More Society cutbacks - Society says "screw you" to the publishers yet again

by sir82 113 Replies latest jw friends

  • sir82

    At our service meeting it was announced that there is a change in the manner in which magazines are now to be delivered to the congregations.

    Up until now, magazines were sent to each Kingdom Hall via UPS. In years past magazines were sent to each congregation PO's home address via UPS.

    Going forward, magazines will be sent only as far as the Assembly Hall. It is the responsibility of each Kingdom Hall to send brother(s) twice a month to drive out there, pick up the magazines, and return.

    This of course saves a little bit of money for the Society - shipping larger packages to fewer addresses will cost less.

    However, what about the expense to the local congregations?

    A typical Assembly Hall probably has 20-25 circuits assigned to it. Each of those circuits has 20-25 congregations.

    That's 400-600 congregations, maybe 200 or 250 Kingdom Halls shared among them. Each of those Kingdom Halls now has to send, twice a month, a van or truck to the assembly hall to pick up the magazines.

    Our Kingdom Hall is only about 40 or so miles from the Assembly Hall - but what about congregations out in the sticks? Maybe they are 150, 200, 300 miles away from their assembly hall. Think of the expense - the gasoline alone could run into the hundreds of dollars per month. Multiply that by the hundreds of Kingdom Halls assigned to each assembly hall, then think of the dozens of assembly halls in use in the USA.

    As usual, the Society acts to save itself a little money, and in the process, sneeringly gives the finger to the congregations that support it.

  • ziddina

    And the edifice erodes a bit more...

    Looks like that "Watchtower" was built upon sand...


  • Titus

    What? I will have to go in Bethel to get my magazines?

  • ballistic

    It's not good for the environment.

  • Soldier77

    I'm tellin ya, pretty soon they are gonna tell everyone, look, you can download your own magazines now since you all like the internet so much.

  • Bangalore

    They seem to be doing quite a bit of cost cutting these days.


  • Finally-Free

    And, of course, no one will reimburse Joe Publisherâ„¢ for his gas, mileage, etc.

    They should do themselves and the rest of the world a favour and stop shipments altogether. If someone wants to read a watchtower they should drive to Bethel and pick one up.


  • wasblind

    Ditto soldier


    Oh yeah, in this day and age why not pick the absolute worst way to go for the environment?

    Jehovah will clean up the earth as soon as he is done killing all of those sinful babies.


    bet whoever does the driving will take an unbaptised dub with them to count the time. 5 hour round trip twice a month = average hours. If i was still in I'd volunteer for that - FS that easy is worth paying for

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