Vic tosses in his daily paper round



VIC Jackson has dragged him- self out of bed every night for the past 18 years to deliver the paper around North Rockhampton.

But last night, Mr Jackson was planning to sleep right through. He was also hoping to be relax- ing with a home-delivered paper this morning.

Mr Jackson officially retired from delivering on Thursday.

"You've got to be dedicated to get out of bed. If you like your bed, this job's no good for you.''

Mr Jackson said he used to de- liver about 1000 papers a day, but in latter days delivered about 350.

He said his typical day used to involve going to bed at 6.30pm, getting up at 11pm, then return- ing home at 3am for a few winks and breakfast before starting his day job as a forklift driver with Ridley Agriproducts at 6.30am.

"If the papers were running late, I wouldn't get to sleep and I'd have to go straight to work.''

Mr Jackson said he quit the pa- per round after feeling mentally and physically exhausted.



New report reveals CQ's fastest growing rental market

premium_icon New report reveals CQ's fastest growing rental market

North Rockhampton is outperforming the southern side of the river

Train drivers blow the whistle CQ motorist near misses

premium_icon Train drivers blow the whistle CQ motorist near misses

Shocking accounts of poor driving endangering train driver's lives.

Former Mount Morgan swimmer becomes coaching immortal

premium_icon Former Mount Morgan swimmer becomes coaching immortal

Bill Sweetenham has come a long way from his humble beginnings in CQ

Local Partners