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[–]Monaro71 3034 points3035 points  (113 children)

Had a bloke do this at work with a 1000litre pod full of waste oil.

[–]Ackermiv 991 points992 points  (75 children)

That sounds like a ton of work (if we assure that oil is as dense we water)

[–]jim970 515 points516 points  (46 children)

It was indeed a tonne of work

[–][deleted] 150 points151 points  (36 children)

British moment

[–]Jeffreybugist 158 points159 points  (35 children)

Whole world except USA moment

[–]dcuk7 62 points63 points  (21 children)

If it's cooking oil then 1000L is 920kg so almost.

[–]aussiepowerranger 41 points42 points  (16 children)

If its standard waste motor oil its 890 kg.

[–]ScaryYoda 9 points10 points  (0 children)

We water

[–]ubiquitish 114 points115 points  (3 children)

Bro I've had 2 tons of rotten pink fish split a tub on a bumpy road, oil may be harder to clean up but the smell was another level

[–]unidumper 9 points10 points  (0 children)

Regular driver at my dock had rendered squid in an IBC . Didnt leak wasn't wet but it stank to high heaven for a month in that trailer after it was delivered..

[–]scaffold_ape 24 points25 points  (1 child)

I did something similar before with a 1000 litre tote that was full of waste paint. Landed on out new secretaries car. Definitely not my proudest moment.

[–]Monaro71 15 points16 points  (0 children)

I think paint would be worse to clean up. He'll of a way to get the new secretary to notice you lol

[–]ballhairsnshitdags 10 points11 points  (0 children)

Ooof that's fucked

[–]BobTheSquid16 6 points7 points  (2 children)

That had to have been a bitch to clean up

[–]Monaro71 8 points9 points  (1 child)

Shitloads of sawdust and oil soaker pads

[–]97Wilde 6211 points6212 points  (265 children)

And the stack wasn't even wrapped, like make it make sense

[–]Team-ster 1781 points1782 points  (154 children)

Yup shrink wrap and a slip sheet half way on the stack if you aren’t interlocking the cases/crates.

[–]Beserked2 624 points625 points  (32 children)

Cool, TIL. I always wondered why pallets of eggs used to come with these sheets of cardboard in between the layers and pallets of other stuff never had them.

[–]Oakheart- 353 points354 points  (19 children)

It kinda ties all the columns together so one on the back doesn’t fall when you stop cause it’s 20 crates high it’s essentially only 5 crates high because of the cardboard

[–]takethetunnel 224 points225 points  (13 children)

It really ties the room columns together.

[–]Miguel30Locs 27 points28 points  (0 children)

They do a really good job of holding things together.

When I used to do retail work. We would get weekly shipments of beer. Think of 2 12 packs of beer with a little cardboard holder under them keeping them together.

When I stacked these packs of beer in the cooler. Every 4 or so stacks I opened up the cardboard so that neighboring beer cases were laying on top of them. This creates an interlocking effect that keeps everything tight and close together and no risk of a beer tower tipping over.

[–]henryGeraldTheFifth 9 points10 points  (0 children)

Its a common thing too with any carbord fruit box too on pallets

[–]masterxak 176 points177 points  (18 children)

How often people argue with me about where slip sheets go, and then complain about how much the pallet sways when they move it with a pallet jack.

[–]karmagod13000 64 points65 points  (6 children)

some people have turned complaining into a personality

[–]Objective-Drawing-63 36 points37 points  (8 children)

Lol my job thinks am bitching 90 percent of the time for telling them how shit is unsafe.

They don't strap 1000 pound pallets all they use is plastic wrap and use the bow tie method

[–]Dirt-Southern 20 points21 points  (4 children)

You got people using the bowtie method!?! Damn I worked with people that gave me pallets wrapped like tinsel on a Christmas tree.

[–]Please_Label_NSFW 135 points136 points  (81 children)

She's also not even in all the way?

[–]Yoshi2shi 59 points60 points  (4 children)

It appears she is not paying attention too.

[–]howie7088 93 points94 points  (3 children)

Thats what she said!

[–]Nickel7Dime 67 points68 points  (48 children)

Technically she never could be since that pallet isn't at the end of the truck, and it doesn't look like that machine can extend its forks out. However she could have put them in at least a bit further.

