MCO a boon for food transporters


By Lian Cheng

KUCHING, March 25: Food transporters such as Leo Alias have seen their incomes increase during the implementation of the Movement Control Order (MCO).

Leo, 42, a Bidayuh father with three children, said during this time, there are more orders, many of which are coming from places quite far from the city centre.

The orders are cooked food, but recently, there are also requests to delivery groceries as well.

“Yes, my income is more than before. But I have to send the food to quite far places. Anyway, I will still do it whenever there is a request,” Leo told DayakDaily.

As a food transporter, his working hours are flexible and for him, on a daily basis, his working hours are between 10am to 7pm.

Apart from delivery charges, Leo’s extra income comes from clients’ tips.

“We don’t ask for it because our pay is already included in the food charges. We are allowed to accept it if the client insists. That will be our supplementary income.”

Leo has been using his motorcycle to transport food since June 2019. Depending on the work, if he can receive 10 orders and above, he may be able to make more than RM100 per day.

“The job itself is not that tough except for rainy days, which may make it quite inconvenient. The good thing is, there are no specific working hours. Whenever there is an order, I will take it and send the food.”

As working hours are flexible, it gives him the convenience to send and fetch his children to and from school.

Leo’s oldest child is in university, while his second child is an Upper Six student. His youngest is still in kindergarten. — DayakDaily

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