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5 Reasons Packages Get Destroyed Learned Working at UPS

The holidays are here! It’s that special time of year when we spend hundreds of dollars on plastic love substitutes for our family and friends. But some of those bastards have the temerity to live farther away than shouting distance. Unless you cut them out of your life, you’re going to need the help of a parcel delivery service to make it through the season.

Of course, “parcel delivery service” is a synonym for “hundreds of uncomfortable sleep deprived people shoving too many boxes into not enough truck.” My name is Sara Ohlms, and I was a Yuletide package loading zombie for UPS. Now I’m here to tell you how to make sure that Xbox or envelope full of cash you’re shipping arrives in one piece. Hint: It’s harder than you think.

5. If You Don’t Follow Packing Instructions to the Letter, They Won’t Pay for DamageThe collectible kitten plates you shipped to Grandma wound up bashed to shards during shipping. You took all the precautions you stuffed the box full of bubble wrap and taped the ever loving hell out of it. But that didn’t help when it was sitting on the floor while the tram that drives heavy shit around dropped a 150 pound piece of machinery on it. So, you submit your claim for damages, only to have it denied because the tape you used wasn’t wide enough.

Like a fool, Justin failed to check his tape’s width.

Yeah, if you don’t package your crap according to their rules, they can deny your damage claim. This is true for both UPS and FedEx. For instance, what kind of box did you use? It matters but don’t worry, their website features this helpful chart:

Don’t lie. This is the most you’ve ever thought about boxes.

Honestly, if you can’t perform a simple Minimum Bursting Test to see if your box exceeds the 14.1 kilograms per square centimeter limit, you clearly shouldn’t be reimbursed for the antiques we obliterated. And did you even DO a Minimum Edge Crush Test? When’s the last time you had your Edge Crush Tester calibrated?

Seriously, though use a new box, and use wide packing ta oakley sale pe on it.

The trailers that take your stuff across the country are gigantic metal or wooden boxes that sit outside in the elements for years. Sometimes they get holes in them. Then, when it rains, they leak. Nothing made me feel guiltier than loading stuff under a leak, water trickling down over the cargo you clearly expected would stay dry during its trip. We can ask for a replacement trailer, but that backs up the whole process in the 20 minutes it takes to get a non leaky one up to the d oakley sale oor, the packages are backed up, stacked up, and basically murdering each other as the belt throws more and more at the heap.

If I’ve made you paranoid that you can’t ship something expensive without spending two hours vacuum sealing it in layers of Kevlar, let me offer a quick tip: Buy a cheap plastic cooler. They’re like 10 bucks. Put the expensive item in the cooler, put both inside a box. If you don’t understand why, take a cooler out back and pound on it with a baseball bat until it breaks.

Please don’t underestimate how much this thing is going to get abused these packages sit on a slide while hundreds of other packages push from behind. If an especially heavy package comes sliding down on top of yours, it will burst that box and flatten it in a spray of packing peanuts. If not, then I’m going to use your box to play a game of Tetris in the back of a semi (and I won’t lie and say I never stood on a package to reach the top of the trailer).

Look, I’m just the messenger. This is a process built with speed in mind everything else is sacrificed in the name of cramming the packages into the truck as fast as possible. That’s going to be a recurring theme today.

Not pictured: Any fucks given about your new iPhone.

4. Don’t Write “Fragile” on the BoxPackages are like children. To the sender, every one of them is a unique snowflake that must be protected at all costs. And, like children, your package is nothing but a burden to the rest of humanity. But you know what you’ll do: Just write “fragile” on the side (regardless of what’s in the box) so all of those strangers handling your package will take extra care!”I treated this like my own damn child.”

Ha, no. Each loader is loading at least 1,000 packages a day in a four oakley sale hour shift. Four hours in a dark semi trailer that’s either too hot or too cold. No one is going to treat your box like a princess because you had a Sharpie and five extra seconds. I learned this my very first day.

My supervisor took me to one of the trailers to show me how to load. He explained how you load left to right, pack them in tight, and go all the way up to the ceiling of the trailer. He took a rather light package that, sure enough, said “FRAGILE” on it and tossed it up to the top of the wall to finish off the stack. He missed. The box fell to the floor of the trailer. He picked it up and tossed it back up there. “That said ‘fragile’ on it,” said I, scandalized. He looked at me like I was crazy and said “They all say ‘fragile.'”

