Slavery Job Pyramid Scheme
Shopper (Former Employee) – Chicago – March 26, 2019
Instacart is the worst place to work. They have some shady business practices that they are unable to explain. You are constantly running against the clock, and are expected to keep moving, and running to get groceries as quickly as possible in order to keep up with your metrics. No benefits for shoppers. 11 per hour + "tips". They are unable to give information on how the tips actually work. They don't have clear answers for questions I ask. Lack of transparency. Shady, shady, shady!! I heard the company steals tips, and I would not be surprised. This company does not care about their workers. The app randomly places you on lunch whenever it feels like it, so you can never pick what time you want to take a lunch break. No benefits!!
If you miss a batch, or do something else wrong, you get a "slap on the wrist" which is called a "reliability". If you get three- three strikes and you're out. Maybe. Your account is reviewed at that point, but is subject to possible termination. This job made me so angry, which is why I left. Instacart shoppers are treated like robots, not humans. While the company is making so much money, and paying the workers pennies. Do uber instead. Instacart is desperate for workers. Stay away...
Eating samples in the grocery store