A newspaper deliverywomanin Fall River, Massachusetts allegedly penned several handwritten notes to newspaper subscribers demanding at least $5 in tips each week. The consequence if they don’t cough up the cash? They won’t get the papers they already paid for.
“My name is Tammy… I been delivering to you all month… no tips… there’s a $5 min weekly requirement. I expect $25 on Sunday or I stop paper [delivery] Monday,” the note reads.
Several people reportedly recieved the notes stuffed in their daily newspapers.
The Fall River Herald posted a photo of the noteon its Facebook pageWednesday nightand apologized to its subscribers.
“Folks, we are aware of this inappropriate note that was left by a delivery person this morning in several subscribers’ newspapers. We are in the process of contacting all affected customers. This person is employed by an independent contractor and we are working with that contractor to rectify the situation. We are very sorry for any confusion and frustration this has caused.”
One Facebook user, Jennifer Medeiros, commented on the post claiming her elederly client received a similar note in her paper Wednesday morning. “Very upsetting,” said Medeiros, along with a photograph of that note.
It was unclear whether Tammy would be relieved of her paper delivering duties or faced any disciplinary action.