Friday, December 16, 2011

Deliver local papers... for $60/month?

A flyer came to my home advertising for a local newspaper carrier on Wednesday, December 14th. I can only suppose the perpetually spotty deliveries had spurred this.

Carriers Wanted
The NewsLeader is currently looking for carriers in your area. Here's a route that's available for you!

Route: BB22622653
Papers: 99
(Door-to-door delivery to dry and wind-safe locations)

The NewsLeader is delivered every Wednesday and Friday to the residents in yoru neighbourhood.
The papers are dropped off at your home with the flyers pre-inserted and ready to go!

24-Hour carrier insurance
High school graduation credit
"Carrier of the Week" awards
Seasonal carrier activities
Referral & Replacement Bonus Programs

$60 per month approx. Additional pay for special deliveries.

If you are interested in delivering newspapers in your area please call 604.436.2472
Email: circulation@burnabynewsleader.com


Okay, let's do the math here:
($60/month x 12 months) / (52 weeks x 2 days per week) = $6.92 per day.

Assume you take 1.5 minutes per house x 99 homes -- remember that you can't just throw the paper because it stipulates "door-to-door delivery to dry and wind-safe locations" -- that's about 2-1/2 hours of time without any breaks, or about $2.80 per hour.

Hmm...

NewsLeader carrier job flyer 001

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