Company doesn't care about you
Independent Contractor (Former Employee) – Quitman, AR – October 2, 2018
I just gave this route up in the middle of September 2018. I was driving about 75 miles until one Saturday morning, when the Zone Manager came to the bundle drop, left me a list of new customers that was pulled from another route, they were combining with the Guy/Quitman route, and the mileage went from about 75 miles to about 150 miles, with a pay increase of $10 per night. That was unbelievable. They do not pay for your gas. You do get a route subsidy, which was $40 per night, which went to $50 with the $10 increase, and a few dollars per month from the customer pay for the papers, but the increase in mileage, and the time it takes to drive the additional mileage, makes this route a joke. I have delivered newspapers for 30 years. I have been delivering the Arkansas Democrat off and on for 20 years. Take my word for it, THEY DO NOT CARE ABOUT THE CUSTOMERS, AND CARE EVEN LESS ABOUT THE CARRIERS!!! The Damascus route was done the same way, EXCEPT they added 100 miles per day to it., and $10 per night pay increase. NEITHER ROUTE IS WORTH THE MONEY!!!! You will regret taking the route, and you will be under a contract if you take it. Take my word on this...I have 30 years experience. I am not simply pulling your chain, I am talking from experience, and offering some advice. STAY AWAY FROM THE DEMOCRAT LIKE THE PLAGUE!!
7 nights per week, 365 night per year, no sick days, no raise, deadline to deliver