Daily paper service may be disruptedThis is to apologize to Pioneer Press and Star Tribune subscribers by paper carriers in River Falls, Roberts and Hudson.
By: Jeff Maas, Derwin Robey, Leslie Robey, Tom Yelk, River Falls, Carol Ladd, North Hudson , River Falls Journal
This is to apologize to Pioneer Press and Star Tribune subscribers by paper carriers in River Falls, Roberts and Hudson.
You may lose delivery service June 29. We have been informed that our contracts are cancelled effective June 28.
We have yet to be contacted by anyone in charge of the new program that the Pioneer Press is installing and have already taken pay cuts recently.
It’s amazing that a business whose purpose is to supply information makes such little effort to keep us informed.
We feel like expendable dregs of humanity. Your newspapers are delivered by people who are also teachers, insurance underwriters, managers of other local businesses, receptionists, service writers, university employees, etc.
We get up before sunrise 365 days a year. Our Thanksgivings and Christmases are spent delivering papers before we can even think of spending time with our families.
There’s no such thing as holidays or vacation time, let alone ever catching up on sleep.
So why do this? Like anybody else, we’re trying to make ends meet.
Post-secondary education costs money, and, either way, it’s a job we signed on to do and we will do it to the best of our abilities.
It’s a gamble on our part that we can be charged back as much as $10 for a phoned-in complaint on a newspaper that we are paid as little as 10 cents to deliver.
We run our own vehicles at our own expense so we need to be efficient and as error-free as possible.
The bottom line is that we like doing what we do or we wouldn’t be doing it.
We all sincerely hope to be delivering your newspapers on June 29.