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Friday, February 5, 2016

I'm Flying

 
Nope, I'm not Peter Pan.

Flying is a newspaper term. Actually, I wasn't able to find out the etymology of the word. Perhaps it's because it's the step where you move the papers through the air from one place to another, as opposed to running them through a machine. (definition "to move or be sent through the air")

So, at work, the papers come off the press in piles like you see here. They feed right to left at the bottom, are carried up the left side, and come out on the stainless table from left to right.

flying newspapers

Someone has to take those piles, straighten them better, and place them on carts to be taken to the inserting machine.

flying newspapers

Yesterday and today, I got to fly the papers! It's harder than you might imagine, and I only did a moderately good job. Hopefully, I'll get better. The stacks need to be really neat so they are pretty much ready to go in the inserter.

Learn something new, yeah!



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3 comments:

Ann said...

it's always good to learn something new. I refer to myself as a multi-purpose employee because I can do just about everything in the store.

Secondary Roads said...

All the time singing, "I'll fly away . . ."

Sharkbytes said...

Ann- our current manager is good at helping us all become multi-purpose.

Chuck- well, I didn't think of that, but I should have!

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