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WAREHOUSE WORKER: I'm Thinking About Going Back To School

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Medardo, a warehouse worker for a carpeting company, spends his typical day cutting carpets, helping customers, and maintaining the warehouse. He advises kids to go to college because it is better to get an education than to work a retail job. He is currently considering going back to school.

Job Title: Warehouse Worker
Employer: California Carpet

Job Summary: Hand Laborers and Material Movers

Job Description

Hand laborers and material movers transport objects without using machines. Some workers move freight, stock, or other materials around storage facilities; others clean vehicles; some pick up unwanted household goods; and still others pack materials for moving.

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Part-time, Full-time, Long hours
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Outdoor, Indoor, Physically demanding
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High school degree
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m='12570'>cut</span> <span m='13120'>pads,</span> <span m='13980'>maintain</span> <span m='14830'>the</span> <span m='14910'>store,</span> <span m='15370'>make</span> <span m='15550'>sure</span> <span m='15860'>it's</span> <span m='15880'>clean,</span> <span m='16880'>warehouse--</span> <span m='17300'>come</span> <span m='17490'>in,</span> <span m='18050'>do</span> <span m='18130'>the</span> <span m='18240'>shipping</span> <span m='18510'>receiving.</span> </p><p><span m='19920'>A</span> <span m='20110'>typical</span> <span m='20300'>day</span> <span m='20400'>looks</span> <span m='20620'>like</span> <span m='21130'>I</span> <span m='21230'>come in</span> <span m='21700'>about</span> <span m='22030'>10:30.</span> <span m='22870'>And</span> <span m='24240'>the store</span> <span m='24660'>opens</span> <span m='24900'>at</span> <span m='25210'>10:00.</span> <span m='25690'>I come in</span> <span m='26030'>at</span> <span m='26140'>10:30.</span> <span m='26890'>So</span> <span m='27730'>depends</span> <span m='28260'>on</span> <span m='28550'>if</span> <span m='28680'>I</span> <span m='28720'>have</span> <span m='29080'>cuts</span> <span m='29440'>I have to</span> <span m='29550'>do</span> <span m='29720'>that</span> <span m='29850'>my</span> <span m='29920'>boss</span> <span m='30270'>gives</span> <span m='30520'>me</span> <span m='31070'>on</span> <span m='31170'>the</span> <span m='31270'>cut</span> <span m='32100'>board,</span> <span m='32870'>then</span> <span m='33020'>I</span> <span m='33060'>cut</span> <span m='33390'>those.</span> <span m='34320'>Or</span> <span m='34530'>unless</span> <span m='34910'>salespeople</span> <span m='35790'>call</span> <span m='36090'>me</span> <span m='36870'>and</span> <span m='37220'>tell</span> <span m='37440'>me</span> <span m='37570'>they</span> <span m='37660'>need</span> <span m='37830'>help</span> <span m='38090'>with</span> <span m='38980'>bringing</span> <span m='39230'>a</span> <span m='39300'>rug</span> <span m='39590'>down,</span> <span m='40580'>or</span> <span m='40910'>cutting</span> <span m='41280'>a</span> <span m='41330'>pad,</span> <span m='41840'>or</span> <span m='41960'>helping</span> <span m='42240'>a</span> <span m='42290'>customer</span> <span m='42760'>out</span> <span m='43540'>to</span> <span m='43720'>their</span> <span m='44160'>car</span> <span m='44520'>with</span> <span m='44730'>a</span> <span m='44820'>heavy</span> <span m='45230'>carpet,</span> <span m='46370'>customer</span> <span m='46720'>service</span> <span m='47080'>pretty</span> <span m='47260'>much.</span> </p><p><span m='47940'>Well,</span> <span m='48460'>I've</span> <span m='49080'>worked</span> <span m='49520'>many</span> <span m='49710'>jobs.</span> <span m='51230'>I've been</span> <span m='51310'>working</span> <span m='51500'>since</span> <span m='51830'>I</span> <span m='51880'>was</span> <span m='52030'>11,</span> <span m='54610'>mostly</span> <span m='55020'>retail,</span> <span m='56260'>Walgreens,</span> <span m='56810'>Safeway,</span> <span m='57600'>Merrell's</span> <span m='58060'>when it</span> <span m='58160'>used</span> <span m='58370'>to</span> <span m='58460'>be</span> <span m='58630'>here.</span> <span m='61180'>What</span> <span m='61380'>else?