Location: Campbellsville, KY (High 36, Low 23)
Last week on Thursday, we were super excited to get an automated phone call from Amazon informing us that our mandatory overtime for Friday had been cancelled. Ahhh! Three days off in a row. We enjoyed them SO much. Now we are wondering whether we will be getting another phone call tomorrow. Officially our overtime is still on schedule, but we have heard of two other day shifts that had their overtime cancelled on Monday and Tuesday. But then last night one of our neighbors here in the campground did have his overtime shift of overtime. So, will we or won’t we?
The bigger question, of course, is when do we get done for good. A group of us went out for dinner last night to celebrate it being FRIDAY, and everyone in Inbound is hoping to be released next week. We’ve been told that emails should be going out sometime this week to give us the final details, and we will be so excited to know for sure. We have been working now at Amazon for just over three months, and we are definitely ready to call it a day and move on. It’s been good but we are ready. (After we are all done, I will do a summary of our thoughts about the whole experience.)
One thing we wanted to keep track of while we were here was our weight. We weighed ourselves the day before we started. I’d heard the stories of people losing ten, fifteen pounds working here and that would have been so nice. Nope, not me. But I’m not too disappointed. We have been eating out A LOT since we started into the overtime weeks. For example, this past work week, we ate out three of the four evenings. This morning, we both weighed ourselves, and I am down 2.2 pounds since September 8th. Harry is down 5 pounds exactly. So I guess we’ve done ok. I do feel like I am in really good shape now. I spend ten hours of the day walking, pushing heavy carts, crouching, lifting boxes, and I haven’t even been breaking a sweat. Harry has been doing a lot of carrying and lifting boxes, sometimes pretty heavy boxes. We both feel pretty good about how we’ve accomplished the jobs. But we’re still counting down the days!!
The weather has been cold, but that’s not news. Half the blogs I read are talking about the cold weather!! At least here it’s “normal” cold weather for us, and not what we would be experiencing up north. Here we get close to 40 in the afternoons, but at home the highs have been in the 20s. And soon we will be heading further south, where hopefully pretty soon it will be warming up! :)
Fingers crossed for only four more days to work!!