Newspaper Carrier (Current Employee) – Markham, ON – 31 July 2017
A typical day at work would be on Thursday bringing in the bundles of flyers and newspapers that arrive at your front door, assembling the bundles, putting finished newspapers in plastic bands to be delivered, loading newspapers in car, and tossing newspapers by the clients door, and repeating next week.
Newspaper Delivery Person (Former Employee) – Ottawa South, ON – 19 July 2017
My time as a delivery person wasn't exactly enjoyable. carrying heavy paper for about 3 hours only to get paid 10 bucks isn't exactly motivating. However, it gave me a small peak as to how working actually worked. It wasn't fun, however it was a good starting experience considering my age.
Had two days to complete delivery, didn't take too long
Dangerous Neighborhoods. Tough weather during the winter
Decent place to work, very little pay for the amount of work you put in
Newspaper Carrier (Former Employee) – Brampton, ON – 3 July 2017
Overall, being a newspaper carrier was fun, however, the pay for the amount of work you put into the job was terrible. Every Thursday and Friday, I would have to wrap over 100 newspapers and deliver them to my assigned street, which for me would probably take around a couple of hours and for that day, I would probably earn less than $20 dollars. Doing this job ultimately helped my improve my time management skills as I had to do that and school work, as well as helped me learn how to work fast and efficiently.
Helped me create better time management skills and helped me learn how to work fast and efficiently.
Newspaper Delivery (Current Employee) – Mississauga, ON – 26 June 2017
I would spend at least 2 and a half hours putting together newspapers especially on a Thursday. It would sometimes be fun because i got to go outside and walk around. But the pay wasnt as good as i expected.
Carrier (Current Employee) – Stouffville, ON – 23 June 2017
I've been working for more than two months now and I just got paid once with a little amount even though I got more than a hundred houses on my route. I am wondering if I got paid in a right way or not because I don't know the regular rate per house.
Was a nice starter job but the work to pay ratio was not fair.
Newspaper Carrier (Current Employee) – Whitby, ON – 22 June 2017
Typically as a newspaper carrier, I work about 4 hours per week in any weather. I did learn some basic accounting skills and communication skills, along with learning how to deal with a variety of different people. However the work was not equal to the pay and it was not enjoyable to be walking for nearly 2 hours per day in any weather.
Newspaper Carrier (Former Employee) – Oak Ridges, ON – 2 May 2017
I enjoyed working with Metroland Media for those 2 years and found that they gave me all the tools and time to deliver the newspapers. Sometimes the newspapers would be delivered late to my house and that made packaging them a little harder than it needed to be. Overall it was a good experience and helped me learn a little about what it takes to have a job and do it well.
Hectic workplace with tight deadlines but enjoyable environment
clerical worker (Current Employee) – Oshawa, ON – 8 April 2017
Productive and fun workplace. I truly enjoy my duties at this company but it's only part-time. I need a full time position with more compensation. I spend 75% of the day on the phones which I really enjoy. I also do data entry, prepare carriers' notices, send out shortages of product to carriers, call carriers to advise of stops and starts of the paper, send out missed papers to customers with drivers, and other duties.
occasional free lunches and coupons for fast food places
Good job for really young kids who want to make a buck
Newspaper Carrier (Former Employee) – Vaughan, ON – 30 March 2017
I would recommend this job for kids who are 14 and under. This is because you can't legally work in Canada until your 15 years old. The pay is complete garbage but this job isn't really supposed to teach you that. It's supposed to teach you how to manage time and responsibility, the money is a bonus. Overall when I had a problem it would get answered the next day, so management is an 8.5/10. A bad part was that you have to carry a lot of newspapers. Overall this job is for under 14, who want to make a tiny bit of cash and learn some life long skills along the way.
Paper Carrier (Former Employee) – Ajax, ON – 13 March 2017
working for the metro land news advertiser was not a pleasant job but was a good part time job for a kid. you do more work then you get payed for. you must go door to door and collect an optional fee from strangers. they take a percent of what you collect from houses based on how many house are on your prescribed route..