Well I surived my first actual work night. I got placed in “Input”, which is the first place incoming packages come from the airplanes. It is apparently the hardest, most physically demanding position to work there. The concept is pretty simple: unload the canisters onto one of two conveyor belts depending on the weight and the contents. It's just the fact that it's so high-paced and some of the packages are freakin' heavy that makes it so hard. We have to maintain a rate of 22 packages per minute, 132 every six minutes. That's pretty quick, though small boxes and envelopes make that rate attainable.
The time flew by, as expected, and even though it certainly wore me out, it wasn't as bad as I thought it might be. I suppose we'll see how I feel over the next few days. I'm sure sore muscles will kick in. But overall I think I will kind of enjoy this. It's a nice change of pace, and the people I've met so far are pretty cool.
That title is a joke by the way. We got a lot more than a t-shirt. 2 t-shirts, a sweatshirt, a hooded sweatshirt, boots, and even earplugs! (ooh, ahh)
I heard a bit of Myles Munroe a few moments ago on TBN (good man; hokey channel). I'll leave you with something he said that I thought was very good advice to live by:
“Let your attitude be determined by the future you see, not the present you live in.” - Myles Munroe