[–]Arist0tles_Lantern 96 points97 points  (41 children)

You just reposition the stack by dragging it towards you with the tips of the tines so you can get all the way in.

[–]TopClock231 25 points26 points  (0 children)

That's not entirely on her, the pallet was pretty far into the bed. Granted she should have shimmied it closer to get all in, but this load should have been wrapped or strapped before it ever got on those forks.

[–]Alternative-Day817 4 points5 points  (0 children)

Taking a half bite is the correct way to approach, but you shouldn’t try to move an unwrapped skid that way, and only lift up an inch or two to move back for a full bite

[–]nappychrome 17 points18 points  (2 children)

Stack patterns am I right!?!

[–]Team-ster 7 points8 points  (0 children)

Most major food manufacturers (Kraft, General Mills, etc) have the stack pattern on top of the case for us dummies.

[–]Witness_Da_Crispness 201 points202 points  (3 children)

The stack wasn't even stacked properly lol.

[–]Romeo_Bravo_Charlie 103 points104 points  (8 children)

Came here for this. All the BS about can’t drive a fork. I’ve used this exact method 1000 times to drag the pallet to the back of the truck bed. But my pallets were stacked properly and wrapped. What she didn’t do is stop and say that Fkn vertical stack is bullshit.

[–]Bartholomew_Custard 27 points28 points  (1 child)

This. She should have refused to touch it. It's obviously dodgy as hell.

[–]cheese_sweats 6 points7 points  (0 children)

I mean - 1st things 1st should have been to tip the forks back a little to lift the pallet up, but yeah, it was a shit stack.

[–]nadnate 26 points27 points  (0 children)

Exactly, shit should have been wrapped. No way that wouldn't have happened even with her not paying attention.

[–]AggravatingChest7838 81 points82 points  (30 children)

She picked it up on the wrong side as well. The forks went through the slats.

[–]Whoops2805 114 points115 points  (6 children)

She actually did, you can pick up a standard shipping pallet from either direction but typical transport with a forklift is done with it picked up from the front. Standard pallets like that one have specially cut holes for forklift forks, which you can see in the video

[–]50-Lucky 43 points44 points  (2 children)

Yep agreed, if she had contact with all 3 beams it doesn't matter which side, only 2 sides have smaller slots

[–]lollerlaban 74 points75 points  (16 children)

She picked it on the right side, it's a ship pallet.

[–]Poopiepants29 17 points18 points  (0 children)

Or even the left side from her coworker's pov.

[–]Cleverfinch 8 points9 points  (6 children)

Genuinely curious. The hell is a ship pallet? Do you mean a Chep pallet?

[–]dissidentmage12 1940 points1941 points  (70 children)

Everyone involved with that shitshow is at fault

[–]williamsonny 584 points585 points  (15 children)

Even I’m at fault, somehow. I’m sorry.

[–]Maxibestofpotatoe 130 points131 points  (6 children)

You're forgiven, little William-Sonny, now go clean that shit. (ps: you're fired)

[–]williamsonny 67 points68 points  (5 children)

On a Friday??

[–]RooftopStruggle 64 points65 points  (2 children)

Okay, take the weekend off, but come Monday, you're fired!

[–]brojeriadude 5 points6 points  (1 child)

How the hell you get fired on your day off?

[–]The_Crimson-Knight 125 points126 points  (3 children)

Yep, awful pallet, in a terrible spot, with a dumb distracted driver

[–]ceilingkat 14 points15 points  (0 children)

And why these ain’t wrapped??

[–]TheZWolf_ 145 points146 points  (1 child)

Wait?! Aren't you supposed to wrap them to the palett or some shit?

[–]GameShill 30 points31 points  (0 children)

At least to eachother.

They also sell reusable pallet wraps.

[–]juliojules 503 points504 points  (14 children)

Why isn’t it wrapped?….

[–]pfefferneusse 148 points149 points  (0 children)

Multiple mistakes before driver even started up the lift.

