Discourse concerning my job on ESR has most often been about getting sore n over-tired. I can't afford to reveal company details or corporate identity, but basically it's a high volume, kitchen / bakery factory which distributes to about one-third of my state. Previously, I've only given out that info in comments elsewhere.
An opinion about the psychological nature of people I work with has come to my attention recently. I've come to the conclusion that to work like we do, to some degree we all have OCD, ( we are compulsive ). We are all more comfortable being busy than not. Plus we are all very picky, but each about different things.
Each person uses the limited production workspace with their set-up differently. They place racks the way that suits them, and some folks are notably space hogs, pushing others out of room to get their work accomplished. Some workers are big bullies, muscling whatever they want from other folks who had worked to go get and empty what was needed for their product.
Some folks there are compulsive talkers, n always bug others who are trying to concentrate on counting out orders correctly as fast as possible. It is a definite accuracy handicap for me.
We have all learned to be squirrels with supplies like gloves and pens, because if they are not hidden for another day, they will disappear during cleaning crew time. They even get stolen the minute your back is turned when supplies are running low...
This week gloves were missing in the regular shipment. For three days workers scrounged n searched and shared what was availble. I was the last one to have gloves to dish out to everyone. Guess I'm the most worried about running out, because I don't want to cut my hands open, which would happen if I didn't have gloves on. Guess I'm the best glove squirrel there ...
Maybe everyone is compulsive about something at work.