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Food distribution center

Discussion in 'Distribution Centers' started by jms2013, Jun 11, 2016.

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  1. jms2013

    jms2013 New Team Member

    Hi guys, so I just got hired to work at a food distribution center. My shift hours are 2-1030 Friday-Monday (I believe). I will be working in the freezer. Anyways, I was wondering if anyone had advice for me or ideas as to what I will be doing. Thanks!
     
  2. Hardlinesmaster

    Hardlinesmaster Business Partner

    Welcome!
    From another thread on FDC:

    Pros
    - 5 8s can be a pro depending on a preference.
    -I have never worked in an RDC but I think there OB spots that for sure more labor intensive. Its not a walk in the park here either, but I think the hardest jobs exist over there
    -Doesnt get super hot in the Summer like other warehouse jobs

    Cons
    -Its cold but you get used to it
    Thanks
    Codered95, May 5, 2016
     
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  3. mrknownothing

    mrknownothing purveyor of things

    Make sure you get good freezerwear. I would think the FDC issues it, but make sure you're warm enough. And if you've ever dreamed of growing an epic beard, now is the time to start.
     
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    jms2013

    jms2013 New Team Member

    Thanks for the replies. The guy giving the tour said the freezer guys love it there so I hope that's the case
     
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    jms2013

    jms2013 New Team Member

    Welp, my orientation is tomorrow. Since I don't see much info about the food distribution centers here I'll try and fill you guys in once I figure things out :)
     
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  6. Hardlinesmaster

    Hardlinesmaster Business Partner

    @Targe, a new member from a fdc starts today. Finally, you get some help.
     
  7. qmosqueen

    qmosqueen Perishable Assistant Wizard

    Don't send me moldy fruit Thanks.
     
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    jms2013

    jms2013 New Team Member

    If you're in the Midwest I'll try not to :)
     
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  9. qmosqueen

    qmosqueen Perishable Assistant Wizard

    Rats I'm in the east and my FDC is outside of Columbus Ohio
     
  10. Targe

    Targe O/N Flow TM/Backroom Slug

    Oi. As long as he doesn't send me 2Ks again, I'll be happy.
     
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    jms2013

    jms2013 New Team Member

    2Ks?
     
  12. Targe

    Targe O/N Flow TM/Backroom Slug

    Over the spring we had a 2,000 PC food trailer come to our store. Your FDC services our Target. I was making a joke, kind of sort of.

    pls dont h8
     
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    jms2013

    jms2013 New Team Member

    No problem I just wasn't sure what that meant
     
  14. qmosqueen

    qmosqueen Perishable Assistant Wizard

    And I thought our 1700 piece truck was huge. We now average about 1200 piece truck 4 times a week.
     
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    jms2013

    jms2013 New Team Member

    Well it's been a couple weeks now and I think I'm getting the hang of the job. Picking up boxes and loading them on caddies gets pretty repetitive but the pay is nice. The pick labels can really slow you down but I assume they're pretty important for the stores.
     
  16. Produce Queen

    Produce Queen Team Trainer

    Yes, those pic labels are very important for the store. When the Ohio FDC had printer issues for months and we at the stores couldn't scan them, it killed productivity.
     
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  17. mrknownothing

    mrknownothing purveyor of things

    This. It was almost like going back to C&S.

    @jms2013, your FDC does pick labels too? I thought Ohio was the only one.
     
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  18. Hardlinesmaster

    Hardlinesmaster Business Partner

    Here is the pick label.
     

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    jms2013

    jms2013 New Team Member

    Yep the caddies have printers attached to them that print them out. We put them on almost everything in the freezer except ice cream. They don't always seem to stick on the best though which is why I wondered how important they are
     
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    jms2013

    jms2013 New Team Member

    Looks about right except the ones we use are longer
     
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