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That looks like a chronic back injury just waiting to happen. A robot should do this work.


Welcome to a factory where everything is a chronic back injury waiting to happen.


welcome to life, a condition with a 100.0% mortality rate.


Back pain is part of the Human condition


So are opiates I guess


You americans and your damn opiates


Yep, we like the opioids and benzos too.... tons of weed as well.


Don't discount the Psychodelics!


Thc is a hallucinogen. Eat enough and you’ll see (don’t do this unless you have a good reason).




I'm from the US, and to an extent it confuses me, too. I dabbled with opiates when I was younger, and enjoyed them TBH. Then I began to see my friends and people around me getting hooked and/or dying from them, so I have mostly stayed clear of them.




I know a mom my age who got a root canal and was prescribed opiates when they were handing them out like candy. She ended up financially ruining her family and then left them. Last I heard she was living with her drug dealer a few years ago. It haunts me because she was such a good and normal mom before she went crazy.


I know plenty of doctors who just accept prescribing people this shit wholesale.


My pediatrician used to prescribe me tussionex (hydrocodone syrup) when I was a kid any time I got a cold. He would also give a fuck ton of “samples” he was getting from the pharma rep. My parents would give me this medicine without thinking twice about it because surely a kids cough medicine wouldn’t be highly addictive. Also this was a independent pediatrician I had been going to since I was a baby and a close family friend, even to this day. Any time I had an injury playing soccer that required me to go to hospital or ortho, norcos. Hell one time I got a concussion and blacked out got a bloody nose (without getting hit on the nose) and was in rough shape. Parents took me to ER to get CAT scan. They sent me home with a bottle of hydrocodone. I think I was 12 or 13. It’s no wonder I got addicted later in life. It’s no wonder the country is being absolutely fucking decimated by an opiate epidemic. I’m shocked no one has gone after the sackler family…


The governor of my state recently claimed that legalizing or even decriminalizing pot will “kill your children”. He is completely mum about the fentanyl-related deaths. Not that it comes as a surprise, dude has no soul. I don’t even smoke pot and still can’t wrap my mind around his sentiments towards it. I was addicted to pills and H from 14-16, the only thing that kept me from carrying on and surely od’ing was getting pregnant and thankfully immediately getting clean. I’m one of maybe 3 people out of that friend group still alive. My ex and about 14 of our friends are all dead. My older brother and little sister, my best friends, dead. And it’s only getting worse. Fentanyl is in fucking everything now. I wish it would get more attention, but it won’t. Please, everyone, GET SOME NARCAN. Even if you don’t think you know any users, you just might, or you might stumble upon someone who has OD’d. Most states have programs where Narcan kits are free. Keep one with you, learn the signs of an overdose, and remember that these people used to be bright eyed children. We all were. The only thing that can save us is community. We have to look out for eachother, especially at times like this. Get your fucking Narcan ♥️


Euphoria while high. Hell when not.


Canadians too. I'm a paramedic. My last cardiac arrest was a 20 year old female. Accidental overdose. Fentanyl.


Meanwhile Opium is an ancient Chinese medicine and the German's synthesized heroin and morphine


Stinking Germans and their damn efficiency tendencys! If there was a way to put more sand in sand they'd have figured that out for no reason.


But they make you feel so warm and fuzzy inside.... 🤷‍♂️


Based on your user name I’m going to take a guess and say you like your psychedelics


Opiates are the best medicine for my 3 Disc Disectomies, & My L4 - L5 Spinal Fusion. Lots of Back surgeries, Lots of Back Pain, & Lots of Oxycodone! People like to throw around "addict", & "Pill Heads", & "Junkies"... But I'll tell ya right now. Opioids are the only reason I can get up out of bed, go to work 8hrs a day, & live a successful, productive life. Opiates are the only thing that works.


There is no humanity. There is no earth. Reality is a fiction. There is only Back Pain.


its always nice to run across fellow men of culture


Cracking knees too


I just dropped in to see what condition human condition was in.


Technically 93%, 7% of people who have ever lived are still alive.




Technically no one alive has ever died so life has a 0.0% mortality rate.


99.8% back pain rate


Worked on concrete floors of ten years, can confirm, knees are fucked.


It gets better. Over 40 yrs.on concrete. Sometimes there were mats, sometimes not. It's a living. Driving that desk now as often as I can.


Yeah was about to say that it's usually the knees that get you, not the back. Wonder if it's due to correct lifting technique.


