I work at a beer warehouse and my co-worker's a drunk

I'm doing a warehouse job over the summer between school and this dude who's like in his early 30s is a chronic alcoholic... he drove a forklift through a wall smashing a palette of beer on the other side and tried to blame me. He also made a huge fort out of palettes of beer to take naps in. There's a ditch out back where he throws all the empty bottles. Also he was gone for a couple of weeks cause he went to prison. Are warehouse jobs really so undesirable that they're willing to hire drunks and felons?

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  • Sounds like an episode of family guy. The one were he drove s forklift through the wall. I've been a forklift operator still have my certification slip probably expired but still. To drive one through a wall would take effort. Frankly I doubt beilive you

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  • Don't act to entitled bud, there is a reason you can only work in a warehouse. I mean why not get a cozy job in a wealthy companies reception?... Exactly!

    Everyone needs jobs man, even drinkers and prison birds. These factory type jobs do not require a trade or much education, so you will get people applying whom otherwise wouldn't have qualifications to work anywhere else. If they are shit workers, they will get fired soon enough.

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    • Exactly, the easier the job is to get, the more sketchy and fucked up people are. Trust me, I worked at a small pizza place in high school and there was a waitress who had sex for money, guys who smoking weed and vaped WHILE they made food, and I was regualry asked to drive drunk chums home on my way home myself, among other things.

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  • Having to work with someone like that is an OH&S issue: talk to your union and/or your employer

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  • Tell your boss!

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  • Don't judge, you'll probably be an alcoholic by the time you're in your early 30s too. The fact that discrimination against the intoxicated is legal is disgusting.

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  • this all sounds funny as hell, but probably not that fun to work with every day. a warehouse job is not a very skilled one, and not many desire to be a warehouse worker, so often companies will just take whatever they can get.

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