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(LiveLeak)   Stupid workers breaking beers in Germany. Not smart enough to order a pallet of one kind at a time? No wonder they lost the war   (liveleak.com) divider line 49
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2012-11-25 09:18:57 AM
Stupid workers? Not sure about that but they sure are working hard.

I wonder who really made the decision to do things that way?
 
2012-11-25 09:26:25 AM
Stupid? They look like pretty efficient hard working Germans sorting beer like a boss.. If that was America they'd all be upstairs meeting with their union rep negotiating about the stressful working conditions.
 
2012-11-25 09:29:52 AM
Uh guys? Those are empties
 
2012-11-25 09:31:18 AM
The video is tagged as: jobs and EMPTIES  The one guy certainly has it down to a science, but probably wouldn't treat those crates like that if they were full.
 
2012-11-25 09:32:01 AM
*shakes fist at leftymcrighty*
 
2012-11-25 09:35:14 AM
If those are empties, what popped at 5:12?

And why did I watch the whole thing?
 
2012-11-25 10:02:59 AM
Totally not empties, why stop sorting for a beer spillage?

I'm guessing that these guys are trying to squeeze €0.10 out of each crate.
Those are probably returned orders from bars, incorrect number/type/amount that the bar owners refused to accept, and instead of the beer distributor dealing with it, these guys offer to resort the crates, that's why the dude walks to the back of the operation, showing fully sorted pallets at the end.

That or they expired by German standards (bought for pennies) and are being shipped to a distributor further west, and they won't make it into the country if they're mixed on the pallets?
 
2012-11-25 10:06:14 AM
pallet
 
2012-11-25 10:12:27 AM
I don't think they are German. They sound Russian or at the very least Slovak. Do people even watch these things before submitting?
 
2012-11-25 10:32:11 AM

TheKiltedDutchman: I don't think they are German. They sound Russian or at the very least Slovak. Do people even watch these things before submitting?


THIS. The person speaking didn't sound German at all.
 
2012-11-25 10:38:03 AM

TheKiltedDutchman: I don't think they are German. They sound Russian or at the very least Slovak. Do people even watch these things before submitting?


to be stupid enough to work that hard they'd have to be Slovak.

/yes, of course
 
2012-11-25 10:44:25 AM
Looks more like "I bet you you can't sort all of this within fifteen minutes."
 
2012-11-25 10:52:38 AM

cirby: Looks more like "I bet you you can't sort all of this within fifteen minutes."


/Looks more like "let me beat my slave drum while you bust your ass and i verbally berate you while trying to save a few pennies on wages."
 
2012-11-25 11:00:30 AM
I thought it was playing in reverse until I figured out what's going on. (could only take two minutes if it, though)
 
2012-11-25 11:07:22 AM
Only Americans would submit this getting just about everything wrong in the headline. Surprised that there is no spelling mistake.
 
2012-11-25 11:20:44 AM
The crates say Erdinger so it's German beer. The workers may not be German.
 
2012-11-25 11:50:57 AM
Slovak workers sorting German beer.
 
2012-11-25 11:52:58 AM
I vote empty bottles. It's otherwise implausible.
 
2012-11-25 11:56:43 AM

styckx: Stupid? They look like pretty efficient hard working Germans sorting beer like a boss.. If that was America they'd all be upstairs meeting with their union rep negotiating about the stressful working conditions.


I used to work at a bulb farm in Arcata California, United States of America. Our entire day was like that. For minimum wage. Two truckloads of cut flowers (80,000 pounds) every day, 363 days a year. There's no way I could do that now.
 
2012-11-25 12:15:54 PM
That reminds me. We had sod night at UPS. Every Wednesday night in season we had an endless load of 50 lb. boxes of sod. Who get their lawn mailed to them?
 
2012-11-25 12:27:27 PM
www.booze-log.com

German properly handling beer
 
2012-11-25 12:53:10 PM
 
2012-11-25 12:54:59 PM
Empty bottles collected from bars

brought in and stacked on pallets

being sorted at this recycling center

by minimum wage eastern european mungs

to be sent back to the various brands once they're sorted

and the beer companies accept X percentage of breakage

as just part of the cost of doing business

to get inbred cro-mangons like these to sort your bottles for you.


you're welcome.
 
