If you tip your Amazon driver, that money isn’t really a tip

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The gig economy has made it easy and fast to order food, groceries, or a ride. But Amazon, Instacart and DoorDash have recently come under fire for using customer tips as part of drivers’ salaries. That means the more a driver is tipped, the less the company itself contributes to their paycheck.