Tuesday, October 28, 2014

Day one at Amazon

Heartland Campground
Campbellsville, KY

Today was my first day at Amazon!
SDF-1 as it is affectionately known.
Each Amazon FC (Fulfillment Center)
is labelled by what airport it is nearest to.
SDF used to be the acronym for the airport in Louisville,
so that's why this FC is tagged with those letters.

The first day is a lot of learning about Amazon corporate,
getting name badges made up with my picture,
and some record keeping stuff.
We also had some safety training in the afternoon.
I was happy to have some familiar faces in our group #10,
Pat & Diana Brown, and Fran Smith,
who we met at the RV-Dreams rally in NC last year.
That's me third from right in back row :-)

I'm officially on 'K' shift, 
which is Wednesday through Saturday, 6 am to 4:30 pm.
I will be in the receiving department,
which is where George started out.
The next two weeks are called 'hardening' weeks.
We will only be working 5 hour days so we can get used to 
standing on cement floors :-)

George got some quiet time today while I was across the street.
He got caught up on some movies he likes,
and it rained today so it was nice for him to relax.

So now it begins!
8 weeks to go, lol.


  1. Congrats! Time to refund the bank account. lol

  2. Congrats! Hope it all goes well for you. How does George like working at Amazon?

  3. It was good seeing you today - probably the only time our paths will cross at work! Looking forward towhat you think of receiving. Work hard and have fun!!

  4. Sure hope it's all you want it to be :) And, I'm pretty sure George is VERY glad to have you there with him :)

  5. Whew, only 4 days a week. Hope you like it or at least don't dislike it. I'll be interested to hear what you do and how you like it.

  6. Looks like you are getting off to a good start. The time will go quick and you get a huge sense of accomplishment at the end. Have fun and make history!

  7. Whew! I am thinking I am much too old to be standing long lengths of time on cement floors. But then again, I paint, hammer, drill, operate a wood splitter, lay tile, etc.etc. And I do this for nothing as a volunteer. Thinking you are the smarter one.