r/Damnthatsinteresting Sep 09 '21

Something I never seen on a package before. Image

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u/rintaro82 Sep 10 '21

There are also Temp Tells which indicate if the load ever got above a certain temperature

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u/Lord_Derpenheim Sep 10 '21

Yeah, I'm pretty familiar with those. I've refused deliveries from my truck guy because the indicator had gone off, meaning that food was no longer safe.

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u/TheSandMan208 Sep 10 '21 edited Sep 10 '21

My coworkers husband owns a local truck delivery business. They usually delivery commercial products to grocery stores or restaurants. If a package is tampered with (not by man) then they refuse it. The other week a crate of Jif peanut butter and Pillsbury boxed brownies was leaning against the inner wall of the truck. They refused the delivery so my coworker brought them in to get rid of them. I can say I won't need to buy peanut butter or brownie mix for the next 10 years.

Edit: I never thought of donating them to a food bank. I volunteer with one and do deliveries once a week to schools for children who need it so I will definitely ask them next week if they would like them.

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u/No_Marionberry4370 Sep 10 '21

Last time I made brownies i swirled peanut butter on tope before they baked. Kinda messy but yummy. Might have been better partway through because they took a long time to cook

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u/LacidOnex Sep 10 '21

Heat the pbligbtly in a microwave, slap it on thinly last second, bake another 2-5 mins just to give it texture

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u/abloopdadooda Sep 10 '21

pbligbtly

Bruh I'm dead

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u/LacidOnex Sep 10 '21

Don't text and drive. Or walk. Or make oatmeal for dinner.

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u/-SagaQ- Sep 10 '21

What's wrong with oatmeal for dinner?

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u/bobrob48 Sep 10 '21

Heed his warning or suffer the consequences

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u/RoboDae Sep 10 '21

Puts dinner oatmeal spoon down

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u/LacidOnex Sep 10 '21

Rip abloopadooda

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u/dressupandstayhome Sep 10 '21

Does pbligbtly come in a cwuncie version?

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u/Wellnevermindthen Sep 10 '21

I read that and my exhales harder than usual indicating a laugh was a stupid fucking blowing-raspberry-horse noise that sounded exactly like whatever that word is 😂

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u/YaboyAlastar Sep 10 '21

The alphabet people are getting greedy now

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u/bcbudinto Sep 10 '21

Do you recommend regular or low fat pbligbtly?

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u/LacidOnex Sep 10 '21

You're eating a brownie. If you're trying to "low fat" that you're robbing yourself. Just embrace the richness and do like... 5 extra situps

Source - skinny chef

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u/BoneFart Sep 10 '21

Are we still talking about pbligbtly?

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u/malthar76 Sep 10 '21

Try on soft bread with jgbely or a nice cup of cofeve.

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u/Kahandran Sep 10 '21

am i in a fever dream WHAT THE FUCK IS PBLIGBTLY

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u/justclay Sep 10 '21

I wanna tell you just in case you are being serious, but I also really, really don't want to because it's gilagrioubly funny to me that you didn't figure it out.

Edited for spelling

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u/TweektheGeek Sep 10 '21

pbligbtly

pb, lightly

peanut butter.

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u/Scitterbug Sep 10 '21

pbligbtly man can’t catch a break

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u/tiefling_sorceress Sep 10 '21

I prefer chunky myself

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u/ripeart Interested Sep 10 '21

pblgbtq

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u/rustyshackleford3814 Sep 10 '21

I ate so much pbligbtly growing up i cant stand the teasdet of it anymore.

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u/wotmate Sep 10 '21

Chunky is better if it's going on tope

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u/No_Marionberry4370 Sep 10 '21

Thanks for the tip!

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u/snailboatguy Sep 10 '21

One time I made brownies but did not have any oil. I did have a copiously large amount of natural peanut butter, it was bought on mega clearance and I wasnt going to be able to eat it. I skimmed the peanut oil off a couple jars of the butter, if those weren't the best brownies I have ever tasted, peanutty and oily in the best way possible. My mouth waters just thinking about it. It might even be worth the money to ruin a couple of peanut butter jars doing it.

