How long did you have to save to buy your favourite phone? A month? Maybe two months, even three?
Let’s raise the bar a bit. What about a superbike? How many months will it take for you to save enough for one?
According to Zomato, it took only five months for a Zomato deliveryperson to purchase his favourite superbike costing lakhs.
Zomato’s founder Deepinder Goyal tweeted a picture of Suraj from Karnal, Haryana, who apparently saved up 5 months’ pay to buy a KTM RC 200 bike. The ex-showroom Delhi price of the bike ranges between Rs 1.79 and Rs 1.92 lakh.
Suraj, from our Karnal (Haryana) team, saved for 5 months to buy his dream bike. If you spot him on his supercool ride, do wave.
— Deepinder Goyal (@deepigoyal) July 1, 2019
However, some Twitter users were quick to point out that it would be quite unrealistic for the delivery person to buy a new KTM RC 200 in such a short time, while others wondered whether they should quit their own jobs.
Is it really feasible to deliver food in the city on KTM..
— Nishil (@NishilBright) July 1, 2019
212000/5 = 42400
Is he earing 50k+ ?
Time to quit my job
— AKIL (@iamakilok) July 1, 2019
Sir,@deepigoyal you have gone wrong somewhere.I think it’s not 5 months, it’s 25 months. Do not send a wrong message to the public in this way.
Bought a bike after saving for five months? How much is his salary?
— Tilak (@timukh) July 1, 2019
Let me introduce all you guys to a thing called “Loan and EMI"
— Abhinav Gupta (@abhi_2691) July 1, 2019
It costs around 2L!
Do you pay 40K to them?
If it’s true it’s more than TCS freshers salary!!!
— Sarang (@sarangDcoder) July 1, 2019
5 mnths and such bike? Eager to join Zomato now
— Hitesh Kundlia (@hiteshkundlia) July 2, 2019
However, not all deliverypersons seem to be happy with the food aggregator. Last month, over 1,000 delivery boys went on strike in Nagpur, accusing Zomato of exploiting them by imposing ‘unrealistic’ incentive policy and also for increasing their daily targets because of which they work longer hours. This comes after the video of a Zomato delivery executive went viral last year, throwing light on the harsh and back-breaking working conditions, sometimes extending to 16 hours a day.
Zomato is also reportedly testing ‘drone delivery technology’ which would automate delivering food to customers and also reduce delivery time by half.