From the bloggers at Interstellar Orchard.
Five and a half weeks gone at Amazon, five and a half more to go – time for a mid-season status report. Wondering what this CamperForce thing is all about? You can find the comprehensive About Amazon’s CamperForce post here.
Overtime has been scarce at the Haslet site so far, a stark contrast to last year where voluntary 50 hour weeks started the third week in October. As mentioned in a previous post, all campers were put into the ICQA (inventory control, quality assurance) department this year, and ICQA has had no overtime opportunities so far, and no word on if or when overtime will come.
It’s theoretically peak season for Inbound right now (Receive, Stow), but the volume of product coming into the warehouse is not what it was last year. I’m not sure about Receive, it being in a different part of the building than I work, but Stow is on 44 hour weeks (11 hour days). Some campers have been cross-trained into Pick or Stow (I’ve been training in stow the past two days), but as we’re still in the ICQA department, most managers aren’t giving their stow cross-trained campers the overtime hours. Pick has no overtime as of yet, but Outbound peak doesn’t kick off until the day after Thanksgiving.
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