At least one of them has to be lying.

So you figure you might as well mark that shit anyway it can’t hurt, right? Well, Popular Mechanics shipped sensors in both marked and unmarked packages, and the “fragile” boxes wound up taking more punishment. Why? Well, sorry to have to be the one to tell you this, but some people in this world are just oakley sale terrible. And those people will actually treat your package worse if you write “fragile” on it. Maybe they felt that their ability to do their job was being challenged. “So you think I can’t load a package without smashing it? I’ll show you!” It’s a positive feedback loop of smashed shit.

If you have to ship something that MUST get to its destination in one piece and you think it’s better to entrust it to the care of total strangers rather than, say, drive it there, you have an option. You can pay more to have your package deemed a “high value” package. These packages are escorted the entire way by special employees. They put these packages in waterproof bags and load them in the trailers, and anybody that touches them has to sign for them. They don’t go on any belts. They are hand carried the whole way. The UPS website doesn’t say how much this princessification of your package will cost, but it’s probably more than your box of heirloom Penthouse magazines is worth.

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5 reasons I hate diaper pails EXCEPT this one

Just a few months ago, I wrote a post about seven baby items I never used. And guess what was on that list? A diaper pail. And yet here I am about to tell you about a diaper pail, one that I think you use and love. Go figure.

First, let talk about what it is that I don like about diape oakley sale r pails:

1. They LOOK like diaper pails. A big, ugly plastic trash receptacle in the corner of baby room. Talk about something with no life after baby done with diapers! I don exactly see myself moving the diaper pail into the kitchen or downstairs bathroom.

2. I hate the diaper Eventually, you have to pull that twisted, stinky, rotten sausage of smelly diapers out of the can and deposit it in the trash. Yuck.

3. I can afford to spen oakley sale d $5 on twenty specialized diaper pail They okay for newborn diapers. But when the diapers get bigger, those same expensive liners hold fewer and fewer diapers until it gets to the point where I feel like I using a new (expensive) bag every day.

5. They still kinda stink. Yes, they may hold the stink inside the diaper pail, but most diaper pails are made of plastic and just like a plastic garbage can, they absorb all those lovely diaper smells. So when I pop the thing open to change the bag, it a pretty overwhelmingly nasty experience.

BUT, there hope for those of us, like me that have a lot of reasons not to like a diaper pail.

Meet the Ubbi diaper pail. Here are five ways it beats all those diaper pail downers above:

1. It works with any size garbage bag. Right now, I using it with the same garbage bags I use in my kitchen. No special bags to buy? I love it.

2. It not plastic! The Ubbi diaper pail is made of powder coated steel. It easy to clean and the stink doesn stick to steel. And with rubber seals there are no leaks and no escaping odors.

3. It easy to load and easy to use. The bag is simple to attach to the can and the sliding lid (which includes a very smart lock to keep little ones out) makes disposing of dirty diapers a cinch.

4. It totally cute and comes in a whole rainbow of colors. B oakley sale ut personally, I love the grey which goes with everything. And it doesn scream, pail! This means, when we out of the diaper phase, there a pretty good chance I be moving this cute little Ubbi to my downstairs bath. (And don forget the adorable decals.)

5. It got eco friendly options. If you not crazy about the idea o oakley sale f plastic bags, you can purchase an eco friendly cloth liner that is machine washable, odor resistant and waterproof.

So if you like me and have shied away from diaper pails, then this simple, smart and sleek pail from Ubbi might be just the one to consider.

For more information on the Ubbi diaper pail, including where to purchase, check out the Ubbi website.

Disclaimer: I received an Ubbi diaper pail to check out for this review. My opinions expressed in this post are honest. Honest!When I’m not geeking out over baby gear, you can find me on my personal blog, MommyCoddle, talking about life with four girls in our fixer upper farmhouse in rural Maryland.

On baby 3 here and while this is cute, I have never seen the point of a diaper pail. It takes up more floor space you already have bassinets, swings, bouncy seats, boppy, etc. Our house is two stories with a finished basement, so everytime I want to change a newborn (read:every 15 minutes!) diaper I have to haul her way upstairs? No thanks. I do a diaper basket on every floor it cute, holds the essentials diapers, wipes, A changing pad. We toss all diapers in the kitchen trash, which gets taken out every single night. Our kitchen doesn stink and neither does the trash.

