Amazon delivery driver says customers should 'put out snacks' for drivers this Christmas
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Featured Image Credit: TikTok/@aniyamitch
It's a heart-warming festive tradition for families around the world to leave a carrot out for Rudolph on Christmas Eve - and maybe a mince pie for Santa if you're feeling generous.
But this week, one Amazon delivery driver has made a particularly strange request about something customers can leave out for them while making drop-offs.
Amazon driver and TikTok star Aniya - who goes by @aniyamitch on the video-sharing app - has gained close to 100,000 brand new followers after asking her customers to 'put out snacks' for her whilst she makes her Christmas deliveries.
"If you order Amazon everyday, every other day, or damn near every week," she can be seen telling viewers on the now-viral video. "I'm pretty sure you got the same driver almost every day.
"And you ain't putting out snacks? B***h, ya'll got a bond now. Ya'll see each other damn near everyday."
Aniya went on: "And you ain't leaving no snacks? You're wrong! You're wrong!"
And the rib-tickling video has since sparked huge debate online in the comment section.
A horde of TikTok users have hit out at the star for taking advantage of her Amazon customers.
"That's a pretty high expectation....you took a job delivering packages I'm pretty sure you get paid for that and shop for your own snacks," one viewer hit out.
Another added: "So.... now the Amazon drivers are shaking us down for hand outs. It is just another form of wanting a tip."
"Bond? Nah. Do your job, while I’m doing mine outside the house, driver," a third commented.
A fourth penned: "Postal Service workers don't expect it. Get the hell over it. It's a gift, not required."
In a follow-up vid in March, Aniya announced she'd quit her job as an Amazon driver - hopefully moving to a new role with more readily available snacks.
The controversial video comes just hours after one Evri driver left people stunned after explaining just how much he makes per delivery.
Breaking his pay down in a series of YouTube videos, @It's__Isaac explained: "You’re getting 50p a collection - no matter what you’re collecting. A Postable gets you 38p, despite some Postables [packages that fit directly through the customers' front doors] not being able to be actually posted.
"You get 47p per packet that you deliver and there’s going to be a lot of packets.
"And your standard box gets you about 63p, unless it’s heavy or you have to use two hands because then it’s a pound."
In another video, he explained that one person ordered so many packages in one go that he made £2.35 just delivering them to her door.
Isaac went on to divulge how much he can made in about six hours of working, adding: “I averaged about 130-150 parcels in that time.
"So depending on size etc you could make between £60-£80 if you’re lucky."