It's been two years since Derick Dillard was fired from TLC's Counting On. In that time, and his wife Jill Dillard (aka Jill Duggar) have done two missionary trips and Dillard has started law school. Well now, he's revealed that he is also working part time as a delivery driver for Grub Hub. And people are having some real big feelings about it.
Derick posted a selfie on Instagram recently, posing with the delivery bags, giving a thumbs up. "This is how I get date ideas!" he captioned the photo. He also added "How do you make extra cash? Would love to hear in the comments below :)" including the hashtags #daveramsey #millenialsmakinmoney #daveramseybabysteps. Dave Ramsey is a radio host who is also a financial advisor.
Of course, there are tons of comments roasting Dillard for his side hustle. "Should have just shut your mouth and collected that [money] from TLC," one person wrote. Dillard was fired from Counting On for making transphobic comments about fellow TLC star Jazz Jennings and her family on Twitter. TLC quickly took action, assuring fans that they had cut ties with Dillard.
"We want to let our viewers know that Derick Dillard has not participated in Counting On for months and the network has no plans to feature him in the future. We want to reiterate that Derick’s personal statements do not reflect the views of the network," they said in a statement at the time.
Many fans don't understand how Dillard came to this job. He had previously worked in the accounting department for Walmart for several years when he and Jill were first married. Then in 2019, he announced that he was going to study law at the University of Arkansas School of Law.
As with most of the Duggar family, Derick and Jill don't openly divulge how they make an income. Obviously when they were on the show, that's where most of it came from. But since the firing and their two missionary trips, people have wondered how they make money.
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I love it when they call me big papa... ha love hangin with these two, even if it might not always seem the most productive. It’ll pay off in the end. I love them and how inquisitive they always are about the world around them. #familytime #fathersontime #studying #notstudying #bestdaysofourlives #lawschool #arkansas #backtoschool
"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," one person commented. Derick replied to this particular comment, saying "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."
It's not uncommon for many millennials to need to work multiple jobs to support themselves and their families. And we know that because of their beliefs, Jill will not work.