Saturday, October 27, 2012

My day yesterday

Work was fun yesterday - 14 motherfucking hours of confusion, impatientence and tempers flaring. Most of y'all know I work loading trucks for a major west coast grocery retailer. The holiday season is upon us - we shipped 200 trucks yesterday, about 40 more than usual for a Friday.
Here's a couple of pictures to show you, although they do not do my day justice. Both of them were taken from the break room right before first break at 8:15 AM. Had I taken them during work periods there would've been order selectors, forklifts, loaders and haulers, not to mention bosses and clean-up crews jamming up the clear spots. And this is at first break - you should've seen it at noon.
So yeah, I left for work at 4:45 yesterday morning and made it home at 9 last night. Dark in, dark out.
It'll also give you an idea of how big my warehouse is. What you're seeing here is half the loading dock - the other half is on the other side of the firewall. My warehouse alone is just under a million square feet, and that's just the grocery warehouse. There's also frozen foods, meat, produce and general merchandise in different warehouses at the same complex.


And here's one from my point of view. Pallets of freight were shoved into every available spot. You can see that it was so fucking crowded in there the sweeper couldn't even get through.

11 comments:

timbo said...

Holy shit Dude! I always wondered what it looked like in those giant buildings where the trucks go.

Takes a lot of food to feed the 40 million Kalifornians!
Thank God for the likes of you!

dhanna59 said...

Ken my Fren, dudeman hang in there.Remember the Army and why you said FTA? Well let me tell you that FTA was always on my mind but the payoff was my goal, and I got it. Dammit, you finish the goal Kenny! Get yours and have a few years to be a kid again... I remember at 13 I was a wild fukkin Indian Warrior that didn't bathe or show up for weeks at a time, long gone with nothin but Grampa's single shot .22....come home to ass whuppin, then do it again.
GET YOUR RETIREMENT KENNY

etlsalina said...

Gee -- you work here? I thought only minorities and illegals work in those places. Smile

wirecutter said...

80% hispanic with a good 30% of those being illegal.
Half of them either don't speak english or refuse to.

wirecutter said...

D - They'd have to burn me out of there with only 2 years left til I can retire.

dhannqa59 said...

Come to Louisiana to my house when you retire my friend. Niggers know their place here and without white people running shit and taking care of everything it will all go to hell overnight.... I am now divorced from a liberal fool and have ample space for a III percenter couple. I am well prepared for the future my friend...

Huckleberry said...

Damn I guess asking [what did I do with that box?]could get your ass shot working there.

Anonymous said...

I pulled orders back in the 1970's--shit hit the fan when the power went off--all the electric jacks and carts crashed everywhere
F Obama

Anonymous said...

Safety first ! Especially during shitstorms.

Anonymous said...

Wait, so you're handling our food?
OH SHIT.

crankyjohn said...

Dude, you work in the government warehouse from Raiders of the lost Ark?