Washington Post Playing on My Guilt?

Check out the footnote on a late notice I received from the Washington Post Home Delivery service. Note that Mr. Basa implies that he somehow will be hurt if I do not pay my Post subscription asap.

Is this for real? Does the Washington Post really expect Mr. Basa to make a living on a portion of my $2.30 per day payment? Might the Post pay much more than that for Mr. Basa’s services and his note be one more way to try and slow its declining readership?

Several run-around calls to the Post revealed little about driver compensation. Driver job ads reveal less. Calls to Mr. Basa revealed nothing – his phone was not answered.

Maybe you know more? Maybe you know the answer: How are Post delivery drivers compensated? And does my subscription payment matter?

This post appeared in its original form at DC Metblogs

Married, mortgaged, and soon to be a father, Wayan Vota is in the fast lane to mid-life respectability – until the day his brood finds his intimate journal of global traveling and curses him with the ever-eternal reply “I’m gonna be just like you, Dad!”

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