Tuesday, September 29, 2015

Picking 101

Heartland Campground
Campbellsville, KY

Well we've started year two of Amazon.
Yesterday we had our orientation day,
got our pictures taken for our badges,
and did safety school.
All of that was the same as last year.

We got our assignments as well.
Amazon put us in picking,
with the hours being 6:30 am to 5 pm,
Sunday through Wednesday, and Thursday 
will be our overtime day.

Last year our jobs were in receiving for 
the most part,
and although we requested that again,
our second choice was picking.
There'll be lots of walking for sure!

Today we started learning how to pick!
In a nutshell, we are putting product
into yellow totes.
The handheld scanner tells us where
to go in the building,
and what bin the product is in.
At some point the scanner tells us to
put the tote onto the conveyor,
 then move on to the next one.

It's an easy process, but as usual it 
was very hot in there, I sweat off every
bottle of water I drank today :-)

We're only working 5 hour days this week,
to get used to being on our feet on concrete.
I feel pretty good after my first day,
and so does George.

Two more days left,
then next week starts our long 10 hour days!


  1. All I can say is ugh! I sure couldn't do that job.

  2. I'd rather paint tables. BUT, if you have good shoes to support your back, that is a lit of good walking. Still, a 10 hour hike would be a lit day after day. 11 weeks to go??

  3. Silly, I thought this might have been about guitars:)

  4. Have fun! Remember it is a marathon, not a sprint! Pace yourself. The pounds will melt away! We may have OT next week already! We are also doing 5 hour days this week. The building is stuffed full of product already, so you guys better get busy to take some of this apparel from us!