Day 2 of this week-with so much entertainment from fellow associates today just flew by!
I woke up early… for once! I was dressed and out the door 15 minutes early! I ate breakfast at Amazon inside the front break room and watched the News until it was time to clock in.
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Here’s how Day 10 of CamperForce Peak 2016 went:
Hmmm…. What happened today? Oh yeah- same ol…… LOL! Just joking! Not really but kind of.
Anyway, today was pretty much a standard type of day. Nothing out of the ordinary.
I did a Safety Audit with the old Picking Manager from last season after lunch. That was interesting! We basically walked around for 45 minutes looking for safe and unsafe behaviors of fellow associates and made notes of what they did well, right and wrong.
After I went back to picking- I remembered there was a competition going on for the associate who could pick the most items between 12:15 and 2:00pm. Since it was already 1pm I just went about my day as usual. But some other folks… well they were basically running up and down the aisles trying to win.
Ridiculous and Hilarious at exactly the same time!!! Okay here’s how it went:
I had just been sent to P2C. I grabbed a cart, then realized all the totes were like 50 aisles from where I was currently standing. As I started to walk down, another Camperforce associate caught my eye. He was moving really fast! I made a comment about him racing to be on top, while he grabbed a cart. As he raced past me leaving his cart down the center aisle, to get his totes, I took this moment as an opportunity to play a little joke. I slid his cart down one of the side aisles, out of site, as he headed back towards it with a stack of totes in his hand. Giggling I walked away.
By the time I made it to the totes, I could hear him racing down one aisle after the next. He was whipping around corners and sweat was literally pouring down his forehead. This was more than enough entertainment, but it got better as the train wreck continued.
After picking two totes of merchandise and trying to keep a straight face, while he zoomed up and down, my scanner eventually sent me downstairs to another mod. Making my way to the conveyor- I stopped to laugh with a fellow camper blogger and her husband, who lightheartedly told me about how the racing camper almost knocked her off a ladder- when he turned his sharp corner, shaving seconds off another pick.
I walked downstairs where I passed two full-time associates loading totes onto pallets. They were having a good laugh and mentioned someone had just called over the walkie that there was “a maniac on P2C!” We all laughed and said we hoped he won the prize after all the hard work he was putting in.
Later in the day after the last break, the racing camper found out he hadn’t won. In fact he didn’t even make the top 15! I drew my own conclusion- that he was disqualified for unsafe behavior… Priceless!
Peak Day 10-