The casualties of print media’s decline, as it is squeezed by online news sources, go right the way down. When you add the current economic issues to the mix, many of the hard workers lower down in the chain are feeling the pinch.

One New York Times delivery man reacted to his “inevitable” lay-off with a well thought out letter to the readers that he had delivered to for the last 11 years. One of the recipients just happened to be Twitter’s Katie Jacobs Stanton, who tweeted a picture of the “classy” note to her 38,000 plus followers, saying:

Sad day for my @nytimes delivery man. Laid off as they find a cheaper delivery service. His classy farewell letter.

The tweet proved to be very popular as it went on to clock more than the 50 retweets and 50 favourites that Twitter can display. Some of the responses, according to Katie, may even lead to job opportunities for her soon-to-be-departing delivery man.

Here is the letter:

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This could blossom into another great story for how Twitter is changing communication today.