One Jollibee rider has recently gone viral after he was photographed making a delivery in a flooded area. But while he was dubbed as “Employee of the Month” by the page that posted his pictures, many netizens slammed the ‘inconsiderate’ customers who made the order and forced him to walk on flood waters to bring the food.
Facebook page Batang Pinoy – Born in the 80s raised in 90s ツ posted some photos of the rider, saluting him for doing his job despite the floods. The rider could be seen holding some bags of food on one arm and balancing a tray of goods on both hands.
While delivering food is certainly his job, many netizens feel that doing so in flood waters is a huge risk – not just because of the fact that he could get sick in doing this, there was always this possibility that he could trip in that unknown terrain covered by the flood waters.
If that happens, all that food (judging by the packs he’s bringing, it was a lot of food!) would go to waste – and he would probably need to pay for the damaged goods with his own money!
There were netizens who called on Jollibee to stop this practice, telling the fast food giant to stop sending riders to flooded areas but the rider himself would later defend the customers, saying they must have placed the order before flood waters reached their building.
Adrian Ilagan Dayanghirang commented on the post made the page, thanking the admin and netizens for their concern and for commending him for a job well done. He revealed that he’s been with Jollibee since 2003 and he loves his job so much that he’s willing to do things like this for the customers.
Also, as a rider who has been on the job for so long, he understands the risks he’s taking but promised netizens that he’s fine and wouldn’t have walked on the flooded waters if he had wounds on his legs and feet.
Well, even if Kuya Adrian felt OK doing this, many netizens still thought that Jollibee should not only give him a reward and commendation for doing this job but should also change their policies when it comes to sending their riders to risky tasks like this one. Do you agree?