Factory Worker (Current Employee) – Smiths Falls, ON – November 18, 2012
nice place to work. people are nice and helpful. the work is repetitive but steady. the wage is too small, some workers work harder than others and are assigned more than one hopper on the machine at a time for the whole 7.5 hrs.
Multi-Media Sales and Marketing (Current Employee) – Kitchener, ON – May 25, 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
Mail Carrier (Former Employee) – Mississauga, ON – March 5, 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.
Newspaper Carrier (Former Employee) – Oshawa, ON – January 27, 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.
Freelance Writer (Former Employee) – Hamilton, ON – December 11, 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.
pocket feeder (Former Employee) – Toronto, ON – October 22, 2015
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.