Newspaper Carrier (Current Employee) – Mississauga, ON – 19 December 2012
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.
Multi-Media Sales and Marketing (Current Employee) – Kitchener, ON – 25 May 2016
Print industry is going down and out. It's dog eat dog industry that is crashing. Customers know it too. Hard job due to no training, management and no one buying. You will be promised training, a high income and a team environment (everyone is out for themselves and you cant trust anyone). Managment plays favorites and has no integrity. You may make average income. Easier sales jobs out there with no stress and more money with less hours.
Management is terrible, customers complain, no training, no team environment
Pocket Feeder (Current Employee) – Smiths Falls, ON – 31 May 2016
it is a very on hands job, on my feet all the time and I know now how flyers get into newspapers. I wish it was a full time job. I put flyers into a hopper and that feeds it into a paper. there is an assembly line of people a different hoppers have different flyers. I get along well with my coworkers. the hard part is working nights. its only 3 to 4 days of work and its shift work. I like that its a physical job.
Accounting Manager (Former Employee) – Mississauga, ON – 20 October 2016
Great place to work, great attitude, just dying industry. People are really nice, corporate environment has strict but manageable deadlines. I would remain at Metorland if it wasn't for the little growth opportunity.
Newspaper Carrier (Current Employee) – Etobicoke, ON – 10 September 2016
There are a lot of awards for carriers so it is nice but the pay is not that great. The work is the same every single week so nothing interesting really happens. It is a great way however to get to know your neighbours.
Mail Carrier (Former Employee) – Mississauga, ON – 5 March 2016
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.
The money isn't a lot compared to the long hours you do rolling up the papers and delivering them.
Freelance Writer (Former Employee) – Hamilton, ON – 11 December 2015
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.
Newspaper Carrier (Former Employee) – Oshawa, ON – 27 January 2016
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.