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Old 12-05-2019, 07:06 PM
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When I was a paper boy we delivered into the house.
Did not throw paper into a fifty yard area of the property!

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Old 12-06-2019, 06:49 AM
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I called Daily Sun about this issue. Tammy from the green flyer resigned first of Nov the new carrier is in Oxford
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Old 12-06-2019, 09:33 AM
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I made note of my carrier who I tipped last year as there have been changes in the past. I got a card from the same person this year so I know he's been doing a great job all year. My paper has been there at 5am when I was up because I couldn't sleep. It's always there. That is great service. I happily sent him a bigger check this year.
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Old 12-06-2019, 04:47 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!
Really??
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Old 12-06-2019, 04:49 PM
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I know my mail guy. See him at the station actually talk to him.
How can somebody go for a year and the only way they know it’s the same person is to compare the name?
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Old 12-06-2019, 11:16 PM
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I save the insert from year to year..we’ve had the same DS delivery person for several yrs. I gladly send a card with Holiday cheer enclosed
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Old 12-07-2019, 06:16 AM
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Ditto. I called the Sun. Current carrier began delivering papers in November. Previous carrier received our gift.
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Old 12-07-2019, 06:50 AM
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I firmly believe in tipping the person who delivers my daily newspaper. It ALWAYS arrives in a timely manner; always in a plastic sleeve and always in my driveway. They have to get up super early to put the newspapers together/in a bag; load them into the car and remember who's on vacation, etc. It's not a job I would want. They deserve to be remembered at Christmas.
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In our area, apparently we have a new delivery person who started in November. The previous one was Aug-Nov and who knows who was before that.


The service has always been and remains stellar.


The dilemma...who/how to tip? Give a year's tip to someone who has been on board a month? I usually send it at Christmas to the person who put the envelope in with the paper. My subscription isn't up til Jan/Feb and it seems late and impersonal to do it then. I wonder if the Daily Sun apportions it to current and former delivery persons? Somehow, I doubt it.



The Aug-Nov carrier left an envelope at my door but did not identify himself as the former delivery person. Seems a bit disingenuous to me.


If even just 50% of their customers tip, it's a sizeable end of year bonus.
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Old 12-07-2019, 11:40 AM
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So what is the usual tip for the newspaper deliverers?
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Old 12-07-2019, 12:01 PM
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So what is the usual tip for the newspaper deliverers?
$25. The Newspaper was early the morning that Irma was the biggest concern for our community. They are just wonderful. Maybe they should get a little more this year.

I don't like the idea of the money going to the wrong person. Great thread.
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I tip $50 about a dollar a week.
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I know my mail guy. See him at the station actually talk to him.
How can somebody go for a year and the only way they know it’s the same person is to compare the name?
It is very easy not to know your mail person. Either you pick up when they are not there, or more likely sometimes they are there inside doing their job with the door closed and I suspect would like to do it without interruption if it is not business related. That is how somebody can not know if it is the same mailworker year to year.
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Old 12-07-2019, 12:57 PM
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So what is the usual tip for the newspaper deliverers?
"usual" is up to the tipper......we need guidelines for this?
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Old 12-07-2019, 01:18 PM
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"usual" is up to the tipper......we need guidelines for this?
Tipping is quite different where I am, therefore, I’d like to have an idea of what the person might expect. And if I can I add a little more.
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