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#6941 Victoria Watcher

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Posted 15 August 2022 - 02:46 PM

The algorithm is designed to keep enough workers interested. With high enough pay and enough average deliveries per hour. That’s the key to the entire enterprise.

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Posted 15 August 2022 - 03:46 PM

The algorithm is designed to keep enough workers interested. With high enough pay and enough average deliveries per hour. That’s the key to the entire enterprise.

 

But as I keep saying I don't think the pay is that high. From my recent deliveries it appeals to folks as you previously said - their command of english is low. And sorry folks but this going to sound racist but this work appeals to cultures where working for yourself is very cultural. These delivery services business model is based on folks like that.



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Posted 15 August 2022 - 03:48 PM

If it provides them employment, what’s the problem? You might say the taxi industry has been such primarily, for decades.

If these delivery drivers would make poor retail clerks, and we have few labour jobs that suit them, why not food delivery?

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Posted 15 August 2022 - 04:24 PM

Could this be a bit of a fad, like Groupon?

Eventually there will be a price ceiling for this service and none of these companies are profitable yet, meaning they’re not charging enough for the service while prices are already higher, and very good tipping of the driver sounds like an incentive, plus you’re tipping the restaurant.

 

Groupon, Fad, totally. There were a bunch of local companies like that too. Even the TC got in the act - selling coupons. I bought a few of these things. Of course the business just jacked up the regular price to compensate for the discount. I had to file a complaint to Groupon about a local business that did that. Got my money back for the groupon, didn't use that business for the service they offer, still earks me when I see their vehicle around town.

 

Again do the math. Selling "coupons" is not a long term business strategy.



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Posted 15 August 2022 - 04:33 PM

If it provides them employment, what’s the problem? You might say the taxi industry has been such primarily, for decades.

If these delivery drivers would make poor retail clerks, and we have few labour jobs that suit them, why not food delivery?

 

Nope don't have a problem with it and it is a good thing they can be employed.

 

I just think more people should recognize that the delivery folks are likely making less than minimum wage and therefore should tip them well. I also tip taxi drivers well.

 

I make a point of thanking them profusely when they show up and a couple of times I have given a further cash tip because my residence can be hard to find.



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Posted 15 August 2022 - 06:28 PM

None of these delivery companies are going to make money when they keep sending me emails for 50-75% off orders. 



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Posted 15 August 2022 - 06:44 PM

None of these delivery companies are going to make money when they keep sending me emails for 50-75% off orders. 

 

I don't care whether the companies do. But I do care whether their "employees" do. Oh right, they are independent contractors. 

 

Since I've been harping on this for a few days, I just want to say, if use you a food delivery service, tip the driver very well. If you can afford to pay for a restaurant meal to be delivered to your house, you can afford to tip generously.

 

Oh yeah I don't cook enough (that's obvious). So I will continue to keep a few Skip people employed. 



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Posted 15 August 2022 - 06:46 PM

None of these delivery companies are going to make money when they keep sending me emails for 50-75% off orders. 

 

Do you use them? And is that money coming out of the restaurants and delivery drivers pockets?



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Posted 16 August 2022 - 06:44 AM

What exactly are we talking about when you say “generously?”

That means something different to everyone. Like are you saying tip 5% of the price of the meal, 10, 15, 20, 25 or 30%? Hand the guy $20? $50?

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Posted 16 August 2022 - 06:59 AM

Easy to make money at 50-75% off if they don’t pay the restaurant.
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Posted 16 August 2022 - 09:52 AM

The Lee's Chicken in Esquimalt is on track to open next month; recent photos are up on the Lee's Chicken BC Facebook page.


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#6952 Redd42

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Posted 16 August 2022 - 12:47 PM

What exactly are we talking about when you say “generously?”

That means something different to everyone. Like are you saying tip 5% of the price of the meal, 10, 15, 20, 25 or 30%? Hand the guy $20? $50?

 

I always give them 20% in the app and often give them $5 at the door. I had a fellow a few days ago refuse to take an extra tip even though he was the only person who has offered to take my purchase up to my suite.


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#6953 LJ

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Posted 16 August 2022 - 07:30 PM

I drove by a place called Chicken 649 today. Is that a real restaurant? Looks very sketchy. 


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Posted 16 August 2022 - 07:48 PM

If you mean this place on Quadra Street, it's real.

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Although I have never eaten anything from here, I have been told they make good Korean-style fried chicken. I agree the place does look sketchy from the outside, but that's part of its North Park "charm".



#6955 LJ

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Posted 16 August 2022 - 07:49 PM

^Oh, charm huh?

 

What's with the paper covering the window?


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#6956 Nparker

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Posted 16 August 2022 - 07:53 PM

Chicken 649 even has a website. https://chicken649.ca/

As I said I have never been, so I have no idea why the window is papered over.



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Posted 16 August 2022 - 08:19 PM

^Oh, charm huh?

 

What's with the paper covering the window?

 

It'a not currently papered up (as far as i know). I've eaten there a few times - not sketchy, actually quite delicious. 


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#6958 aastra

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Posted 16 August 2022 - 08:59 PM

 

What's with the paper covering the window?

 

Aren't businesses in the CoV required to cover over their windows? It's such a common thing I just assumed it was a regulation.



#6959 lanforod

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Posted 16 August 2022 - 10:19 PM

It’s good chicken
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#6960 Redd42

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Posted 16 August 2022 - 10:25 PM

Chicken covered in batter covered in sugar...yeah I'm not their market.



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