Frantic tedium in semi-chaotic surroundings
Shipping Associate (Former Employee) – Lexington, KY – March 17, 2016
Started early(7:30 a.m.) finished late (6 p.m.)
Learned I could put up with more craziness than I imagined.
If I didn't know I was working for the e-commerce darling, Amazon, a multi-billion dollar force of nature, I would have assumed management was insane.
My co-workers were all over the map: smart, stupid, hard-working, lazy, friendly and surly.
The tremendous volume of goods to be processed, combined with staffing protocols that seemed to leave us perpetually undermanned, was the hardest part of the job.
I don't recall any particularly enjoyable parts of the job