We received our Amazon employment docs late Friday afternoon. Included in the 20 or so documents which must be either signed, or acknowledged was our shift information. The prior two times we have worked for Amazon we chose to work the night shift which on a 10 hour work day goes from 5:30 pm to 4 am (two paid 10 minute breaks, and a 1/2 hour unpaid lunch included in there). We had hoped to work the night shift again this year, but alas it was not to be. We have been assigned to work the day shift (current business needs determine your shift, and job) from 6:30 am to 5 pm as either packers, or pickers. We will work Friday, Saturday, Sunday and Mondays to begin with doing 10 hour shifts. Our mandatory overtime day (if one is so required) will be on Tuesdays. Without the mandatory overtime day we will be off Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday each week. Which job (pack, or pick) we will perform will be revealed to us on Monday.
As one might expect, we are disappointed, but were fully aware from the beginning that we might not get what we wanted. TLE and I are resilient, and within a hour, or so we were beginning to make the mental adjustment to our new reality. We always say we can do anything for 8 weeks......it's not for the rest of our lives. Your mentality has to be 'work, get the money, and get out', and that's what we shall do.
Friday was a gloriously dry, sunny day and I took full advantage of that weather to wander around site #57 setting up for the next 8+ weeks. The first, and most important step in creating the proper ambiance is to pull our artificial turf out of the trailer for the first time in 5 weeks, and unfold it. There is just something about stepping out of our coach in the morning and standing on 'grass' instead of gravel, right? The visual aesthetic is just much more pleasing.
Then it was time for me to adjust the position of our trailer in relationship to the Newell. Where we dropped it initially placed it too close to the right rear of the coach, which meant I could not open the bedroom window awning on the passenger side, plus I could not access the passenger side engine bay door. Lucky for me that I have this wonderful 'Trailer Valet', and plenty of time.....