For unskilled labor, being a delivery driver is not a bad way to make ends meet, of course there are a lot of variables at play, and weird areas and eateries will net you better tips, but overall I regularly did pretty well as a daily driver.
What other job can I pick up and start making $20 an hour on the first evening? I was no good at waiting tables, but driving was well within my wheelhouse for sure.
On a good evening I might even make $30 an hour or more, when the minimum wage and my tips were combined. Of course, the best delivery job you can possibly get is for a cannabis dispensary, and let myself and others tell you why… First of all, people who smoke cannabis tend to be the most chill people to do corporation labor with! Especially if they have been out for a while, when the marijuana delivery guy shows up they are entirely often glad to see him; this translates to nice juicy tips, sometimes with money and sometimes with fat marijuana buds. The one thing I never do, even though it gets provided to myself and others every single time, is hang out with the cannabis dispensary customers and get stoned. I tend to smoke marijuana every day, however I don’t do it on the job, while I am out making deliveries. We lose a lot of drivers because they can’t keep work with the corporation and their personal lives separate and end up smoking marijuana while working. When customers offer myself and others some cannabis, or an edible, I regularly take it, and then indulge later, when I get back home.