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Old 12-05-2019, 02:21 PM
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About 2 weeks ago, there was a green flyer in the bag with my newspaper. It said the typical Merry Christmas...followed by a name and full address in Umatilla. I set the flyer on my desk with the intent of sending her a check.

Today, in with my DS is a Christmas card! This one is from a different woman with an Oxford FL P.O. Box address.

Neither name is the “deliverer” I sent the check to last year although I certainly understand that could have changed.

Hmmm.
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Old 12-05-2019, 02:24 PM
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It Sounds like a Scamaroonie or Double Dipping. Just bad, bad business. No good deed goes unpunished!
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Old 12-05-2019, 02:26 PM
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About 2 weeks ago, there was a green flyer in the bag with my newspaper. It said the typical Merry Christmas...followed by a name and full address in Umatilla. I set the flyer on my desk with the intent of sending her a check.

Today, in with my DS is a Christmas card! This one is from a different woman with an Oxford FL P.O. Box address.

Neither name is the “deliverer” I sent the check to last year although I certainly understand that could have changed.

Hmmm.
Call the circulation department...
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Old 12-05-2019, 02:26 PM
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Call the paper. They will give you the proper name.
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Old 12-05-2019, 02:33 PM
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Regardless of who it is, I think soliciting for a tip is wrong, inappropriate, and in bad taste.
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Old 12-05-2019, 02:47 PM
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Regardless of who it is, I think soliciting for a tip is wrong, inappropriate, and in bad taste.
I feel the same way about redundancy.
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Old 12-05-2019, 02:50 PM
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Just got solicitations from my paper & mail persons
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Old 12-05-2019, 02:51 PM
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I feel the same way about redundancy.
I agree! And how about the people who think Tipping is a city in China? They know who they are...... 1-2-3
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Old 12-05-2019, 03:20 PM
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Regardless of who it is, I think soliciting for a tip is wrong, inappropriate, and in bad taste.
As I remember, our previous newspaper had an official Holiday card with the Carriers name and address where a tip could be mailed. Most of us never have met our Carrier who usually delivers the paper by 4:30 each and every morning. Without an official card, calling circulation is a good option too.

As a “paper boy”, I can remember hoping for a large “Christmas tip” as I made the monthly collection. Of course, business is different today.
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You can make sure your carrier receives a holiday tip by calling the paper and tipping through them.
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Old 12-05-2019, 05:09 PM
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Just got solicitations from my paper & mail persons
Got one from my mail room gal.
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Old 12-05-2019, 05:37 PM
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I too was a paper boy and really appreciated any tips I would receive around the holidays. it wasn't much, a quarter here and there and if really lucky a dollar bill. They deserve it, we never had to call the DS to say our paper was not delivered or it was late. Same with our mail girl, she does a great job and has a great personality.
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Old 12-05-2019, 06:01 PM
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I feel the same way about redundancy.
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Old 12-05-2019, 06:15 PM
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I won't bore anyone with all the changes that have gone on in our lives the last two years, but suffice to say it involved many mail forwards, address changes, and having no address in TV for 8 months but still getting mail here. Our mail room gal sorted (so to speak) through all of it, catching all the USPS mistakes and fixing them. If she wants to give me a Christmas card with her address on it, I say good for her. None of this "that's her job" stuff. She does her job above and beyond her stated duties and deserves a good Christmas tip.
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Old 12-05-2019, 06:21 PM
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That’s a good business in itself. Go around early in the morning and put cards in everyone’s paper and sit back and watch the dough come in. Shameful!
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