Great but double-edged Job
Toronto Star Canvasser (Former Employee) – Scarborough, ON – November 1, 2012
This job is one of those jobs where you have your ups and down since the pay is all commission-based.
You get $15 dollars for every daily subscription you get, $10 for the weekends and just $5 for a single day. If you get many subscriptions, you can see why I say this is double-edged; you'll make a ton of money, more than minimum wage. Otherwise if you get none, you have wasted your time (not necessarily since you do learn different methods and skills to persuade the customer).
The co-workers and the boss himself are very very friendly. Very good people. Definitely there is no worry about the community for what I've experienced.
Since the boss does drives us (co-workers and I) to selected neighbourhoods, the job security varies. I do feel safe enough, but for some, particularly females, they may be a bit frightened since sometimes we work in the evening. Fortunately, sometimes we are sent in teams of 2 and possibly 3.
There are small fusses about there not being enough pens, but besides that the management is fine.
Balancing your life and work is not hard at all. I, however, chose to quit in order to get amazing marks at school. That's just me though. I'm sure there are others who can keep the job and still do excellent.
possibly no pay for long hours.