That's a solid theory. Everyone talks about lifting technique, but there can't be fatigue mats everywhere.


I’ve probably toured at this point in my life maybe 200 factories. Usually if there’s a chronic back injury waiting to happen, it’s only on one or two lines and it’s only one or two jobs. Example: a factory I worked with was 90% automated but had one point in the middle that required an individual to move a 100lb product from 1 belt to another. Couldn’t engineer around it. This one position alone drove all of their workplace injuries and wore out assembly workers constantly because they would try to shuffle the job to prevent overuse.


> that required an individual to move a 100lb product from 1 belt to another. Couldn’t engineer around it. I completely believe you that it's impossible to automate, but it's hilarious how easily automated that sounds. "But unfortunately there's one point where the product needs to be spun 90° degrees, and unfortunately technology has only come so far..."


Fully agree. But it’s not my place to point out how obvious this fact is. Seems to me they are one machine away from achieving this feat.


Just think of a stupid name like Proudfoot, get a fake mustache and then come in, tell them to automate that and charge them $100k.


I work in a factory, 100k is stupid cheap. That would be a 500k-1.2m job. Factories overpay for everything except workers.


I work in a warehouse for Amazon. Can confirm.


Plus he gets paid by the hour. So he’s not making more either. As Stanley from office would say, this is a run the clock out type situation.


He prob gets paid the same as the guy behind him doing half the pace.


Boss comes by, sees that he is done already, assigns even more work to keep him busy for same pay.


Could it be possible that he gets paid peice work? I worked one summer at a pallet building factory, paid by the pallet.


Piece-work. Paid per piece.


I like to think he’s a UN mercenary thank you.


hey /u/sauvandrew have they solved their differences in there yet? No? Well keep shooting!




Here I thought peace work meant if you ran out of pallets you'd still get paid since you were scheduled for the day like "peace-time" lol


Sounds like experience talking.


Wholesome twist: So he can send everyone home early


I am assuming that since he was being filmed he was going at his fastest pace briefly because the math on the sheer calories it would take to lift half a metric ton of water every 30 seconds for an entire day means there would have to be someone force-feeding him fat like a foie gras goose while he was doing it


Oh no I've worked warehouse jobs where your lifting that much all day long without stop. They don't even feed you it sucks. When I used to do it I had to eat during every break or fuck I'd just feel weak.


I used to work construction, and I'd flat out collapse with weakness if I didn't drink several Gatorade's throughout the day. Physical labor is no joke.


Ya done a ton of that type of work as well. High calorie foods like just plain rice and chicken are good to just eat when you can.


When I started the first job that I had to be on my feet for, for 10+ hours straight, I experienced the same thing. It wasn't nearly as intense as this, but I was up, moving, often times doing physically or mentally taxing work. If I didn't eat something by lunch, I felt like complete shit. Quite a change from school and less physically intense jobs, that's for sure.


I have a very quick metabolism. I've done a lot of shit jobs over the years. It's all just a bunch of bullshit If you work with mexicans get in good with them. They eat high calorie food every day and always seem to bring a feast to work .


Repetitive motion injury. An injury from muscular imbalances from doing this on the same side everyday. Overuse injures, tendinitis. The list goes on. A lot of non-acute injuries aren’t covered by workers compensation. Absolutely a job for a robot.


That’s why you get a good attorney. From hernias to carpal tunnel we get repetitive motion cases regularly. They sometimes require more work and different docs (as opposed to an obvious, acute injury) but they’re definitely compensable.


> That’s why you get a good attorney. Ahh yes, what a great solution. Have no power? Employer exploiting your gnarled body? Are you just a cog in a useless, ecologically destructive machine? Have no fear, you may be entitled to financial compensation. 🙄


Well yeah you're right but not everyone has to approach everything at the same scale with a comment on reddit. Dude seems to work in the field so they're putting their two cents in, doesn't mean they don't also believe those things. We can be pragmatic and work within the system while also seeking grander change.




Nah it’s cool. He switches sides on Tuesday Thursday and Saturday.


Bold of you to assume companies care . I’m currently working on a similar setting and they just get mad at me whenever I notify them I’m in pain . Like they hit me with something like “ If it’s not excruciating pain and it’s not killing you , you can definitely work “.


Welcome to modern slavery


Like Amazon... Our policy is that safe lifting is to be done at all times. The nearest lift assist device is 5 mins away. We will fire you if you don't pick one item every 2 mins. We will also fire you if we *catch* you doing unsafe lifts. Oh, and if you're injured on the job and cannot work we'll just fire you then too.


