Wednesday, November 7, 2012

'12/#46 Week 2 At Amazon

Well we have started our second week at Amazon and like I said before we walk around a lot and look like we know what we are doing. It's just like my 30+ years in the Post Office. Now I know some of you who work for the PO are wondering why we are working for a place like the PO after gladly leaving that kind of work behind. Well, part of it is they pay good money for a short period of time which is what we want as workcampers. The other part is that even though it is like the PO we don't have the same mentality that comes with knowing you will be doing the job for 20 or 30 or more years. This is a job not a career. When our commitment is over it is over and if the job becomes more than we bargained for we can always say goodbye. There are no benefits to lose, no vacation time earned, no sick time to account for, and no retirement that needs to be invested in. In other words we don't have to care about the job at all. Show up, do our thing and go home.

Oh I forgot to mention that Amazon pays for our camping while we are here. Two months free rent is another perk that you can't ignore. Then there are the other workcampers or what Amazon calls "Camper Force" people. We have our own little community and get to make friends that we will socialize with during our time here. We also will probably meet up with some of our new friends down the road just like our old friends we ran into once we arrived here. It is the RV lifestyle and we love it.

Now on the down side I will tell you it has been a little chilly here. With highs only around 50 degrees and overnight lows getting close to the freezing mark(that's 32' for our Florida friends) we have had to find ways to keep warm. We have a nice gas furnace and two electric heaters that help conserve propane not to mention our favorite....the electric blanket. Then there is always snuggling which is my favorite. So we are doing just fine and will survive Amazon before we head back to Florida.

So I will sign off for now here in our home in Campbellsville KY because.....

Home is where we park it,
Frank & Mary

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