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user-inactivated  ·  1289 days ago  ·  link  ·    ·  parent  ·  post: In the hot seat: UPS delivery drivers at risk of heat-related illnesses

    But hey - that pickle they're telling you to pack? They didn't have to do that.

They've been coming around this week and giving out these

So hey, everything is OK I guess. Spared no expense.

    They're the kind of thing that becomes normal and no longer terrifying and then things get harried and you look up and someone's dead.

Less than a year into my working here one of the area supervisors put in a call to pull the wrong trailer. Driver took off right as I was walking in. One of the lifers came up afterwards and said "I hear you almost died." Took a long time to realize he hadn't been joking. I'm sorry about your neighbor.

kleinbl00  ·  1289 days ago  ·  link  ·  

It's a blue collar occupational hazard.

I knew a guy who worked at a smelter. I can't remember why but there were chunks of cyanide on the floor the size of hockey pucks. And molten metal. Everywhere molten metal. The workers tended to regulate their moods with coke and weed. Except my buddy, who failed a drug test, did some treatment, and realized that smelters sober are safer than smelters high but substantially more terrifying.