That's about as sharp an image we have of the book stacks at the TSBD. Notice on the left that boxes were upside down. Do you see the inverted printing of the word BOOKS on the left? And on the right, there are boxes stacked sideways. Can you see that the tape is running the other direction? Instead of going over the top, it's going around the box. Towards the back on the left, the boxes are inverted as well with inverted printing. Now, this was an organization engaged in distributing books, the operative word being "organization." But, what is organized about stacking boxes of books any which way? If it was your company, would you be OK with that?
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So, it says that the box contains 28 copies of a BASIC something, which I can't make out. Then it says 48 pounds, which I presume is the weight of the box when full. That's almost 50 pounds; it's heavy. It would feel heavier than a 50 pound barbell because the barbell is designed to be easily lifted with the small diameter, cylindrical bar that fits neatly into your hands. But, in this case, you'd have to wrap your arms around that box; there's not even a handle or a grip. And if it's up high, as that one is, then what? You're up on a ladder, and you're taking it down from the ladder? If that was going on every day, all day, how long before an accident happens? But, we don't even see any ladders. So, what did those "order-fillers" do?
And notice that there is no legible printing indicating the contents of the boxes.
On the right, there is small printing on some boxes, but no amount of enlarging and brightening rendered that print legible to me when I tried it. There are no signs; no organized divisions; just helter skelter. How could anybody find a title in that mess? And even if you think it's possible (and I don't) how long would it take based on what we're seeing here? How efficient would it be to run the business that way? If an "order-filler" had to find 3 copies of "Dick and Jane go to the zoo" and it takes him over an hour to do it, how efficient is that? How did they get to the top of those stacks?
Some of these boxes are stacked vertically on their side such that we're seeing the bottom of the boxes. How can anyone tell what is in them? And with the boxes on the right, there is no writing on the one face that we can see. So, how are you supposed to know what is in them? If they had to turn and manipulate boxes just to see what's in them, how could they possibly get anything done? This is ridiculous.
We need to approach the remaining living "order-fillers" and find out exactly what they were doing. And I know with whom to start.