He’s gotta make ends meet. Jill Duggar’s husband, Derick Dillard, shared a photo of himself carrying Grubhub delivery bags on Instagram on September 13, and wrote, “This is how I get date ideas! #food #letsdothis #studybreak How do you make extra cash? Would love to hear in the comments below.” That immediately set off plenty of comments from followers about his choice of a new gig.
“Hard to comprehend why a certified accountant is delivering 🍕,” one person wrote. “Grubhub drivers don’t make much.” Derick, 30, responded, “It’s easier to schedule when I might only have an hour or two available at a time during law school.” Another Instagram user commented, “Money must be [tight] to be delivering for Grubhub. Didn’t Jill get the money she rightfully earned after all those years on TV? We know Jim Bob isn’t hurting for money.” Derick notably did not respond to that particular remark.
Other people poked fun at the Counting On alum for his joke about getting “date ideas” from his Grubhub runs. “You could just like, drink wine,” one person said. “Pizza delivery man role play? 🍕🤔” another commented. (Yeah, we really didn’t need that image stuck in our heads, thanks.)
Jill and Derick’s social media followers have questioned Derick’s job status in the past. For instance, in September 2018, fans had questions when Jill shared on Instagram, “Love this man! He gets up early to head out before traffic gets bad, works all day, then comes home after most people and puts out more energy to invest in our boys and me!” At the time, one person wrote, “He doesn’t work though,” and another added, “Full-time college is not a job! Does it pay him? No.”
Someone else in the comments of Derick’s Grubhub post seemed to be referring to that line of questioning when they replied, “Did you just start? If you would have told us a long time ago what your job was, you never mentioned, all the naysayers wouldn’t have harassed you about if [you] worked LOL.”
That actually did evoke a response from Derick, who said, “I try not to respond to ‘haters’ who don’t know what they’re talking about. I’ve had multiple jobs while in law school (most recently with the Arkansas Attorney General’s office), but I don’t believe people should post their whole life on social media and/or make assumptions based on a false belief that others post about their whole life. I personally don’t post about most stuff going on in life because much of it is private and I wouldn’t share it on social media, even if some might make patently false accusations. Hope this helps :).” And that’s that.
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