I had a much better day today. I'm technically a loader but I actually load maybe one or two days a week, the other days shuttling bread from my employer's bakery to the truck's where that particular order is going using a machine like the one below.
A year or so ago, I was hauling a load down the dock at full speed when an order selector pulled out of an aisle, texting on his goddamned phone, not watching for traffic. He had two pallets of canned goods on his motor, stacked about 7 feet tall, weighing about 3 tons. I plowed right into him, scattering 2 stacks of bread, 2 pallets of canned goods and him all over the dock, startling the hell out of me in the process. While the video cameras above the dock proved it was not my fault, I did receive a counseling letter for my actions following the accident.
Apparently I should've made sure he was all right and sending for a supervisor if he wasn't instead of jumping off my machine and bending over him while he was laying stunned there on the floor and yelling "I hope you broke your fucking back, you stupid son of a bitch!"
Yeah, whatever, man.