Paper Delivery (Former Employee) – Columbus, OH – August 26, 2016
when I worked for the Columbus dispatch, the work load was hard and time consuming. I delivered advertisements on the weekends door to door. I was responsible for going to the warehouse, picking up the advertisements, and preparing them in the bags before they got delivered. The hardest part for this job was putting the advertisements into the bags. this took the most time to do. Overall did enjoy working here and it was a great experience for me.
you was ale to work at your own pace as long as you got the job done before 6pm on sundays
You arrive at work, wait for the papers to arrive at the terminal in between go print your route off. Once you get your papers you count them to make sure you have enough for your route. Then prepare the papers to be delivered.
District manager (Former Employee) – Columbus, OH – January 19, 2016
The compensation was a plus with this company. However, working the 20 hour days, 7 days a week, left no time for sleep or family. Being a district manager was not easy. I would not get done until 9-10 at night and my phone would start ringing between 12 and 1 in the morning.
Courier (Former Employee) – Columbus, OH – October 9, 2015
I did not work with other people. I was a contracted courier. The supervisor that dealt with our contracts was great. I went to the depot/ warehouse Wednesday and Friday to pick up my papers. I put them together at home, and delivered them the next day. No pressure, I worked at my own pace, and I only worked a total of 25 hours a week. what I enjoyed the most was that my kids could go with me.
I enjoy working here very much. Co-workers are professional but very approachable. Lots of talent here. Communication is the biggest challenge here as the Dispatch just got bought out and so job security is up in the are.
Early mornings and 7 days a week at times managing independant contractors and their contrantracts that were negotiated.
District Manager (Current Employee) – Columbus, OH – September 5, 2015
Starting time at 2:00a.m. until 11:a.m. or longer as an on-going day. I have learned many skills with managing contracts and maintaining sales levels. Co-workers work together as a team on days off. The hardest part of the jog is keeping delivery areas contracted with dependable and reliable contractors. You build relationships through contract management which is refreshing at times.
Afternoons are generally free to get other things at home accomplished.
Difficult hours, rotating days off schedule, no breaks due to high volume of work, sometimes you work 7 days a week, you can be called in on your days off, you are constantly being e-mailed of situations beyond your control, and you judged by what others do.
Contractor (Former Employee) – Columbus, OH – May 14, 2015
A typical week includes 5 days a week hours are wee early in the morning. Organization a must. Co workers are fun most of the time. The toughest part of the job is the winter. Sometimes it is required to work 7 days a week. The paper has to be delivered.
Great compensation package. plus you get paid for mileage.
A typical day at work involved travel to different locations to sell newspaper subscriptions at stores, events, etc. The people were good to work with, the hardest part of the job was the traveling around, the most enjoyable part was meeting people.
I worked in the warehouse at the Columbus Dispatch for around four months before I found something better. I put advertisements into the newspaper. Worked about 28 hours a week. I learned how much work was really put into the Columbus Dispatch. Management and co-workers were decent. Most people stayed to themselves. The hardest part of the job was trying to run numerous machines at the same time. The most enjoyable part of the job was that we were able to be around people and work at the same time.
Housekeeping (Former Employee) – Columbus, OH – September 24, 2013
I get my cleaning supplies together, then I start sweeping the floors, then I will give them a good mop with wet signs around me, while I mop. I will then go and check the bathrooms and am always getting on my knees to give them a good thorough cleaning. I make sure stuff is very clean and I double check my work before I leave for the day.