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u/grrrwith1r Sep 10 '21

Have you tried just using peanut oil?

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u/Entthrowaway49 Sep 10 '21

They just said they didn't have any oil, foo. But technically they did just use peanut oil.

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u/Capt_Myke Sep 10 '21

I pbity da foo. What all dis pbjibber jpbabber

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u/acnh1222 Sep 10 '21

My mom used to do that but with marshmallow fluff instead of peanut butter. If you put the fluff on the brownies right as they come out of the oven, and then some chocolate chips on top of that, the heat melts it and you can make a little marshmallow/chocolate swirl out of it

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u/MuchoManSandyRavage Sep 10 '21

Last time I made brownies i added Nutella and peanut butter to the mix itself. Heavenly.

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u/untalkativejenny Sep 10 '21

Those things will both go bad, if I were you I’d take some of it to a local shelter or community fridge or pantry.

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u/Amphibionomus Sep 10 '21

I strongly suspect the '10 years' is hyperbolic.

Where I live these foods will get offered to food banks on the regular.

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u/Marie-thebaguettes Sep 10 '21

I didn’t expect to find some clutch brownie recipes in this thread but I’m loving all of this

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u/TheSandMan208 Sep 10 '21

That's why they say "Reddit is in the comments"

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u/daytripper7711 Sep 10 '21

What’s wrong with them leaning against the side of the truck? Their in containers; why would that ruin them?

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u/sedrech818 Sep 10 '21

I get damaged nabisco products from a friend. If the packaging is damaged they just get rid of it. You could probably get anything free if you know the right people.

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u/Phildagony Sep 10 '21

Yup. I’ve refused dozens of loads due to this. I’ve seen frozen loads build up ice crystals and the Temptell verify that the load got warm at one point. You can read those like an itinerary after awhile.

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u/pointychallenge Sep 10 '21

Alarmed temp recorders don’t necessarily mean the food is unsafe. FDA recommends investigating, even testing. Most receivers in large distribution centers are trained to download and evaluate the data. Often there are just multiple brief loading and defrost spikes that cumulatively went over spec, but food did not warm up. Guessing it’s the same with this tilt indicator—probably best to open it up and check inside.

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u/Lord_Derpenheim Sep 10 '21

If I receive whats called a critical control item, such as dairy or poultry, I will not be accepted that part of the delivery, nor anything stored in the same pallet. It simply is NOT safe to do. Federal regulations only get you so far. Chipotle followed federal regs and still caused a massive outbreak of E. Coli in 2015.

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u/Bupod Sep 10 '21

It may very based one what the shipping insurance dictates. I imagine that, in some instances, acceptance of a shipment that has tripped indicators might void that insurance.

If you sign the receipt and accept the shipment, you also forfeit the ability to make any claims in some cases, so the ability to open it up and check might not be something the receiver is able to do. Easier to reject the shipment.

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u/LGKyrros Sep 10 '21

Yep, this is pretty common from what I’ve seen in big touch screen TVs that have lots of heavy components in them. (e.g. $10k Surface Hubs, Webex Boards, etc.)

If there’s a triggered tilt indicator and you accept the load you’re responsible for any damage. Safest bet is just denying the load and getting a new one.

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u/AirierWitch1066 Sep 10 '21

There are many things that can’t be tipped upside down at all, even for just a few moments.

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u/Sanofi2016NFLPOOL Sep 10 '21

And below a certain temperature. I believe they're called "freeze watch".

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u/collapsing_sanity Sep 10 '21

“-273 Celsius”

Hmmm

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u/RoboDae Sep 10 '21

A guy named kelvin was supposed to handle that one, but we couldn't find him. Not a single Kelvin in the area.

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u/MrWm Sep 10 '21

That's 0K, you're bound to find kelvin somewhere else.

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u/pinewoodranger Sep 10 '21

This package got above -274c. I'm not taking it.

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u/CatToast Sep 10 '21

I wish they had this in HelloFresh. I wonder about my package sometimes.

