PAPER BOYS: A LESSON IN RESPONSIBILITY
From a Bob Sacks post on PubExec.com:
" For about two years I delivered to Long Island homes a paper called Newsday. It was probably my first meaningful job. Sure I cut lawns in the neighborhood and did small things for small change, but delivering a newspaper is a real job with real adult-like responsibilities. It was a commitment for six days a week, every day without fail. It forced me to meet and greet my customers, as I had to ring the bell once a week to collect payment. So I had to manage money, manage schedules, and be the delivery person of record.
I'm guessing that as society has changed, young boys and girls no longer get this early education system into the business world. Where do kids today get an opportunity to learn an assorted set of life skills, like delivering a newspaper, to introduce them to the responsible world of business?
Gives some food for thought, doesn't it?