There just might be a reason the Globe's new distributor had trouble filling all its routes

Aviva Chomsky discusses what happened to Globe deliverers in the Lynn area when the paper switched distribution companies: The new company ditched accident insurance, forced the deliverers it did take on to handle longer routes and decreased the per-paper fee they got. Also:

At the old distribution center in Lynn, they folded and bagged their papers inside the facility, with plenty of light, tables, and access to bathrooms. In Woburn, they are forced to do it outdoors in the icy darkness, or awkwardly inside their cars.

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The world in 2016

"We run a company and we're also worried about having money, so we're cutting costs. Eff you, you'll take the job anyway, because you have to work."

Say yes to education and say no to overbreeding.

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Time for the Herald to shine

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Do some first-rate, by-the-book investigative journalism on the Globe delivery situation.

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I suspect there won't be

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because the Herald is paying its workers the same or even less.

(If that isn't true, please surprise me.)

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For this they charge over $14 a week

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The Globe has one of the highest home delivery subscription rates in the country. They should pay better for their delivery services, period.

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They don't want to continue

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They don't want to continue physical deliveries at all, though. Profit margins are much higher on digital distribution. They're forcing as many people as possible to resign themselves to a digital model, and eventually, those without other options will die off or - at best - get used to buying papers from the grocery and essentially delivering to themselves.

Nothing is too cynical for our corporate overlords.

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only problem with that...

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They make almost ALL their profits from the print version, and would fail fairly quickly if their print version dies any time soon. They were trying to make more money, not kill off their main source of income.

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Mean spirited

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Why is the Globe being so mean spirited towards the paper deliverers?

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There's a way to run a business for ya...

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"let's not and say we did"

Let's have some fun and imagine how these geniuses would run a restaurant...instead of a gas-fired cooktop, there would be a hotplate that the cook has to buy on his own, but no outlet to plug it into.

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idiots

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Since the Taylors fleeced the NY Times...er... I mean sold the paper, the Globe has hired managers that get out of school and think that you push a button and a paper magically appears. Bill Taylor not only ran the paper but he completed an apprenticeship and was a journeyman pressman. Imagine a newspaper executive who actually knew how to run a newspaper press. The people who have run the paper since would not wish to even set foot in the pressroom in fear of getting a little ink under their finely manicured nails so it is no surprise that they would try to squeeze a few shekels out of the poor saps who deliver the paper, screw it up, and drive circulation down even further.

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I read that article yesterday

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I read that article yesterday. How out of touch do they prove themselves to be, over and over again?

How did they think papers got delivered?

I agree with another poster. This "newer" management team seems too good to learn the less glitzy side of getting a newspaper out. Haven't they ever wondered about this stuff before?

They are so out of touch, they don't even realize it.

I am fortunate to work for a company that even highest management had to learn from the bottom, delivery, production and even driving the big trucks. It makes a difference to the rest of us.

Signed a former papergirl. I may add that's when we had morning and evening editions!

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Dear Mr. Henry:

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sometimes you get what you pay for.

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