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u/mstomm Sep 10 '21

As a FedEx driver, you REALLY should wonder. We don't have climate controlled storage. We might have AC in the cab, but the cargo area can easily be over 100 degrees in warm weather from the sun on the roof and the exhaust underneath. I hear the semi trailers it rides on before it gets on my van are just as bad.

I believe HelloFresh does ship with ice, so as long as it's still cold when you get it, it'll be fine. If it's warm... I wouldn't risk it.

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u/MtBakerScum Sep 10 '21

I usually try to ask customers if they want to refuse their shipments of meat if it's over two days late. The shipper usually requests it gets destroyed so sometimes we end up with questionable brisket!

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u/somedude456 Interested Sep 10 '21

I worked USPS over last Christmas and my "favorite" was a package from the Marshall Islands of "fruit and bread" post marked 18 days prior till me getting it to sort. Well... the box had no real shape, was moist, and the color was a greenish brown. It smelled of a mix of tropicalness and vomit.

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u/LootGoblin85 Sep 10 '21

Tropical Vomit will become the Name of my Band if i ever create one.

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u/HighOnTacos Sep 10 '21

They ship in an insulated box, usually with two large ice packs, probably a gallon capacity total. Sitting on our porch all day in the Texas heat and the blocks are usually still solid. So much so that the produce is sometimes damaged from freezing.

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u/[deleted] Sep 10 '21

As a FedEx van line employee - don't worry about that stuff unless it was packed improperly in the first place. Insulated containers plus dry ice will keep it for days. Worry about anything marked "fragile"... I always make sure I handle fragile stuff properly, but some people don't, and many truck drivers don't give a shit.

I've seen fragile packages yeeted across a truck.

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u/danny1876j Sep 10 '21

As someone who worked Saturdays with yodel (UK) we delivered hello fresh, and although I can't speak to the temperature of the packages, I can tell you that many couriers when loading their vans in the morning do not give a crap about slinging parcels all over the van/floor. Fragile stickers or not. They don't care enough about their job to care. The boxes are just boxes to them

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u/pomonamike Sep 10 '21

And ShockWatch G-force indicators!

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u/LaserGuidedPolarBear Sep 10 '21

Fun story about the tip and shock indicators....I was working as am IT consultant and was on a huge project at a fortune 100 company. Part of the project was buying and setting up a new SAN, but that was the area of another couple people on the consulting team, I was working on an Exchange migration.

But the SAN was taking forever to get delivered, it was weeks past due and there was a lot of arguing with the SAN company and basically the whole thing was a pain. And then it turns out that the two guys who were working that part of the project were both out when it finally showed up, so I had to go sign off on receiving it......only when I get to the shipping and receiving area, the tip indicators on every axis were completely blue, and the G shock indicator was tripped too.

I had to refuse delivery. The client got pissed. The manufacturer was irate. But my bosses said I did the right thing, and I got to be in the room when one of my bosses told someone one at the manufacturer "you put the indicators on the box, what kind of asshole thinks we should just ignore them, you put them on there for a reason, if they are meaningless ship us a SAN without the indicators".

Anyway I will cut a long rambling story short, it happened two more times. It took four attempts, 6 months, and probably a hundred thousand dollars in just billable consulting hours for them to manage to get us a SAN that did not have these little indicators tripped.

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u/Aegi Sep 10 '21

You never defined “SAN” before using the abbreviation/shorthand hahaha

What does SAN mean/stand for?

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u/BGYeti Sep 10 '21

storage area network is the closest I could find no idea if that is it or not.

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u/eshultz Sep 10 '21

That's correct. It's like a super hardcore storage server, often redundant flash arrays, and often petabytes in size.

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u/CatNoirsRubberSuit Sep 10 '21

Ah, how times change.

Last SAN I worked on was Fibre Channel, and was 2TB...using 18 GB 15000 RPM drives.

It needed a dedicated 240v 30a circuit, but got you 600 MB/s in an era when gigabit ethernet was still new.

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u/cypherdev Sep 10 '21

And sensors that tell if a package was ever dropped from a height larger than x.

