh.. I can still hear the syren call of my Motorola… “116 where the **** are you”

    Probably sitting in a doorway thumbing through the A2Z while smoking my 12th singleskin of the day 😀

    I often made about £20 but got well fit for my impending cycle tour 😀

    mrsfry
    Member

    ^^

    You haven’t changed much

    😉

    konabunny
    Member

    Deliveroo probably isn’t turning many permanent jobs into casual ones.

    Yeah but it is intensifying the degree of casualisation. You might have been going from week to week in the past for scheduling – now you’re going from task to task where the carpet can be whipped away at any time.

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