I was up Tuesday at 4 am in anticipation of our first work day. With 'Orientation' behind us it is now time to begin to relearn our jobs as pickers. We spent 11 weeks here at Campbellsville back in 2012 (October 8th to December 23rd) 'picking'. On our walk through of the facility on Monday it appeared a lot had changed, but on Tuesday as we were being taught by Ashley how to navigate the facility, and use our Motorola scanners TLE and I began to see that not much had really changed about the layout. There are still 3 buildings (A, B and C) which are all connected with firewalls. Most 'pic mods' still have 4 floors, and they still have books, DVD's, video games and electronics, but most of the inventory is now clothing.
We began our 5 hour shift with our 'stand up' session. All the pickers working the day shift gather at a central location where the shift manager gives the 'news' of the day consisting of information about Amazon while a second person leads the group, silently, in stretching exercises. Amazon takes safety and fitness very seriously, and stretching is a very important part of being fit to work. Once 'stand up' is finished we (the newbies) break up into two teams of 5 each. TLE and I are with Fred, Don and Diane (Di). Ashley was our Training Ambassador, and spent the entire 5 hours of our modified shift with us training us how to pick, and even more importantly, how to navigate our way through the labyrinth of 'pick mods'.....
......while I was in the middle of that a former Amazon associate (Ken) whom we met at the Fernley, NV Fulfillment Center stopped by to say 'Hi!'....what a nice surprise. Since Fernley he has worked at other Amazon Fulfillment Centers, and said this will be his 6th consecutive year working at Amazon. We talked for about 30 minutes before he bid me adieu, and I returned to my decorative lighting task. Ken, thanks for stopping by....we both enjoyed reconnecting with you after 4 years!
The rest of the day slipped away quickly, and suddenly it was 8:30 pm and time for me to hit the sack once again.....thanks for stopping by!