If you are new to Doordash driving, you may not be very familiar with pausing Doordash. This is the system that Doordash uses to give its drivers break time during their shifts.
This system can be confusing, especially to a new dasher, which is why it is a good idea to understand what this term means. To find out how many times you can pause your Doordash, keep reading.
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How Many Times Can Doordash be Paused?
Every dasher technically gets one 35 minute pause break per shift though this is not always true. Many dashers are able to pause whenever they like during their shift without getting into trouble. This is because dashers generally get to work as they please.
Though Doordash officially says that its dashers only get one 35 minute pause break per shift, this is not a set rule. Many dashers are able to get around this to pause as frequently as they like.
Some dashers are able to pause as frequently as they like, while others have complained of being kicked out of their shift. Generally, a dasher is supposed to be kicked out of their shift if they go over the 35-minute pause break.
It is a flawed system as every dasher experiences these pause times a bit differently. Some are immediately kicked off of their shift if they go over while others are free to pause often.
It is a good idea to wait at least a few minutes before pausing again if you wish to pause right after the first time. This will help the system to not realize you are going over the 35-minute mark.
This isn’t a guaranteed way of getting more break time, but it works for some dashers.
How Long Can You Pause Doordash For?
The set time for Doordash pause is 35 minutes, the system is supposed to kick a dasher out of their shift if they go over this. Though, as we discussed, this is not always the case as the system is sometimes off.
Some dashers are able to continuously pause their Doordash for hours at a time if they do not wish to work. There is really no rhyme or reason as to why this works for some dashers and not for others.
Top Dashers are able to get unlimited pause time and can pause for as long as they like. While ordinary dashers risk getting kicked off of their shift if they go over the 35-minute mark.
If you want to continue your shift, it is important to stop your pause break before going over 35 minutes. Then you can start a new pause break in a few minutes if you prefer.
Is It Okay to Pause Doordash?
Pausing your Doordash is a recommended feature offered to dashers so that they can get some break time. This can be split up however you like, whether you use all your time at once or break it up into smaller breaks.
This allows dashers the time to eat, rest, or use the restroom if they need a moment away from Doordash. If used carefully, it can be a great feature for dashers who work longer shifts.
The downside to pausing Doordash is that it can be risky as you may get kicked off of your shift. This can happen if you go over the 35-minute time limit.
Some dashers have even complained of their pause clock being wrong, resulting in them going over their time and being kicked off their shift. Others had the clock start automatically, eating away their break time.
This can also be a risk as your Doordash may pause and go over without you knowing and result in your shift ending abruptly. These are just a few risky things to consider about the pause option on Doordash.
How Often Can You Pause Doordash?
You can pause Doordash for one 35 minute break or split it up into several smaller breaks during your shift. Some dashers manage to get away with pausing as frequently as they like, but this doesn’t always work.
Typically, dashers are supposed to be kicked off of their shift if they go over 35 minutes of pausing time. Some dashers still manage to pause as frequently as they like, but it can be a risky thing to do.
If you’re caught going over 35 minutes of pause time, you could be kicked off of your shift. It would then go to another available dasher.