My life as a Dasher for Doordash
I started with Doordash about 2 years ago servicing the Franklin and Brentwood Tennessee areas. At that time, it was not in Columbia Tennessee which meant I was driving 30 minutes to get there and staying around 6 hours 3 times a week then spending 45 minutes to 1 hour to get back home but it was very satisfying. No one in my hometown said anything discouraging about what I was doing until I started delivering in my hometown, Columbia Tennessee.
Now I’m hearing things like, do you think you will work in an office again? Why put the wear and tear on your car? These are just some of the questions I’m getting. To many being a dasher is just extra money but to me it’s serving people and getting paid to do it. The way people are questioning me makes me feel like Jesus when He went into His hometown doing miracles, they didn’t want Him there. I know people think I can do better, but I love what I am doing.
Why I love dashing? When I dash, I am riding alone which gives me peace and allows me to communicate with my Father and have time with Him. It also gives me a chance to deal with the hearing complications that plague me, Meinere’s, because I do not have to talk on the phone unless it’s necessary. My biggest joy comes from seeing the children get so excited when I deliver the food to their doors. The satisfaction of knowing that I helped someone get food when they couldn’t get out for example, a pregnant mother and pregnant mothers with kids. Individiuals who are disabled and Homebound. The workers who only get 30 minutes for lunch or an hour but would have to stand in line taking most of their lunch time. Helping the parents who have to work while their kids are on school break, they order the food and I deliver it to the kids. Those who live out of city limits and sometimes it’s people who just don’t want to leave the house. The wear and tear on my car amounts to a oil change every 3000 miles or so and gas.
The funny thing is that I thought about how nice it would be to have a fast food delivery service about 5 years ago but I didn’t know how to go about starting it up. I’m still running my typing service in addition to dashing so I’m still in business for myself. I make and set my own hours and with God’s help, I’m holding my own. God puts us in places He knows can help us not hurt us and I’m glad to be a dasher. Anyone who makes fun of me and what I do, may God Bless You. Someone said why don’t you start your own delivery service and you can have people working for you? True to that but I already own a typing business and that’s more than enough to be in control over. It’s not always about having people working for you, but for you to love what you are doing. Right now, I’m loving serving people, talking to them and making new friends. That’s what makes me happy.
If you are a Dasher, Instacarter, Postmater, GubHuber or any other food delivery service, please chime in with your comments and tell me what you love about what you do.
Thanks for reading and May God Bless You All!