Monday, November 19, 2018

252......

4:20 am - Monday - November 19th - Campbellsville, KY - 39º F, 100% humidity, wind 3 mph out of the southwest......mostly cloudy today with a forecast high of 51º F.......40% chance of rain.

I hit a milestone in the fourth quarter of yesterday's Amazon picking games.....252 picks in 125 minutes......that is smokin' hot for me.  To be fair I was picking in the P-1-K book section for that entire time which is a very small geographical area....there were also two bathroom breaks in the mix, but still, right?  That was the high point of my day, and season so far.  Of course, when you are on a roll like that the time tends to melt away, and that is just what it did.

The other three quarters I was moved from one Pick Mod to another, sometimes after picking one single item.  I felt like a marionette whose strings were being jerked around most of the time.  There were three times when my scanner informed me "No work can be found for this picker".  That happens on occasion, and when it does it takes about 5 minutes before another pick pops up on the scanner, so I take a bathroom break.  

There were multiple offers of 'VTO' (Voluntary Time Off) on my scanner throughout the day, as Amazon tried to trim the workforce to match the amount of work available.  By the time the 4th quarter came around, and I went on my rampage, they must have gotten enough people to go home early (all voluntary, of course) that there were no more"No work can be found for this picker" messages.  We find that it is the full time people who usually accept the VTO as the Campeforce folks like us are only here for a limited period of time to earn money, and taking VTO kind of goes against that premise.

We exited the bunker to partly cloudy skies, and 60º temps for our walk home.  It was the nicest walk home we have had in a while......no gloves on our hands, jackets unzipped, and no head coverings......delightful!  That will change quickly as we are headed into cooler temps once again Monday through Thursday, and then possible rain again Friday through Monday, which happen to be the days we work....perfect!

That was our Sunday....thanks for stopping by!

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