Week #9 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.
Well by now you probably know we survived! Surprisingly, our last week at Amazon came and went fairly quickly. Most likely that was due to the fact that we took our 5 hours of paid time off on Monday “morning” and we got out 5 hours early on Wednesday. We earned our paid time off just in the knick of time - needing to work 320 hours to earn that little gift. We passed the mark of 320 hours just this week, so we made sure to use those five paid hours before we lost them. Those 300 minutes were most certainly enjoyed. Most people would likely take them at the end of the shift, but we decided to take them at the beginning. Instead of reporting to work at 5:30 PM, we didn’t clock-in until after lunch at 11 PM. We figured this way we got some of the daylight hours to relax, make a post office run, and also not mess up our sleep schedule! Wednesday was a breeze as we knew we would most likely get out early for our ramp-down meeting. CamperForce associates were all abuzz waiting to get that special little message to report to the meeting. The meeting was upbeat and quick and before we knew it we were at home enjoying egg sandwiches and potato pancakes. Our feet were rejoicing and it was almost surreal.
While the relatively mindless work wasn’t always enjoyable and our bodies took quite a bit of use and abuse, we can both say we did enjoy our time at Amazon. The hours are long & the job is physical, but if you go in with and keep a positive attitude it most certainly is doable. We always felt like we were treated with respect by those above us. Our recap post will be ready shortly - likely after the new year!
Of course we couldn't finish off our last week without sharing our silly quotes, mileage, and favorite “pick” items from Week #9….
"This is definitely the best five hours we have worked at Amazon." (-said while enjoying our 5 hours paid time off from our recliners).
"The time has come to start counting the time we have left in hours, not days - woohoo!"
"21.5 hours, but who's counting?"
"The person that opens this is going to be disappointed on Christmas morning."
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