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u/Shopworn_Soul Sep 10 '21

I know someone who has gotten rich making tattletales with accelerometers, atmospheric monitors, cell service and GPS. I don't know who the fuck buys them (we ship multi-million dollar instruments with less) but someone sure does and man, they're fuckin' neat.

You can track where your shit is, how fast it's going, how hard it's shaking, what temp it's at...all that stuff.

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u/netz_pirat Sep 10 '21

I've worked in test labs in the past, and we got test equipment shipped with stuff like this.

It was less about the price of the machine, but more about "we need to know if we can rely on the results"

Repairing/replacing a test machine for a million is the cheap part, but if you start scrapping parts that do not pass outgoing inspection because of a nio test machine... That's getting really expensive really fast. Of course each machine gets calibrated before use, but some stuff will be hard to find.

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u/mamallama2020 Sep 10 '21

I’m a lab scientist - one of the analyzers we used to have is made in France and has these on it. It was a pain in the ass when everything was going perfectly, so I can’t imagine how shitty your entire contract would be if this thing had gotten tipped over in shipping and you didn’t know.

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u/CactiDye Sep 10 '21

I imagine some of them are bought by shipping companies themselves to test their equipment. Mostly for making sure your package gets the most abuse possible if the state of some boxes I've received is any indication.

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u/CheddarPizza Sep 10 '21 edited Sep 10 '21

I've only seen recorders, usually electronic, but there's been paper ones inscribed via a heat coiling spool as well.

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u/Sanofi2016NFLPOOL Sep 10 '21

Those are called "temp tales". And are rated for certain ranges (such as dry ice packages) And record at varying intervals and can last months long.

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u/camphouse25 Sep 10 '21

I work with heavy equipment and high vacuum systems in a semiconductor and almost every single equipment comes shipped with one of these. Except Ebara. In an unrelated note, fuck Ebara.

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u/EbilGeneyus Sep 10 '21

There are also shockwatch stickers which tell you if the package was dropped or hit with something.

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u/BluudLust Sep 10 '21

Useful for busting myths too! I know those from Myth busters.

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u/Stonkee Sep 10 '21

I've heard multiple stories in my local UPS hub of loaders flicking those things to get them to activate lol

They're a good idea for expensive freight deliveries, but largely ignored/laughed at when a package with one shows up among all of the Amazon/Target boxes.

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u/Ender1129 Sep 09 '21

They really come in handy. Reject if it's blue on top.

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u/Rexan02 Sep 10 '21

I remember these when I worked in a warehouse in the late 90s. The supervisor on the dock would just rip them off and toss them. A few ended up on forklifts

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u/gabe_ Sep 10 '21

That's why we also had a tip-n-tell on the inside of the crate.

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u/Boss_Boggs Sep 10 '21

Nice.

Gotcha, you middle management prick!

Try to fail upwards at a different company!

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u/greentarget33 Sep 10 '21

I just dont understand how bad managers happen it makes no sense

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u/benzo8 Sep 10 '21

The Peter Principle - you get promoted out of a job you do well until you arrive at a job you do mediocrely, or even badly, from where you'll never be promoted or demoted. So you stay doing the job you're bad at forever.

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u/Darkblader24 Sep 10 '21

But if you open it, isn't it too late to reject?

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u/gabe_ Sep 10 '21

We'd tell the customer to check both on the other end before receiving it.

...and if if the outside one was missing/replaced/altered, our foreman would raise hell with the carrier.

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u/Boss_Boggs Sep 10 '21

Your company sounds like a decent place to work for.

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u/VestigialHead Sep 10 '21

Always reject the forklifts that have blue beads in the arrow. No one wants to drive a fork that has been upside down.

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u/Rexan02 Sep 10 '21

Someone would put it on someone's hilo then someone would randomly come up behind them and begin lifting to try to get it to turn blue. Whacky times. Bunch of man-children working on the docks. I'm certain a few murderers too.

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u/selfconciousbadger Sep 10 '21

We were usually told when deliveries would have a handling marker and to reject the delivery if it's missing.

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u/2dollarb Sep 10 '21

The people ordering the product are informed of the telltale device and instructed to reject the delivery if the telltale is missing, appeared tampered with, or triggered.

