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  • Thumb hurts package handler

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    11-15-2012, 06:46 AM
Green Broke
Enjoy my job, but...

I'm not sure my wrists/hands can handle the work, sadly. I'm working as a package handler in the smalls (the bags that get shipped) taking them off the conveyor belt and tossing them in one of four bins. It's relatively simple, I'm getting $9 an hour and can work as many hours as I'd like (no over-time, just straight pay), and I don't mind doing it at all.
But, finding out in the middle of the night, the thumb I injured doing farrier work hurt so bad I stayed up for an hour-hour and a half just holding and hoping the pain would go away..My wrist is sore, but I think I just strained that a little, so I'm going to wrap it.
I'm working temporarily now, but was told there's potential to be a full-time, fully hired employee if they like my work and I'd be willing. I think I'm more than willing..I'm just worried about my thumb.
Next week I start working 3 shifts (around 3-4 hours each with 1-2 hour breaks between) from noon to around 1 in the morning. I have nothing to do after 8 when I usually get off, so I figured I may as well pick up another shift so I can start saving for my truck/trailer and horse(s). I usually wake up around 5-6 in the morning, but I can sleep to 9-10 if I needed to, so I'm not worried about sleep.
So..I guess I'm kind of just wanting to let someone know that isn't in my family (everything thinks I'm a bum now because I dropped out of college), and wondering if anyone has any tips for helping out my wrist and thumb..without doctor care. I don't intend to go to the doctor unless it gets much worse, so I'm looking for some home remedy type things. I'm going to try soaking in Epsom salts and warm water after breakfast before work, not sure how much it'll help though.
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