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Idk, seems you're assuming nobody looks at what goes on at the places they go into - your experience post may be just as flawed as mine. You don't think Amazon is a package delivery company? I had to go conduct business at a number of those places in my last position as Operations manager and webmaster. 8 months ago?
Amazon delivers packages, but they also do a whole lot more. There's no point in companies who only move millions of packages a day from/to millions of locations having warehouses, so any "normal" warehouse equipment isn't necessary. There aren't phones on the floor because communicating isn't the workers' job.
 

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My experience with warehousing/inventory/shipping has mostly been with things like wholesale auto parts and a little bit with office supplies. Whether you call it a warehouse or a shipping/logistics facility just comes down to how long shit sits on the shelf. It all comes and goes sooner or later.
 

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My brother is a fireman. He says if all they did was put out fires they'd all be out of a job, there just ain't that many fires.

Believe it or not, people used to function, and live quite well, before everyone had a handheld computer that can also make phone calls in their pocket, and they still can. Or at least should be able to.

Ok maybe some of them can't. That would be a personal problem not an issue with some business policy.
Let's face it, some so-called adults just aren't very good at adulting. They need to be babysat and told what to do and not do and "managed" because they won't do it for themselves. If they lack the initiative to be working instead of fartbooking you don't accommodate mediocrity, you take the phone away.
People have a whole world of responsibilities outside of work, and emergencies that need immediate addressing can happen while they're at work. It's 2021, phones are the essential form of communication. Banning that literal lifeline can compound tragedy. "Your spouse/child/parent had a terrible accident and you could have said goodbye before they died but we couldn't get ahold of you."

I don't fuck with my phone at work, and I don't give a shit if other people do. I'm there to do my job and get paid and that's it.
 
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My experience with warehousing/inventory/shipping has mostly been with things like wholesale auto parts and a little bit with office supplies. Whether you call it a warehouse or a shipping/logistics facility just comes down to how long shit sits on the shelf. It all comes and goes sooner or later.
The only shelves for customer packages are in the trucks. Other experience doesn't apply.
 
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People have a whole world of responsibilities outside of work, and emergencies that need immediate addressing can happen while they're at work. It's 2021, phones are the essential form of communication. Banning that literal lifeline can compound tragedy. "Your spouse/child/parent had a terrible accident and you could have said goodbye before they died but we couldn't get ahold of you."

I don't fuck with my phone at work, and I don't give a shit if other people do. I'm there to do my job and get paid and that's it.
Geez how did people ever survive from the dawn of man until 2000AD I wonder.
 

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That's logistics not really warehousing, though nobody wants to hold inventory longer than they have to. It's all just in time to some degree or another. When the trucks stop the country stops. Those rednecks are the only reason we live like we do. Burn fuel and move shit from A to B, pete and repeat.
 

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Amazon delivers packages, but they also do a whole lot more. There's no point in companies who only move millions of packages a day from/to millions of locations having warehouses, so any "normal" warehouse equipment isn't necessary. There aren't phones on the floor because communicating isn't the workers' job.
I know about the warehouses - not the same level of tards running gear around as say a furniture warehouse or even an auto parts warehouse. I understand completely the conveyor, screen, scan, move, repeat brutality of that would be required from workers. I understand and agree that communicating isn't part of their job in that situation. What is in their pocket shouldn't be an issue if they don't have it out. ?How do you let someone know if part of your gear goes down?

Good on you if you don't play with your phone at work. I think most Gen Xers are wrongly maligned for playing with their phones due to the occasional fanatic. I find the phone use of some of my contemporaries every bit as disturbing if not more.
 
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this thread should be renamed The Any Given Moment In The USA Thread
Things tend to drift off topic 'cause there just ain't that many shootings to talk aboot. Even if it was one every day that's still like one per million people. Take Chicago out of the equation and you really gotta move the decimal.
 
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That's a pretty low standard.
Or a testament to how far we've fallen.
Can people really not be where they're supposed to be or do what they're supposed to do without being in constant instant contact and GPS monitored?

...says the guy from his phone while bitching about phones...
 

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Amazon delivers packages, but they also do a whole lot more. There's no point in companies who only move millions of packages a day from/to millions of locations having warehouses, so any "normal" warehouse equipment isn't necessary. There aren't phones on the floor because communicating isn't the workers' job.
I know about the warehouses - not the same level of tards running gear around. I'm certified for AWS. I've also done Walmart. You're stating this like every one of their warehouses is the the same. And you were in awe at the big machinery? Their systems at any facility are miniscule compared to many manufacturing plants. Not even close. Not all workers are the drones - there needs to be a few people with authority beyond drone.
 

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They got paid more for being less productive, at least between 1950-2000CE
Hazardous duty pay - you get exposed to very few nasty chemicals compared to workers of that era. So what if they were less productive - they still had to work harder in most occupations than those doing the job same today. If they were less productive that was their overseer's fault.
 

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they still had to work harder in most occupations than those doing the job same today.
This kinda reminds me. Did I ever tell ya I'm sorta extremely lazy, Eddie?
I got just enough of an education so I wouldn't have to work hard in life while not working too hard to get the education.
 

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This kinda reminds me. Did I ever tell ya I'm sorta extremely lazy, Eddie?
I got just enough of an education so I wouldn't have to work hard in life while not working too hard to get the education.
I'm surprised you could muster the energy to type that. Lazy SOB. Fer Christ sake, this has been obvious foreva.
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