OK, this is my HONEST review:
1. For what it’s worth, the pay is great. This is a relatively unskilled position and it doesn’t demand a lot of labour. On average, I earn more than the minimum wage worker (about $15-$30/hour). In a typical four hour shift, I make about $50-$70 (sometimes up to $100+). $1600/month to drive my car around town is not a bad gig at all.
2. You are your OWN boss. It feels GREAT to not have to interact with horrible managers on a daily basis. I get in my car, blast my tunes, and I drive. If I have an order assigned and I don’t want it, it’s a simple message to Skip and they’ll reassign the order. If restaurant staff are rude, I call up Skip and they look into it.
3. I set my OWN hours. I sign in. I end my shift early if I need to. I cancel my shift last minute if I need to. And I’ve had ZERO consequences for it. I LOVE that. I’m able to focus on school, my friends/family, etc.
3. The only thing I don’t appreciate is being placed in potentially unsafe situations. When you’re in a dark lit apartment building in a ghetto location of your city — with a customer screaming at you for an incorrect order — ya that can be scary. And it’s not pleasant to deal with. In terms of cons, this is my only thing to say. Cash orders can be a pain too, but hey, it puts money in your wallet.
Overall, this is a great job. Sure, you have to consider the cost of gas, mileage, wear/tear on your vehicle, but appropriate driving behaviours can minimize the cost of these things. I’m happy at Skip.
Set your own hours, be your own boss!
Potentially unsafe situations