Sunday, November 4, 2012

'12/#45 One Week Down

Well our first week is over and it wasn't bad at all. It was kind of interesting. The job will be pretty easy once we get the hang of it. Amazon starts everyone off with a conditioning schedule. The first 2 weeks are 5 hour days and then we go into our 10 hour days 4 days a week. To us it doesn't seem necessary but there are a lot of workcampers who haven't had jobs that required them to stand for hours on end on a hard concrete floor or they have been retired for several years. They are the ones who are taking more time adapting so for them the conditioning is a good idea. It also weeds out the ones who just can't or don't want to do the job. A number of people have already left and more are coming in next week.

Like I said we will be scheduled to work 4 10 hour days. That was something that a lot of people in the PO would have liked and the unions actually explored at one time. I personally would have loved it because of the 3 days off each week. Whether it was a 3 day weekend or a break during the week wouldn't have mattered. It still would have been nice. Now we are working that schedule. Our first week was Mon. through Fri. because of orientation, but our regular work days will be Wed through Sat. That means that we have 4 days off between week one and week two. S-weet!

We will get together with some friends and then check out some of the towns around Campbellsville. We will see what else there is to do and what other stores might be nearby. Also we found out that Taylor County, where we are staying, is a dry county. So, if we want any alcoholic beverages we will have to cross county lines. We don't drink that much and don't plan on partying alot while we are here but who is to say I may not want a beer or Mary gets a hankering for a wine cooler. It would be nice to know where to get it.
We are going to enjoy our days off here in our home in Kentucky because.....

Home is where we park it,
Frank & Mary

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