Saturday, November 1, 2014

My first week down!

Heartland Campground
Campbellsville, KY

Well, I can tell it's getting closer to winter!
Woke up this morning to sub-freezing temps :-(
There was supposed to be snow as well, 
but thankfully it never materialized.
I'm sure there are flurries out there,
but I'm not opening the door to find out!

Looks like jeans and a sweatshirt will be the order of the day.

My first week at Amazon is in the books.
I had the first day of training/paperwork, etc,
then 3 days of 5 hours each in receiving.
I worked what's called 'LP'.
My job entails using a hand-held scanner.
To my left is a roller conveyor belt,
and I pull one box at a time off that.
At that point I scan the box, then unload each item
onto a cart depending on its size.
Once the box is empty,
I scan the cart, and then the process starts again.
Once the cart is full,
I take it to an area, and get an empty one.
It's not hard work, I'm standing in one place on a cushion mat,
then walking back and forth with the carts.
I've already lost several pounds!
So far my back and feet are a bit sore, but other than that, all's good!
When I get home I put my feet up and rest on a heating pad for a bit.

Next week I have my regular Wed-Sat schedule, 
with 5 hour days again.
The week of the 16th begins our 5 day overtime stint beginning Tuesday.

With this cold snap we're hoping to see a bit more color on the hills.
Maybe tomorrow a ride is in order!
I got this the other day from the truck window..

Happy fall everyone!


  1. Looks like you're having no trouble getting back into the groove. I plan to keep you guys busy this holiday season :) Love my Amazon Prime :)

  2. Hope they haven't cut out the employee discount for you guys like I heard they had out in Nevada. Glad you are easing into it and things are going well.

    1. Yes our employee discount is gone. Replaced with health insurance that we can't use :-(. I understand its mandatory for them to offer it, but I would like to hear how many actually take up the offer. If I remember right you need to be working sixty days, and then can apply, and its good until the Saturday after you leave employment.

  3. Sounds like a good start. Be sure to take care of the back and feet!!!

  4. Just don't overdue it! I feel your pain. Thank goodness the work isn't too hard. :c)

  5. Glad you successfully completed your first week!!! No pain... no gain... just be careful and don't hurt yourself.

  6. That week went quickly! Seems like you were just arriving! Take good care of yourself, and hope things go well....

  7. I hope the hardening worked and you'll be ready for some overtime!

  8. Glad to hear all is going well. We walked home from work in the rain,sleet snow flurries that night. Glad it was short lived.