View Full Version : Breaking Televisions

11-17-2009, 04:18 AM
So the other day at work we had a large tv sale so we had a bunch of tvs on pallets. Someone decided to stack the tvs so there was one row of 37 to 42 inch tvs on the bottom with another row of the same size on top of those. Then they had one of those drivable toy-jeeps on top of them. I decide it's not too heavy, just high so I begin to pull it down. Down crashes three tvs that were on the second row.

Manager: Are you ok?
Me: Yeah (weakly)
My manager: Well, that's good.
Manager: What about the tvs?
My manager: They have warranties.

I felt so awful.

South Texan
11-17-2009, 06:09 AM
My manager: They have warranties.It does me so much good to see a manager with priorities in the proper place.

You are fortunate to have such a person over you.


11-17-2009, 12:56 PM
Sounds like a good manager. And one with common sense. Hope they retrain people about stacking TVs and things on top (can you imagine if it were a customer grabbing a TV?). I'm glad you're fine. At least it makes for a good story. ;)

Irving Patrick Freleigh
11-17-2009, 08:10 PM
Shrink wrap is your friend. Trust me.

Not that we'd ever stack TVs so shittily in the first place, but some people around the swamp could still manage to destroy a pallet's worth of TVs stacked sturdily while trying to lift them upstairs with the forklift.

11-18-2009, 09:42 PM
One of the staff in my store managed to do it using a forklift without touching anything nearby. He used it to activate the sprinkler system via lifting a heavy crate to the catwalk under the ceiling, which had subsequently destroyed thousands of dollars of merchandise in the stockroom. Quite a talent.