Sounds about par for the course for a first day. Fortunately (or unfortunately), you got to see some of the zingers that get thrown at you out there. Just because it's packages instead of passengers, it's not all cake. Support is.....well, something else. Warehouse staff is a mix of adept and inept. Customers are similar to pax in that they're seldom there when and where you expect them. Most deliveries are unattended (left at door).Uber Flex just arrived in Denver yesterday and today was my first and last day! I showed up with a pile of 80 boxes I was supposed to deliver. Som how I got them in my car. I asked them how they expect me to deliver all these in time. They said they are all close by. Which they were kinda. I had a group of packages in one area then drove 7 miles to deliver another batch of boxes. Then directed back to the same area 7 miles away where I started. Had a delivery where the person doesn't live there anymore. Wasted 30 min on phone with support finally told to return the box to amazon at the end of day. I mentioned there is no way I'll be able to complete all the deliveries. I was told to finish my deliveries.
Returned to the Amazon that's 20mles from me two hours on the dot after my block was finished to deliver my final non-deliverable package. I was told I'll only get paid for the four hour block. So I argued that I was told by support to complete my deliveries and come back to warehouse. So technically I should get paid. The guy mentioned he'd contact someone about it but can't promise anything.
Over 75 miles driving delivering packages for 6hrs. And stuck in rush hour on the way home. On one the hottest days of the year and my AC went out. Oh yeah the gps had me take the toll roads so had to pay additional $7. So I averaged less than $10/hr before expenses.
Flex makes Uber look like a dream job!
They're usually a little happier than a rideshare pax because you're bringing them a bit of instant gratification, they don't intend to offer a gratuity of any kind (they're somewhat happy about that), and if they do interact with you it's only for a brief few moments. Most say thank you.
Try it again and see. Next run might not be as bad.