It isn’t always easy to deliver for DoorDash and the company wants to make sure all their employees know what it’s like, but many are not at all happy about it.
The company has decided to bring back what they call their WeDash program, which was first instituted when the company was founded. The program requires all of its nondelivery employees, including its CO Tony Xu, to do a “dash” delivery once a month. According to the company, the program was created so employees, "learn first-hand how the technology products we build empower local economies, which in turn helps us build a better product." Money employees make during deliveries will be donated to charity.
But it turns out lots of non-delivery DoorDash employees are not happy about the program’s planned January return. In fact, more than 1,500 comments were posted to a thread on Blind, the anonymous social media sit for techies and white collar workers, with many of them blasting the plan.
- “What the actual f—k?” one engineer, reportedly making $400K a year, complained. “I didn’t sign up for this, there was nothing in the offer letter/job description about this.”
- Another added “not acceptable in any way.”
But not everyone was against it though.
- One person noted, “Empathy for your customers, dashers and restaurants is a good thing,” adding it was “an opportunity to learn from each other.”