Tell my OM that. I was flexed out to Depal all week long, while the other two people who are cross-trained with me each had at least one shift out of it. I like doing different things don't get me wrong, but I don't like seeing everyone but me get a chance for a break. PS I love throwing ART and UDC. Every OM who seen me work in IB has asked when I was job changing. I had an OM tell me in one shift in UDC I out threw all but one person in that department on that keyWhen they see you are crosstrained they can preapprove you and then have you on the start up sheet as a flex out. Or they can keep you in your home department and flex someone else out who is also cross trained in the other department. It's a win win for them. And if the other person doesn't want to go, you can swap with them if you like. I'm in warehousing now but I came from inbound. Some people don't like going to inbound, but I like doing different things and keeping everything fresh in my mind so I don't get rusty or bored. I just want to work and get the day over with.
We've been sending people to the cart line to throw carts, just giving them a crash course in throwing carts. I guess if the backlog gets high it makes sense to take the people pulling carts to throw them. It's like throwing a truck. Not much cross training involved in throwing freight. I always liked throwing trucks as a nice change of pace from the processing line because it's mindless fun standing in one place doing the same thing vs running around. Too much of any one thing is a bummer, I think.