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Tuesday, November 10, 2015

First 50 Hour Week of the Season Accomplished

Location: Campbellsville, KY (High 66, Low 36)

It’s been one busy week. Now that the facility is back to normal seven day operations, we are back to our normal shift – which is Saturday through Tuesday. Each shift has a mandatory overtime day, which for us is Friday. (For fulltimers, there is also a second mandatory overtime day when weeks go to 60 hours. Not for us this year – we are taking it easy and only working 50s.) So our week actually ends up going from Friday through Tuesday.

This week went pretty well. There is still a lot of walking. Fifteen to seventeen miles is a pretty typical day. From the way it was explained to us today at our midday meeting, it has something to do with the way orders are now grouped. Basically the bottom line is, that we will probably continue to have high mileage days even when the orders start to pick up. Good thing that we’re in pretty good shape.

The new “mod” areas where the construction took place are filling up quickly. It is amazing to me how much has been accomplished in such a short period of time. There seem to be some bugs that still need to be ironed out, like lighting issues for example. But I’m pretty sure, or should I say absolutely positive, that it will be next season for us before we see what they decide to do in these areas. Flexibility and adaptability are good buzz words to keep in mind this year. Especially with the much busier weeks we have coming up before we leave here next month.

We have signed up for voluntary overtime again this week. Second 50 hour week of the season. More importantly, we have, at most, 30 days left to work for our third season here at Amazon!! Yes, the countdown has begun. I am already dreaming about Florida.

1 comment:

  1. Sounds like the pace has picked up since I last checked in with the blog. With only about a month left, the end is coming into view. Florida temps will be nice when you arrive back. Judy and I will be here in the Apache Junction AZ near Phoenix til we head back to our summer job in Oregon. If your travel plans include the NW maybe ya'll can stop by.