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Work is hard work! Part Deux

Thursday, July 30, 2015

Have I ever mentioned how much physical work is involved to put a store back to rights after a strip-n-wax floor service? Because it's a lot. Seriously, A LOT. Tuesday night was the craft side of the store, meaning all ladders, boxouts, stackouts, rolling bins/towers, tables/chairs, anti-fatigue mats, basket racks, carts... anything that isn't nailed down is moved to the stockroom or tucked away into fabrics. The floor crew does their do overnight, and next morning bright and early we put everything back. This took almost 4 hours because we had to put the foam and fiber rack back together. Anyway, the restore process involves using a pallet jack to lift hundreds of pounds and haul it to various locations in the store. Pushing/pulling wheeled ladders and carts and racks back to their homes. Lifting tables and chairs and putting them in their homes. Hauling loaded pattern spinner racks across the store. Lifting rolled up mats and basket racks off of counters that are chest high and getting them back to ground level... full body movement for four straight hours. My work polo and jeans are saturated with sweat. My hair is dripping. My legs are shaky and twitchy...

After the store was put to rights, I spent the next 4 hours building fixtures, and then a half hour hauling cardboard from the fixture packaging.

Today... ugh, last night they laid wax on the fabric half of the store. This means last night the crew had to haul all the fabric runs to the craft side. This morning, Natalie and I put them back. I was the brute force, pushing these racks that are 2 feet deep, 4 feet wide, and up to 12 feet tall... and they're loaded with fabric bolts top and bottom, sometimes triple stacked... I pushed and Natalie directed. Three hours of hauling these things across the store. yeah, they're on wheels, but they weigh something mighty so you really have to dig deep to move them. The last hour was more work with the pallet jack, more hauling things off of counters, more bodywork...

I have logged almost 30,000 steps in between both days, and somehow managed to earn my July Burn Baby Burn SPAT trophy. I cackled when I saw "67 minutes, unspecified workout." It should have been longer, but whatev. Seriously, how does one track "general physical labor - job" on here anyway? *lol*

I could seriously use a nap, though.

Labor is a mess, so I was released four hours early... so what do I do? Clean the apartment. My kitchen and bathroom are scrubbed shiny, and my bed is changed out and made and all the dirty clothes have made their way to the hamper... I am feeling productive as hell, yo. :)

But still... nap sounds amazing.
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  • BEACHCALSIX
    wow what a step count!!! Great job!
    I remember doing inventory at Robinsons may back a few years...yikes!
    Hope things are less stressful now!
    1059 days ago
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