Here is the thing. If the tip is lower than the order e.g. someone tips $7 on a $10 then you still only receive $10. Now that they have capped the maximum tip to $10 they have eliminated the only way to make money off of DoorDash tips. When you're tipping on DoorDash you're tipping DoorDash, not the worker.
Maybe they changed the tipping system and what I'm talking about doesn't make any sense but I'm not optimistic when it comes to DoorDash.
We’ve deleted their apps and now just call ahead for pickup and go grab it ourselves. I feel shit for not looking into it sooner.
In 2012 the DoL required that tips given to workers earning less than minimum wage are property of the worker. Until the, some restaurants had pooled all the tips, giving some to dishwashers and such (rather than paying them minimum wage) and even some to restaurant managers and owners, where that “some” for managers can even be the majority of tips paid.
California allows this under strict rules (involving the amount earned by the workers making tips, and very strictly who qualifies for a share). However at the federal level managers are once again free to keep some or all of tips. Supposedly “market forces” are adequate to restrain this. Note that the federal minimum wage for restaurant workers is different from the regular minimum wage: 2.13/hr rather than $7.30/hr — because they supposedly get tips!
I'd like to get this picture straight because I will never tip again if they are being stiffed...
Still doesn't excuse them though.
From my perspective, someone evading tax, is like someone directly stealing from my wallet.
If someone doesn't pay his taxes, then I will have to pay more to compensate.
There is also a negative feedback cycle with people not paying taxes. If the neighbour doesn't pay his taxes, then I will not be motivated to pay my taxes, etc. So it's better to break this circle early.
The problem of underpaid couriers should be solved at the root with the delivery companies and work-force laws.
The whole tipping culture is a big question itself and one of the leading cause for extremely low wages. In comparison, the quality of service is extraordinary in Japan and the waiters are clearly driven by other values than Tipping Money as God.
> The whole tipping culture is a big question itself and one of the leading cause for extremely low wages
Potato, potahto. American work culture in this area is just very strange, a huge collective action problem that people can't dig their way out of because the discourse is so dysfunctional.