2012-11-25 01:22:24 PM
Definitely empties, it's a recycling center for returns. All of the boxes seem to be German beer, even saw some Mixery, but the employees are not native Germans.

Here in Germany you pay 15 to 25 cents deposit per bottle. Money is returned to you upon return of bottles and box.
 
2012-11-25 01:27:03 PM
Wish my employees could work with that level of speed and enthusiasm. Good for them.
 
2012-11-25 01:29:21 PM
as I understand it, those are skanks being returned for sorting into their own color for recycling
but if you really wanna be stupid and believe that a nearly twenty year old video is modern, go right ahead.
Have you considered becoming a Baptist? Just thought I'd ask.

They're all drunk too...
 
Xai
2012-11-25 01:50:41 PM
The bottles are re-used and so they need to be sorted at recycling centers like this - they are not just from bars, but from home use too as when you buy by the crate, you get a deposit refunded when you bring the crate of empties back to the beer shop.
 
2012-11-25 02:11:52 PM

Xai: The bottles are re-used and so they need to be sorted at recycling centers like this - they are not just from bars, but from home use too as when you buy by the crate, you get a deposit refunded when you bring the crate of empties back to the beer shop.


This is why Europeans pour beer from bottles into glasses because reused (and re-washed) bottles are all scratched up and not nice to look at much. American's expect new bottles and thus higher costs because they need to remelt used into new bottles.

/*burp*
 
2012-11-25 02:27:41 PM
wow.

that was so interesting to watch.
 
2012-11-25 02:40:05 PM

mooseyfate: Wish my employees could work with that level of speed and enthusiasm. Good for them.


Not really. Constantly bending your back and extending is a big no-no. There could have been smarter ways to do their work, but then if their employer doesn't allow for a reasonably safe work environment all they can do is quit or senselessly destroy their bodies. I've worked enough grunt jobs to know that no amount of money is worth doing what these guys did.

Still an interesting video, no matter.
 
2012-11-25 03:20:04 PM
Marginally interesting. Definitely not 8 minutes worth of my life interesting though. One minute was sufficient.
 
2012-11-25 03:25:57 PM

lohphat: This is why Europeans pour beer from bottles into glasses because reused (and re-washed) bottles are all scratched up and not nice to look at much. American's expect new bottles and thus higher costs because they need to remelt used into new bottles.


Nope.
1) Drinking from a bottle is considered infantile and low-class.
2) When you drink from a glass the surface of the beer throws of smell molecules which contribute to the taste perception of the beer.

However if you want a beer with a pretty to look at bottle that doesn't have a smell or smells bad then go ahead.
 
2012-11-25 03:37:12 PM
2:30. That guy picks up 3 cases like they are nothing. I thought they were empties before then, but after then I knew.
 
2012-11-25 04:03:57 PM

jeffreyh: mooseyfate: Wish my employees could work with that level of speed and enthusiasm. Good for them.

Not really. Constantly bending your back and extending is a big no-no. There could have been smarter ways to do their work, but then if their employer doesn't allow for a reasonably safe work environment all they can do is quit or senselessly destroy their bodies. I've worked enough grunt jobs to know that no amount of money is worth doing what these guys did.

Still an interesting video, no matter.


Good for you.

/I was speaking to their gusto, not their technique
//Mr. Wisenheimer.
 
2012-11-25 04:54:31 PM

LumberJack: If those are empties, what popped at 5:12?

And why did I watch the whole thing?


Bars will return bottles that have broken seals or chips without opening them

LesserEvil: TheKiltedDutchman: I don't think they are German. They sound Russian or at the very least Slovak. Do people even watch these things before submitting?

THIS. The person speaking didn't sound German at all.


Yeah, Europe has a huge problem with illegal immigrant labor from ex-soviet bloc countries. They are essentially the mexicans of europe. Good guys who see a market doing work that spoiled european socialists wont dirty their hands on.
 
2012-11-25 05:08:47 PM

mooseyfate: jeffreyh: mooseyfate: Wish my employees could work with that level of speed and enthusiasm. Good for them.

Not really. Constantly bending your back and extending is a big no-no. There could have been smarter ways to do their work, but then if their employer doesn't allow for a reasonably safe work environment all they can do is quit or senselessly destroy their bodies. I've worked enough grunt jobs to know that no amount of money is worth doing what these guys did.