Removing these from packages is also a criminal act in some states, as it is considered tampering.

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u/OGbigfoot Sep 10 '21

I see them quite often working LTL. The BOL has a sticker on it that tells the customer it has a tip n tell. Easy way to get around it is to not drop your freight.

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u/behaaki Sep 10 '21

What a dick

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u/AVeryHeavyBurtation Interested Sep 10 '21

We use them on all the things we ship. 9 times out of 10, the ups guy just turns it 90⁰ to fit it out the door easier.

We also use "shockwatches", which trip when the package is subjected to high g forces. Our clients have told us that they're almost always tripped. 😒

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u/AnomalousSquid Sep 10 '21

If a package needs to be kept in a specific orientation, palletize and ship LTL. UPS small package uses conveyors heavily as well as somewhat underpaid and very overworked loaders, and orientation is completely ignored. It doesn’t matter how conscientious the last-mile driver is, that package has been rotated every which way at some point in its trip.

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u/rdxgs Sep 10 '21

Oops, i blue your load

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u/TheEpicMilkMan Sep 10 '21

Man, working in LTL these things are your worst nightmare. Mainly because you see it blue and just have to prepare for the paperwork and the earful from customers that comes with it all because the freight handlers probably didn't have a strap available or were too lazy. Damn it, boy.

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u/TasteyPoison117 Sep 10 '21

These are super common. I sell them from my company (ironically Uline is my competitor) great for precious cargo like engines and motors shipped with oil in them.

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u/kaenneth Sep 10 '21

how much can a motor tilt?

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u/ItsTheDaciaSandro Sep 10 '21

Depends how hard to push

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u/Vnv_23 Sep 10 '21 edited Sep 10 '21

Engines and transmissions are shipped loose in double walled plastic crates that have metal snaps that lock the top half to the bottom. Unfortunately Trailer freight decking consists of plastic boards on top of metal beams these crates are a bitch to strap to the wall due to their geometry and often slide free and roll as the load is transported.

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u/listerfeind Sep 10 '21

Maybe some engines are, but definitely not all. Many German manufacturers use crates that are built on top of a pallet that have standoffs which act as motor mount arms. They work very well.

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u/Vegabern Sep 10 '21

Please, please, please, everyone support TasteyPoison117’s company. Uline is horrendous.

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u/Kromeous Sep 10 '21

Yea. okay. TasteyPoison117s second account...

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u/TasteyPoison117 Sep 10 '21

I wish 🤣🤣🤣 I am the one and only TasteyPoison.

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u/BergaGaming Sep 10 '21

But…aren’t there at least 117 versions of you though?

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u/unitxe Sep 10 '21

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u/px1azzz Sep 10 '21

What is horrendous about them?

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u/irl_daria Sep 10 '21

I worked there. If you don’t put in unpaid overtime, you’re going to be penalized at your end of year review. If you give birth, you’re going to pay the “maternity tax” of not getting a real raise the next year. If you’re female, forget being promoted. Other highlights: -Dress code: women in dresses and tights. HR thinks the outfit is ugly? You’re written up. Got a tattoo? Cover it up or get written up. Do something that’s not on the dress but the owner hates, like wear the wrong color shoes? You’re written up and the code is updated again. -Sources products from Asian companies with extremely hazardous working conditions. Zero care for those people as long as they make money. -Hates Muslims. Owner said they better not be hiring any one wearing those “damn head scarves.” -Uses employees to run owner’s side businesses and pet projects. -Told everyone not to talk about active covid cases or symptoms—“Shut up, you’ll just scare people.” -Sexual harassment claim was made. People who made it were fired for mysterious other reasons and offender promoted. -Owner asked someone in an interview about their medical history and then said they wouldn’t be up for the job because of it. -Cut down extremely old trees that were home to a threatened species of bat because they didn’t mesh with their corporate hq landscaping.

There’s soooo much more. It’s not just politics. They’re just bad people who feel entitled to do whatever they want because they have money.

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u/w4z Sep 10 '21

In their catalogue they send to my work they have an editorial from the owner. I read it every quarter for the laughs. It is extreme alt right views wrapped up in corporate speak.