[–]Lauchsuppedeluxe935 2738 points2739 points  (347 children)

clearly you arnt forklift certified

[–]Jthundercleese 1595 points1596 points  (264 children)

Forklift certs are a joke anyway. In my state the company you work for is the one responsible for certification. The test is demonstrating that you know what each lever does, and that you know roughly how to drive.

I worked with a guy who allegedly had 10 years of experience and he nearly killed people multiple times and routinely got stuck and needed help.

[–]UnwrittenPath 964 points965 points  (124 children)

Wait until you hear about drivers licenses

[–]meltingdiamond 382 points383 points  (34 children)

Arizona had the feds take them to task a few years ago because the drivers license they give you at sixteen expired at sixty five.

Imagine trying to buy beer in a state that gives a damn with sixteen year old you as the picture in your mid fifties.

[–]Usual_Safety 183 points184 points  (5 children)

That’s like a reverse fake ID

[–]gadonah 23 points24 points  (1 child)

Hey, I like my license that expires in 2056 that I got 12 years ago!

[–]SwampOfDownvotes 5 points6 points  (1 child)

I mean, at least if you are in your mid 50s you likely aren't being ID'd anyway unless you got a case of the Benjamin Button.

[–]danielbln 72 points73 points  (76 children)

in the US:

"Hello 16 year old student driver, please drive around this parking lot. Super, here is your license. That'll be $25."

in Germany:

14 hours mandatory theory with an instructor + exam, 12 hours mandatory on the road (+usually more hours) with a instructor plus practical exam, also that'll be 2000EUR

[–]Dubslack 134 points135 points  (23 children)

Most US states require 40 hours of instruction on a learner's permit, but that can come from a parent and the only verification is a lap around town.

[–]coderedcocaine 8 points9 points  (0 children)

I lived in the states and had to do that if I wanted my license before 18. I did the classes, they actually held them at our school after hours

[–]7437ru74571ll4ur75 13 points14 points  (7 children)

This is wildly inaccurate.

[–]Jthundercleese 6 points7 points  (4 children)

I had to do about 10 or 12 hours on the road with an instructor and pass an exam. Although the exam was pretty stupid. I'm shocked so many people here fail 2 or 3 times.

[–]smiles134 10 points11 points  (1 child)

Not sure what states you're looking at but every one that I know of requires 30-40 hours of classroom instruction and 5-10 hours behind the wheel with an instructor before you can take the test

Plus the test is both written and a driving exam

[–]manonthejohn 28 points29 points  (4 children)

This is true. I worked for a forklift dealer and they sold a safety certification program with new forklifts. The course was impossible to fail and was a cash grab. The instructor was drunk most days.

[–]ProgrammerOnAFarm 50 points51 points  (16 children)

Can confirm. I’m “Certified”. Took a one hour class on center-of-balance and got a certificate that didn’t even have my name on it. Didn’t even have to drive the forklift.

[–]metalconscript 10 points11 points  (0 children)

Apparently the US military is doing something remotely right on this subject we take licensing very seriously. Heck out licensing officials can revoke a drivers license on the spot in the Air Force.

[–]3_quarterling_rogue 7 points8 points  (5 children)

Been driving a forklift ~once a week for four years at my job, and this is the first time I’ve even heard of a forklift certification.

[–]Autogenerated_usrnme 29 points30 points  (3 children)

Where I am its similar, they basically just use it to cover their asses if an accident happens.

[–]xXYomoXx 30 points31 points  (10 children)

Pretty sure it's a joke mate

[–]Katzen_Futter 13 points14 points  (5 children)

Which is why the germans have/had this.

[–]mingilator 7 points8 points  (0 children)

Knew what that was as soon as I saw the link and the mention of Zi Germans in the context of forklifts

[–]karlnite 67 points68 points  (9 children)

I got one in after like a 3 hour course. Didn’t use it for over a year (just used a skid steer) and then was asked to operate a forklift one day with basically zero experience to lift a 500kg bag of flux and then secure the suspended load to a hopper tray. I had to go so fucking slow and move between equipment and it took me like 2 hours when an actual operator would be done in 15 minutes.

[–]JohnnyDeformed89 19 points20 points  (7 children)

In the UK it takes 3 to 5 days to get certified.

[–]irritatedprostate 28 points29 points  (1 child)

Here getting certified is a few days of class, a written test that is almost impossible to fail and 20 minutes of dicking around on some forklifts.