Yah it’s like stupid . I currently work for a company called HelloFresh which makes food kits to be delivered . We have to work at a really fast pace because our production orders are huge , like 14 seconds an item , and it gets a lot of people in pain due to too much movement . Like it’s really stupid how bad some places will treat workers .


Sorry to hear that. I know the company. They do a lot of promotion in my area and I tried one of their samples. Too meat reliant and way overpackaged for me, plus all the waste entailed in delivery. Can't say I'm shocked they have poor warehousing and production conditions unfortunately, but that's another good reason to avoid them. I have a friend who works in a hospital's food service. She was injured on the job in part due to lack of appropriate lifting assist availability, management time pressure etc. The *hospital* refused to give her paid leave to recover from her back injury, and she didn't know to fight it or know her rights. (I didn't know about it at the time). So she now has chronic back pain. From an injury *at a hospital*. Disgusting. I know it's depressingly common for nursing staff too.




Don't know how legal it is, but going to a doctor appointment for a workplace injury not set up by our health and safety department is a fireable offense at my meatpacking job.




Wonder why 🤔


And my slipped discs grew three sizes that day and found the strength of 10 slipped discs plus two.


They should just have body builders do this stuff it helps everyone


Doesn't matter how built you are that will destroy your back


Having a strong posterior chain will greatly reduce your risk of injury from this sort of thing, but yes, certain movements like this are fairly likely to cause injury no matter who is doing them.


Body builders absolutely do not do the same routine everyday for 10 hours.


No bodybuilder would do this job, they actually care about their bodies


I feel like eventually, robots will do this work.


When I started working at a Chrysler assembly plant, I was assigned a job that required me to pick up a car battery and place it in the battery tray. This was in '66 when said batteries were huge. Maybe 50-60 pounds apiece. Wore my young ass out. And a robot does it now.


Yeah my very first "on the books" job I got when was 18 was in 2004. I was a picker for Amazon. They now have robots that do that job.


Some are still huge now. You should see the ones on modern Mercedes Benzes now.


Really do not want to, thank you. I still hurt from that one.


Sounds like that job really drained the life out of you


Robots doing all of the repetitive work is the endgame of automation. The only question is whether their owners will pay enough into society for the rest of us to live without those jobs.


Ah, but so long as low trade barriers and all the other corporate focused globalisation remains, companies will just find somewhere else where people are cheaper than robots. Maybe we should price that stuff in with our tax structures. Imports from places with worse employee rights, protection and pay face higher import duties. Hmm. What does that sound like? We've been so indoctrinated with the idea that trade tariffs are bad, because they cost the super rich money. But actually...


A robot couldn’t do that meniscus tearing knee jerk to get that one all the way in!


That's what the second robot is for


It’s OK, someone is getting a lot of profit from his exceptional labor.


There is absolutely no way someone does that for an extended amount of time. Either showing off or the machine that does it is down for a few min


Boi dem wrists gone be indestructible lol. No need for workers comp


I came here to say this. Definitely gotta use as good as form as you can.


Seriously. There’s no reason this job should be done by a human. Get that man a robot to supervise and operate


Repetitive motion injury has entered the conversation


Next time I’m chilling at the water cooler, shooting the shit with my colleagues, I’ll pause, remember this guy – letting the conversation drift on around me, and drink a small and silent toast to his lower lumbar.


Just pour one out for the homie.


Not if you're in California though.


Unless your nestle


Please pour one out Sincerely, the grass


Wait, then he has to lift more water


He hates hydro homies


His knee looks worse than his back tbh. That's going to explode one day


Ripped ass dude has entered the conversation


I knew I smelled something


The Rock cooking again?




Ripped ass-dude


Repetitive motion injury has exited the conversation.


And in a shocking turn of events, repetitive motion injury has once again entered the conversation


I see a Workman’s Comp vacation coming…


This is basically every factory it’s repetitive working on a line and nobody wants to stop or slow down so you end up looking like the dude in the gif soon enough.


I work at a water park and we move large tubes around daily and it’s extremely stressful on my already injured shoulders. You grab the tube across your body and “roll it” to bounce off your knee. We often times have to throw them onto a 6 stack with is like 9-10 feet tall and once you get it in the air it’s like a jerk and press. I try to balance from side to side, wish me luck https://imgur.com/a/aLHY5bj


I couldn't do it if they were empty.


