They had this item in last Sunday's American Profile tabloid/ magazine. That's the one that comes with the Eureka Reporter(?) each Sunday. I believe the Times- Standard uses Parade(?) magazine.
I'd always noticed those Schwan's trucks. I've seen one driving around Eureka on occasion. Seemed to me it might be a fun job, working for Schwan's, delivering ice cream and other frozen foods. I always thought they just delivered ice cream until I read the story.
But I had to wonder because, for one thing, they seemed to always have a Help Wanted sign on the back of their truck. They always seemed to have a different driver, too. Something must be amiss, thought I. When a business has a large turnover and constantly has Help Wanted ads up, that's a red flag in my book.
Then a month or so ago my mail guy mentioned Schwan's when he delivered my mail. I guess he'd been talking to the Schwan's driver earlier in the day. This time it was a gal, I'd actually seen her earlier in the day myself and noted that, once again, Schwan's had a new driver.
So my mail guy tells me she told him the job was "not cutting it...". She supposedly works up to ten hours a day and works strictly on commission. No minimum wage or anything else. She was on the verge of giving up on it just like all those before her. She told my mail guy she just couldn't make enough money to live on with that job, despite the long hours.
Good thing I didn't try and quit my job for that one. It seems to work for that guy in the AP story, though.
Haven't seen that truck around town for a while. Couldn't they find another driver?