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Secret’s out: Americans declare their love for food delivery drivers

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Apparently, the fastest way to a man or woman’s heart really is through the stomach. In a recent online poll from Snagajob, America’s largest hourly employment network for job seekers and employers, food delivery drivers were named the most beloved hourly worker.

Revealing an interesting trend related to door-to-door delivery, Americans named their UPS/FedEx driver as their second favorite hourly worker.

“Whether it’s our hectic schedules, inclement weather or simply because we don’t want to leave the house, the hourly worker who makes our lives a little easier, and more delicious, holds the biggest spot in our hearts,” said Jason Hamilton, vice president of marketing for Snagajob.

Despite preparing our morning pick-me-ups and happy hour libations, baristas and bartenders ranked third and fourth, respectively. Based on the hourly worker professions cited, Americans appear to be the least smitten with their mechanic.

The poll was conducted from Jan. 14 through Jan. 31, 2013, with more than 1,100 respondents.

Snagajob Survey Question: Which hourly worker in your life do you love the most?


Hourly Worker Percent
Food/pizza delivery person 29%
UPS/FedEx driver 23%
Barista 21%
Bartender 17%
Mechanic 9%



About Snagajob:

Snagajob, America’s largest hourly employment network for job seekers and employers, is the only company to provide both sourcing and talent management solutions to the hourly industry. With more than 40 million registered job seekers and the leading hourly-focused talent management system, Snagajob has been serving hourly workers and those who employ them since 2000. Headquartered in Richmond, Va., Snagajob has been named to both Fortune Magazine’s Great Place to Work® Best Small & Medium Workplaces list and Deloitte’s Technology Fast 500 for the past five years.  To find out more, visit www.snagajob.com and www.snagajob.com/employer-solutions/.


Courtney Moyer is a content producer at Snagajob. When she’s not creating content for employers, she can be found painting anything that stands still, pretending she’s the next Food Network Star, or spending QT with her husband and Abraham Lincoln – the dog, not the president.