Username doesn't check out.


Roombas are robots and they couldn’t do it. Can’t stereotype all robots as being strong. XD


Excellent point. I shall withhold my judgement for now. ;)


Wow - that was a quick white flag. :)


I'm not married to my opinions, when things I haven't considered pop up (Roombas) I am open to changing my mind. 😁


Dude….you don’t belong to Reddit Go do productive stuff or whatever the other humans do out there




Yes, here in reddit we are always right and fight for it until the end




I wonder if he's manager knows his name


Well if he is the manager he knows his own name.


He’s sure as hell managing to put those jugs away.


Those are called pectorals, yo.


Them muscle titties are strong


The managers don't do hands-on work in a factory like this. The managers are there to verbally abuse you into going faster.


Excuse me its called "motivation"


You'll sometimes see the "manager pretends to do your job for 5 mins to show you how easy it is" types. Without realizing that yeah, it's pretty easy to do when you have only done it for 5 mins.


He will know it soon when the medical leave days request arrives because of the back pain


Which will be unpaid...


And then the manager will be pressured to replace him claiming there was a pre-existing back injury unrelated to this incident, and that allowing the employee to exercise his right to workers comp or FMLA would cause undue financial burden on the company, and legally terminate his employment and benefits. But don't worry, this now financially ruined and incomeless man can apply for benefits through COBRA! The plan that allows unemployed individuals the option to stay on group or company health insurance for a limited time so long as they pay the full amount without employer assistance! A measly $800 a month, and then all his deductibles, and costs of out of network or uncovered care.


"his" not "he's"


Homie needs to put on a back brace


right? those trunk turns are killing me while watching…


A back brace isn’t good to wear for long amount of times. It weakens your back and you start to depend on the brace more and more, it’s best to work up muscle in that group you need to preform the task naturally.


You sound like the manager not willing to buy protective equipment.


https://www.spine-health.com/treatment/alternative-care/when-consider-back-brace >Back braces are typically recommended on a short-term basis. Wearing a brace longer than recommended is thought to contribute to muscle atrophy and dependence on the brace, which can ultimately weaken the back, increase the chance of injury, and worsen pain. https://www.bestspinecare.com/low-back-braces/ >By using back braces more and more, and using muscles of the back less, they will weaken over time. Think ‘use it or lose it’. The body will start to depend on the support given by the brace, and decrease the natural strength and stability of the low back. This may, in turn, cause you to fatigue more quickly and resort to bad posture. The end result is the spine being put at higher risk of future injury than it would have been had the brace not been used. https://createoandp.com/denture-orthopedy/is-it-bad-to-wear-a-back-brace-all-day.html >Excessive use of a back brace can actually lead to muscle atrophy and weakening of your core.


Safety Manager here, and yes, they're shit. They actually increase injuries.


Back braces encourage proper posture by making you uncomfortable if you aren't using proper posture. It actually does very little to support you and if you actually know how to lift properly you don't need them.


Back belts are not recognized by OSHA as effective engineering controls to prevent back injury. While they may be accepted by individual workers because they feel as if they provide additional support, the effectiveness of back belts in the prevention of low back injuries has not been proven in the work environment. This plus a lot of materials I've gotten about back braces is you only use one if prescribed and instructed through your doctor. Some have physical therapy type classes where you can learn to use a proper fitted back brace for you. Giving generic back braces to employees who are not trained to use it is setting them up to hurt themselves later down the road.


:( Poor guy.


Totally with you, a robot should be doing this work. That said… The smooth hip bump was **chef’s kiss** sublime


I didn't even catch it the first time, that was impressive


I did a job similar to this one and wound up with life long back problems. Poor guy indeed


This gave me flashbacks to my last job. Most people switched roles every week, but they had 1 guy always doing this one role. In the role you'd have to throw around boxes full of files all day long. They eventually sent ME to be the next one, because the guy *was retiring early on disability for back issues*. Yeah... no shit.


Ah yes poor working condition, nextfuckinglevel


I refuse to believe that any factory intentionally runs that way. This looks more like someone showing off. Nobody could work like that for more than like 10 or 15 minutes. If I ever saw something like this happening on my production floor I'd be sending them to another spot so I could put someone less stupid in that position. Lots of guys, but especially the ones in their early 20s, just go fucking ham on the physical stuff and you basically just have to not let them.


> Lots of guys, but especially the ones in their early 20s, just go fucking ham on the physical stuff and you basically just have to not let them. Because there is a stupid association of pride with grinding yourself into dust for a job. I fucking hate that aspect of work culture so much.


