Competing newspaper racks found in SJ Mercury trash bin Other Issues, posted by Editor, Mountain View Voice Online, on Aug 2, 2012 at 9:38 pm
At least 31 newspaper distribution racks were discovered behind the San Jose Mercury News headquarters Wednesday and many, if not all of them, did not belong to the Merc, according to various reports in local media sources and the head of a Mountain View-based company, which owns several of the racks discovered on the San Jose newspaper's property.
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Posted by El Viejo, a resident of the Rex Manor neighborhood, on Aug 3, 2012 at 2:21 pm
I worked in all aspects of newspaper production and circulation for over 15 years and the SJMN story is total [Portion removed due to offensive language]. Their circulation manager had the drivers steal the competitors boxes and then the [Portion removed due to disrespectful term] dumped them in their own trash. That's beyond stupid.
Our rival papers used to take our racks and dump them into the canal. We'd never get them back in usable shape. Soon we were adding case hardened chain to our racks, and I got to weld them in place. Locks can be broken.
Posted by Waldo, a resident of the Waverly Park neighborhood, on Aug 3, 2012 at 2:36 pm
The SJMN has been dumping their garbage on my lawn every Sunday (YES advertizer), and several attempts to get them to stop over the past few months have been fruitless. The wheel keeps spinning, but the hamster is dead.