Management called a [ ] meeting Monday for Circulation Distribution employees only. If it is your day off, you must attend. Word on the street from another carrier is that layoff are in store for DMs and ZMs. The source, even though a carrier, just like the rest of us, is well sourced from Downtown. The Country Home Delivery Manager can't keep his mouth shut.... The next bit of information is that our pay will be looked at. Gas is going up and I can't keep doing this anymore with lower fees...
I emailed Modesto Bee editor Mark Vasche for a comment; no response yet. And I can't find any announcement by the Modesto Bee about its termination of several hundred carriers.
UPDATE: A reader posts a common sentiment:
"Well as a [ ] carrier for the Star, I cant see how they can lower my pay and still expect me to deliver the papers. My check is a little over $500 a week and after gas, supplies, and taxes, there isnt much left..."