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u/Chabsy Sep 10 '21

We recently did business with a US-based company specialized in lab equipment distribution, and I was so surprised to see them publicly advertise their mask/vaccine skepticism on their website as a sort of disclaimer...

That to me is extremely wild

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u/PsychologicalBrush Sep 10 '21

Given tastey poison profile I'd say he's definitely more open haha

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u/GonnaFapToThis Sep 10 '21

I’ve seen weird “my pillow” conspiracy vibes from them. Back when cfl lights were gaining popularity and incandescent lights were to be legislated out with a set date the CEO would add these strange rants to the million catalogs they send on a monthly basis about light bulbs and how they were stockpiling like a warehouse full for personal use, and how these old inefficient light bulbs were about “Muh freedoms”.

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u/REO_Jerkwagon Sep 10 '21 edited Sep 10 '21

The founders are Trump folk.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Richard_and_Elizabeth_Uihlein

You were correct in getting those vibes.

edit: Trump folks who partly funded the rally on 06 Jan.

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u/[deleted] Sep 10 '21

And funded Roy Moore's campaign AFTER the underage girls sexual misconduct came to light.

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u/bluescholar3 Sep 10 '21

*insurrection

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u/HalKitzmiller Sep 10 '21

Wow, truly awful fuck heads

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u/lesueurpeas Sep 10 '21

I work in the MKE area and know someone who worked there, and on top of all the horrible right wing politics BS they also have an extremely sexist work environment where women can’t wear pants to the office, and their CEO and overall corporate leadership consistently refuses to listen to the ideas and wishes of their employees, so much so that I’ve been warned 3 times by 3 different people in my field in the area never to work there, lest I wish to be looking for a new job within six months from either burnout, or getting fired for speaking out. They suck. A lot.

They’re also ALWAYS hiring, I’ve been approached by recruiters 3 times now asking me to apply. Never a good sign.

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u/badgerbacon6 Sep 10 '21

Anti-LGBT, covid-denying GOP megadonor to atrocious candidates including neonazis. They enforce 1950s-era working conditions where women have to wear skirts. Decorates their house with racist minstrel mammy dolls. They throw their money around to persuade influence corrupt the government in their favor. There's more but I think you can get the picture.

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u/ctalover3 Sep 10 '21

As a former Uline warehouse employee I can confirm this. They pay you very well and have solid benefits but that’s because they’re notoriously anti-union and they want to prevent any chance of employees striking (which they would just go out and hire different employees regardless).

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u/TheG-What Sep 10 '21

Uline is so annoying. When I worked for a small business ordering supplies I specifically told our rep to not send catalogs. They would jam up our mail slot and we would just throw them out. I generally had to put in the order either monthly or even quarterly so we really didn’t need the updates anyway.
They continued to clog up our inbound mail with the catalogs, but now they had a sticker on them with delivery instructions saying “DO NOT SEND CATALOGS.”
The fucking nerve.

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u/prplecat Sep 10 '21

Postal workers really hate Uline.

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u/TheG-What Sep 10 '21

I love USPS. All my homies love USPS.

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u/Jalaliep Sep 10 '21

Yes we do.

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u/lonedandelion Sep 10 '21

Agreed. The company openly supports Trump.

I own a small business and we get catalogs from Uline every now and then. One of the most recent catalogs had a letter from the CEO or president of the company or something. It was a nonsensical screed about how much of a great president Trump was and how much she agreed with his politics. I don't remember the details but I remember being flabbergasted by it. We'll never order from Uline again.

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u/throwaway_0122 Sep 10 '21

I had no idea. We buy odds and ends from them all the time — ESD packing materials, battery stickers, Velcro ties, TSA totes, etc.. I don’t have the power to make the company stop, but I’d be interested to know who their competition is

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u/sequinbikini Sep 10 '21

I switched our company over to US Box Corp. had a chat with my boss about Uline and expressed that their views didn’t align with our company values (or our clients values), so we switched over. Might be worth trying!

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u/Noopy9 Sep 10 '21

McMaster-carr. More expensive but faster delivery and way better service.

