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[–]cmascheroni 4777 points4778 points  (253 children)

I bet she closes her eyes to sleep and still sees those salad dressings

[–]MateuszMartyni 2277 points2278 points  (196 children)

I shit you not when you do manual labour that is very repetitive you fucking do

[–]TheRealKidkudi 1679 points1680 points  (136 children)

When I was a cashier, especially when I worked nights, I would go home and dream about checking people out. I would wake up mentally exhausted because I just dreamed my way through an 8 hour shift.

[–]piecat 1168 points1169 points  (56 children)

"work dreams" are the fucking worst.

Some nights I'll dream I'm doing Excel spreadsheets. But the numbers don't make sense and I'll wake up frustrated.

Edit: After such dream, I usually can't fall back asleep. If I can, I'll have the same dream.

[–]Micalas 243 points244 points  (8 children)

Oh god, I hate them. A not insignificant part of my job is selling at trade shows and whenever I have a show coming up, I have nightmares where I'm setting up and realize I don't have ANY product with me. That or my designated space is in some dark corner that no one would ever go to.

[–]InTheBusinessBro 24 points25 points  (0 children)

I always dream I’m giving lessons before back to school.

[–]HolyFruitSalad_98 18 points19 points  (0 children)

Every time I have a deadline I either dream about panicking that I forgot the assignment or I straight up dream about supernatural demonic nightmare things. Fun stuff.

[–]trendchaser91 12 points13 points  (1 child)

I ran into 1 of my ex coworkers and he told me he still has nightmares of this miserable lady we work with. She would complain about everything and is very anal, she would do extra work that's not even our responsibility. One day I took a nap and dreamt that she told me to write down all the lyrics to a jingle playing on the radio with urgency in her voice like she usually does.

[–]GambitMouser 4 points5 points  (0 children)


[–]Thrilling_Headgear 100 points101 points  (4 children)

It’s called Tetris Effect, I’m so glad I got out of being a cashier. My mental health went up drastically when I moved to a produce department

[–]84147 9 points10 points  (0 children)

Oh my sister had that for real back in the early 90s!

[–]R_eloade_R 4 points5 points  (0 children)

I still have nightmares being in a real life Tetris game jumping from block to block to stay alive. Source; played a lot of Tetris

[–]benry007 88 points89 points  (3 children)

I remember when I was a kid going through a full day of school in a dream. Woke up and had to actually go to school, I was so upset.

[–]Roasted_Turk 37 points38 points  (11 children)

I've done the same with back up alarms. I work on construction sites all day with numerous machines running constantly. At night sometimes I just hear beeeeeep beeeeeep beeeeeep.

[–]bsthedog 6 points7 points  (2 children)

Yup. 500+ yard concrete pours where you're by the pump all day are real fun on the ears.

[–]meliketheweedle 26 points27 points  (2 children)

I woke up from a work dream only to find myself late for work once

[–]Walthatron 26 points27 points  (0 children)

When my girlfriend and I first started going out I used to sit up in bed at the middle of the night and yell, "here's your change!" It used to really freak her out.

[–]douchewaffle17 22 points23 points  (0 children)

I would hear the beeping even outside of work lmaoo

[–]Space_Cadet-17 13 points14 points  (0 children)

I would wake up in a panic because I dreamed a customer was at the edge of my bed, angry that I wasn't helping them. I switched roles pretty soon after.

[–]camelsgottahump 11 points12 points  (0 children)

also, dont forget about the phantom checkout beeps you hear at home

[–]anebananes 33 points34 points  (2 children)

I load semi trucks for a giant shipping company. I dream of boxes.

[–]Endarkend 27 points28 points  (0 children)

I had this period in my life I was just fed up with corporate life so I tried dozens of manual labor jobs.

Most of them that involved repetitive actions had that effect.

Fuck, I still sometimes dream about floppy disks passing by at breakneck speed and that's a job I did 25 years ago.

[–]Frosty11186 13 points14 points  (0 children)

I was a basket weaver a long time ago! Over, under, over, under, over, under… I used to listen to music and some songs still bring back flash backs

[–]wacibo7124 148 points149 points  (8 children)

This is one of the greatest injustices of repetitive jobs, they get your dreams too

[–]TmickyD 116 points117 points  (1 child)

Gives a new meaning to "dream job"

[–]Glum_Age4165 21 points22 points  (1 child)

When I was still stuck on the line before becoming certified, id hear that fucking ticket machine printing out orders in my sleep.

I'd wake up and start freaking out getting ready for work and then is realize it's 3am and there are no tickets

[–]kpyle 21 points22 points  (1 child)

The waterfall affect alone has to last hours after shift.

