Newspaper Carrier (Current Employee), Mississauga, ON – December 19, 2012
Pros: get an income every month
Cons: quite repetitive and annoying
I deliver the papers three times a week which isn't too bad for me. It takes me about an hour to collate the papers on Wednesday and Friday (2 hours on Thursday) Delivering the papers is a half hour on Wednesday and Thursday. Thursday has the most amount of flyers to insert into the paper.
Mail Carrier (Former Employee), Mississauga, ON – March 5, 2016
Cons: The money isn't a lot compared to the long hours you do rolling up the papers and delivering them.
I got my newspapers every thursday and friday and it took me 3-4 hours working on just rolling up the newspapers. Then delivering the newspapers took me an additional hour. I didn't get enough time to do my school homework. Also didn't recieve the right rubber bands to roll up the newspapers so it would snap and sting my hands. Also earned way below the minimum wage, around 60 bucks a month for doing 96 houses twice a week.
Newspaper Carrier (Former Employee), Oshawa, ON – January 27, 2016
Pros: Happy customers
Cons: Low salary
For the 7 years I worked at Metroland, I would say that this was a satisfying place to work at. There are no co-workers in this position. The most enjoyable part of the job is the happy customers you meet.
Freelance Writer (Former Employee), Hamilton, ON – December 11, 2015
Pros: working on my own schedule
Cons: not enough work
The work is too inconsistent as far as getting reliable work goes. As a freelance writer I want steady work. The hardest part of the job is having to write about boring businesses with little to no information on their actual companies. They often have one page websites that reveal very little information, making it hard to write articles about them.
The most enjoyable part of being a freelance writer is the freedom of being able to work on my own time.
pocket feeder (Former Employee), Toronto, ON – October 22, 2015
Pros: ocasional bbqs
Cons: 12 hour night shifts
it was long hours but every once in a while we'd have company BBQs and even thanksgiving dinner. it was really repetitive and involved standing up for long periods of time but the people were friendly.
Hopper Feeder (Former Employee), Smiths Falls, ON – September 27, 2015
When you went to work you would have to sign in and when you left you would have to sign out. The operators and supervisor were always so nice. Everyone who worked there with me were all so friendly and helpful. The hardest part of the job was probably when your hopper got jammed. The most enjoyable part of teh job was everyone always had a good time.
Shipping/Receiving Supervisor (Former Employee), Smiths Falls, ON – August 25, 2015
Metroland in Smiths Falls is a terrible place to work. They pay very little and expect the world from you. After working 12-16 hour days, you still get crapped on!!! Management is very unorganized and constantly belittles employees calling them "yard apes" Robert Conium the distribution manager is A disrespectful liar. He will build you up and then tear you down!!! Don't work here!!!
Newspaper Carrier (Current Employee), Mississauga, ON – August 16, 2015
Pros: Only working once per week
Cons: Not much money obtained per month (It is a less than minimum wage job)
The best part about this job is not the amount of money I am making from this job but the fact that I am actually enjoying the job as it provides me with both a chance to have fun organized the papers together and to obtain fast pace working skills (in order to ensure that the newspapers are delivered on time by 6pm every Thursday). Also, my manager is very kind and if I ever have a question and decide to send it through email, I always get fast replies and great feedback/suggestions.