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Letter to the Editor ~Klingler PDF Print
Wednesday, October 17, 2012 4:06 PM

DEAR EDITOR:
Paper boys and girls
Wow what a job these kids do! They are  out in all kinds of weather, up by 4 a.m. on Saturday morning and out the door delivering. 
It’s pretty much a thankless job, as people want their paper put in specific places. I can certainly see the elderly or handicapped may need this help but the younger generation certainly doesn’t.
Then the Delphos Herald gets calls that their paper wasn’t delivered and they blame the carrier. Before you get irate, maybe you should think did someone else in the family pick it up, did a neighbor pick it up by mistake, did a neighborhood dog carry it away, who knows. But instead of getting all upset over it why don’t you call your paper carrier and ask if they could bring you another one?  
These young carriers don’t get paid much. Yes, I understand it teaches them responsibility and gives them the tools they need to find a better job when they are older. I can honestly tell you that most people wouldn’t do this job because of the pay. So, congratulations to these young kids and their parents who support them.  
Remember your paper carriers at Christmas and tip them once in a while if you see them. Tell them what a great job they do. 
Before you complain maybe you should deliver the paper with them one day to see just what they do go through.

Donna Klingler
Delphos

 

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0 #2 2012-10-19 09:17
I see that the "Freedom of Speech" only pertains to the Newspapers!
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0 #1 2012-10-18 20:58
i totally agree! my son is a carrier.he understands the ederly or handicaped having the paper put in between doors or in certain spots. Other news paper companies do not allow this! ur paper gets thrown in ur general direction & u walk to go get it.i have to take my son on saturdays to deliver his papers due to curfew & im ok with that but i have personally watched him put papers in certain spots that should b ok & the customer might still complain.Just remember they r just kids that r too young for a "real job" & they r trying to make a little money.
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