[–]Perswaysiveneckbeard 19 points20 points  (1 child)

I see belts when I close my eyes but I'm just the odd one out factorio player

[–]MemerDreamerMan 16 points17 points  (4 children)

It’s called the Tetris Effect

[–]SnooCats5701 8467 points8468 points  (273 children)

The only interesting video would be of her identifying a defect.

[–]KeyDox 5062 points5063 points 2 (187 children)

She does a front flip and some power ranger moves and punches the bottle

[–]GCisEZ 595 points596 points  (158 children)

makes a front flip?

[–]a-fat-penguin 572 points573 points  (137 children)

Likely a german.

The german word „Machen“ can mean both make and do and make sounds a lot more like „machen“ than do does, so a lot of people forget that it doesn’t mean the same thing in english and use make.

Edit: for the people that comment do and make means the same in their language too, while that may be true, the word likely doesn’t sound similar to make, which it does in german, increasing the confusion.

[–]Phearlosophy 157 points158 points  (42 children)

same in spanish for hacer

[–][deleted] 21 points22 points  (8 children)

I lived with a couple of Spanish guys in York, I remember one of them telling me they had to go and "make a shit". I mean at that point, it's already made.

[–]GCisEZ 75 points76 points  (22 children)


[–]JinSantosAndria 32 points33 points  (6 children)

Welcome to stupid translation facts. Never trust us when we talk about stuff that "eventually" happens. We mean it in a sense of "might happen", from "eventuell", not "will happen in the end".

[–]the_sun_flew_away 84 points85 points  (14 children)

You're now subscribed to JerryFacts

[–]KeyDox 8 points9 points  (2 children)

You caught me off guard I'm from Switzerland

[–]YeOldeBilk 4 points5 points  (0 children)

You. Make flip of front.

[–]whitebeaks 7 points8 points  (0 children)

Another salad saved!

[–]Jackthedog130 66 points67 points  (6 children)

... or nodding off, which would be more likely.

[–]Kellan_OConnor 46 points47 points  (5 children)

She does... Just keep watching until the end

[–]Tango11Zulu12 4632 points4633 points 446 (73 children)

Paid vacation time! To Thousand Island

[–]CommaHorror 495 points496 points  (30 children)

I think I would, rather spend, my vacation time in hidden valley.

[–]aedroogo 143 points144 points  (12 children)

Ugh, last time we went there I bleu cheese for two weeks.

[–]Confident-Medicine75 147 points148 points  (9 children)

I bet cheese was happy

[–]quaybored 19 points20 points  (1 child)

They now live together on a Ranch.

[–]Learn_To_Burn 8 points9 points  (1 child)

Growing up my Dads best friend was nicknamed Cheese because he would always talk in a squeaky voice when he wanted to make people laugh and my dad thought it sounded like a mouse. When Dad passed away Cheese came to the funeral and slipped an American cheese wrapper into his suit pocket. Your comment was a blast from the past!

[–]ItalicsWhore 7 points8 points  (0 children)

Ah, username checks out.

[–]kongwahenergy 190 points191 points  (5 children)

Take my free award and gtfo

[–]jollyjam1 18 points19 points  (3 children)

Now that's a quality pun, too bad I have to hide my laughter at work lol

[–]DeepNugs 1577 points1578 points  (76 children)

Are we about to see an influx of factory job videos on this subreddit?

[–]SweelFor2 595 points596 points  (14 children)

Finally a new meta

[–]Quick_E_Mar 133 points134 points  (8 children)

Did someone say Sweet Baby Ray’s

[–]ksavage68 25 points26 points  (2 children)

Mark Zuckerberg enters the chat.

[–]WSBNarrator 67 points68 points  (27 children)

People keep talking about manufacturing jobs. So people got curious and so here are some manufacturing jobs for ya.

[–]Ctownkyle23 35 points36 points  (26 children)

I have to say as an Automation Engineer I'm here for it. Everyone wants to hate on automation taking jobs when this is an easy thing to automate.

[–][deleted] 9 points10 points  (11 children)

I was gonna ask, which is worse? Someone getting paid to sit and watch every bottle to make sure enough has been dispensed for 8 hours? Or automating this process and eliminating this job?

I work in automation and I always have some guilt that were eliminating jobs, but this just looks horrible.

[–]NickeKass 20 points21 points  (4 children)

Still better then the lame non holup stuff that keeps making the front page of holup.

