Okay so the Holiday season at Amazon has finally begun! I can’t say I’m not excited- because up until this point… well it’s been quite hit or miss inside the fulfillment center for Camperforce this year. But now that Peak has officially begun- there’s tons of fun and excitement planned to help keep the holiday spirits up alongside the mandatory overtime.
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Here’s how Day 1 of CamperForce Peak 2016 went:
Basically, today was Black Friday- millions of people are shopping both online and in stores, trying to beat the crowds to the top sale items on their holiday gift lists this year. Inside of Amazon however- holiday (seasonal) associates are working overtime, to help pump out those orders.
I arrived for my normally scheduled shift at about 6:30am- ready top walk to I dropped, finding whatever item my handy dandy scanner said was need to fill out my tote. I clocked in, walked into the start-up meeting then off to my first pick mod of the day.
I scanned a tote, placed it on my cart, then walked over to the bin, scanned that, looked for the item, scanned that, then repeated this process about a gazillion more times, before break, then lunch at 11:25am.
I ate leftover alfredo pasta for lunch with a bottle of water and some trail mix. FaceTime with Antwon and the kids for a few minutes, checked my email then headed back inside for the rest of the day.
At the lunch start up meeting, things were a little different. We were waiting for the pack associates to catch up with all the orders we filed- so that meant standing around for 30 minutes of trivia, jokes and other time wasters.
With about 4 hours left, I headed back to work, until being called to the pick desk to do a cart audit.
Cart Audit: Necessary but not hugely favored task of walking the entire warehouse to relocate the carts to their appropriate locations. Usually requires more walking (2-3 miles) than just filling orders- but allows more chit chat and social time without being considered off task!
Finished the day and clocked out at 5:00pm to trade spots with Antwon.