Still an interesting video, no matter.

Good for you.

/I was speaking to their gusto, not their technique
//Mr. Wisenheimer.


I just assumed it was 4:30 on a friday and these damn bottles were what stood between them and the weekend. I guess "hurry to get off work" is as good a motivating factor as any, but I doubt they were this hard working without a "get the fk out of dodge" behind it.
 
2012-11-25 05:56:47 PM
Sorting used auto parts. Have done that. They came in big boxes and went into hundreds of different barrels.

Starters, alternators, racks, axels, distributers, power steering pumps.

Hard work is hard.
 
2012-11-25 08:47:31 PM

edmo: Stupid workers? Not sure about that but they sure are working hard.

I wonder who really made the decision to do things that way?




the dumb f*cks at the top making all the money, of course.
 
2012-11-25 08:49:14 PM

Dear Jerk: That reminds me. We had sod night at UPS. Every Wednesday night in season we had an endless load of 50 lb. boxes of sod. Who get their lawn mailed to them?



a bunch of dumb ass americans who are too lazy to pick up their own sod. too much money and free time on their hands, i guess. mail sod?? lol

i bet those shipping costs were thru the roof.
 
2012-11-25 08:51:37 PM

mooseyfate: Wish my employees could work with that level of speed and enthusiasm. Good for them.



i.o.w. you wish you could exploit your workers more efficiently.
 
2012-11-25 09:49:15 PM

hinten: Only Americans would submit this getting just about everything wrong in the headline. Surprised that there is no spelling mistake.


This.
 
2012-11-26 03:16:25 AM

mrbach: hinten: Only Americans would submit this getting just about everything wrong in the headline. Surprised that there is no spelling mistake.

This.


Good thing we're around to win your wars for you then...
 
2012-11-26 06:52:45 AM
This is the kind of work ethic you see when workers are paid by the volume of work they do, not by the hour. I've worked on farms where you get paid by the pound of product you harvest, workers move WAY faster when they know the harder they work, the more money they have in their pocket at the end of the day.
 
2012-11-26 09:29:52 AM
Anyone who thinks there are Germans left to do that sort of back-breaking work needs their head examined. Low cost East-bloc is the only way.
 
2012-11-26 03:19:29 PM

prjindigo: mrbach: hinten: Only Americans would submit this getting just about everything wrong in the headline. Surprised that there is no spelling mistake.

This.

Good thing we're around to win your wars for you then...


Who is winning, you, the cannon fodder, or your leaders?
 
2012-11-26 10:37:24 PM

Bucknutz: This is the kind of work ethic you see when workers are paid by the volume of work they do, not by the hour. I've worked on farms where you get paid by the pound of product you harvest, workers move WAY faster when they know the harder they work, the more money they have in their pocket at the end of the day.


Yeah, instead of the crap the U.S. pays, regardless how hard you work. Management's fault.
 
2012-11-27 12:00:28 AM

hinten: prjindigo: mrbach: hinten: Only Americans would submit this getting just about everything wrong in the headline. Surprised that there is no spelling mistake.

This.

Good thing we're around to win your wars for you then...

Who is winning, you, the cannon fodder, or your leaders?


i417.photobucket.com
 
2012-11-27 04:04:34 AM

lohphat: This is why Europeans pour beer from bottles into glasses because reused (and re-washed) bottles are all scratched up and not nice to look at much. American's expect new bottles and thus higher costs because they need to remelt used into new bottles.


That's not true. The US reused bottles for a while, and a few brewers still do, but most US bottlers have abandoned the practice because using new glass is cheaper. Given high return rates and local distribution reusable bottles can be cheaper, but that's not necessarily the case. Reusable bottles are heavier (higher transport costs), require more glass (high procurement costs), require more cleaning and sterilization (high production costs), require consumers to return the bottles (lower consumer value) and most importantly in the age of wide-scale distribution, require an entire supply chain to get the empty bottles back to the brewer -- one very inefficient part of which you saw in the video.

I'm not saying reuse is a bad idea, but it's not a clear win in all markets, and the lack of reuse does not increase the price of beer in America.
 
2012-11-27 08:42:47 AM
recycling seems like hard work.
 
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