The fallout from Orange County Register owner Aaron Kushner stiffing the Los Angeles Times on delivery bills and striking out on his own continues. Not only was there a lawsuit, not only were the new delivery drivers incompetent, not only did Kushner blame it all on the Times--but now the Reg is putting inserts into its paper essentially begging Orange County to deliver its paper because no one else wants to.
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In a Craigslist listing posted last week, the Reg promised new hires a salary between $1,000 and $1,200 a month. Compare that with the above-mentioned two-to-three hours a day of work, carry the remainder, drop the invisible number...and prospective Register delivery drivers can plan to earn about $17 an hour. Damn, that's more money than we Weeklings average out to...hey, Kush: I got a good Toyota pickup that works wonders at four in the morn...