And that more floor space for other things

I had a diaper genie we used with our 1 and 2 year old kids. Because the refills are like $19.99 for 3, we throw pee diapers in the regular trash because they don stink, and poopy diapers go in the diaper genie. Refills last us a long time! As long as you twist the top after you put the diaper in it keeps the smell inside the bags. It does look like a diaper pail of course but I feel like it small and easily hidden. Plus is someone sees it who cares? They see everything else in my house that screams I have two young kids! comment >

Love my Diaper Genie Elite II yes, we have to buy the refills and it looks like what it is, but we live in Florida, where it is always HOT and trash begins to smell very, very quickly.

I don want to put diapers in the household garbage. Even if we emptied it every day (which would waste a lot of half full bags) we have to put the bags in the garbage can in the garage until garbage day which means our garage (and probably both cars we park in it) would soon REEK of dirty diapers. I take that momentary stink when you open the pail over an overwhelming stench of HOT diapers any day, regardless of cost!

I owned this pail for eight whole minutes and I already know I sending it back. Sure, it uses regular bags, but try figuring out how to install them. And while the hatch locks, the lid does not. And there a fancy little hook for little hands to grab and lift. And did I mention the lid is extremely heavy? So not only can little hands lift the lid, so can little fingers break when the lid is dropped. This product just surpassed Doctor Brown bottles as the worst purchase I ever made. I personally never read a product review that turned out to be so agregiously misleading.

I cloth diaper my daughter, and purchased the pail. Its cute and its long and narrow shape make the space it takes up fairly minimal. The pail is great I love the lock feature and it seems to be working out well. With my oldest daughter I just used a garbage pail with a plastice liner with a wet bag in it I was always unhappy with that solution, so I knew that with this round of cloth diapering I was going to have a better solution for keeping the stink at bay. The one thing that I not loving in the smell from the Ubbi diaper bag not a pee smell but a very strong plastic y smell. I have been earnestly been trying to let it live up to its expectations for four months to no avail. DO NOT WASTE YOUR MONEY!! The smell still does to it even after washing the inside and leaving it open outside for a day to air out. The smell is not contained by the trash can and permeates through the room. I have had to take it out of the nursery and put it in the hall because the odor fills the room when my daughter is sleeping or when the room is left empty for hours. (Note: this is only with one poopy diaper and two pee pee diapers in it)

Sure it looks pretty, but it is also incredibly difficult to change the bags, as there are plastic pieces on the rim that catch the regular garbage bags you are supposed to use for it, effectively ripping it open allow the odor and diapers to spill out of the incision. This occurs even when the bag has not been filled to its maximum potential. This may be remedied with the green cloth diaper liner available for purchase, but I doubt you could ever really wash it without spontaneously vomiting from the fumes that linger and exponentially increase when emptying it.

I not happy with the arm and hammer diaper pail because the latch broke after 9 months of use, but I would rather spend 30 dollars for another one of those again since they are much easier to empty and the smell is only bad when inserting a new diaper.

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5 Reasons High School Doesn’t Prepare You For Work

The single most pointless class I ever took in high school was economics. What should have been Adult Orientation 101 turned out to be nothing more than how to balance a checkbook (basic addition and subtraction) and “generic food is just as good as name brand food” (how to boldfaced lie to teenagers). I really hope it’s changed since then, but just in case it hasn’t, I’m offering some useful real world lessons about jobs that I think every high school should adopt and pass along. Lessons like .

5. Don’t Be Afraid of the Phrase “Ass Kisser”There aren’t many types of people more terrible to work with than ass kissers. Movies and TV shows love using them because it’s the easiest way to create an instant villain and get your hand to involuntarily curl into an asshole corrector. They’re shameless, manipulative, self serving slime who the hell wants to be thought of as that?

Well, that’s kind of the problem. Those exaggerated caricatures we see in movies are pretty rare to find in real life. True ass kissers are more subdued, because being called out would ruin their method of climbing the ladder. Since this makes them more difficult to spot, anyon oakley sale e who is even slightly polite and helpful to the higher ups ends up getting that label from the petty twats you work with. This isn’t a trivial matter. I’ve seen it freeze careers like a Zack Morris timeout.

Damn you, Zack Morris! Your inability to control your power has killed an innocent man!

