So I picked up this job to make a shitload of money for next semester of school. Working at a car plant making car seat frames. The job was absolutely terrible.
Has anyone else done manufacturing line work? I almost snapped. Load a seat frame into an auto welder. Pull it out the other side and test the recline thing. Thats fucking it. for 8 hours.
Couldn’t do it. I feel like a giant pussy right now but son of a bitch. The physical nature of it was a breeze. It was the same shit over and over. My brain was dying. There was nobody to talk to. I couldn’t make ANY decisions. I was a robot that was basically deemed cheaper to be there than a PLC controlled mechanical arm.
About 3 days in, I started getting these hard panic attacks. Like my mind was just screaming at me to do something else, to leave, to say something. anything.
The worst part is that not only it is insanely boring. you cannot slow down. So its not even boring like working a security desk of a cash register. It’s boring and stressful at the same time. If you are keeping up, you are likely working up a frenzy. the kind of aggressive go getem feeling you get when you are having a good day at the gym. But you have to maintain that for 8 hours. If you fall behind, you are fucked.
I would rather just draw from my student line of credit next year than go back there. There wasn’t even a fucking word to read. There was nothing to figure out. All of the other students that got hired for the summer got cushy order picking job. I got weld line because of my score on the grip strength and dexterity tests.
Anyone else work a job like this? I’m sorry if I offended anyone but really. This is as close as I ever have been to seriously having a violent outburst or nervous breakdown. Just could not do it.
I need to read a book or learn something right now to begin the purification process