It sounds like your chance of encountering with a rude dasher is fairly common when using DoorDash based on all these reviews. This is my second time using DoorDash because I was fairly happy with my first time experience.
The first dasher was nice and the food came on time. Keep in mind my house is located on the main road so there aren't many parking options (just driveways, no street parking). The first time around, dasher pulled up to my house and parked in front of my house (in the middle of the main road and blocking traffic). I was in the house at the time and received a notification that she was "approaching" me with my food so I assumed she was walking up to the door.
I've ordered food multiple times from multiple places and they would always pull into my driveway, get out of their cars, and hand me my food. This time, I waited and waited, she was still in her car, parked in the middle of the road, no sign of her getting out of the car, so I went to her and got my food. Nothing much happened, she was nice and pleasant. Second time around, being a considerate person that I am, I tried to make everyone's life easier by waiting in my driveway (right next to my car), so it would be easier for the dasher to just hand me the food without having to park the car in the middle of the road.
This second dasher lady approached my house, stopped in front of my driveway with me standing there. So I walked up to her and asked if she was from DoorDash. Without a Hello or Hi or even a smile. She rudely said "don't walk up to us like that next time we don't like that we don't know who you are" as if I was going to do something to her by walking 3 ft towards her car and holding a phone in my hands.
I did say sorry, grabbed my food and quickly left. Now that I think about it, I shouldn't even have to say sorry at all. I'm not sure if this is a personal preference (she said 'us') or what is DoorDash's guidelines on this because all I was trying to do was to make her life easier based on my first time experience. Or, she could've at least said it in a better way, rather than being rude and unpleasant about it.
I've also heard stories of Dashers not receiving their paychecks so I don't want to judge because i don't know what's going on in her life or it could just simply be her actual personality (if it is, that's just sad because that's a nasty personality to have). That is all.
Product or Service Mentioned: Doordash Vehicle Driver.
Reason of review: Problem with delivery.
Preferred solution: Let the company propose a solution.
DoorDash Cons: Delivery - it has always sucked, Gets worse and worse.