Has anyone ever worked as an order filler for a grocery distribution center? Is it really that hard on the body?
Currently debating leaving my regular 9-5 mechanic job to do it. The pay is significantly higher.
I worked for C&S which is one of the largest privately held companies in the U.S. The owner, some jew named Cohen, is in the top 10 richest people in the U.S.
The physical aspect that they ham about is pretty accurate. My back was always sore at the end of the day. If you get a really bad assignment first thing in the morning or at the end of a 9+ hour shift, you are going to want to just go home and fall asleep.
Like, if you get a heavy ass assignment to put together a pallet of meat (boxes weigh from 25 to over 100 pounds) at the end of the day, you are going to be struggling get those heavy boxes on your shoulders and up on the top of the pallet. Same thing for having your first assignment be half a pallet of 50 pound bags of potatoes.
I worked in a refrigerated place, so the first assignment sucked cock usually because you wake up being tight already and then the cold temperature makes you way tighter.
I would recommend this job to anyone who has worked a tough warehouse job before. If you can handle throwing around 25-75 pound boxes all day here, you can do it there just as well.
If you are an incentive selector, they will pay you based on how fast you go. If you were given 25 minutes to build a pallet of vegetables/fruit and you do it in 20 minutes, that's like 20% faster. So they pay you your base pay +20%. To be honest, most people hover around +10%. Some days you will feel shitty and only make 95-100%, most days you will make about 105%.
There is money to be made after like 4 or 5 months when you learn what type of pallet you're going to be building based on the first layer or 2 of shit you put on. Then you can start going faster and hit 120% on some days.
Where I worked, we had people who were hitting 200% ($30/hour), but you have to wonder why all of them chose to become trainers and take a paycut.