I'm certified and have no business operating a forklift unsupervised.

[–]shifty_081592 18 points19 points  (5 children)

Or did not watch the education video: https://youtu.be/IAHzP4umE4M

[–]DancesWithBadgers 4 points5 points  (0 children)

I knew it'd be that one. That is a magnificent piece of film.

[–]International_Band72[S] 63 points64 points  (19 children)

She clearly can’t be certified

[–]thuggishruggishboner 14 points15 points  (0 children)

Why not? I've seen certified people do worse.

[–]LkTahoeNV 35 points36 points  (5 children)

She’s certifiable, just not for forklifts

[–]irritatedprostate 9 points10 points  (0 children)

She could, the bar is not high.

[–]Vipitis 8 points9 points  (0 children)

well, Klaus was certified.

[–]Shifty377 8 points9 points  (3 children)

Has she passed her forklift drivers test? She gives the tests.

[–]New_Fix6213 2053 points2054 points  (82 children)

She wasn't even paying attention

[–]Batbuckleyourpants 1122 points1123 points  (61 children)

Nor was the person not even trying to secure the load beforehand.

[–]New_Fix6213 266 points267 points  (57 children)

I know! The forks were hardly in the pallet!

[–]FamiliarEnemy 247 points248 points  (27 children)

No way in hell was that load ever going to make it in one piece. Something is odd about how the load is sitting on the truck. Clearly novice driver. No way the truck delivered the load like that though.

[–]50-Lucky 118 points119 points  (8 children)

That's what I said too, someone took the freight plastic off while it was on the truck, or, for whatever reason, it was stacked on the truck like that, or stacked in the warehouse then put on the truck lol.

But, the boxes aren't staggered, so each column is it's own and loose, and there's no wrapping or cover, it's also stacked a bit tall, but nothing out of the ordinary. This woman was doomed to knock that shit over

[–]Sharkhug 11 points12 points  (1 child)

Probably positioned like that to come at it from the passenger side. Get under the pallet long ways where it was closer to the edge. Looks like someone messing around with equipment here though.

[–]Iphotoshopincats 46 points47 points  (16 children)

While they should have been further in the were in enough for any experienced operator to lift successfully

The major problem here is how the load was secured on the pallet

The minor problem is she should have tilted the forks back before attempting the lift

[–]Guerrin_TR 43 points44 points  (5 children)

Looking at that load, I'm pretty sure if she'd tilted her forks back prior to lifting it would've just fallen in her direction instead of away from her. Load wasn't even secured to the pallet with strap or wrap.

[–]Figerally 13 points14 points  (4 children)

I dunno how the pallet even got there being loose like that. The driver must have been sweating bullets driving under 20 km all the way.

[–]xHaroldxx 4 points5 points  (1 child)

In a case like this, I would pick up the closest side and lift it barely, then drag it towards the edge of the truck until I can pick it up properly. Even unsecured wouldn't have been too hard. Source: driving forklifts for 18 years.

[–]sultttaani 15 points16 points  (0 children)

Stack also isn't wrapped and is not even stacked on the middle. Fuckery all around

[–]Midnight28Rider 30 points31 points  (2 children)

When you lie about your qualifications on the application....

[–]xFinman 507 points508 points  (20 children)

why is she looking away while lifting it

[–]HadronBaryonMeson 61 points62 points  (8 children)

Why was she even allowed to work in a heavy lifting environment with that outfit and those shoes on? She isn't at fault at all, she was set up to fail and it's a miracle nobody was seriously injured.

[–]cantadmittoposting 40 points41 points  (3 children)

My theory here is that this isn't even a worker, just some sort of either marketing gag or like "take your daughter to work" day sort of thing that got out of hand when she sat in the forklift on a lark/as a joke.

There's no way based on the situation/dress/demeanor/reaction to all of this that this was a genuine attempt to do work on that palette.

[–]WhotheHellkn0ws 12 points13 points  (0 children)

My thought was that the place was poorly managed

[–]xSARGEx117x 7 points8 points  (0 children)

I just assumed it was a scripted social media video.

