Heading to work today I was simply in the best spirits! I knew this was my last day, before at least one day off- and to be honest I figured with all the cut backs- I’d end up with 2 or 3.
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Here’s how Day 8 of CamperForce Peak 2016 went:
Let’s back track a little… Last night we received a phone call. A phone call that went out to all Camperforce Associates at the SDF1 (Kentucky) fulfillment center, that basically said they were looking for volunteers for Camperforce Associates who want to end their assignment early… As early as the day after tomorrow. If you were interested, you needed to email by 10am the next morning! (Talk about short notice)
This basically sent Camperforce Associates into a panic! Do I stay? Do I go? How will this look if I want to come back next year? I don’t have a site lined up until- it’s too late to call and make a reservation… So many questions and so many concerns- but ultimately the people who wanted to leave sent the email.
Fast forward to this morning:
As soon as you entered the facility you could tell tales were being spun! Talks of why this happened, where else it happened, if you were leaving, why you were staying, and so much more. Talking. Talking. Talking and Talking! It was like one big campfire chat- all day long! My ears were open-
From what I gathered, most people were sick of walking and ready to get to Florida. The overtime was not as plentiful as they had hoped and expected, and cold weather was on its way. This was an escape route and within days it would be driven by about 30-50 campers from SDF!.
More rumors floated through the air about all the campers being released early. Although it seems like an option based on the amount of voluntary time off they are offering, alongside the early departure they just had- I’m just not sure.
Our contract says we’ll be released by the 23rd– so any time before the 23rd we should always expect to be our last day. Either way, I’m perfectly comfortable.
Inside the fulfillment center there were off task type of jobs being given out from the start of the day. A whole group of people left around 8am with Voluntary Time Off. Then another group was given a tape cart, scrapers and a variety of different colors of tape to go help the Facilities Team- re-tape the floors. (Amazon has tape on all over the floor. Everywhere. They tape off where the totes go, where carts are parked, when trash cans go, and everything and from walk ways to pit lanes.
I was thankful I was signed up for the cart audit- so I avoided the tape obstacle, which I’ve been able to do every time so far. Keeping my fingers crossed! It’s really not my cup of tea-
Anyway, I ended up walking about 13.5 miles today.
55 hours worked this week.
I haven’t seen any changes on the scale- but my legs are rock hard. TMI? Oh Well!