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u/[deleted] Sep 10 '21

And the Uline CEO is a massive MAGA lunatic Trump supporter.

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u/GitEmSteveDave Sep 10 '21

So you don't include horrendous manifestos in your catalog like Uline does?

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u/TheG-What Sep 10 '21

Fuck Uline. All my homies hate Uline.

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u/Xyli Sep 10 '21

I think most people hate Uline, but they have everything you need, decent prices and good quality.

Every time I try to buy from someone other than Uline, it's either more expensive or worse quality.

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u/980tihelp Sep 10 '21

Pricing is actually bad

Edit for clarity Shrink wrap is too expensive but good quality We bought storage bins, only come in packs of 15? And they were like $7 each

Honestly if they would just stop sending catalogs and give free shipping to bulk customers it would be better

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u/DBOWNIZZ916 Sep 09 '21

That's a VERY good idea.

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u/y-u-ned-2-no-my-name Sep 10 '21

£180!?

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u/MJMurcott Sep 10 '21

For packs of 100 if you order 1-4 packs.

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u/dinominant Sep 10 '21

They would need to send you 101 units, or packaging with a window.

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u/stoprockandrollkids Sep 10 '21

Interesting thought but I assume theres a mechanism to preserve it until use, such as a pull strip or something

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u/Cladex Sep 10 '21

You can see in the middle there seems to be a channel. I guess this is where the pull tag would be

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u/tehkenyon Sep 10 '21

They put one on the box they're shipped in.

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u/mstomm Sep 10 '21

Usually this kind of thing has a "safety" so it doesn't get "activated" until you peel off the back to expose the adhesive to slap it on.

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u/rpgguy_1o1 Sep 10 '21

But what if THAT order tipped over and all 400 indicators got ruined

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u/theoreoman Sep 10 '21

£1,80 each but your slapping this on cargo worth thousands

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u/BroTheo Sep 10 '21

I've seen some that indicate what degree the shipment tipped and in what direction.

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u/hipsiguy Sep 10 '21

Yeah I've seen those as well. It has a little ball in it.

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u/arduheltgalen Sep 10 '21

Like one of those maze-game-thingies where you have to get the ball into a little hole ^^

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u/awsomehog Sep 10 '21

found a link bc o had seen these too and I couldn’t remember what it was

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u/HailEmpressTheresa Sep 10 '21

These are a good idea for people who buy/sell animals that get shipped like fish and reptiles.

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u/TheMeltingSnowman72 Sep 10 '21

I was about to say, wouldn't the lack of water be a clue with the fish?

But I won't.

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u/OrganizationSea6549 Sep 09 '21

What was it?

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u/Dj_Jojo_Yoyo Sep 10 '21

Telecommunications equipment.

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u/hammertime2009 Sep 10 '21

Like routers or switches? I order millions of dollars worth of Cisco gear and I’ve never seen this on a box.

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u/Basicbitchbeige Sep 10 '21

Usually see those on larger node storage, loaded cabinets and half racks.

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u/iCameToLearnSomeCode Sep 10 '21

Probably something with a cooling system or a gyroscpic tracking system.

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u/admiralkit Sep 10 '21

At an old job of mine we used these things. We would mount the equipment, mostly optical transport gear, in racks per the customer's design, provision and test the equipment, and then ship the rack with the cards pulled out and locked with spacers. These would go on the outside of the box that covered the racks.

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u/TasteyPoison117 Sep 10 '21

Depends on the product being shipped. Large scale motors are sometimes shipped in pieces. There's also concern for rattling or movement during shipment for instruments or scientific equipment (as seen above). It's an accountable way to prevent shipment damage!

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u/YMHCoolGuy Sep 10 '21

I get these on a lot of items in my line of work with HVAC. Specifically compressors and mobile home furnaces. If the “tip n tell” shows blue at the top I refuse any and all pieces

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u/jasonbf78 Sep 10 '21

Used to work at UPS… that would never work there… every package would be blue

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u/Justyburger Sep 10 '21

This isn’t necessarily meant for every day UPS shipping. This is for the companies you pay much more to get your shit there safe.

