In what profession do workers work as fast as in a kitchen?


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Joined Jun 11, 2001
I guess besides factories.  In what industry to people move as fast and with as much precision?  Not to be all smug and all but I can't think of any.  Construction workers don't, mechanics don't, anyone have an idea?
Joined Oct 10, 2005
How would I know? I've been working in kitchens -and only kitchens-since
I was 16.

I do know however that when I multi-task, I usually have a minimim of five things on the go. When
I do woodworking as a hobby, I can only focus on the job at hand.
Joined Jul 28, 2001

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Construction workers definitely don't I use to work in it. You have a job you get on with it if it doesn't get done today it will get done the next day. Rarely is their pressure. I had a little spell in construction after being in a kitchen and I was like "What are you getting stressed about?! This isn't pressure"

Although I read and article once that listed the most stressful jobs and construction was in it and begin a chef wasn't /img/vbsmilies/smilies/lol.gif


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Joined Mar 29, 2002
Factory work can certainly be that way. I made bricks one summer between semesters at college.  Big mixing auger up about 20 feet above the system fed dry clay powder, colorant and water. Mixed clay fed into an extruder feeding a continuous extrusion of brick onto a conveyor belt. The clay extrusion moved into a cutter, probably 20 wires each strung in three sets that would rotate and slide at the rate of extrusion to cut them to size. The line of cut bricks hits the next belt moving at a higher speed to separate the bricks. The bricks need to be flipped 90 degrees for stacking so they dry right with the warm air moving up through them. Stacked with space between them. So one guy flips bricks as fast as he can move. Sometimes you'd need two flippers.  12 guys are taking wet bricks 2-4 at a time off this line to load 6 pallets at a time for the dryer. Any bricks that get missed get fed back into the mixing auger. Missing bricks was a bad thing as it tended to over pressurize the extruder for some reason. 

There was an automated loader mechanism for this. I never saw it in operation. It was more reliable and faster to do it by hand at that time in the 80s. 

I did a lot of the brick flipping. Motion sickness was high in the flippers, most could only take 30 minutes of the brick flipping and go back to stacking. 
Joined Sep 5, 2012
A related business but work with an amazing amount of speed would be butchers and fish mongers. I have toured the cutting areas of large meat suppliers and am impressed with the speed and skill they have. I Have also been down to the dock area and watched the people cutting the morning catch from the north sea and was in awe of the blurr of how fast and accurate the knives moved
Joined Jul 28, 2001

Reading your post,  I could not help but think about the I Love Lucy candy episode./img/vbsmilies/smilies/lol.gif
Joined Jan 17, 2015
Fishermen on boats have to work very fast sorting out their catch, crab and lobster  fishermen too. Plus their work is very dangerous....
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