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Thursday, September 12, 2013

Day 4 at Amazon – Getting to Work

Location: Campbellsville, KY (High 88, Low 67)

Today was the fourth day in our first week at Amazon, and the first day that we went in by ourselves, clocked ourselves in, and headed to the start-up meeting. At the meeting, while someone gives announcements etc., everyone checks out a paper on a table which has their name and what station they are assigned to for the day. We found our names and committed our station number to memory. Then at the conclusion of the morning meeting, we trotted ourselves over to the appropriate table set-up and got signed in and ready to start doing the job.

I thought the day today went pretty well. There were a couple points when I had a “whoops” moment or two, but they got more infrequent as the day went on, and by the time we got to the end of our shift, those moments were occurring less and less often.

One thing for sure, the shift went by really really fast. Of course it was an abbreviated shift of only five hours, but still, I was surprised at how quickly 11 am arrived. I don’t know that I would say it’s a mindless kind of work, because there are definitely things to be paying attention to, but it’s just constant. This box, then the next one, then the next one…finish this one…move on to the next. It makes the time speed along.

I haven’t been too sore yet. A little in my shoulders and neck areas…from lifting the boxes I assume. I uploaded the data in my UP bracelet when I got home and it was another 3.5 miles. So I guess I will be walking about 7 miles of steps during our full shifts.

On the home front, Harry and I are the only Amazon seasonal people at this campground so far. I understood from the owner when he was speaking to us the other day that there were two or three rigs coming in to start next week. So I would assume we will be seeing them tomorrow or Saturday. It will be nice to have some company here.

Tomorrow we have one more 5 hour day and then we will have Week #1 under our belt!


  1. interviewed today, how far are you guys from work? May need a place to stay.

    1. We are at Lakeway RV. It's 5 miles from Amazon, takes 10 minutes to get to work. The owner's name is Ronnie - number is 270-849-7558.

  2. Sounds like you'll be getting your walking in!! Glad things are going smoothly so far!!

  3. Just found your blog from your comment at the Bright's blog. I'm expecting a shipment from Amazon this week and will do most of my holiday shopping through Amazon as well, just doing my part to keep fulltime Rv'ers employed. I see you've done a lot of traveling out east unlike most bloggers. Look forward to reading your archives for some travel ideas!