From a Crystal Lake Friend of McHenry County Blog:
So I’ve been a Northwest Herald subscriber for many years.
About 4 years ago I added tips for my carrier into the automatic billing that they submit to my bank each month.
Suddenly, today, I’ve been alerted by my carrier that the tips were being pocketed by the district manager.
The carrier had not received those tips all this time!
The carrier didn’t even know that I was providing a tip until the district manager recently left and they then finally began receiving it.
I’ve contacted the paper (waiting to hear back), but I’ve also submitted a consumer complaint with the Illinois Attorney General Consumer Complaint division.
What kind of scumbags would keep tips that should be going to people doing low pay grunt work?
As a former paper boy for the Middletown Daily Record, one of the first offset printed papers in the country, I remember going door-to-door Friday nights collecting the cost of the paper and, sometimes, some tips for the one hundred papers I delivered.
If people did not pay, as one man who never answered the door failed to do, I had to eat the cost of the papers.