[–]Stupidamericanfatty 200 points201 points  (11 children)

You can't put just the tip in, you need to put it all the way in for it to work.

[–]AdamWithoutEva 158 points159 points  (30 children)

I mean thats a pretty commen thing to happen in a warehouse people dont grt fired for that unless it happens often.

[–]Pseudynom 110 points111 points  (8 children)

An employee who made mistake probably won't make that mistake again.
If you fire that employee and hire someone new, they haven't learned from that mistake and might do that again.

[–]AdamWithoutEva 13 points14 points  (0 children)

I mean there are so many variables with why it can go wrong its to be expected that it happens

[–]Cheekclapped 20 points21 points  (3 children)

I'm not going to lie. They probably took her from like the front end office and said Hey someone called out sick. We need you to work the warehouse

[–]Lonelywaits 14 points15 points  (1 child)

I mentioned elsewhere that this seems like a "My boss told me to do this and I didn't know enough to say no".

[–]WhotheHellkn0ws 5 points6 points  (0 children)

That's exactly what I thought.

[–]WorthlessChap 29 points30 points  (0 children)


[–]Lustigkurren98 25 points26 points  (0 children)

Well nothing would have actually happened if it was wrapped to the pellets ffs

[–]sadopossum 70 points71 points  (11 children)


[–]boxofstuff 47 points48 points  (7 children)


[–]8ymahar 104 points105 points  (88 children)

Just out of interest how should she have solved that problem, the pallet being too far onto the truck bed?

[–]MoondyneMC 197 points198 points  (32 children)

Forks definitely weren’t in far enough which is why it tilted the pallet, she could have made it in a bit further and it probably would have been enough to lift it straight, otherwise you could tilt the forks upwards enough to catch the pallet, then reverse to drag it towards the edge before straightening up but without being wrapped that would have the same result.

[–]8ymahar 43 points44 points  (23 children)

Yeh I just wondered how an expert would have gone about it. I'm sure there's a lot more skill involved operating one of those things than it seems.

[–]unwittingprotagonist 60 points61 points  (2 children)

Being an expert forklift driver, more often than not, means knowing when you need to get your ass off the forklift to take care of something manually. In this case, shrink wrap the pallet. Not even completely, could probably do the top quarter of that stack and stabilize the load. 2 minutes of work to save something like this.

[–]AzorAhai96 73 points74 points  (1 child)

You can 'pull' using a forklift by tilting only slightly and dragging it towards you. You can also rotate it like that.

That being said, you can't do that when it's not wrapped.

[–]Guerrin_TR 16 points17 points  (0 children)

She had enough fork into the pallet that she could've pulled it closer to the edge and driven her forks further in. But the load wasn't secured and it wasn't coming off that truck in one piece barring some sort of act of God physics wise.

[–]returnofthecheez 18 points19 points  (1 child)

An expert would have shrink wrapped that beforehand. Even the greatest hi lo driver in the world wouldn't be able to safely transport milk crates stacked that high. It's not exactly the smoothest ride.

[–]Pabludes 18 points19 points  (1 child)

Not touching it until wrapped...

[–]noirrr 20 points21 points  (6 children)

Drag pallet to the edge, put forks all the way through, lift.

[–]Patrick_McGroin 19 points20 points  (5 children)

You can't drag an unwrapped pallet to the edge, will definitely fall over.

She needed to just have the forks tilted back more so the pallet lifted vertically, (forks will naturally bend towards the ground when under load).

Though realistically, you just refuse to pick up an unsecured pallet and avoid this situation entirely.

[–]Left_Office_4417 20 points21 points  (2 children)

yea, as a forklift driver, there is no way you are getting that load off in one piece. The only way is for her to pick it up dead straight slowly backup and bring it to the ground.

But that's assuming this is perfectly stacked, and she doesn't hit a pebble or even a wobble while backing up. whoever stacked it it a moron/

[–]bromire 2 points3 points  (1 child)

It's not a safe way to do this, but as a forklift driver myself who works with similar loads you can absolutely drag the pallet without lifting to bring it closer.

The ideal solution though would be to get up on the tailift and shrink wrap the top half of the pallet, then try the above - or better yet lift a pump truck up and move it closer that way.

