Journalist looking for Amazon DSP drivers / ex drivers

Discussion in 'USPS, DHL, Amazon, Drones, etc.' started by fortunefavorsthebald, Oct 27, 2019.

  1. Hi folks,

    I'm a journo at a major publication (i.e. you know us) seeking to write an honest account of what it's like to drive for an amazon DSP and how that compares / contrasts with driving for UPS (and others).

    This isn't about trashing the company and its contractors -- plenty of news reports have already done that. It's about what it's /really/ like for folks who do this job -- including both those who like it and those who don't, and everyone in between.

    If you're at all interested in helping others understand your world, by talking on background (that means I can't cite you anywhere in any context, it's just for my education) or anonymously/pseudonymously, or even under your own name, I created this secure email inbox, just drop me a line:

    [email protected]

    again, happy to talk to anyone and it doesn't have to lead to any quotes or anything, at this point I'm just trying to understand your world better
  2. burrheadd

    burrheadd KING Of GIFS

    whats it pay?
  3. Operational needs

    Operational needs Virescit Vulnere Virtus

  4. burrheadd

    burrheadd KING Of GIFS

    sign me up

    I’ll give up the dirt
  5. Poop Head

    Poop Head Lovin' every minute of it!

  6. Turdferguson

    Turdferguson Just a turd

    Why not get a job there? Pretty sure they are hiring, they got 100,000 electric vans on order from that company that has 3 employees and has made one demo car
  7. the pay is awful at first, the hours are bad... then after like 15-20 years if you work your ass off it's great :)
  8. that's tv journalism, aka "journalism" and I try to stay away from it
  9. oldngray

    oldngray nowhere special

    Do physical labor?

    Surely you jest!
  10. zeev

    zeev Active Member

    So true, what a publicity stunt, Rivian has nothing in production after a decade.
  11. Zowert

    Zowert Active Member

    I was a public school teacher not too long ago. During the summer I would work for a small company contracted by Amazon. It was a mess to say the least. Dropped my job in the classroom the day I qualified as a UPS delivery driver. I’m already making twice what my local school district paid me and I’m not even top rate. So.. Yeah, that’s the biggest difference, MONEY!