Week #8 at Amazon
Disclaimer: We are in no way affiliated with or representing Amazon. We are simply detailing our workamping experiences for those interested during our time as Amazon Camperforce associates.
Things are feeling quite routine around here. We don’t really have any new or exciting things to announce this week. We just did our thing - day after day. However, we both did visit areas of the fulfillment center we had never been in. That most certainly did help. Changing up the scenery just a tiny bit, but still did help the time pass by a little quicker. The days we worked were different this week to accommodate the release date of December 21st. So we were a little confused on which day was which, but nothing new for us. We were scheduled to work 12 hour days, but the extra two hours were cancelled 3 of the 4 days. While the extra money would have been a bonus, we were happy to get tucked into bed at our normal time, rather than 2 hours later. We were glutton for punishment on Saturday and worked the OT. It really isn't too bad because it is the shortest stint of the night. The hardest part is that it makes our "morning" a little bit rushed as we sleep longer after going to bed 2 hours later. We did it!
We are nearing the end with only 4 more days to finish out our assignment. We both decided that our 9 week commitment was just right as we are both ready to finish up. Much longer and we might have taken them up on the offer to leave early. The arrival of the cold weather doesn’t help much either. It was incredibly cold as we left work a few mornings this week - the kind of windy cold that rips right through you. We called Florida to order the sunny weather this afternoon and they said it would be no problem. It’s ready and waiting!
While we didn’t clean up on the gift cards as much as previous weeks - we still ended the week with $20. I was in the groove with the power hours this week winning three times and Russ takes his job seriously as the keeper of our raffle tickets. $5 is $5!
Our next update will include a rundown of our time as Amazon CamperForce associates, including “What to Expect”, “What We Learned”, and “Our Time in Numbers” for anyone interested in pursuing the Amazon CamperForce program in the future.
Do you have your Christmas shopping done? If not, visit Amazon.com and we just might be your personal shopper to get those gifts headed your way.
And last but not least, our silly quotes, mileage, and favorite “pick/stow” items from Week #8….
“I would have definitelystayed for the overtime hours if they wouldn’t have cancelled it.” -said nobody ever
“What are our raffle ticket numbers again?” -asked by Betsy 10 times a night
“Power hour is the best time to use the bathroom because everyone else is trying their hardest!”
“I don’t know where P-3-BHigh-A703A1 is, but it sounds more exotic than our usual E-Mod.”
“So this is where they hide all the pallets of Legos. I like it up here.”
“We must not be the only people suffering through the Polar Vortex. I feel like all I am picking is hats, coats, gloves, and wool socks.”
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RUSS & BETSY'S WORKAMPING REVIEWS / UPDATES:
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- - - Acadia Bike & Coastal Kayaking in Bar Harbor, Maine (June - October 2017):
- - - Amazon Camperforce in Campbellsville, Kentucky (October - December 2016):