As of 2021, at least 1 in 3 Americans have a side hustle to help them make ends meet and there are a number of applications, available on popular software hubs like the App and Google Play Store, that make it pretty seamless to get yourself another job lickety-split. Take Uber, Lyft, DoorDash delivery, etc..
And while it’s fairly painless to secure secondary employment, the reasons for why so many folks are in dire need of another job in America isn’t as easy of a conversation to have.
Housing costs in the USA are at an all-time high, not to mention the State Government’s “unethical” and “criminal” implementation of property taxes that increasingly gouge homeowners, even ones who have their properties paid in full. Then there’s the fact that Americans get the lowest rate of return for their tax dollars, which are ultimately just commandeered by mega-corporations whenever they need a bailout for not knowing how to run their businesses without going bankrupt.
Ultimately it’s “the little guy” who’s working to stay afloat and manage their bills, taking on every extra bit of side hustle money that they can get. Oftentimes, these side-hustles become a primary means of employment for many and full-time jobs, with folks working well over 40 hours a week to ensure they can make ends meet.
And for delivery drivers, their ability to make ends meet hinges heavily on the tips they receive. Something Esmond Fountain went to great lengths to convey to everyone in the internet.
If you’ve ever worked a delivery job, then you know how disheartening it can be to make a series of deliveries, racking up mileage and maintenance work on your vehicle, just to break even or even lose money for your time.
Esmond decided to do something about it, sharing the way he “shamed” a customer for not tipping him for a delivery.
He posted a video to TikTok where he left a note for a customer who didn’t think it was necessary to tip him for his services. Judging from the visual of the letter, it seems that this has happened to Esmond on several occasions, as there is a blank space to write the customer’s name.
The letter reads: “If you can’t afford to tip then you should go pick it up yourself. Who do you think you are to order food and have someone come… Brinkwire short summary.