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Old 05-08-2010, 11:45 AM
Location: Frankfort, Ky
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Originally Posted by ColorsOfMe View Post
Victor, I should WARN you about working at Amazon. I worked there the Christmas of 2008, as an "order picker". If you have a choice, _DO NOT_ pick the position of Order Picker. You WILL be hurting, badly, if you do. I'm a very fast walker and "in shape", and had decent jogging shoes for the job, and had blisters all over my feet. It was 10 hours of fast-paced walking (think the fastest shopper you've ever seen in Wal-Mart, that's how fast you need to move as an Order Picker for Amazon). Many, many people come and go at Amazon for this reason. One of the things I remember they did was trying to motivate Order Pickers to 'move' by having these large flat-panel screens in the areas where team leaders gather all the workers around for meetings. These screens showed just how much walking Order Pickers do in a day (about 10-15 miles a day). Here are some links, don't say I didn't warn you.

Inside The Lives Of Amazon.com Warehouse Employees: Long Hours, Long Walks, And Heavy Lifting (PHOTOS)

(center in Kansas, but after reading the article it's no different than the one in Lexington, Kentucky)

Hot Seat of The Week: Behind The Scenes Of Online Shopping- “Workers walk 10 Miles/Day” « Life Blog
Oh, wow. It's that bad, huh. It sounds very similar to Target's distribution center in Woodland, Ca. I used to work in the outbound department loading trailers and it was extremely fast-paced. I worked three 12 hour shifts from Saturday to Monday. I was off Tuesday to Friday. It paid really well. Too bad California's cost of living is through the roof!

ColorsOfMe, do you know any positions worth applying for and the pay rate amazon has to offer?
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Old 05-10-2010, 11:58 AM
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I do not, sorry. I no longer live in Kentucky.
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