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Delivery driver shares heartbreaking reaction to $1 tip for hourlong food run

A gig worker has gone viral for his heartbreaking plea that delivery service customers should tip better. “Yo, I wish people knew what it was like to deliver for Uber Eats, Postmates, DoorDash, all these companies,” Smithson Michael said in the video, uploaded to his TikTok handle @deliveryguy100. “I just spent an hour driving around for a $1.19 tip.”
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San Francisco Is One Step Closer to a Permanent Cap on Delivery Fees

Welcome to p.m. Intel, your bite-sized roundup of Bay Area food and restaurant news. Tips are always welcome, drop them here. The San Francisco Board of Supervisors met Thursday, June 10 to discuss implementing a permanent cap on what third-party delivery apps — like Grubhub, DoorDash, and Uber Eats — can charge restaurants, and it’s moving forward, with a vote anticipated next week. The legislation would make a 15-percent cap on fees permanent, a measure that was adopted on a temporary basis in 2020, while allowing restaurants to sign a separate marketing agreement with the companies for other services. The supervisor behind the proposal, Aaron Peskin, was not present for the meeting, however — the same day, he announced he was entering alcohol treatment following complaints about his behavior and allegations that he was under the influence during recent board meetings. Peskin, the board’s longest-serving member, has also added amendments and delayed making parklets permanent, which was discussed earlier this week and is scheduled for a vote on June 22. [SF Chronicle]
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