THE HAMILTON SPECTATOR Employee Reviews
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First thing was always a group meeting to set out tasks for the day. Through out the day there were check in time to review progress. While working on the floor we tried to have an upbeat attitude and work as a team. The hardest part of the job was to complete all tasks before print time.
You need to be up so early in the morning and be in the meeting location at 2:30 am to pick up newspapers to be delivered to the subscribers. You need to finish delivering the newspapers on time. It didn't help me with my sleeping patterns. I got headache and had to wake up again to get my daughter ready for school.
The union ended up working for the company instead of the people and it turned into a classic scenario of the older employees making all the money and doing less work meanwhile anyone born after '86 was barely scraping by. We ran short-handed more often than not. If there's anything positive I can say about The Spectator it would have to be the people.
While i am getting laid off in August 2019 the job was enjoyable adn profitable during my course working there good learning space for working with people and a chill environment more often than not
Super lax management and coworkers
Iffy Hours and well Getting laid off
Worked there for 2 months and already. As a young student it kept me busy but i barley got paid! i was paid 25 dollars a month sometimes 10 because of pay shortages for things i couldn't control like the newspaper rolling of the porch or getting wet and soggy. I worked rain or snow and every moment i got. It was hard to keep up with school and I ended up failing some of my classes. I didn't have any social life, time to myself or to hang out with family.
No pros everything sucked.
I didn't have a life.
It would take a few days to get responses from my employer in regards of supplies i needed to be able to complete the job and often the flyers would not be delivered to my house for assembly until late hours of the night before and being a high school student at the time of my employment that made it difficult to ensure on time delivery.
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Was a great job other than the fact that one day I was told that I should take a week off because of budget reasons- 7 months later I recieved my final payment from them after never working another day there again- long passed the week.
no job security