That’s Business

It’s a crazy thing to say that I’d rather be at home with a back injury then at work in perfect physical shape.

But that’s how it is unfortunately. The place where I work at is getting insanely demanding. No one wants to work there. Just two days ago I spoke with three coworkers about how much they think of quitting. The only reason they don’t? They need the money.

It didn’t used to be like this. I mean everyone is allowed to hate their job once in a while. It’s stressful, demanding, and sometimes the people make it worse. But more than often those little hurtles smooth out. And sometimes they don’t.

I work in a distribution facility. Nothing fancy. Just auto parts that are distributed to the major auto parts stores across the world. Including some small mom and pop shops.

We used to be one company, but then we’re bought out by a 60 billion dollar company. The name was recently changed, and of course I’m not going to divulge that information. But the company sucks.

Everyone is tense. Everyone is over worked. And everyone is fed up with the amount of rules and regulations that have been put in place in the past couple of months. I’m a lead at those warehouse, so I’ve gone to a couple of management meetings. Guess what? Everyone’s just a number.

I know a lot of you will be like yeah that’s business. Does it have to be that way though? They’re trying to get very last minute out of people for better production, every last breathe, sweat, and tears out of them.

Maybe I’m in the wrong, as I read this post over, I figure that all jobs are liek this? They pay you little but get the most out of you. In the end numbers are what matter, not you.