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WAREHOUSE WORKER, IN-DEPTH: I LIke To Be Mobile

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Medardo, a warehouse worker, describes the challenges of his job, what he likes most, his key decisions, how difficult getting into the industry is, and work-life balance. He tells us that his favorite part of the job is that he doesn't have to be at a cubicle and stuck on a computer all day. He enjoys being mobile, which this job offers.

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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Full-time, Long hours, Part-time
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Indoor, Outdoor, Physically demanding
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High school degree
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m='11090'>out</span> <span m='11720'>and</span> <span m='11900'>answering</span> <span m='12180'>their</span> <span m='12310'>questions</span> <span m='12840'>and</span> <span m='14080'>be</span> <span m='14160'>friendly</span> <span m='14610'>and</span> <span m='14880'>assist</span> <span m='14990'>them</span> <span m='15400'>as</span> <span m='15530'>much</span> <span m='15740'>as</span> <span m='15820'>I</span> <span m='15920'>can</span> <span m='16825'>of</span> <span m='17280'>the knowledge</span> <span m='17640'>that I</span> <span m='17820'>know.</span> </p><p><span m='18145'>And if</span> <span m='18470'>I</span> <span m='18580'>don't</span> <span m='18780'>know</span> <span m='18930'>what</span> <span m='19270'>they</span> <span m='19370'>need</span> <span m='19560'>help</span> <span m='19750'>with,</span> <span m='19980'>I</span> <span m='20070'>ask</span> <span m='20740'>my</span> <span m='20830'>supervisor</span> <span m='21175'>or</span> <span m='21520'>the</span> <span m='21620'>salespeople.</span> <span m='22730'>But</span> <span m='23090'>basically</span> <span m='23310'>I just</span> <span m='23610'>like</span> <span m='24110'>helping</span> <span m='24380'>people</span> <span m='24680'>out</span> <span m='24860'>pretty</span> <span m='25110'>much,</span> <span m='25600'>customer</span> <span m='25950'>service.</span> <span m='26730'>Sometimes</span> <span m='27620'>it's</span> <span m='27990'>when</span> <span m='28190'>the</span> <span m='28420'>shipping</span> <span m='28800'>receiving</span> <span m='29180'>comes</span> <span m='29320'>in</span> <span m='29575'>because</span> <span m='29830'>we</span> <span m='29970'>have</span> <span m='30160'>big</span> <span m='30390'>rugs</span> <span m='30650'>we</span> <span m='30790'>have</span> <span m='30920'>to</span> <span m='31020'>hang,</span> <span m='31600'>like</span> <span m='31800'>big</span> <span m='32460'>rolls</span> <span m='32820'>about</span> <span m='33040'>this</span> <span m='33210'>big</span> <span m='33820'>we</span> <span m='34200'>have to</span> <span m='34390'>hang</span> <span m='34510'>manually with</span> <span m='34900'>a</span> <span m='35060'>machine.</span> </p><p><span m='37390'>It's</span> <span m='37740'>not</span> <span m='37920'>really</span> <span m='38160'>challenging,</span> <span m='38830'>it's</span> <span m='39040'>sometimes</span> <span m='39100'>it's</span> <span m='39516'>just</span> <span m='40350'>there's</span> <span m='40520'>some</span> <span m='40700'>days</span> <span m='41000'>where</span> <span m='42610'>I'm</span> <span m='42790'>the</span> <span m='42880'>only</span> <span m='43050'>warehouse</span> <span m='43460'>guy,</span> <span m='43760'>and</span> <span m='44930'>everybody</span> <span m='45450'>calls</span> <span m='45780'>me</span> <span m='45870'>at</span> <span m='45950'>the</span> <span m='46000'>same</span> <span m='46270'>time.</span> <span m='46810'>And</span> <span m='47700'>I</span> <span m='47800'>have</span> <span m='47980'>to</span> <span m='49010'>multitask</span> <span m='50080'>and</span> <span m='50220'>whatnot.