Greenfield Recorder First Person: Why I’m a DoorDash driver: Freedom & to work on your own time

Dasher Liam O’Shea highlights the advantages of flexible work and the ballot question, which would secure the overwhelmingly popular flexibility that app-based drivers value and provide historic new benefits.

The main advantage is the schedule — drivers are not required to work certain shifts, and can end their dash anytime that they want to. Furthermore, it enabled me to do what I love — exploration….

Currently in Massachusetts, there is a ballot initiative to create an earnings floor for so-called independent contractors that work for app-based services. This would also create paid sick time and coverage under Massachusetts Paid Family and Medical leave. A proposition like this would be the first of its kind, and would protect the very workers that keep the service running.

Liam O’Shea