July 21, 2017

Are Fresnans cheap? UberEats drivers say they’re getting stiffed after delivering

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Do you tip, or not? That’s the question bugging some UberEATS drivers in Fresno, who are feeling a little shortchanged by customers unwilling to cough up a few extra bucks for their delivery.

“I don’t think we are asking for too much,” said UberEats driver Robert Atkinson. “We are basically a waiter, delivering your food. Offer me a water or a few dollars, that would help. It’s not like I am outside your house honking the horn, waiting for you to come get your food.”

UberEATS launched in Fresno about two weeks ago to lots of excitement from customers and restaurants hoping to boost sales. Although it’s not the only food delivery service in town, it’s the one being talked about the most these days. That’s why the reality of delivering food in Fresno is hitting some drivers hard.

Atkinson, an Uber driver for about a year, has made four UberEATS deliveries recently and only one of his customers gave him  […]

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