</span> </p><p><span m='51322'>But</span> <span m='52000'>I</span> <span m='52110'>think</span> <span m='52250'>that's</span> <span m='52410'>probably</span> <span m='52600'>the</span> <span m='52680'>hardest,</span> <span m='53180'>when</span> <span m='53220'>I</span> <span m='53380'>have</span> <span m='53530'>to</span> <span m='53620'>multitask</span> <span m='54230'>when</span> <span m='54430'>everybody's</span> <span m='54490'>calling</span> <span m='54760'>me.</span> <span m='55640'>They</span> <span m='56030'>need</span> <span m='56220'>me</span> <span m='56270'>here.</span> <span m='56510'>They</span> <span m='56630'>need me</span> <span m='56870'>there.</span> <span m='57100'>The need</span> <span m='57270'>me</span> <span m='57340'>here.</span> <span m='57640'>And</span> <span m='57810'>I'm</span> <span m='57910'>like,</span> <span m='58300'>hold</span> <span m='58755'>on.</span> <span m='59210'>I'm</span> <span m='59230'>only</span> <span m='59590'>one</span> <span m='60050'>person.</span> <span m='60320'>I've</span> <span m='60590'>only got</span> <span m='60770'>two</span> <span m='60870'>hands,</span> <span m='61140'>right?</span> </p><p><span m='61810'>I</span> <span m='62010'>needed</span> <span m='62290'>a</span> <span m='62360'>job.</span> <span m='62660'>I</span> <span m='62710'>just</span> <span m='62930'>came</span> <span m='63090'>back</span> <span m='63300'>freshly</span> <span m='63800'>from</span> <span m='64010'>San</span> <span m='64220'>Jose,</span> <span m='64730'>and</span> <span m='65030'>I</span> <span m='65330'>didn't</span> <span m='65390'>have</span> <span m='65590'>a</span> <span m='65640'>job.</span> <span m='67610'>And</span> <span m='67800'>you</span> <span m='67890'>know,</span> <span m='69080'>my</span> <span m='69310'>money</span> <span m='69370'>was</span> <span m='69520'>running</span> <span m='69750'>out,</span> <span m='70110'>and I</span> <span m='70340'>couldn't</span> <span m='70460'>afford</span> <span m='70910'>my</span> <span m='71360'>rent.</span> <span m='71800'>So it</span> <span m='71910'>was a</span> <span m='71970'>blessing.</span> </p><p><span m='72966'>How did</span> <span m='73452'>you find</span> <span m='73940'>it?</span> </p><p><span m='74470'>Actually</span> <span m='74770'>my</span> <span m='74880'>friend</span> <span m='75220'>told</span> <span m='75390'>me</span> <span m='75460'>about</span> <span m='75740'>it.</span> <span m='76806'>And</span> <span m='77292'>I</span> <span m='77780'>applied,</span> <span m='78380'>and</span> <span m='79430'>they</span> <span m='79640'>hired</span> <span m='79930'>me.</span> <span m='80020'>They liked</span> <span m='80290'>my</span> <span m='80370'>resume,</span> <span m='80980'>and</span> <span m='81580'>they</span> <span m='82070'>liked</span> <span m='82520'>the</span> <span m='82590'>way</span> <span m='82810'>I</span> <span m='82900'>presented</span> <span m='83300'>myself.</span> <span m='84300'>And they</span> <span m='84800'>accepted</span> <span m='85260'>me</span> <span m='85390'>the</span> <span m='85490'>next</span> <span m='85710'>day.</span> </p><p><span m='86190'>It's</span> <span m='86330'>not</span> <span m='86480'>really</span> <span m='86690'>hard.</span> <span m='87180'>It's</span> <span m='87240'>just,</span> <span m='88400'>you</span> <span m='88520'>know,</span> <span m='88610'>it</span> <span m='88830'>varies</span> <span m='89240'>on</span> <span m='89350'>the</span> <span m='89430'>season.</span> <span m='90250'>But,</span> <span m='91820'>well,</span> <span m='92760'>it</span> <span m='92920'>was</span> <span m='93230'>hard</span> <span m='93550'>for</span> <span m='93720'>a</span> <span m='93760'>minute.</span> <span m='94070'>But</span> <span m='94260'>you</span> <span m='94350'>know,</span> <span m='94470'>it's just</span> <span m='94870'>what</span> <span m='95070'>it</span> <span m='95170'>is.