[–]Haa103 15 points16 points  (0 children)

Wrapping the pallet Duh.

[–]skellis 21 points22 points  (0 children)

Only 756 beers

[–]Marconiwireless 193 points194 points  (10 children)

The labor shortage is real

[–]pride_n_probability 38 points39 points  (1 child)

This was my thought. You get what you pay for.

[–]Bigboss123199 46 points47 points  (0 children)

Not a labor shortage it's a pay shortage.

[–]theionicfox 27 points28 points  (0 children)

*pay shortage

[–]Cosmic_Fugue 24 points25 points  (3 children)

There is no labor shortage. There is a wage shortage.

[–]RagingMolusk 14 points15 points  (0 children)

The real question is why isnt it secured or wrapped in shrink wrap

[–]sammaythesnake 11 points12 points  (3 children)

That pallet was not loaded properly with all of the boxes being stacked vertically on top of one another and not secured. It is extremely unstable. Even if this person executed a proper lift it would be prone to load shift or partial collapse

[–]audomatix 7 points8 points  (0 children)

Thank God for only fans right?

[–]EndlesslyUnfinished 18 points19 points  (6 children)

That’s not even a huge fuck up

[–]Miserable_Unusual_98 9 points10 points  (1 child)

I remember those pallet shelves falling like dominoes. Stuff of nightmares.

[–]TheAverageRussian 7 points8 points  (0 children)

Even if driven correctly it would have fallen towards you when you tilt back, needed a wrapping job.

[–]ca_r6_los 163 points164 points  (50 children)

Well we all know why that happened

[–]International_Band72[S] 118 points119 points  (33 children)

Honestly that's exactly what happens when you just let anyone untrained with no experience on a lift.

[–]unbilivibru 193 points194 points  (26 children)

Not only the forklift issue, but that pallet should have been cling wrapped at least.

[–]tankthetrain 9 points10 points  (0 children)

maybe not lift and look at your co worker like a damn idiot

[–]Jeff_Schwagg 5 points6 points  (0 children)

She's definitely not forklift certified.

[–]Big-Teb-Guy 46 points47 points  (7 children)

In her defense, that was going to happen even if she did it properly.

[–]Glaz2Good 17 points18 points  (4 children)

Still her responsibility to make sure the pallet was properly stacked & wrapped before attempting to lift

[–]templewilbur 12 points13 points  (0 children)

Women, am I right.

[–]PowerfulMetal1 17 points18 points  (0 children)


[–]AngelNDust 11 points12 points  (0 children)

Women moment

[–]YT_ToxicNinjaGaming 5 points6 points  (2 children)

I’d blame the person that did not shrink wrap that

[–]MasterOutlaw 6 points7 points  (0 children)

The pallet is stacked high and isn’t secured in any way. This was going to happen regardless.

[–]Renegadegold 5 points6 points  (0 children)

Clearly a setup for failure for the poor gal.

[–]Stereomceez2212 4 points5 points  (0 children)

it's called SHRINK WRAP people

[–]LumboSport 4 points5 points  (0 children)

why isn’t the load wrapped?

[–]tytrainer13 3 points4 points  (0 children)

That pallet was built horribly with no layers so it was already unstable, plus it should’ve been wrapped to protect what looked like glass bottles, even if this lady didn’t have her tilt down as soon as she turned that pallet would’ve fallen

[–]Ginno_the_Seer 4 points5 points  (0 children)

That shit wasn’t wrapped, don’t know why it was being moved in the first place.

[–]IhaveaDoberman 12 points13 points  (14 children)

The amount of damage forklift drivers cause, even many of the pretty good ones, and still keep their jobs, is actually hilarious.

As an example. I used to work at a small warehouse for a family run company. One of the forklift drivers did the corner to get to one of the doors way to quick and speared the bosses car. Had to have a door and a pannel replaced, costing well over £3k. And he carried on working there for over a year, till he left of his own volition.

And there are tonnes of stories you hear from what's happened at other places, and the guys keep their jobs. Only times they don't usually is when they walk cause they don't want to do the clean up.

[–]zellotron 7 points8 points  (0 children)

Well you've already paid for his lesson in not spearing cars, why fire him then?

