It’s Saturday, so that means this is my last day for the week- before my days off start. Yippee! I can’t wait… Oh Wait- Yes I can! I forget I only 1 day off now- so it’s not really all that exciting.
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Here’s how Day 2 of CamperForce Peak 2016 went:
Saturday’s always seem a little more relaxed. Not as many people work in the fulfillment center on the weekends, and it just feels like Saturday. People walk a little slower, talk a little more and well.. you get the picture.
Today after clocking in I walked into start up and saw a fellow camper making his way over to me rather quickly. He usually talks a lot so I figured, this was just a typical “Good Morning” conversation. After his initial “hello” he immediately started talking about wanting to do a cart audit with me. I just politely nodded and continued to listen for startup tips, before logging into my scanner.
As the meeting ended, I proceed to walk to my first pick mod, which happened to be my least favorite mod, because it involved walking up a crazy incline ramp, and it was also so dark I could barely tell the difference between the items that were blue, black and brown- making it just a little harder to find the right thing.
I took a few steps in that direction, before hearing the Manager yell my name. I turned around and walked over to her, where she was surrounded by 4 other associates. She said “Sharee! You’re on cart audit with *****.” I looked at her, looked at him, then smiled and walked with him over to the pick desk.
What this meant was I would be walking around with *** for the entire day, redistributing carts to the pick mods. That means 10 hours of talking to the same person. It also means about 5-6 additional miles of walking!
While *** is very interesting, and I did enjoy talking to him for the first 5 hours- after lunch I was pretty much out of casual conversation and would have preferred to return to picking. We kept the flow going- but it was strained… at best and we both knew it. We actually exchanged a few comments about being sick of each other, had a few long laughs then kept going as the time ticked on.
My feet were throbbing, my smile had worn off, and as a result, when they offered to send people home at 4pm- I was one of the first ones at the time clock!
Day 2 of Peak- Camperforce 2016 Done!!!