May 25, 2017

This 70-year-old grandmother could be delivering your next UberEats meal on foot



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Decked in a thick beanie, shiny rings, and a scarf around her neck, 70-year-old Madam Teo Yoke Lan is a far cry from your usual Uber delivery guy.

This grandmother-of-two makes an average of ten trips a day delivering food around Singapore — on foot.

UberEats began its “walker” initiative in January in Singapore, where “walkers” deliver food around the island’s central business district on foot.

This isn’t as ridiculous as it seems in a country as tiny as Singapore, but it’s still no mean feat.

“I don’t take 10 trips in one go but I stop in between to go shopping and take coffee breaks so I won’t be tired. I’ve learnt a lot of new things and even learnt how to use GPS — and my English has improved!” said Madam Teo, who usually converses in Mandarin. Image: UBER SINGAPORE According to Madam Teo, she works for an average of 11 hours a day, from around 11 a.m. to around 10 p.m., and makes approximately $30 a day. UberEats pays its walkers up to $11 an hour on the weekends, and $9 an hour on weekdays.”The money I make I spend […]

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