</span> <span m='96280'>It's</span> <span m='96450'>harder</span> <span m='96710'>for</span> <span m='97570'>the</span> <span m='97700'>person</span> <span m='98100'>to</span> <span m='98400'>go</span> <span m='98800'>out</span> <span m='99250'>and</span> <span m='99420'>look</span> <span m='99510'>for</span> <span m='99690'>work.</span> </p><p><span m='100590'>Because</span> <span m='100830'>see,</span> <span m='101120'>right</span> <span m='101340'>now,</span> <span m='101520'>the</span> <span m='101660'>new</span> <span m='101790'>thing</span> <span m='102060'>is</span> <span m='102140'>everybody's</span> <span m='102890'>all</span> <span m='103280'>about</span> <span m='103600'>computers.</span> <span m='104540'>It</span> <span m='104660'>ain't</span> <span m='104810'>like</span> <span m='104990'>the</span> <span m='105050'>old-fashioned</span> <span m='105580'>way</span> <span m='105710'>where it's</span> <span m='106050'>all</span> <span m='106280'>hand-on,</span> <span m='106840'>one</span> <span m='107020'>on</span> <span m='107150'>one.</span> <span m='108000'>Until</span> <span m='108220'>they</span> <span m='108310'>want</span> <span m='108620'>you,</span> <span m='108830'>all</span> <span m='108960'>they</span> <span m='109070'>see</span> <span m='109340'>is</span> <span m='110110'>a</span> <span m='110220'>resume.</span> <span m='110850'>They don't</span> <span m='111070'>see</span> <span m='111230'>the</span> <span m='111320'>person.</span> </p><p><span m='112160'>And</span> <span m='112280'>there's a</span> <span m='112420'>computer.</span> <span m='112880'>Oh, I</span> <span m='113060'>like</span> <span m='113270'>this.</span> <span m='113510'>Get</span> <span m='113720'>him.</span> <span m='113850'>Get</span> <span m='114000'>him.</span> <span m='114270'>If</span> <span m='114630'>not--</span> <span m='115110'>this</span> <span m='115360'>one</span> <span m='115470'>was</span> <span m='115640'>cool,</span> <span m='115850'>because</span> <span m='116350'>I</span> <span m='116470'>actually</span> <span m='116680'>went</span> <span m='116870'>inside.</span> <span m='117920'>And</span> <span m='118070'>I</span> <span m='118090'>had</span> <span m='118280'>a</span> <span m='118550'>one-on-one</span> <span m='119050'>interview,</span> <span m='119470'>gave him</span> <span m='119720'>my</span> <span m='119890'>resume.</span> <span m='120360'>He</span> <span m='120470'>looked at</span> <span m='120820'>me,</span> <span m='121010'>answered</span> <span m='121210'>my</span> <span m='121450'>questions.</span> <span m='122490'>And</span> <span m='122690'>like</span> <span m='123140'>I</span> <span m='123290'>said,</span> <span m='123470'>it</span> <span m='123510'>was</span> <span m='123640'>a</span> <span m='123690'>blessing</span> <span m='124486'>pretty</span> <span m='124882'>much.</span> </p><p><span m='125280'>Work</span> <span m='126160'>eight</span> <span m='126340'>hours,</span> <span m='126740'>and</span> <span m='126840'>then</span> <span m='127020'>after</span> <span m='127370'>eight</span> <span m='127500'>hours,</span> <span m='128330'>my</span> <span m='128520'>personal</span> <span m='129000'>life,</span> <span m='130060'>time</span> <span m='130280'>to</span> <span m='130350'>relax,</span> <span m='130780'>unwind,</span> <span m='131480'>take</span> <span m='131710'>it</span> <span m='131780'>easy</span> <span m='132540'>then</span> <span m='132900'>work</span> <span m='133130'>the</span> <span m='133200'>next</span> <span m='133420'>day</span> <span m='134460'>pretty</span> <span m='134690'>much.</span> <span m='135860'>So</span> <span m='136185'>I</span> <span m='136510'>don't</span> <span m='136750'>have to</span> <span m='136830'>work</span> <span m='137900'>after</span> <span m='138190'>work,</span> <span m='138790'>you</span> <span m='139090'>know?</span> 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