So the contractors at my hub got their increases last meeting, what a joke. They threw a few extra pennies at them for stops and packages, then took part of their core charge back. The core charge is guaranteed money you make before even leaving the building based on how far away your route is from the terminal. Some guys make 50.00, some over a 100.00. The extra for stops can be more income, but only if the volume is there to support it. It would be like if you make 25.00 an hour and your company pays your insurance, then they say, your getting a 3.00 an hour raise but now you have to pay part of your insurance yourself, when you do the math, that 3.00 raise might only be .37 cents. That's not a raise, that's getting jacked! They are always pulling this kind of crap. Maybe we should employ this kind of tactic, my first 20 stops will be delivered properly, the next two are set beside the mailbox. And don't think they don't have this down to a science, one contractor told me one of his routes pays 50 cents core charge. By the way, the cheapest candy bar in the machine is .85 cents.