I work for a delivery company here in Akron, Ohio. We deliver for online companies (Walmart, Vita-cost, Blue Apron and more). So, unlike a Fed Ex or UPS we don’t advertise our existence. You only see us when we deliver to your home (for many not even then). We are all independent contractors using your own vehicles (some with vans most using cars). We are paid $1.81 per delivered package. In an average day, I deliver 50 packages making me around $91 per day. I also receive $20 a day as a bonus for delivering to Medina. Once the company takes back some of that in fees I make around $320 a week before taxes for what is easily a 9 hour a day or 45-hour work week. I love what I do and I also believe that what I do is necessary. As we are going toward this online economy we will need people to deliver our stuff. Companies like mine provide a cheaper alternative to the larger companies. It is why I have the nerve to ask for money on this site. I want to be able to do my job and write. If you like anything I write then thank you. I only ask that if you can please help a little. From say 25 cents to your kid’s college fund anything could help.
Michael Collins is a Delivery Driver and an amateur writer living in Lakemore, Ohio
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