I think my new job is trying to kill me

Thread Topic: I think my new job is trying to kill me

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    DaughterOfApollo Hot Shot
    I ran up 101 flights of stairs today (just going up and down/to and from the warehouse to put product on the shelves), got 17,550 steps, 6.6 miles in, and now I don’t want to move. I also have to wear a mask at work, which makes it very hard to breathe in when you’re running all over the place. And this guy that I work with wanted to go on a 3mile hike with me after work, and I had to be like “no, I’m tired. Try again on my off day”

    Basically, everyone’s trying to kill me on the weekends because I’m really the only one in charge on Saturday and Sunday so I just run all over the place
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    DaughterOfApollo Hot Shot
    And the mask also fogs up my glasses sometimes, so I can’t see
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    Oh yeah wearing a mask while doing work like that is really hard

    There have been stories where people die while working out and wearing mask because they end up breathing in too much carbon dioxide

    And JEEZ that's a lot of steps/miles
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    DaughterOfApollo Hot Shot
    Damn, really? People have died from that?

    I usually take it off if I’m downstairs/behind the building because customers can’t go there and if it’s just me doing the work, then I just take it off so I can breathe easier.

    And yes, yes it is lol one of the cashiers stopped me and asked what my job was because she had seen me walk past her like twenty times, and I was like “I do everything”. All the cashiers do is just stand behind the register and don’t move and if something doesn’t have a price on it, then they call for me and I have to run over there and find the price
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    Yeah, it's crazy

    And the point is people are trying not to die by wearing masks but they end up dying anyway

    How did the cashier react when you said "I do everything"?
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    DaughterOfApollo Hot Shot
    Yeah, I feel like there’s really no way to prevent covid from spreading. No one really social distances

    She just looked at me surprised and was like “what?” And so I had to tell her that I stock all the items and that because I’m the lead, I have to make prices for all the items and that since no one is working in apparel on the weekends, then I’m in charge of that as well
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    Yeah no one really social distances anyways cause we are all tired of it lol
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    DaughterOfApollo Hot Shot
    I think most of us just have the mindset of “fúck it, I’ll just get it” or “I think I’ve already had it” because I do think that I had it last year in late August/early September because I got really sick for two days straight (like where I was just laying in bed and not moving). I didn’t eat anything that first day and just stayed under the covers and had a fever and was coughing a lot and at first I thought it was just the flu, but it just felt different than the flu. And then the next day, my fever broke, and I was able to eat something, but my throat hurt really badly and I couldn’t talk and I was still coughing and I just felt disgusting. And then the next two days I slowly got better, but then for the next two weeks, I was coughing. I should also say that this was when I was working up in Alaska, and we would get a bunch of international tourists so I was always interacting with them
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    DaughterOfApollo Hot Shot
    And none of my other roommates got sick (I had three of them, and we all shared a really tiny room that had bunk beds). And usually with the flu, if one person in your room gets it, then everyone gets it, but they never got sick.
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    DaughterOfApollo Hot Shot
    Like I felt sick to the point where I was about to ask my roommate if she could drive me to the nearest clinic
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    Omg that is a little very tiring. I moan if I walk more than 1.5miles
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    DaughterOfApollo Hot Shot
    See, I don’t mind walking a lot. It’s the going up and down stairs 100 times that’s bothering me
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    I don't really mind exercising but if my mum forces me to overdo it I get really mad. Trust me I ain't pretty when I'm angry

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