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Old 03-05-2024, 09:59 AM
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I can't imagine ordering food delivery these days. It's far to expensive.

Other than having food delivered to some type of business meeting where you don't want the participants wandering off and not coming back in time, I can't imagine it makes sense for most of us.
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Old 03-05-2024, 04:27 PM
Location: Pacific Northwest
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I agree that it is great. When I moved to SW Washington back in 2007, I was delighted to find that both Oregon and Washington have a minimum server wage that is a livable wage, not the $2.13/hr (plus tips) that many states adhere to.
It would seem DoorDashers themselves would disagree. The data is out.


The reason they've historically allowed server wages below minimum has an interesting history. Contrary to progressive understanding, it wasn't because the big bad corporations wanted to save money. It reduced unemployment, and enabled people to make more money in the end through tips. A win-win for certain parties.

It's not for everyone. Which is why it's great to have options. Oh well.
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Old 03-05-2024, 05:30 PM
Location: Seattle
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Anecdotally, food delivery in the city has fallen off a cliff. There used to be delivery day and night, all hours, multiple people every hour here at my condo building. Now there is practically nothing. I have seen 2 or 3 food delivery folks in the past... month?

It's a stark difference. The City pretty much killed these business lines. However, I think I'm okay with it. There's no more insane (illegal) street parking, no more bad drivers zooming through unfamiliar neighborhoods, and commercial streets like Pike/Pine are generally tamer and easier to navigate (on foot and as a driver).
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Old 03-06-2024, 10:05 AM
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My condo doesn't let delivery people past the lobby. This was a change during early Covid, but I suspect it was also about allowing a million randos into the building.

I've never understood getting delivery except in unusual circumstances. Once a year I'll order a pizza. But I can walk to a million places in Belltown and Lower Queen Anne. In this neighborhood, while some people are in a crunch or missing a leg, it's probably laziness most of the time.
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