It Only Takes 2 Seconds To Tip Illinois Amazon Drivers This Month
Come the winter holiday season one of the jobs I do not envy is that of package delivery drivers. Think about it, there's no slow-down period in December for most of these individuals. Not only are a large number of Christmas shoppers ordering gifts online, we're wanting those packages to get here now.
In 2021, an article by Vice quoted one Amazon driver's description of the season in a very simple ten-word sentence.
I could say for me personally it makes life hell.
Factoring in driving conditions, distracted driving, every other driver being in rush, and areas of high crime, it's a job I wouldn't want to do. In fact, in another article, multiple drivers said they drove with their seatbelts buckled behind them. Why you might be asking yourself? Some nighttime drivers wanted to be able to make deliveries faster after having guns pulled on them.
Delivery drivers, like Amazon, are definitely on the list for tips or gifts. The same goes for USPS, UPS, FedEx, etc. If someone is busting their tail for you and they do not own the company, tip them for their service.
How Do I Tip An Amazon Delivery Driver?
Well, you could leave a labeled gift in the space where your packages are delivered. You could try and catch them as they're leaving your packages, or you could use this digital trick that won't cost you anything other than 2-3 seconds of your time.
If you're satisfied with the delivery (or are a decent human being) you can drop your most-recent Amazon delivery person a $5 tip by simply talking to Alexa.
Alexa, thank my driver.
Those four words take no more than 2 seconds to speak and the money isn't even coming out of your pocket. Amazon, the company, is coughing up the cash. There's more in it for the drivers, too.
The top five drivers who have accumulated the most thank yous will get an extra $10,000 and Amazon will also donate $10,000 to the charity of his or her choice. You can read more here.