HAMILTON SPECTATOR
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When I was a flyer carrier for Hamilton Spectator it was a great experience to have. It taught me the responsibility of having a job, and prepared me for my job I the future. It taught me the importance of time management.
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Great job

The job was great stimulating challenging I loved it but I was also hated by most that worked there because I was an aggressive achiever with a very great work ethic
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Simple and independent

You must learn to be on time and efficient, outside work and must be able to complete your task in all weather conditions, I worked the age 12-15 branch so the adult branch may require more work days and security and such and higher pay

Pros

Stable pay for a teenager, good to build responsibility skills, No interview or resume required

Cons

Manual labor, Heavy lifting
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Worst Job Ever

This was the worst job I have ever had. I took it to work during the night while I worked during the day to help pay the bills and I ended up just breaking even through the gas that my car guzzled from idling to stop and throw papers, and the numerous times that the company took money off my paycheque due to reasons I could not control. I was charged every time a paper was thought to be missing whereas sometimes it has rolled due to the wind. If papers were not in the exact spot that customers stated such as their door step, and had rolled across the porch due to wind, I was charged for complaints. You have to supply your own elastics which adds up quickly, and the bags are almost $30 a box which you go through very quickly when you bag hundreds of papers every night it rains or snows. The truck was often late (sometimes hours late) getting to the depot, so I would end up just sitting and waiting. I signed up for the text alerts for this and they didn’t help. The manager lied frequently to me about the terms of my contract even though I had read and analyzed it multiple times, and often ignored my emails. This job caused me more stress than my other high risk job does, it cost my car quite a bit of money in gas, my car seats are filled with black ink, and I constantly felt uncomfortable talking with the manager. I do not recommend this job, and I would suggest working your butt off somewhere else if needing extra income.

Pros

Can create your own schedule within limits of the night

Cons

Cost me more money than I made, manager made me feel uncomfortable and didn’t reply to emails, was not good for car
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long time contractor

The Hamilton Spectator has been a great company for the years that I have been contracted to them.

Pros

working alone and at my own pace

Cons

long hours, night time
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Great position that leaves your days free

This position was an early morning delivery position which allowed me to focus all of my energy on completing my college education during the day.

Pros

worked alone at night

Cons

lots of heavy lifting
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Based on 40 reviews

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3.5 out of 5 stars for Work/Life Balance
3.1 out of 5 stars for Salary/Benefits
2.6 out of 5 stars for Job security/advancement
3.2 out of 5 stars for Management
3.0 out of 5 stars for Culture

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