An Orange County Register staffer writes: “All associates (newsroom included) are asked to deliver the newspaper because they can’t find enough drivers following the catastrophic move away from their deal with LA Times. Those of us who agree to wake up at 4 a.m. to deliver 600 papers will get $150 Visa Gift cards. Sad thing is that many of our young reporters who make peanuts are actually signing up to make some extra cash.”
This company-wide memo was sent by Orange County Register spokesman Eric Morgan:
Your help is needed to ensure ALL routes are covered this Sunday. Our goal is to COMPLETELY ELIMINATE all missed deliveries!
You will receive $150 Visa cash card for delivering a full route (500-600 homes) or $100 for a mini-route (200-300 homes). If you are an hourly employee, you will earn overtime (if applicable) AND the Visa cash card.
Signups will be accepted on a first-come, first-served basis – so please register right away.
A second tipster writes: “OCR suggests 2 people deliver the papers, one driving and one throwing papers. That works out to $75 a person for 3-6 hours work, starting at 3 a.m. (plus gas and wear and tear on the vehicle).”