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Grubhub new tip policy in California discourages tips to make themselves look like they are charging less

Now that Prop 22 is in play and drivers are being paid a minimum, Grubhub has responded with a new tip policy in California that charges customers extra while telling them they don’t need to tip. Under Prop 22’s new minimums, gig companies have to calculate a minimum pay based on 120% of minimum wage, …

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How Much Does Grubhub Pay? (FAQ Series)

How much does Grubhub pay their couriers, and is that pay still competitive with other delivery options? Because Grubhub is not a direct employer, and instead contracts with self employed couriers, the answer to that question isn’t as cut and dried. How much does Grubhub pay? There is no hourly wage for Grubhub contractors. Instead, …

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Why is Grubhub Slashing Delivery Fees? Are they Stealing Tips?

In the middle of a pandemic like this, why is Grubhub slashing delivery fees? Or are they? I have to chuckle a little. I’m not sure I realized just HOW many drivers are pretty new to Grubhub. Not until I saw all the shock and anger when Grubhub started offering deliveries for ONLY $8. Or …

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Grubhub is SOLD! Who is Just Eats Takeaway and how will this change things for Grubhub contractors?

Almost a month after news broke that Uber Eats and Grubhub had been negotiating a takeover deal, a deal has been reached. Grubhub will now be owned by Uber Eats, ummm, Just Eat Takeaway. Wait, what? Who is that? What will this mean for Grubhub contractors? How will things change? What do we know about …

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Uber Eats Offers to Take Over Grubhub. What Would That Mean for Contractors?

News broke within the past hour that Uber Eats is negotiating a take over of Grubhub. (As I write this it’s about 10 AM MST). There aren’t many details right now. I’m not sure there are any details, to be honest. Sources have confirmed to several news outlets that talks are taking place, and that …

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Grubhub says they are “improving how you get orders.” Is it real or just another form of manipulation?

Is Grubhub improving how you get orders? They sent out an email to their drivers promising that they are. If you’ve been delivering for Grubhub long enough this may remind you of another email where they promised “we’re improving how you…” Early last year, they promised to improve how we are paid and ended up …

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Could Grubhub’s Attendance Policy Add to the Coronavirus (Covid-19) Issue?

Or Influenza or any other health crisis Does the Grubhub attendance policy have the potential to help spread infectious diseases such as Covid-19 (Cornonavirus)? With the growth of the gig economy, there is already a concern related to whether people who rely heavily on independent contractor income can afford to take time off. Luke McGee …

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Grubhub IS Using Tips to Calculate Delivery Fees, And Here’s Proof.

When Grubhub rolled out their new pay model, they stated that the delivery fee would be determined “based on time and mileage, in addition to the full tip from the diner.” It’s pretty clear they lied. There’s something else going into the calculation of earnings on most deliveries. The pattern is pretty clear and it’s …

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Second First Impressions of New(er) Grubhub Pay Model. Is It a Pay Cut?

Grubhub and Postmates must be in a race to see who can change our pay the most often. Grubhub has been rolling out various test pay models for several months. I get the impression they are honing in on what they want to use. This week there have been people in several markets receiving emails …

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Let’s Just Blame it All on The Cherry Pickers… (a Cherry Pickers Manifesto)

It’s all their fault. Death. Famine. Poverty. War. Justin Bieber…. Blame it all on those evil doers, those villains, those ne’er-do-wells. Cherry pickers. Those nasty, evil, horrible beings who stomp on babies, kick puppies, put pineapple on their pizza and, horror of horrors, reject orders while on delivery.

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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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