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|Author: ||Day Shift|
|Subject: ||RE: Yuppie Running vs. Blue Collar Running|
Well, I now have first hand experience with being a blue collar worker trying to run. For the past couple of months I've been working as a package handler for FedEx while in between jobs. I've always kept in really good upper body shape and good running shape but will tell you right now this job is kicking my ass. I work in the unload side which means you have to put 1059 packages on the belt in 1 hour. But really, if you're only pulling 1059 the shift manager is all over your ass telling you to roll the truck. It's really more like 1300 an hour. And it's mostly retail going through there so you're not looking at grammy's small cookie boxes. It's tires, mufflers, furniture, etc. I will be honest, if I run before my shift, I just can't keep up with the other guys. If I run after, it feels like an elephant is standing on my shoulders and I'm wearing concrete shoes. Anyway, I guess reading through this thread is amusing, but not true. A blue collar runner doesn't exist, or at the very least, they aren't busting out any good times. I hope I get hired soon, or I might just give up running for good, it's too painful anymore and my speed is gone. Anyway I'm just bummed out and wanted to put in my 2 cents for what it's worth, nothing.
PS If you are shipping something delicate/fragile through FedEx, UPS, DHL, or USPS and you care about it, save the "fragile" and "this way up" stickers and package it really, really well.
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