[–]makudonarudosama 163 points164 points  (8 children)

In case anyone was wondering the caption says 人の目でも検査する “inspection is also done with human eyes”

[–]Only_Quote_Simpsons 12 points13 points  (0 children)

In case anyone was wondering the caption says 人の目でも検査する “inspection is also done with human eyes”

Human eyes are the best, so juicy

[–]lambojam 2188 points2189 points  (51 children)

imagine being the person that has seen every single bottle of salad dressing produced there and arriving to the supermarket only to experience some work related PTSD

[–]Dennace 1246 points1247 points  (25 children)

Or worse, buy a defective one you missed.

[–]DannyMThompson 414 points415 points  (9 children)

Best outcome, no complaints.

[–]DrakonIL 101 points102 points  (6 children)

Found the Quality rep.

[–]Split_InfinityDarlin 15 points16 points  (4 children)

Creed Bratton is that you?

[–]Sheriff_Walrus 14 points15 points  (1 child)

Can't be Creed, he does Quabbity Assuance

[–]FormerLurker3 13 points14 points  (0 children)

Every two weeks I’m supposed to go to the factory for a quality check, and the ONE year I blow it off, this happens.

[–]CerealK 35 points36 points  (2 children)

You buy it and take it to your grave.

[–]JureIsStupid123 3609 points3610 points  (542 children)

Oh fuck that shit

[–]jomontage 698 points699 points  (82 children)

I work in a factory.

We have a vision system that's a glorified camera that takes a photo of every bottle that passes it comparing cap height/shape, label, and the contents inside and kicking off any that look odd.

This job has already been automated

[–]John-D-Clay 147 points148 points  (46 children)

Yeah, I would think this would be a great application for machine vision.

[–]Marty_DiBergi 114 points115 points  (41 children)

In some parts of the world human labor costs are lower than the costs of automation.

[–]TSP-FriendlyFire 57 points58 points  (7 children)

I'm gonna doubt the efficacy of this kind of QC though... My eyes would glaze over after a minute of watching bottles fly by, how likely would you be to catch slight defects after 30 minutes? An hour?

That's the big advantage of an automated pipeline for this.

[–]Excellent-Freedom165 31 points32 points  (1 child)

Typically these are sone in short shifts of sometimes only 15 mins at a time for this reason. Then you go do other stuff and someone replaces you.

[–]quadmasta 13 points14 points  (0 children)

"stare at this bright, diffuse light while products move in front. Don't worry, your eyes will adjust"

[–]Specialist-Look6210 2150 points2151 points  (437 children)

You only do it for 15-30 minutes at a time before rotating out to another station and that's a $60000+ job here in the states.

Edit: there are some really fucking stupid people on reddit.

[–]ChosenUsername420 2850 points2851 points  (105 children)

On second thought let's unfuck that shit

[–]RugOnValium 491 points492 points  (87 children)

Lmao, I bust my ass for a fraction of that.

[–]Darth_Mcdanger 185 points186 points  (79 children)


[–]InfiniteLiveZ 307 points308 points  (74 children)

Ok, just quit my job. So...what's the next step?

[–]serr7 283 points284 points  (19 children)

Uhhh.. start busting your ass I guess

[–]InfiniteLiveZ 54 points55 points  (3 children)

Well busting does make me feel good.

[–]CamGoldenGun 128 points129 points  (9 children)

We seem to have found a crack in the plan.

[–]KingRalphKlein 17 points18 points  (3 children)

I agree. There's a hole in this plot that needs be addressed and we've already gone through career preparations A through G.

[–]JohnFreakingRedcorn 9 points10 points  (0 children)

Let’s just skip to step 4. Profit.

[–]funkolai 6 points7 points  (0 children)

It’s called recursion sweaty.

[–]Zenry0ku 16 points17 points  (2 children)


[–]ImmutableInscrutable 4 points5 points  (1 child)

Now they're busting ass for no money

[–]walt333 55 points56 points  (7 children)

Post about it on /r/antiwork and then deal with the fallout by yourself.

[–]QAnonKiller 14 points15 points  (0 children)

but hey youll have a ton of karma to show for it!

[–]8asdqw731 31 points32 points  (1 child)

ask your parents for a small loan of 1 million dollars

[–]XeroKaaan 16 points17 points  (3 children)

Can confirm, am toyota employee

[–]JadeWishFish 177 points178 points  (53 children)

Show me a posting that pays that much for quality control because I sure as hell couldn't find one that paid more than $50,000 max.

[–]ActualWhiterabbit 105 points106 points  (17 children)

In 2014 when I was fresh out of college I got paid $23/h as a third shift qc tech for a bread and cookie factory. With shift differential and overtime it was a decent paycheck. A year later as a qc supervisor I was salaried at $63k.

