First Week As New Package Handler In Germany

Discussion in 'Introductions and Welcomes' started by AbuHajaar, Nov 16, 2016.

  1. AbuHajaar

    AbuHajaar New Member

    I've just finished my first week of working as a package handler and so far the job keeps getting easier and more enjoyable every day.
    I'm somewhat overweight, so I'm hoping to lose some serious weight working here.



    Some questions I have:

    -How sustainable is going to the gym before or after my shift(midnight), if I'm trying to increase my lifts everytime?

    -Do any of the veterans here suffer from pains/aches after working for a long time?

    -Are there any foods you recommend for eating before or after the shift? Anything you'd stay away from?

    -I'm trying to waste as little time as possible, also we don't have any official breaks during the 3-4h shift(obviously), is there a rule of thumb on when and how often I can drink water or maybe take some time to snack(I'm not actually snacking, just for perspective).

    -Lastly do you perceive this job as a valuable experience or do you think it's dull, mindless labour?

    Thanks in advance!
     
  2. burrheadd

    burrheadd KING Of GIFS

    Extremely "valuable experience"

    Your life will be enriched many times over
    As your shuffling cardboard all night long
     
  3. It's *you're. First one was correct. Second one was oh so wrong. C'mon, the German man's English was impeccable!
     
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  4. oldngray

    oldngray nowhere special

    Be gentle. @burrheadd has English as a second language. He probably grew up speaking Kansan.
     
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  5. I used to bring cheese and nuts to snack on. I would be hungry after my shift. Now I drink latte with half and half with a table spoon of coconut oil melted in it and that gives me plenty of energy beyond my shift. I have also lost about 5 pounds since doing so. Dull, mindless labor for part time work and full benefits is just fine by me. I have creative hobbies outside of work!
    Good luck.
     
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  6. burrheadd

    burrheadd KING Of GIFS

    Dont'e Caaare!!
     
  7. Operational needs

    Operational needs Virescit Vulnere Virtus

    Your English really IS impeccable. I'm impressed. Bravo to your teachers.
     
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  8. burrheadd

    burrheadd KING Of GIFS

    So, all I got out of that was
    "Nuts to snack on"
    I like it
     
  9. As long as I don't have to prepare them. I'm not creative in the kitchen.
     
  10. burrheadd

    burrheadd KING Of GIFS

    Shaved or with hair?
     
  11. Makes no difference. Nothing plain, has to be salty.
     
  12. burrheadd

    burrheadd KING Of GIFS

    My girl!!!
     
  13. Brownslave688

    Brownslave688 You want a toe? I can get you a toe.

    There's an app for that...
     
  14. Even though I put coconut oil into my coffee and drink it? I don't believe you.
     
  15. Brownslave688

    Brownslave688 You want a toe? I can get you a toe.

     
  16. burrheadd

    burrheadd KING Of GIFS

    About what?
     
  17. oldngray

    oldngray nowhere special

    Thread derailed.jpg
     
  18. Operational needs

    Operational needs Virescit Vulnere Virtus

    If he used an app it sure works a lot better than some I've used to translate other languages to English.
     
  19. Thanks for the recipe, for when I need a quick pick-me-up.
     
  20. oldngray

    oldngray nowhere special

    Translators are too literal and can give funky results.