It’s all because you’re most likely going to be interacting with your co workers much more frequently than your boss. If you’re viewed as an ass kisser, you’re going to spend the majority of your day in a hostile work environment, because many of them will be sexually aroused from constant fantasies of your violent death. Since it’s human nature to want to be liked, it’s extremely easy for a person to do what’s expected of them no more, no less in favor of fitting in and avoiding the negativity.

The problem is that the biggest promotions and raises aren’t given to the people who do what’s expected of them. The big ones are given to those who do more than what’s spelled out in their job description. Am I telling you to start kissing ass? Hell no. Unless that’s your thing, in which case I don’t care if you flat out french their butthole.

Remember, many of these assholes probably won’t even be working there in a few years anyway. And of those who are, wouldn’t it be better to be their boss than constantly begging for their acceptance? I suppose it all depends on what you want out of the job. Speaking of which .

4. Don’t Keep Your Goals (and Accomplishments) to YourselfMost of us have been brought up to exercise some semblance of modesty. Braggarts are every bit as neck punchable as ass kissers, so we learn to either tone it down or accept a life filled with eye rolls and truncated conversations. The downside to that belief is that it keeps you under the radar at work. Sure, that’s a great place to be if your job depends on Gordon Ramsay not asking for your chef’s jacket, followed by a tear filled interview about how the world hasn’t seen the last of you. It’s not so good when it comes to real world performance reviews that define your pay scale.

Unfortunately, letting your boss know about your accomplishments is an acquired talent. You have to be careful how often you let people know, as well as what tone you take when you do it. Otherwise you come off as an attention whore who’s just fishing for a pat on the back. Don’t do it enough, and they’ll just assume you’re doing what’s asked of you and no more.”Oh, hi, Chad. I wasn’t even aware you still worked here.”

See, the problem with many employer/employee relationships, especially in a workplace that has a lot of worke oakley sale rs, is that when you see the boss, it usually means something bad has happened. Someone has fucked up a report or flooded the mail room with fish again. Managers want people who can do the job without them having to stand over your shoulder. The whole point of your position existing is so the boss doesn’t have to worry about that job and can concentrate on other facets of the business, like telling Jack Lemmon to put that coffee down or practicing his “brass balls” speech.

The better you do, the less time they have to take out of their day to check up on you. And the less they interact with you, the less they know about you and what you bring to the table, not just in a corporate environment, but in pretty much any job at all. You find yourself covering other people’s shifts and working extra hours, but you don’t get so much as a nod from the manager. Or you work in a factory where you put in the same number of hours as everyone else, but you produce twice the amount of product, without so much as a simple “good job” from your jackoff supervisor.

It’s their job to make sure you don’t fuck up, because if you do, it’s their responsibility. It’s your job to make sure they know it when you go above and beyond. Not in a bitchy “I’m overworked” manner, but in a way that just lets them know, “I’m putting in more than is asked of me. Please keep that in mind when it comes time for raises.” The same is true for your goals. The odds of your boss just handing you your dream job based on your past performance is about the same as your celebrity crush giving you a genital massage. However, if you’ve made it perfectly clear to them that your goal is to work your way up oakley sale to a particular position, you’ll be surprised how many bosses will tailor your workload in preparation for that.

3. Networking Is as Important as Your Job PerformanceFor those not in the know, “networking” is a term used in business and entertainment that boils down to “socializing for personal gain.” Celebrities attend high profile clubs so oakley sale their picture ends up in tabloids and magazines, hence keeping their name in the public eye. Business people attend parties, lunches, and satanic cult sacrifices so they can meet new contacts in the industry or make their current bonds stronger. It’s a weird idea to people whose jobs don’t rely on it, but it doesn’t mean they’re exempt, as douchey and pretentious as it all sounds.

I used to run a website for a group of auto dealerships. The job itself was awesome, but I hated almost everyone I worked with. Every year they had a big Christmas party, and every year I blew it off. The idea of hanging out with people I regularly envisioned enveloped in flames was excruciating. What I didn’t understand at the time, though, was that these after hours social gatherings were creating tighter relationships between all of them, while pushing me further and further outside of their clique. To them, I probably appeared to be an antisocial asshole.

A few years later, the dealership was forced to cut costs and positions, and they didn’t hesitate to give me the finger and send me out the door. In fact, I was their very first cut. Now, that’s not saying that if you don’t attend your job’s social gatherings, you’ll be standing in an unemployment line while your old boss masturbates to your lust quenching tears, but you should know that it absolutely can work in your favor.