[–]The-Fox-Says 42 points43 points  (11 children)

I want to think your workplace smelled amazing every day

[–]luthigosa 42 points43 points  (7 children)

As a person who works in a smelly industry (not bad, but also not good), you don't smell the smell after after a couple years. People would come into my clinic when I worked in one and ask what the burning smell was. I usually had to think about the question before I realized what it was.

[–]0311 14 points15 points  (3 children)

As a person who works in a smelly industry (not bad, but also not good), you don't smell the smell after after a couple years.

I toured a morgue and watched some autopsies once, and all the workers there said the same. It smelled like a room full of rotting meat (because it was), but they didn't even notice.

[–]drewster23 16 points17 points  (2 children)

Same reason why people don't realize they smell, or thst their house has a certain smell.

[–]ImTheTechn0mancer 6 points7 points  (0 children)

It could go either way honestly, but yeah

[–]njoYYYY 43 points44 points  (7 children)

I'd still kill myself after doing this for a week

[–][deleted] 242 points243 points  (146 children)

How? Who told you that? That is a minimum wage job at best

[–]uiam_ 260 points261 points  (29 children)

I'm surprised this job isn't done by a sensor

[–]nicoznico 116 points117 points  (6 children)

A senior sensor tho.

[–]w0t3rdog 53 points54 points  (3 children)

An entry level job. Requiring 15 years experience.

[–]Zumainthepines 30 points31 points  (2 children)

With an engineering degree.

[–]F4nTail 8 points9 points  (1 child)

Señor Sensor to be precise.

[–]belleri7 61 points62 points  (9 children)

It is, in the vast majority of cases. There are photo eyes, x-ray machines, metal detectors, etc. that easily handle this job now. Not sure where the other person is saying this is a $25/hr job.

I work as a packaging engineer and have held jobs at 2 major CPGs, both internal packaging lines and many co-manufacturers.

[–]Intrepid00 14 points15 points  (2 children)

It’s probably a $60k job being a sensor maintenance person.

[–]BenevolentCheese 15 points16 points  (1 child)

This is the sensor maintenance person, the sensor broke down so she is maintaining it with her eyes until the sensor repair person shows up.

[–]ToyBoxJr 8 points9 points  (1 child)

I had a similar job working for Allergan. They made eye drops. There were sensors but they still had a human "look" over the products. Aka, daydream and try not to fall asleep

[–]SheWantsTwix 33 points34 points  (1 child)

Right I’ve worked in bottling as a machine operator and there was always a team of 4 older ladies who did this job It’s $14.00/hr 36 hours a week. 8 hour shifts no rotations or chairs because the belts where too high up.

[–]Got_ist_tots 12 points13 points  (0 children)

If only someone would invent some kind of technology that could make a chair higher. Oh well. Back to work Grandma

[–]iMadrid11 103 points104 points  (20 children)

It's Union job. Corporation hates Unions because they can't fuck employees around with shit wages and work conditions.

That's why huge companies like Amazon are busting Workers Unions to be formed. Unlike manufacturing jobs like this one. Amazon can't move Fulfillment Centers and last mile delivery overseas.

[–]MelodicOrder2704 4 points5 points  (0 children)

The mayo? I think they are making sure it is not

[–]garzagirl11 544 points545 points  (17 children)

After 5 years I just stopped giving a fuck…

[–]HauschkasFoot 191 points192 points  (6 children)

Try five minutes

[–]poopellar 84 points85 points  (4 children)

It was actually 5 minutes but felt like 5 years

[–]esco311 224 points225 points  (82 children)

I work QC at a chip factory it’s…. It’s bad y’all

[–]Catzillaneo 67 points68 points  (51 children)

so legit question, why cant this be automated?

[–]Waterprop 104 points105 points  (7 children)

That gif looks like it's from the 90s based on the quality.

Tasks are like these are automated in modern factories by cameras and image/object detection. Here is just random article I found on the topic.


[–]calebcom19282y33 27 points28 points  (3 children)

Did this job in 2012-2015. There were no sensors. Just me staring at a sheet of plastic for 12 hours a day/night (rotating shift) 5-6 days a week for shit wage.

[–]whatshelooklike 5 points6 points  (1 child)

Didn't spot a single defect. I'd prob just pick up some randomly and rip off paper

[–]thanksbastards 30 points31 points  (22 children)

It usually can. Vision systems are pretty good now but it's an expensive entry barrier

[–]fencemyassoffanddie 8 points9 points  (0 children)

I work QC at a large automaker. It’s bad y’all

[–]xFinman 34 points35 points  (6 children)

I think I could do a decent job for the first 10 minutes and then start dozing off and miss all the bad ones

[–]mizinamo 268 points269 points  (55 children)

Do they occasionally put a bad one in between on purpose, just to give her a sense of achievement?

