Insane Warehouse Working Conditions

This post refers to motherjones.com

Mac McClelland, on working in a shipping warehouse:

Amalgamated has estimated that we pickers speed-walk an average of 12 miles a day on cold concrete, and the twinge in my legs blurs into the heavy soreness in my feet that complements the pinch in my hips when I crouch to the floor—the pickers’ shelving runs from the floor to seven feet high or so—to retrieve an iPad protective case. iPad anti-glare protector. iPad one-hand grip-holder device. Thing that looks like a landline phone handset that plugs into your iPad so you can pretend that rather than talking via iPad you are talking on a phone.

This lengthy article is eye-opening. I had no idea that things were this ridiculous, and it really makes me stop and realize how cozy my job really is.

(via Daring Fireball)