Friday, November 6, 2015

Anything for a buck

Heartland Campground
Campbellsville, KY

6 weeks to go...we can do it!

We finished another week of mandatory overtime.
All of us were surprised when it showed up on the schedule,
because it seemed very slow in the picking department.
We can tell when it's slow, because at times our scanners
will beep with a 'no work for picker' message.
At that point we just have to keep logging out,
then logging back in until it sends us somewhere.

Yesterday was our overtime day,
and it was no different than any other day, 
except that I got a message on my scanner to meet
after our morning break at the entrance to breakroom A
for a 'special project'.

This FC (fulfillment center) is transitioning to apparel.
The construction that has been going on is to help in that transition
by deconstructing old bins to make room for apparel bins.
These are cardboard drawers of various sizes in metal racks.
Some of the Amazon workers put together the drawers,
and others label the drawers with bin numbers and Datamatrix codes
which pickers scan with the scanners.

My special project for most of the day was to help
apply these labels to the drawers.
What fun! :-)
Nothing like working at overtime pay sticking labels on cardboard :-)
At least I got a bit more interaction with fellow RVers
while we were doing our project.

Today is a rainy, dreary day.
Perfect for staying in and getting laundry done.
Maybe we'll watch movies!


  1. My BFF owns some FedEx routes in MO. She tells me all the odd things people buy and one particular company is...well we wont talk about that. I hope to be able to retire, in 7 years, 6 months, 25 days but who's counting. But I am really looking forward to that day! My husband has been retired for 6 years. He blew out the water lines on the Sunnybrook TT which we only used once this past year. He isn't the camping fan that I am. Next year will be different, I plan on going as much as I can afford and taking my little grandson with me at least once. Have a great weekend!

  2. I can't believe there's only 6 weeks left. It's been fun following you. We're loving Florida, a bit warm, but still glad we're no where else. Have fun, fill up that piggy bank.

  3. See, you're using all those skills you learned in kindergarten... :cD

  4. As you said .......6 weeks, you can do it!

  5. Hang in there. It will be over soon.

  6. Well stickers does sound a bit more interesting than just logging in and out especially if there are fun folks around you. Keep counting those days.

  7. I think even I might be able to handle that job:)