An Amazon driver is going viral after sharing his biggest pet peeves at work.
The behind-the-scenes look at life as a delivery driver comes courtesy of a TikToker named @revengekkid. In his post, he described three things he wished he had known before he started working for the e-commerce giant.
His list, which includes issues with “group deliveries” and apartment complexes, is part of a wider trend on the app. For months, delivery drivers have taken to TikTok to share their experiences – from what it’s like to work for FedEx after Cyber Monday to how Instacart customers can ‘rip off’ their drivers .
In @revengekkid’s video, he started by explaining how apartment buildings can slow down a working day.
“If you get an apartment during the day and you have houses, it’s over,” he said. “Don’t expect to leave early.”
His frustration seems to stem from the fact that delivery instructions for apartments are often unclear. It’s an issue DoorDash drivers have also voiced in their own viral TikToks. Some apartments are extremely large, or they may have security codes or entry methods that drivers are unaware of.
The second problem, @revengekkid said, is having to help other drivers during a shift.
“If you go faster in the day like me,” he said, “they’ll make you go help somebody else.”
For @revengekkid, the latest pet peeve was what he called “group deliveries”. This is when multiple homes in a similar area can count as one delivery. The result, he said, is that drivers end up delivering more packages than expected.
TikTok users had mixed reactions to @revengekkid’s video. Many took the opportunity to share their own frustrations with delivery jobs, while others said @revengekkid was overreacting.
“People complain about everything,” wrote one user.
But @revengekkid has made it clear that he doesn’t view his work as negatively as it seems. In a follow-up video, the TikToker shared three things he really loves about working for Amazon.
Among these, @revengekkid mentioned the company’s Voluntary Time Off (VTO) policy, which allows workers to finish their shifts earlier or take extra days off. This practice has been questioned in the past, however, as time off is unpaid, but @revengekkid said he was happy to take it.
“When they come up with VTO, ooh I’m on it,” he said. “Give me that VTO.”
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