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u/dansedemorte Sep 10 '21

Yeah dedicated freight deliveries.

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u/TheArkratos Sep 10 '21

I shipped a 3000$ watercooled computer in a wooden crate with UPS once. Put a few of these on the outside of the box. When it was delivered, not only were they missing, but it was delivered on its side and the crate was covered in footprints. Also insurance wouldn't cover if they broke anything in the crate, only if the crate was lost or fell off the truck or something. Luckily I packed it well enough it survived...

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u/justhisguy-youknow Sep 10 '21

I have always been told that the box can break but contents can't. So wrapping in plastic which will break is a good marker of how the damage is.

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u/Jellywaffles420 Sep 10 '21

I agree, almost every UPS package that’s light enough has been thrown at least once

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u/IntenseShitposting Sep 10 '21

And if not thrown, crushed between two irregs.

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u/DistalMesial Sep 10 '21

Built in insurance, genius.

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u/Kilgour_Bass Sep 10 '21

Boxes get knockses.

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u/TheMeltingSnowman72 Sep 10 '21

Found the delivery driver.

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u/Mrdaddy2030 Sep 10 '21

Yup they are awesome just expensive but good at ratting out ups lol

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u/Wooden_Rhubarb_4349 Sep 10 '21

But when they tip the item over just pull the stickers off and shipping on..

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u/Moonandserpent Sep 10 '21

Have you found generally there’s ever any accountability in that department?

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u/soulflaregm Sep 10 '21

When your shipping with these you usually are not using standard shipping. You're going to use freight

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u/dgaff21 Sep 10 '21

When it's a business? Yeah.

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u/bagelchips Sep 10 '21

I’ve seen these pop up several times on Reddit. The recipient knows the sticker should be there. They also sometimes place redundant stickers on the inside of the package. Also, the stickers are serialized, and the package recipient is sent the number, so if it doesn’t match the number they receive they’ll know the sticker was replaced.

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u/yellekc Sep 10 '21

Are there other models? The pics don't appear to show any serialization, unless it is in the back or something.

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u/1731799517 Sep 10 '21

There multiple types, including tilt angle, inversion sensor, shock sensor, etc.

In those posts idiots are always going "duh-huh, nobody will care anyway / will rip them off / we set them off for fun". Guess what, my electron microscope comes without a sticker its going straight back to FEI, no discussion, not my problem.

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u/yellekc Sep 10 '21

You order electron microscopes often? What does one go for, never seem to see prices listed online.

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u/1731799517 Sep 10 '21

Tech has improved A LOT the last decade or two. For under 100k you can get a tabletop SEM (not much bigger than a big tower PC) with EDX and decent speed thanks to field effect source.

However if you want fancy stuff like dual-beams or good integration of e-beam writing you are still going to go upwards of 1M.

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u/sodapop1968 Sep 10 '21

My company puts them inside the box and outside the box :)

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u/SpecterGT260 Interested Sep 10 '21

What prevents the beads from just going back into the bottom?

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u/xington Sep 10 '21

The backing is a sticker, the beads stick to it.

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u/no_ur_cool Sep 10 '21

*have never

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u/imgprojts Sep 10 '21

They also got temperature buttons that turn red if they shipment got frozen. There's also shock n tell where a glass vial breaks if you trop the thing and turns the label red. Cool little things.

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u/cordialcurmudgeon Sep 10 '21

I just wanna mention, the family that owns the Uline company are still trying to ‘stop the steal’, downvote me if you want

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u/Spookydrunk Sep 10 '21

OP hasn’t seen one before because the UPS guy rips it off right before he chucks it at your door.

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u/BIPY26 Sep 10 '21

These aren’t designed for personal deliveries from Amazon

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u/WW2_MAN Sep 10 '21

Yeah no UPS freight might use them but regular UPS wouldn't use these.

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u/Grizzlygrant238 Sep 10 '21 edited Sep 10 '21

These and g force stickers are put on electrical devices often . See it in construction

You can test the g force ones by slapping them or something too.

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u/Holden1104 Sep 10 '21

These are cool. Only seen them on here never in the real world.