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UberEats Driver Cries After Getting Tipped Just 84p

Credit: @deliveryguy100/TikTok

An UberEats driver shared a video of himself crying over being tipped just 84p by a customer. 

Smithson Michael has gone viral on TikTok after he explained the struggles of working for food delivery companies in the US. 

The delivery driver, who refers to himself as @deliveryguy100 on the social media platform, explained in the clip: “I wish people knew what it was like to deliver for UberEats, Postmates, DoorDash, all these companies.

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An UberEats driver shared a video of himself crying when he was tipped just 84p. Credit: @deliveryguy100/TikTok

“I just spent an hour driving around for a $1.19 tip. I mean would it hurt y’all to tip us, throw us five dollars?

“I got a $1.19 tip and $2 from the app. What’s that? That’s not even enough to cover gas.

“How am I supposed to live like that?

“Homeless? I’m there. This and I’m sitting here and it’s gone, four months behind. There’s no way I could pay for that.”

He added: “Everything fell apart on me and I haven’t been able to sustain myself, provide for myself and these are essential services.

“I just wish people knew what it was like. I wish they understood what it was like to drive for these services.”

@deliveryguy100##helpme ##ubereatsdriver ##traction ##positiveforce♬ original sound – Smithson Michael

Since the clip has been shared on TikTok, it’s amassed over 1.1million views and thousands have argued how it’s not right when people don’t tip. 

One viewer commented: “I always tip and if I can’t, I don’t order.”

Another added: “I feel embarrassed if you don’t tip at least $5.”

However, some people said the ‘outrageous’ costs for ordering food made it difficult to tip as much as they’d like to. 

“I get it, I’m so sorry love,” a follower sympathised. “It’s the system though. It’s not the customer’s fault.”

A second said: “If the prices weren’t’ so outrageous, I would tip.”

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