Delivery Driver (Former Employee) – Warsaw, IN – March 21, 2016
I delivered newspapers to peoples homes and I was my own boss. I did as I wanted and was able to work at my own pace. It was a dangerous route but never had any issues till one day I was done with my route and was almost home and was in a major car accident which is why I no longer work there
Customer Service Paper Courier (Current Employee) – Jacksonville, FL – December 21, 2015
Working at Florida Times-Union can be a challenge due to the fact that it is seven days a week. No matter the the weather the papers had to be delivered promptly and dry. It is a good company to work for but as a courier you were a contractor. Unfortunately, newspapers are becoming extinct due to advances in technology. The amount of subscribers have fallen off over the years making the pay dwindle. The company is trying to compensate by adding additional products. Time management and perseverance are two things I learned in my time here.
Great company, customers, and flexibility.
No matter the weather the paper still must be delivered.
Single Copy Manager (Current Employee) – Jacksonville, FL – April 1, 2016
The most enjoyable of the job is that you are off work by the time everyone else are on their way to work. I have to be to work about 1:00 am in the morning and I am back at home around 7:00 if nothing goes wrong with my people or customers.
Supervisor/delivery (Former Employee) – Jacksonville, FL – September 26, 2015
had fun while i was there, i soon came into a car wreck that took me away from this position. i soon got on with fedEx. after my wreck and 2 years of fedex, i was hoping to find something a little more normal paced of hours and a better pay.
delivery (Former Employee) – Jacksonville FL – May 9, 2015
Had great co-workers. made sure we had fun but also finished our job at the end of the day. Meeting new people everyday was great, helped me gain more communication skills and people skills. job was not really hard was pretty easy going.
Paper Courier (Former Employee) – Saratoga Springs, NY – December 24, 2014
Delivering papers is very easy although work is between the hours of 3am and 6am six days a week and 2am to 9am on Sunday. Also papers have to be delivered 365 days a week which means there are no days off. Finding a substitute is extremely difficult and usually requires paying more than the route's pay for the substitute to cover the route.
easy work and short "shift"
no days off, ever. hard to find people to cover your route if you do need time off
picking and packing customer's order I learned how to scan and pack clothes, shoes, and jewelry the proper way. my managers was good and very supportive when something was wrong. my co workers was nice fun and very easy to get along with they helped show other co workers where items was located. the hardest part of the job was walking a metal grading for 8 hours at a time but with comfortable shoes it was easy going
Working at the Florida Times Union is a lot of fun. A typical day consist of arriving at work at 1:30 in the morning ready to get the day started. I am required to insert, and bag the daily newspaper in order to deliver the papers to my customers. Management can sometimes be funny, and frustrating due to a lack of organization, but over all a great bunch of people. My co-workers are interesting, and a lot of fun as well. The most enjoyable part of this job is the relationships built with my customers. The hardest part of this job is it is 7 days a week rain, or shine. There are no off days, and I am required to show up despite physical state.
A typical day would start at night. I would lay out the nightly work and assign crews to various presses. I would communicate effectively with management about any changes, problems or unexpected press runs. I enjoyed working with my co-workers as they became like family. The hardest part of my job was being away from my family at night, holidays, weekends. I most enjoyed the sense of accomplishment I got from finishing a hard days work and meeting expectations and goals.
Military Publications Account Executive (Current Employee) – Jacksonville, FL – September 2, 2014
A typical work day would be calling on existing customers, prospecting for new customers, customer service, scheduling and proof ads, goal attainment. I have learned to be a team player, organization, follow-through, problem solving and relationship building My current Publisher is the best...supportive, insightful and dedicated to Military Publications My co-workers and I work as a team to obtain goals and find solutions for our customers Customers would do not follow deadlines established Customers who I have worked with for years and the relationships I have with them and the news customers that my relationship is just beginning
the opportunity to help my customers' businesses grow