Well another week has gone by at Amazon and we have survived. Actually it hasn't been bad at all.....once you get the proper mindset. First rule is "it's a job, not a career". I'm not saying you don't have to work but don't kill yourself and as the song goes, "Don't worry, be happy". If something doesn't go right don't dwell on it, laugh at it and go on. Mistakes happen, right? Also if things could be done better or more efficient don't worry about that either. We are workcampers, temps, casuals, etc... at best. We are not going to change the world in 2 months. Besides, the regular career workers don't want us telling them how things should be done after we have been here for a whole 3 weeks! I know I didn't appreciate it when it was my career and we had Christmas casuals in the PO.
What's next..... Oh yeah rule #2. There is no rule #2. If you follow rule #1 and just enjoy yourself and the people you work with everything will be fine. After all we are workcampers. What are they going to do to us? Fire us in the middle of their peak season? And if they do what then? We get to go to Florida sooner!!!!! That means sooner to the grandkids, kids, friends, and much warmer weather. It's all good.
Speaking of the weather....it has been a wee bit chilly here. I know I said I wouldn't complain about the weather after seeing what the folks on the east coast have gone through with hurricane Sandy. I am just reporting the weather here. The highs have been in the 50's and the overnight lows have been in the upper 20's. When we walk to work in the morning it is right about freezing, give or take a few degrees. Yes, we walk to work every morning. Well almost every morning. If it is raining, snowing, or really windy we will take the truck but so far we have only driven twice in 3 weeks.
It is only 2 blocks from the RV park and Amazon gives everyone in our park an orange reflector vest for safety. They know we walk and care enough that we get to and from work safely. Even the locals are aware of the workcampers. We have to cross a busy road to get to Amazon and traffic really flys down this road during the morning rush hour in spite of speed limit signs. Yet the locals headed to work always slow and stop to let us cross even though there are no signs posted about reduced speed or crossing pedestrians. Amazon is good for the local economy and they want it to stay.
Well we have 3 days off and we are going to enjoy them. Sleep late, catch a movie, or get together with friends. We also will get some errands done and get as many meals cooked in advance for the next week. It is nice to come home and have dinner all but on the table after a 10 hour day. So I will sign off from our "Old Kentucky Home" ( I have been dying to say that LOL) because.....
Home is where we park it,
Frank & Mary