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Doordash Updated Contractor Agreement – What has changed? (December, 2020)

Dashers today discovered that they have to agree to the new updated Doordash Independent Contractor Agreement if they want to dash. What has changed on the updated Doordash Independent Contractor Agreement? Changes in the agreement appear to be geared towards strengthening their case in the use of independent contractors, making mass arbitration more difficult, and …

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Is the New Doordash Pay Model Good?: My First Impressions

Now that the new Doordash pay model is testing, people are asking, is it good or bad? I’ve been in one of the test groups for two weeks now, and so far my answer to the question: Yes. There’s good and there’s bad. In the end, is the glass half full or half empty? Doordash …

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Getting Paid by Doordash: Why Are They Changing? What Can We Expect?

Let’s talk about a history of getting paid by Doordash. I have planned doing an epsiode on each of the four main food delivery services, on Postmates, Grubhub, Doordash and Uber Eats. We already had episodes on Grubhub and Postmates. My intention was to do Doordash next, however that is on hold. I wanted to …

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Meet the New Doordash Pay Model. Same as the Old Doordash Pay Model

I read through the email announcing the new Doordash pay model, and I have to say, I’m not sure it’s going to be much of a change. Doordash announced a new pay structure on August 22, saying they would roll it out ‘next month’ (September). Of course, September is here, and it shouldn’t surprise anyone …

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Has the New Doordash Pay Model Started Yet?

Has the New Doordash Pay Model Started Yet? I mean, it’s September, right? No. It hasn’t happened. Don’t expect it to for a few weeks. In the August 22 email announcing details for the new Doordash pay model, Tony Xu simply stated the model would roll out ‘next month.’ There was no date promised, other …

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Is there a Doordash Paycheck? (FAQ Series)

Are you getting a Doordash paycheck each week? I’m sure you already understand this part, that you aren’t an employee with Doordash, so that means you won’t be getting a paycheck from Doordash. As an independent contractor, they simply drop your earnings into your bank each week through Direct Deposit. The thing that is really, …

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Does Doordash Pay Overtime? (The FAQ Series)

Does Doordash Pay Overtime? Note: This is part of a series of articles that addresses common questions that get asked about various delivery platforms in the gig economy. The short and fast answer is, no. Understand that as a driver for Doordash, you are an independent contractor and not an employee. Therefore, employee guarantees like …

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What is Going on With Doordash? One Theory on the Great Deactivation Mystery

What is going on with the Doordash app? The past few days, there’s been a lot of buzz about Doordash that has nothing to do with their pay model and the supposed upcoming change. The Dasher app has been having some major issues. Dozens of drivers have reported in forums that they were deactivated. And …

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Did Doordash Tip Their Hand on Possible Pay Models?

Over the next several days or several weeks, Doordash Dashers will be wondering what the new pay model is going to look like. You could say it ranges between anticipation and dread, depending on who you talk to. I watched one Youtuber just giddy about the fact that it’s changing, though he seems to forget …

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Are the New Doordash “Improvements” Real or Just Smoke and Mirrors to Distract us From the Tip Stealing Talk?”

Doordash sent an email out to their Dashers yesterday with information about new improvements they are providing for their platform. If you have received any of the emails in the past from Grubhub and Postmates about how they were “improving” your pay (which translated, meant improvements for them, not us), it’s pretty natural to ask, …

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Doordash Has Grubhub in Their Sights, and It Looks Like Grubhub is Getting Nervous.

For the longest time, conventional wisdom was that Uber Eats would be the one to eventually knock Grubhub off their perch as market share leader in the food delivery business, with Doordash and Postmates seemingly left behind to battle for scraps. And yet recent reports like this one and this one show Doordash taking over …

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Is Doordash Stealing My Tips? Increase Earnings by Understanding the Doordash Pay Model.

No. No, Doordash isn’t stealing your tips. At least not technically. But you can’t blame drivers for getting that impression. Editor’s Note: This article was written during Doordash’s previous pay model so some things will seem different. Some things haven’t changed – I’ll talk about what’s changed at the end of the article. The Doordash …

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