Whilst women make up 42% of the workforce in Singapore, delivery riding has traditionally been a very male-dominated profession. But now, there’s Sandy. Meet the first female rider in the foodpanda Singapore team. Armed with her trusty pink helmet and black foodbox, you might see her out and about delivering food to the hungry Singaporean public. foodpanda Magazine caught up with Sandy last week:
fp: Hi Sandy. To start with, what inspired you to take this job?
Sandy: Well, my husband works for foodpanda too. Being a rider means we spend more time together. We take the same shifts, so we finish work at the same time.
fp: How do you like working as a rider?
Sandy: It’s hard sometimes. Like when I have big orders, the box can be really heavy. But mostly it’s fun. I like being outdoors and I love motorbikes so that helps.
fp: You love motorbikes?
Sandy: Yes. I have my own bike. And me and my husband are going on a motor holiday at the end of the year.
Sandy is part of a team of approximately 300 riders. We have been operating in Singapore since 2013, delivering meals all over the island with a fantastic delivery team. foodpanda riders like Sandy and Fazli Nasser love the flexibility that the job allows – they can choose the shifts that suit them as well as earning competitive wages and enjoying the sense of freedom involved. foodpanda give full training to new employees and regular re-training for more experienced members of staff focusing on key skills like customer service. Riders are well looked after with medical benefits on offer. And as we know riding can sometimes feel isolating from colleagues, we offer regular team events like BBQs and Tasty Thursdays to let team members connect with each other.
If you’re interested in joining Sandy and Fazli as a rider for foodpanda, check out our website.
Hailing from the South-West of England, David is passionate about writing and despite his country’s reputation for culinary ineptitude, also enjoys cooking and feasting. He spends his free time climbing up rocks, drinking scrumpy cider from a pint glass, kicking a ball around a pitch and screwing pieces of wood together (making furniture).