Don’t get me wrong. I love my local express delivery job with Amazon Flex. In fact, I only have one major complaint.
But I’ll start with the good: The MONEY!!
The Pay Amount:
I am proud to announce that yes, I do indeed make at least $18/hour plus tips. The customers actually have up to 48 hours to tip and they show up under the day that Amazon finalizes it, not the day that it was applied by the customer. I put $10/worth of gas in my car before each shift and I easily made that back in tips alone.
The Pay Schedule:
The Amazon Flex pay schedule is awesome! After my first pay deposit, I figured out that the pay schedule runs from Wednesday to Tuesday. Since my first week was Monday – Wednesday, I was actually paid for Monday and Tuesday. And the money was direct deposited into my account on Friday. (Actually, my bank showed it as pending and had the balance available that Thursday but I think that is more about which bank that you use rather than Amazon itself.
My complaint is that you can’t forfeit just a two hour shift. For example, if my schedule is 10 – 6 and I get a flat tire, I can’t just forfeit the 10 – 12. Nope, I have to give up the entire day.
Do not — under any circumstances– give up your job for Amazon’s package delivery service. Why? The hours are just not there. The first week, I was ecstatic with those 3 days. Over the moon happy. The next week, I only received 1 block for the entire week. And then…nada. Nothing. For the last 2 weeks, I have not had any hours at all. Until things change, I have begun to think of driving for Amazon Flex as a supplemental income rather than the at least part time job that I was expecting.