</span> <span m='61730'>Banana</span> <span m='62080'>Republic,</span> <span m='63930'>Gap,</span> <span m='65440'>pretty</span> <span m='65680'>much</span> <span m='66210'>a lot of</span> <span m='66550'>work,</span> <span m='67070'>Macy's.</span> </p><p><span m='68712'>But</span> <span m='69140'>I</span> <span m='69210'>found</span> <span m='69520'>this</span> <span m='69720'>one</span> <span m='69830'>because</span> <span m='70140'>I</span> <span m='70310'>just</span> <span m='70590'>came</span> <span m='70800'>back</span> <span m='71060'>from</span> <span m='71550'>San</span> <span m='71850'>Jose,</span> <span m='72170'>where I</span> <span m='72500'>was living</span> <span m='72680'>for a</span> <span m='72880'>year.</span> <span m='73760'>And</span> <span m='74525'>I didn't</span> <span m='74870'>like</span> <span m='75260'>San Jose.</span> <span m='75340'>That</span> <span m='75670'>didn't</span> <span m='75810'>work</span> <span m='76100'>out, so</span> <span m='76520'>I</span> <span m='76820'>started</span> <span m='77430'>over.</span> <span m='77900'>And</span> <span m='78600'>I</span> <span m='78690'>got</span> <span m='78870'>the</span> <span m='78940'>job</span> <span m='79240'>in</span> <span m='79300'>one</span> <span m='79530'>day.</span> <span m='80310'>So that</span> <span m='80410'>was</span> <span m='80540'>a</span> <span m='80600'>blessing.</span> </p><p><span m='81490'>I</span> <span m='81700'>didn't</span> <span m='81890'>know</span> <span m='82000'>that</span> <span m='82160'>there are</span> <span m='82580'>billions</span> <span m='82930'>and</span> <span m='83100'>billions</span> <span m='83550'>of</span> <span m='83680'>different</span> <span m='83950'>styles</span> <span m='84440'>of</span> <span m='84590'>carpets.</span> <span m='86060'>And</span> <span m='86250'>I'm</span> <span m='86320'>still</span> <span m='86640'>learning</span> <span m='87770'>the</span> <span m='87900'>names</span> <span m='88450'>and</span> <span m='89080'>the</span> <span m='89170'>styles</span> <span m='89900'>and</span> <span m='90040'>whatnot.</span> <span m='90570'>And</span> <span m='90865'>I</span> <span m='91160'>didn't</span> <span m='91300'>know</span> <span m='91510'>people</span> <span m='91740'>would</span> <span m='91930'>spend</span> <span m='92250'>a</span> <span m='92290'>lot</span> <span m='92460'>of</span> <span m='92520'>money</span> <span m='92800'>on</span> <span m='93120'>the</span> <span m='93240'>carpet.</span> </p><p><span m='94500'>Actually,</span> <span m='95470'>go</span> <span m='95600'>to</span> <span m='95690'>college.</span> <span m='97100'>Don't</span> <span m='97490'>follow</span> <span m='97650'>my</span> <span m='97830'>footsteps.</span> <span m='98720'>That's</span> <span m='99000'>real.</span> <span m='99280'>It's</span> <span m='99440'>better</span> <span m='100080'>to</span> <span m='100130'>get</span> <span m='100380'>education,</span> <span m='100655'>because</span> <span m='100930'>I'm thinking</span> <span m='101270'>about</span> <span m='101520'>going back to</span> <span m='101910'>school</span> <span m='102160'>myself,</span> <span m='103440'>back</span> <span m='103600'>to</span> <span m='103700'>college</span> <span m='104520'>and</span> <span m='105390'>get</span> <span m='105720'>something.</span> </p><p><span m='108400'>It's</span> <span m='108550'>better</span> <span m='108780'>to</span> <span m='109680'>get</span> <span m='110110'>education</span> <span m='110820'>and</span> <span m='111030'>excel</span> <span m='111670'>than</span> <span m='112210'>work</span> <span m='112520'>at</span> <span m='112620'>a</span> <span m='114300'>retail</span> <span m='114670'>job</span> <span m='115050'>or a</span> <span m='116060'>small-time</span> <span m='116710'>job</span> <span m='116960'>where</span> <span m='117050'>you</span> <span m='117190'>could</span> <span m='117430'>go</span> <span m='117680'>to</span> <span m='117720'>school,</span> <span m='118010'>finish,</span> <span m='118470'>and</span> <span m='119325'>get</span> <span m='119610'>higher</span> <span m='119800'>education</span> <span m='120085'>and</span> <span m='120370'>get</span> <span m='120520'>a</span> <span m='120820'>real</span> <span m='121100'>job.</span> <span m='121180'>You</span> <span m='121530'>know what I mean?</span> </p>","file":{"id":379223,"video_id":"3385799615001","name":"2361-Medardo-WarehouseWorker","duration":122741,"thumbnail_url":null}});

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