We are enjoying our one day off before we go into the normal 10 hour days they work here at Amazon. The first week of 5 hour days was a nice break in period and also let the work campers or Camper Force employees know what it will be like. We are guessing that 3 - 7 campers have already quit. This job is not all rainbows and unicorns, but it also is not the hardest in the world. A lot of the campers are retired and haven't work like this in a long time or never worked anywhere but behind a desk. This is true factory work! Concrete floors, constant noise, moving equipment, etc. I hate to say this but the PO plant has trained us exactly for this kind of job. We have also been able to impart some of our acquired wisdom to others about how to deal with the conditions here. Things like lifting, the right kind of shoes, stretching exercises, and others have already helped a few of our Camper Force co-workers.
Like I said in the last blog, this building is mostly clothing so the unusual item of the day is hard to come by. Since it is clothing, Mary had to pick a "Lacey Jock Strap". To paraphrase "an ass for every chair" how about "a sack for every pair"? And it rhymes!! My pick was a complete tuxedo set with shirt, tie, cumber bunt, etc. The odd or cute thing is it was sized 8-12 months. How adorable! The most common thing we are noticing is the sizes. Common, ordinary, every day items in sizes you don't find at Walmart. How about lady's thongs in size 5XL or bigger. If you are that size isn't all underwear a thong? Men's belts in size 50" or 60" or larger? That is a lot of leather!
Well I've got a few things to take care of around the trailer and then I am going to relax the rest of the day. Tomorrow starts 10 hour days. We only have to work 2 days before our 3 days off so that worked out nice! Until the next blog good bye from our home in Kentucky because.....
Home is where we park it,
Frank and Mary