Yay! Worker exploitation!


No one should being doing this.


That's a fast pace he cannot keep up.


Nah man, that’s the pace. But don’t worry you get a 5 minute break every hour


Lol I work in a job which is around this pace, we get a 15 and a 30 (30 is unpaid) in a 9 hour day. Takes 5 minutes to remove gear and walk off the production floor and 5 minutes to walk back and put your gear on. Life is pain.


I used to work my ass completely off as well. Got a job in IT and now get to sit on my ass at home all day long. Would highly recommend it. I have to struggle to not fall asleep each day, it's an amazing problem to have.


Yeah, I did grocery for 6 years, and 10 years in soda/beer and then got into IT. Long days are a different kind of tired. I miss the physically tired nights, but I don't miss the work.


For a minute? Yes. For 5 minutes. Probably. For 10 minutes. Not on your life. And I'm pretty fit.


The guy's arms aren't mechanically adapted for this intensity, so I agree. 1 minute. If he'd really been doing that insane activity for a few months he'd have tree trunks as forearms.


You're underestimating the technique he's using. Usage of lots of muscle groups and momentum takes away the weight from the jugs. He's stupid for doing it, but if he doesn't do it they'll find someone who does. To answer to OP's title, I could do this, "easily", all it takes is a few days to get used to fit the jugs at first try. I was stupid like this, I was the best of my team on the industry and after 3 years I've learned that all I was doing was ensuring that I kept the same job forever because I was too good to not be doing that - pretty much got it confirmed when a coworker who fucked up production by going on her phone, talking to random people instead of doing her job got a kind of promotion, so now I do "just enough" instead of being the best at my job. ~~Only?~~ Being the best at your job doesn't get you anywhere, it's the social connections you form with the right people.


I pulled my back watching this.


There's no way he keeps that pace for a full shift...


I have a feeling the work is split between him and the person recording, he's just showing off


That's the kinda pace we had to keep at bare minimum at my old wage slave camp. You'd get verbally abused for going slower and there was no stopping. You stop, the line backs up and shuts down. Minimum wage btw. I was in non stop excruciating pain for the 3-4 months I was there.


Visually impressive trick but twisting like that with any substantial load is just gonna cripple you eventually.


Anyone that did it for awhile could, but no one should. Perfect task for automation instead of trading the health of your back in order to live. Also, this isn't next level at all.


If they were empty, yea


Full water bottles weigh over 45 lbs.


The glass bottled ones will weigh 50 lbs while plastic are about 43. Water alone is 8.3 lbs per gallon for 41.7 lb so thes 5 gallon plastic container is just over a lb for a total near 43. Source; me. I hand delivered these things for 7 years until my surprise back injury.




Yes, only surprised I made it 7 years.


one liter of water, one kilo, simpler math


Dude just stanky legged that guy right into place


I was scrolling for so long looking for someone to mention that. I didn't want to be the only one who noticed.


We sell those through my Pepsi distribution company and those 5 gallons are a pain in the rear.


That sounds like you're maybe loading them wrong. This guy's putting them in plastic boxes.


Not in day 1 but after a few months im sure most people would be able to.


After a few months, most people would barely be able to stand up from the back pain lol


Yup. And he has the solid compensation of no benefits and barely above miminimum wage if he's lucky. Sign up today! And the labor bosses wonder why they can't find human fodder to work for them.


Man works in factory... nextfuckinglevel! EXTREME!


How much does it pay ?


Not enough to pay for the chronic back pain treatment he is going to need.


Free water.


Nestle has entered the chat.


Not enough to pay for the back surgery.


It pays nestle shareholders really well


My back hurts just watching this!


After working at a place like this for a while, you’d be surprised. I was the assistant foreman at a chemical depot for a while and got to the point I could roll two 55 gallon drums (containers) along next to each other at the same speed going quite fast after a while. That takes practice.


Super impressive, but he’s going to have so many back injuries down the road.


That knee


I like the knee nudge


My back injury flared up just watching this


For a solid minute before my back dies. That guy needs a new job, in for a world of hurt real soon. That employer sucks balls


"Unskilled labor"


After trying this for 2 minutes I would not be able to move the next day…


What's with that fucking song?


Repetitive Motion Injury is gonna fuck him up


i love how the guy in the background is doing the exact opposite lol (i know it’s probably empty ones going in for refill but still kinda funny to see)