Newspaper delivery should be a kids job - not adults

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    I delivered SeattlePI as a 15 year oldin the Summer of 1969 - inclu the paper of the first moon lamding.

    Delivering papers is a kids job -not adults.

    I feel sorry for the smucks today.
     
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    I don't care if an adult delivers papers. Its a job, and they are earning a wage, so good on them. They should be congratulated.
     
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    I recall the headline: MOON WALK.
     
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    Have you been drinking?
     
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    Right wingers should love to deliver papers, no minimum wage for delivering papers.
     
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    I delivered the papers before I entered Bellevue High Sshool- near MedinaWa.... (think Bill Gates)
     
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    I doubt right wingers would take a low paying job. They always believe they are better than that!
     
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    In our area - MOST - of the carriers are adults. Most have 2-3 paper routes.
    Paper routes actually pay pretty good when you figure wage per hour. My son had a route with 190 subscribers. Including time to roll up the papers, it took him about an hour and a half a day - seven days a week or average 45 hours per month. He made just about right at $500 per month plus an average of $30-$50 a month in tips.
    That is $13.11 per hour.
    If someone had 3 of these routes, they would make about $400 per week for only working a half-day each day.
    You could do a lot worse.
    Another usually-teenager job is delivering pizza. You now see a lot of adults doing this job as well. I delivered pizza when I was 18 and in school. This was in 1983. I rarely made less than $250 a week, and only worked 4 days a week....in 1983.
     
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    I'm glad I was born in 1953.

    Gotto enjoy most ofthe 50s, all of the60 s and the crap 70s
     
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    i think his point is that these aren't adult jobs...or shouldn't be.

    you haven't responded to that.
     

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