The end is near, as we only have to get up early on Saturdays for 4 more weeks! The volume is picking up at work, and there are so many people in the building now. When we started on September 30, you could pick for several hours without seeing anyone. Now there are people all over, and another group of 20 or so temporary employees started today in picking. We had over 130 pickers this morning. When we started, there was about 30 in the morning.
The last 2 Saturdays Dan and I, along with a few other pickers, have volunteered to work in ICQA, which is the inventory control/quality assurance department. With this job, we take our scanner, go to the bin on the scanner, count all the items in the bin, enter it on the scanner, and move on to the next bin it assigns us to. Unlike picking, there is very little walking around. It is a pretty easy job, although you have a lot of bending/squatting to look into the bins closer to the ground. And there is no time required to do this job. With picking, your scanner tells you what item to get, and where it is located, and it will have a little timer telling you that you how many seconds you have to pick that item. ICQA is very laid back, and you get to browse more at the merchandise. But we both prefer picking, as we like to keep moving.
We only get one tv channel here, the CW, which plays endless episodes of The Peoples Court. But they are constantly running commercials advertising the live broadcast on NBC of The Sound of Music with Carrie Underwood on December 5. Today I noticed a bin full of the audio CD’s of the “music from the live event”. So I’m not sure how live it is! It is available now as a pre- order.
I also had time today to look at the Susan Boyle “Home for Christmas” CD. I have picked a lot of these, and it looks like a pretty good Christmas album.
Originally, we were to have off next Tuesday, and work Black Friday instead. That way, Amazon didn’t have to pay is overtime. But now they are offering voluntary overtime on Tuesday, so we signed up for that. In December, we will have mandatory overtime on Fridays. There are 2 weeks that we may be able to get additional overtime, so we could be doing six 10 hour days each week….ka-ching!!$$$
Quote for the Day: “The best preparation for good work tomorrow is to do good work today” – Elbert Hubbard