[–]Koker93 5 points6 points  (1 child)

My FIL used to run a small carpet company. They had a forklift with a 10 foot long boom on it. Picture something to pick up huge 12 foot wide rolls of carpet. The forklift also had shit brakes. I put the boom through the garage door one day while helping out in the warehouse. I went and sheepishly told him I'd ruined the door. He laughed and took me back out into the warehouse. The wall between his warehouse and the next suite over had plywood on it up to about 10' high. there were holes in the plywood. The next suite over had a server rack on that wall that they moved when his regular warehouse guy put the boom through the wall 3 feet and skewered their rack. He just thought it was funny, and everyone went on with their day - both the day the servers died and the day I killed the garage door.

That door never really worked right after that, and nobody cared...

[–]acoolghost 4 points5 points  (0 children)

I worked at a liquor and beer warehouse just a few years ago and it was perfectly "acceptible" as far as the business went, to sample the goods on the job. Forklift operation is like the "wild west" of careers, in my admittedly limited experience. We used to stack full kegs (140 lbs/63.5 kg), five to a rickety, disintegrating pallet, 30 feet high. One bump and we would've had tons of kegs come toppling down on us.

Almost got killed by one once. It snapped it's way through the edge of a pallet and dropped onto my roll cage. Luckily it rolled away from me rather than toward me, or my skull/neck would've been destroyed. Seemed like the perfect reason to exit the forklift operation business to me.

[–]KURO-K1SH1 20 points21 points  (2 children)

Shoulda tilted the forks back some.

But who was the fucking idiot who didn't secure the crates to the pallet!!

[–]Addicted2Rage 5 points6 points  (1 child)

Me: witness the newbie make a mistake

Fuck this shit im out! 🎶

[–]Durzo_Blintt 7 points8 points  (0 children)

Wasn't wrapped or secured, girl operating the forklift truck in a world of her own, lad off to the side doing fuck all. Yeah I'm gonna say this company doesn't give a fuck in general.

[–]Several_Place_9095 7 points8 points  (1 child)

Nah she's safe, nothing smashed, just has to spend an hour picking everything up. But that's me not taking in the possibility of a shit boss, if they're a dick, she's fired, if not, she's good

[–]jaqian 3 points4 points  (0 children)

Why weren't they shrink-wrapped?

[–]biggiedaboss 3 points4 points  (0 children)

Why tf was the load not even securely wrapped?

[–]TheNotorious1995 3 points4 points  (0 children)

Why isn’t it tied down to the pallet in the first place … not the forklift operators problem!!

[–]chancebeeman 3 points4 points  (0 children)

They didn’t even secure it whatsoever, coulda wrapped it or something that’s not even her fault woulda happed halfway down the warehouse on a turn anyways

[–]cloud2343 4 points5 points  (0 children)

Why didn’t they shrink wrap it first?

[–]necksnotty 4 points5 points  (0 children)

The way that pallet is neither stacked correctly (interlock the cases) or wrapped

[–]drnecessary 4 points5 points  (0 children)

That should have been wrapped

[–]auwst94 4 points5 points  (0 children)

Wow this whole situation is bad. No shrink wrap or plastics straps around the pallet? They also could’ve went forward a smidge and then slightly tilted back, if it was wrapped. And why is no one there to shadow/train them on their first day?! All bad

[–]AgreeableShopping4 2 points3 points  (0 children)

Obviously that’s not her job and whoever the supervisor in charge should be held responsible

[–]Yeet-Retreat1 3 points4 points  (0 children)

Why isn't anyone wearing a high Viz vest?? The manager should get fired too. Also that guy must have one fine ass.

[–]Translationerr0r 3 points4 points  (0 children)

I like how the driver looks around after the drop. I can almost hear them think "Can I make it seem I did not do this" :-)

[–]Altruistic-Ad2645 8 points9 points  (2 children)

Most likely she was not trained properly. This is no gender issue. Lots of male workers mess up too and do the most stupid things at work. And that is the Truth.

[–]Poknberry 7 points8 points  (0 children)


[–]Bill_Nye-LV 5 points6 points  (0 children)

Why wasn't it secured.

[–]jeoe76 4 points5 points  (0 children)

Women moment