When quarantine started in the Philippines, food delivery services became among the most reliable options for sustenance and necessities.
It does not matter if it is from the grocery store, wet market, pharmacy; these delivery service riders will do the job.
But the responsibilities of these riders are not as easy as it seems. A food delivery service company took to social media to give a glimpse of their rider’s ordeal.
On April 18, 2021, Sunday, the Cravings 2 GO states:
“Isa sa ating night rider ang bumalik na dala pa din ang dapat niyang i-dedeliver na order.”
(“One of our night riders came back with the order that he had to deliver.”)
The night rider shared that as he searched for the customer’s delivery point, someone dashed towards him and snatched his phone off his hands.
It is a big blow to the rider as their smartphones play an essential part in their work. Without it, they won’t be able to fulfill their duties.
The delivery service company then shared that the rider could not help himself and cried as he explained his experience.
“Our rider cried because aside from the smartphone is not yet fully paid and still on home credit, it also included a small amount of savings that was crammed into the case.”
The rider wept, for he’s clueless on how to continue as the smartphone was essential in his field of work.
The company said:
“Wag po sana nating gawin ‘to sa kapwa natin.”
(Let’s not do this to others.)
“Lalo sa mga riders na nag tatrabaho ng marangal, Dahil hindi naman natin alam ang pinag dadaanan ng bawat isa sa atin para lang mabuhay sa araw-araw.”
(Most especially to riders who are noble workers. For we do not know what every person is going through just to get by every day.)