Working in a warehouse has its benefits.

I have been working at the warehouse for about 20 days. Well, 21 to be exact.. Here's a few things I have noticed:

There is a certain tone at the warehouse, that I love. It's not too harsh, but it's not butterflies and cupcakes either. Several times people shout at each other, but in a banter-like way. It took me a few days to get used to, but now I'm joining in their convos and their shouting. Lots of laughs as well.

It's a healthy place as well. Free fruit and all the water you can drink. You also walk a lot, so you'll get your steps in. As I am writing this, I've walked 20.643 steps. My most walked steps are 22.259, which was Thursday last week. I also carry a lot of weight, since some of the items are quite heavy. Up to 22 kilos, or 48 lbs, so I'm getting a workout done every day.

It's also a place that takes care of their employees. Free breakfast every Friday morning, and sometimes there's cake as well. For the 21 days I have been there, I have had four different types of cake... It's mainly been because people have gone on holiday or stops working there. A going-away cake? Yeah, I think that's the right thing to call it. We also got a cake when someone went on vacation. "Hey, we have bought a holiday cake. Dig in", was their exact words. One of the girls in the office had a birthday on Saturday, so she offered us flødeboller. What they are, are small pieces of heaven. They look like this

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Some are different than others, but the main ingredients are the same: a biscuit base topped with marshmallow-like filling and then coated in a hard shell of pure milk or dark chocolate. Some more expensive versions use a marzipan base, which gives the treat a completely different flavor.

Some, particularly Danes, will go "Yeah, flødeboller! The thing we Danes are known for inventing"... The only problem is, that it's not true. Some argue that it might be Scottish, because they have something similar there, called a chocolate mallow biscuit. However, waaaaaaaaay back in 1912, a Danish gentleman named Willy Elikofe, came back from the United States, with a recipe for a chocolate treat, that we now know as flødeboller. Bonus info: The literal translation of flødebolle is cream bun, so.. Yeah.. I would call it a chocolate marshmallow treat..

Anyway, I'm getting sidetracked here. Where was I.. Oh yeah.. Someone had a birthday and gave us chocolate treats..

I have already learned so much working there, and I cannot WAIT to learn even more!

I love working there, because you get to meet so many different people, and you learn so many new things! If this is how the first month has been, then I'm sure that I'll remain there for many years to come!
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Warehouse work is always a good workout. The free fruit is the icing on the cake. Just don't push yourself too hard, find a comfortable and sustainable pace and stick to it. In 6 months time, you won't recognize your body.
It's great to read you like the job.
Keep up the good work.
The cake was created in Scotland, along with many other things much more important
It is true, that Scotland has something similar, but the recipe we use here in Denmark has been imported from the USA
They probably stole it from us
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