DoorDash is reviving its WeDash Program.
The program requires all staff — including corporate team members — to work as delivery drivers at least once a month.
One employee who claimed to be making $400K per annum bragged about the need to participate in the program through social media.
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Delivery service DoorDash is making all its employees — even the CEO — deliver at least once a month, but not everyone is happy about the initiative, and some employees have turned to an anonymous employee social platform to vent.
Under its WeDash program, employees — including those in DoorDash’s corporate offices — must serve as delivery drivers at least once a month. They can also choose to shadow customer service staff if they are unable to deliver.
According to a DoorDash spokesperson, WeDash is the company’s flagship employee engagement program. It aims to have workers “learn from first-hand how technology products we create empower local economies which in turn helps me build a better product.”
One DoorDash employee, who reported a total of $400,000 in annual compensation, posted a complaint about the DoorDash initiative to the anonymous employee social network Blind. The post was titled “Doordash making Engineers Deliver Food.”
“Mandatory WeDash” starts next year. You must do this once per month. WILL BE TRACKED IN PERFORMANCE RESEARCHES!! What’s the real fuck? I didn’t sign-up for this, and there was nothing in my job description/offer letter about this,” the post stated.
Since December 19, the post has received over 1,600 comments. Blind did not respond to Insider’s request to comment immediately, but a spokesperson said that MarketWatch was informed by a spokesperson that the original post was indeed from a DoorDash employee. This is because the platform requires users sign up using their workplace email addresses before they can post.
“Not acceptable in anyway!” a Blind user who works at eBay commented.
“And most of us would wave bye bye 👋 👋” wrote another DoorDash employee.
DoorDash employees defended the program.
“Most of my coworkers are excited. DD pays well, I get to understand what I’m doing and hopefully make our dashers’ lives easier. ¯_(ツ)_/¯,” a DoorDash user posted on Blind.
Another DoorDash employee stated that he didn’t think the task was as important as the original poster, but that it should have been included in the job description for employees’ employment contracts.
“Seriously? They’re offering 400K for you to deliver food once a week so that you can actually try your product. And you’re not complaining. What’s the problem with you? DocuSign employee posted the following:
Insider was told by a spokesperson for DoorDash that the WeDash program has been in existence since its inception. However, it was stopped during the pandemic. It’s now being reinstated.
The spokesperson stated that the sentiment expressed by the employee on Blind was not representative of the entire employee base.