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    Hi TSR,

    I started my new job at Sainsburys as a night shift worker yesterday, and the aisle I was put on for the whole night was Beers, Wines and Spirits. Now, I am quite a small lad - and I found it VERY hard (and painful to the back) to be lifting the huge cases of alcohol and be expected to manage to get a full case of glass-bottled spirits onto a shelf.

    Essentially, I worked quite slow because I didn't want to break anything and it was really doing my back in.

    I don't want to step on anyones toes, but I really don't want to be stacking the booze aisle again. It was just far too strenuous and I don't think I'd survive another night there - would it be unreasonable to ask my manager to move me elsewhere in the store?

    I honestly feel I could do a much better job elsewhere, I worked myself into a right headache-state last night just constantly worrying about smashing anything and being unable to lift things -

    So could anyone give me some advice? If I am put on Booze again next week would it be a bad idea to say I don't feel comfortable working the shift there again? Cheers!

    That doesn't sound unreasonable to me, work places always stress safe lifting and health and safety...it's in your best interest to be working in another aisle. I'd have a word with your supervisor/manager. I'm sure they'd understand.
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