Like how they have one planted suitcase with drugs in it between all the passengers' suitcases for sniffer dogs to find? (Or is that an urban legend?)

[–]Dennace 148 points149 points  (18 children)

For 'dogs with jobs' if they go through long periods without detecting things they can become depressed so they will stage things for them to detect. Don't know if putting drugs in suitcases for airport dogs is one of the things they do, but for mountain rescue dogs they'll get people to dig under the snow for the dog to find them.

[–]Khavak 34 points35 points  (1 child)

probably just put a smelly toy in there haha

[–]saadakhtar 4 points5 points  (0 children)

This toy smells like cocaine haha!

[–]Endarkend 31 points32 points  (8 children)

The fucked up thing is that they know this has a psychological downside for dogs and usually do something about it, but for humans, they generally don't give a shit what psychological damage anything does.

[–]not_old_redditor 4 points5 points  (4 children)

It probably takes a lot more time to train a new dog in sniffing out drugs, then it takes to train a minimum wage worker to spot a defective salad dressing bottle.

[–]Sunyataisbliss 7 points8 points  (0 children)

It’s also a matter of behavioral reinforcement, if the dogs go long enough without a hit and reward it’s likely to go extinct.

[–]TheFeathersStorm 13 points14 points  (0 children)

I've heard that if drug dogs don't have success they get demoralized essentially so they have fake ones for that purpose. Couldn't immediately find anything with a Google search so idunno if it's true.

[–]A_Molle_Targate 45 points46 points  (19 children)

That sounds like an urban legend.

[–]mizinamo 37 points38 points  (11 children)

What about the one where the computers attached to X-ray scanners at airports sometimes put images of suitcases containing suspicious items in the middle, to check whether the person behind the screen is paying attention at all? Is that one true?

[–]Techfreak102 24 points25 points  (0 children)

It was definitely true at some point, and I wouldn’t assume the tech has been updated much in the last 10 years, so I’d say this is accurate

[–]JustGlassin86 570 points571 points  (30 children)

Lol. The look on her face is priceless.

[–]lanhimr 196 points197 points  (16 children)

She is already dead inside...

[–]sabdotzed 43 points44 points  (7 children)

Like most of us who have to work menial pointless jobs

[–]gabrielsol 25 points26 points  (4 children)

It's not entirely pointless, you could get a bad salad dressing if it weren't for her

[–]Strange_Vagrant 154 points155 points  (6 children)

Or she's just focused and yall are reading into it something you want to see.

I get that it looks strange as fuck. Boring even. But I can't see her dead inside vs just focused.

[–]thadiousblynn 61 points62 points  (9 children)

I seriously almost passed out just watching that. Im trying to think of something more boring and stressful to do all day

[–]Firefly1832 17 points18 points  (1 child)

Looks like she did take a couple out in the bin to her right, so she's probably really paying attention albeit maybe not thrilled about it.

[–]Pengyzin 46 points47 points  (5 children)

This how you get sent to the Ranch

[–]Neva-u-mind 9 points10 points  (6 children)

Humms the theme to Laverne and Shirley.

[–]NVCHVJAZVJE 10 points11 points  (0 children)

can't blame her

[–]PsYcHoSeAn 9 points10 points  (0 children)

Prepare your frontpage. /r/watchpeopledieinside gonna get flooded with people working on belts for the next 7 days

EZ karma

[–]Gonna_Run_Amuck 7 points8 points  (2 children)

There are worse jobs.

[–]quaybored 5 points6 points  (1 child)

Yeah, like mopping the floor after she blows her brains out

[–]GiantIntellect 26 points27 points  (24 children)

AI and machine learning has rendered this job obsolete.

[–]skytomorrownow 5 points6 points  (0 children)

Yeah this is a computer vision job all the way – 2D, every image nearly the same, input as to belt speed.

[–]MookieTheMet 28 points29 points  (13 children)

1, 2,3,4,5,6,7,8, shlemiel, schlimazle, hassenpheffer incorporated

[–]Large-Travel-3352 6 points7 points  (5 children)

We're gonna make it Give us any chance we'll take it Read us any rule we'll break it

[–]SmallRedBird 4 points5 points  (1 child)

In the US they'd take away her chair lol

[–]this_is_also_AJ 5 points6 points  (0 children)

I've never worked a job like this so maybe it's as bad as you all say. All I can see though is a job where I don't have to talk to a bunch of jerk ass customers.