If you are a Walmart employee, and they are paying you to make a delivery, then Walmart is liable.
If you get in an accident, Walmart would likely be held responsible,
I don't thing classifying a employee as a contractor while they are delivering Walmart product would fly in most states.
How does domino's do it? Are you a business lawyer? I hear lots of people saying they would be liable, but i'm not certain that is legally correct(i am definitely not a laywer)
What no drone delivery service?
10 miles, to cover 90% of customers an industrial Drone should be able to provide delivery within several blocks from each store.
Drone to the next level, print out a QR code landing pad for delivery at your residence or leave a tablet out on the porch. (leave packages in a more secure area, such as upper floor deck, inside a fenced and locked backyard, or automated delivery robot (powered trashcan)
I dont see how you can sue over a job requirement. Someone could get transferred from the stock room to a cahsier, your job is whatever your boss says it is, there's nothing written in stone.I think I see an impending class action suit that this officially "voluntary" service actually becomes mandatory in practice.
Well this is a move many big box retailers who are trying to take revenue from places like amazon. It's a massive reduction to cost of shipping decentralising your shipping as much as possible making it possible to offer cheap to free 2/same day shipping. With the stores already in the area shipping from the store to local area is a good way to save money. Just seems like they want to take it a step further by doing the shipping themselves but without actually investing in any equipment and extra bodies, seems like a great way for an employee to hurt themselves "while on the job". Just lining up a deal with ups or fedex to do 2 day shippping out of the stores would have probably been enough of a savings this is being too experimental.If Walmart actually implements this, it'll last until:
1) the 1st lawsuit
2) Driver-less technology is rolled out and someone in the company discovers that they can save more money by delivering by a combination driver-less truck and drone system.
As in, on paper you aren't required to do any deliveries, but if you don't, you start noticing your hours keep getting cut back, and you get passed over for every promotion...I dont see how you can sue over a job requirement. Someone could get transferred from the stock room to a cahsier, your job is whatever your boss says it is, there's nothing written in stone.
Some of you guys in this thread seem to be very uppity about the worst things that could happen in what seems like an extremely optional option. Most of us here probably orders more things from Amazon so those scary walmart employees who might "Find out our address" probably wouldn't be clicked on to deliver it anyways. Those who do get the service will probably be everyday people who aren't paranoid about suzy q and tom j from walmart seeing their home.
While I've got no love for the waltons and their shitty stores, I think it's kinda cool that Walmart, a company tradition inept at paying their workforce is allowing options for their employees to make more money. I'm sure down the line they may ruin it.
It's pretty cool to see companies try new stuff, it's what gaves us things that are better alternatives in the first place...but like some of the sentiment above there's probably gonna be a lot of growing pain like stolen stuff, broken stuff, injury claims, and all that...cause well that's people.
They already don't get paid a fair wage. You really think this is going to be any better? We instantly poke plenty of holes in this idea and it just sounds desperate.
Absolutely not. I go to a family owned pizza shop where I have known the employees who work for this employer since 1995. Their pizza is not even the best, but I go there because the service is and plus it is always nice to know the people who you are doing business with.But you'll order pizza delivered from a methhead?
That sounds like yet another lawsuit against Walmart waiting to happen. I would not be surprised in the slightest if the company tried to avoid paying employees OT this way though. I don't think it would end well for walmart though hahaWalmart cooperates with a local temp agency, when you're driving, you're employed by the temp agency (at a fraction of the pay) and are under contract to follow orders from Walmart, now you're not technically Walmart's problem!
I'm just pulling that out of my rear, I don't know if that would legally work, but I wouldn't doubt that something shifty like that is possible.