Category Archives: Workamper

Ever Felt Like “I Love Lucy”

Have you ever felt like a T.V. character? Well, I did and here’s why… I just spent the past few weeks in San Antonio, Texas working for a temporary agency. They sent me to work at Hill Country Bakery.  Hill … Continue reading

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The Amazon Jungle

Well, the week at the Amazon jungle went just fine~ until tonight. I picked up my cart and started the day as usual stowing products into little bins with hand held scanner.  I was stowing and counting happily until  the … Continue reading

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Toilet paper confetti…

This week my dog had a party with my trash, ate my lunch, I have been told to be more proactive rather than reactive, that my dogs have a better memory than me, that I am outgunned. I called myself … Continue reading

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Any suggestion for training me, the dog owner?

The trash is fine now but the question is WHEN will I ever learn? I left my backpack filled with my lunch goodies on the couch. I was tired last night at 4:30 am when I came home after the … Continue reading

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Half week is complete.

This past week at Amazon is through. We only worked 5 hour days this week. They call it work hardening. Next week will be the start of 10 hour days. In this warehouse, Amazon has Recievers, Stowers, Pickers, Packers, Shippers … Continue reading

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Amazon’s 5 s system for clearing clutter

Today, Monday Oct,21 at Amazon, I  went to safety school. Instead of watching boring videos, They had hands on training and flip charts. It was the usual safety training:  How to lift properly by keeping your back straight, using your … Continue reading

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A welcome party

The second day of orientation was a day to fill out paperwork and listen to the rules.We all received our security badges today. It allows us to enter and to leave the facility.  We all came in an took our … Continue reading

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First day at Amazon!

Well, my first day at Amazon is over. I am officially an Amazon Camper force employee. There were 25 people in the group that was hired today.  I would say the average age of the group was between 55-70.  I was … Continue reading

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Workamping

Well tomorrow,  Thursday, Oct 17, 2013, I will officially be a workkamper.      I will be working the Christmas season for Amazon in their fulfillment center in Coffeyville, Ks.  Coffeyville is seriously in the middle of no where, somewhere near the … Continue reading

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