Our last post was at the end of our first day at Amazon's Murfreesboro warehouse. Now we have finished our first week: 4 days of 5 hours each. Our work will all be in “Packing”, where orders have already been pulled from the shelves and brought to us for packaging, the last step before shipping to the customer. We spent Thursday and Friday learning the 4 possible alternatives: single or multiple items, and large or small packages. There isn’t as much walking as we did last year in Stowing; we’ll be working in a single work station all day. It remains to be seen if this will be easier on us than last year.
All of last week’s trainees begin their regular shifts next week. Our shift is daytime, Sunday through Wednesday, 10 hours each with overtime (if scheduled) being another 10-hour day on Thursday. No overtime has been scheduled yet, so we will have our 3-day weekend on Thursdays, Fridays, and Saturdays until we are released just before Christmas.
So what did we do during our only day off: met with family. Our niece, Jamie and her husband Jeff, recently had their second daughter, Kyla. Isn’t she cute?
Her big sister, Shay, just completed 6 weeks of figure skating classes at the Scott Hamilton Skating Academy. She’s doing very well and now talks of playing hockey in the future.
Scott was there to hand out diplomas and encourage everyone to continue the sport. He is a very down-to-earth person, and easily approachable. Paige was thrilled to meet him.