Over the past six months, a lot of people have complained about the fact that delivery drivers don’t earn minimum wage.
We have been earning $8 an hour, because we also make tips.
That is the same wage as a waitress or a server. On a slow night with bad weather, the tips might not equal minimum wage and that means some of us are working for peanuts. The employees complained to the manager and brought up the problems during the quarterly staff meeting. The owner told the manager that she would take our concerns into account. I honestly did not think that we would see more money, because minimum wage is $13 an hour and that is a huge pay jump for someone that isn’t paying much at all. To my surprise, the owner of the dispensary told everyone that the delivery drivers will start earning minimum wage on the first of next month. There are a couple of things that are going to change, but none of them are anything major. All of the delivery guys are not responsible for stocking shelves before they can leave at the end of the night. The guys have to work every weekend in order to qualify for the higher pay rate. The only way the owner could get the wage approved from the investors is to use the higher wage as an increased bonus for working every weekend. You get more money if you sacrifice your weekends. If you ask me, the pay raise has a lot more positive aspects than negative aspects.