DoorDash Driver Leaves Order In A Tree Because He Only Got $1.50 Tip

We’ve said it before and we’ll say it again: delivery drivers seriously deserve a ton more financial stability than they’re given, as well as the same respect they give their customers. With how convenient food and item delivery is now these days, you can sometimes forget that it’s a living, breathing human being who’s carrying out your order. Someone with hopes, dreams, and a very concrete need to pay their bills and put food on the table. Sometimes, a deliverer’s patience hangs by a single, thin thread… but is that really an excuse for doing your job poorly and having a go at paying customers? Is it really an excuse to swear at someone who just wants their breakfast?

A viral TikTok video about a delivery gone very, very wrong sparked a fiery debate about deliverer conduct and tipping culture. Tipping is an extremely hotly debated topic, especially in the United States (while the rest of the world watches, slightly perplexed). On one side, you have people who believe that customers have a duty to tip, and tip well. On the other side, you’ve got folks who believe it shouldn’t fall on their shoulders to pay a large part of a worker’s wage—the companies themselves have to do that.

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Scroll down to see what happened when customer Aaron, aka @i.aaron, ordered some breakfast from Chick-fil-A via DoorDash and was told that his order was left in a tree. We really want to hear what you think about this, Pandas, so be sure to share your opinions in the comments.

Bored Panda reached out to Aaron via Instagram, and we’ll update the article as soon as we hear back from him!

When you order some food, you don’t expect it to be left in a tree. That’s exactly what happened to TikToker Aaron who just wanted some breakfast

He shared the angry messages that the DoorDash delivery driver sent him due to the size of the tip he had left

Image credits: i.aaron

Image credits: i.aaron

Image credits: i.aaron

Image credits: i.aaron

Here’s Aaron’s viral video, in full

@i.aaron #greenscreen @DoorDash GET YA BOY!! hope he’s having a better day now. #doordash #nashville #doordashdriver #ubereats #chickfila #breakfast ♬ original sound – a2

Meanwhile, some people said that they side with the food delivery driver

The TikToker made a video to respond to those comments

@i.aaron Replying to @dav9800 ♬ original sound – a2

The topic divided TikTok. Some were completely in customer Aaron’s corner, horrified by the way he was treated. Meanwhile, others went as far as to call the deliverer a ‘hero.’ Aaron, in fact, made a follow-up video responding to one such comment, explaining why it doesn’t make sense to do your job in a horrible way if you feel frustrated with your career situation.

If I realized that my order was somewhere up a tree, I’d honestly have a good long laugh and tell everyone about it. But if I got into contact with the driver, I’d try to get their perspective: realistically speaking, what can be done to improve their situation. It’s obviously not just about a single tip—there’s a larger story here, and that particular situation was just the last drop.

Aaron told Newsweek that he got in touch with DoorDash and got a refund for the order, as well as a generic response regarding his dissatisfaction with the deliverer. The customer said that he’s previously had other bad experiences with DoorDash employees. That led him to lower the tips he leaves.

“I had one guy put my food down at my door, take the picture, and then pick it back up to take it with him and he left. Couldn’t get a refund on that one,” he shared with Newsweek. Aaron noted that he is “very pro workers rights.”

However, he was shocked by the deliverer’s behavior and the expectation that large tips are almost mandatory. “I literally tipped one of DoorDash’s ‘recommended’ tips and from that comments section, if I’m not tipping at least $10, I deserve what happened. It’s just comical.”

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We’ve covered the situation with minimum wage and tipping in the US before here at Bored Panda. In short, what you’re paid depends a lot on the state where you live and the company you work for. Statista reports that the minimum wage can vary greatly.

For instance, while it might have been $15 per hour in California in January 2022, the wage drops to merely $7.25 in Texas, and $5.15 in Wyoming and Georgia. This means that depending on your location, you may be forced to shoulder the burden of paying someone part of their wage via tips, as a customer.

Here’s what some internet users thought about the entire situation

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