Metroland Media Auditor (Former Employee) – Ottawa, ON – 28 March 2013
working at metroland was the most rewarding job. my job was to basically call customers on behalf of company to ensure they received their newspaper,however there were days where the manager would switch it up i would print flayers, hire people to deliver the flyers, package the newspaper and get them read, and at times because im an accounting student i would sit and observe how the accounts did real life accounting rather book based at the university. i had great co-workers the only problem was that we were not many, so the workload varied, at times it would more or less. other than that there was nothig i found lacking at metroland media and if it were switching schools i wouldnt have left it.
free lunch, potlogs, switching up the work routine
very few people working at my station, so the workload was a bit too much
Newspaper Carrier (Current Employee) – Mississauga, ON – 28 September 2017
Even though you get to delivery at your own pace and time, it still allows you to learn about yourself and how you work along with the owners of the houses that you deliver to. The hardest part of the job is the environment. The weather is a big factor. It gets darker quicker during colder weather and if you get a long route, you're stuck outside for a good while. The most enjoyable part is the exercise and you can practice your communication skills.
Feeder/ packer (Former Employee) – Smiths Falls, ON – 19 September 2017
This job is very slow and boring depending on your position. when working on a hopper all you do is stand there and move papers and the time passes by very slow. Now working back table organzing truck loads and sending them out time tends to pass by faster
Newspaper Carrier (Former Employee) – Mississauga, ON – 1 September 2017
My work at Metroland Media was... mediocre. They pay wasn't that great but you could work whenever you felt like on a specific day. But they pay was only about $20 biweekly for delivering newspapers twice a week to 64 houses for me. I wouldn't recommend this job. Is it really legal?
Terrible pay, no benefits. Newspaper carrier, Midland Mirror.
Newspaper Carrier (Former Employee) – Midland, ON – 31 August 2017
Alot of slave work for very little pay!!. Takes two hours just to put together 64 flyers and 4 hours just to deliver them, all for a whopping $20 biweekly. No benefits, I would not recommend this job to any adult.
Hopper Feeder (Former Employee) – Smiths Falls, ON – 19 August 2017
Slave job , Supervisors are really dumb a trio of monkey's can run the place better. Person who runs the plant is never there hes on vacation every week hes also a person who thinks hes high class. Main Alphaliner on nights threatens people and gets away with it because the company is too scared too get rid of her.
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.