meeee

Evansville, IN

#1 Mar 15, 2010
Any hot guys at Amazon.com ?
Rock Steady

Evansville, IN

#3 Mar 21, 2010
There are no "hot" guys that work there. The ones that are passable are in exclusive relationships or have kids. But looking for booty shouldn't be a reason to get a job somewhere. I work there to get money and pay my bills, not find a date.
Cats

Winchester, KY

#5 Mar 22, 2010
Plenty of hot guys and gals there especially during the summer months because that building is like an oven inside.
Backintheday

Lexington, KY

#7 Mar 22, 2010
Even making billions of dollars, no raise for the past 3 years
Cats

Winchester, KY

#8 Mar 22, 2010
ku4uv wrote:
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Yes it is, at least it was when I worked there. People even complained to Jeff Bezos about the heat when he would visit, to no avail. We were always told that it could cost several million dollars to effectively cool the faciltity and it just wasn't worth it. Let's see, Jeff Bezos is only one of the richest men in the country, if not the world, and he can thank the Amazon.com workers for that. I have worked in hot plants before, but Amazon was about the worst. I can remember working in receiving during the winter and freezing my a-s of with snow blowing in the dock doors on me. I am curretly looking for work, but I think I won't be going back to Amazon unless I really get in dire straights.
I worked in picking and during the winter months I STILL wore shorts because it was still warm enough in there for them.
POTHEAD MAXIMUS

Bellevue, WA

#9 Mar 22, 2010
Amazon sucks! I worked there 4 years, and yes it is brutally hot during the summer! Get off work dripping in sweat, glad i dont have to do that anymore. I worked at both lex 1 and 2, both hot as hell.

“Really?”

Since: Mar 10

Controverse City

#10 Mar 22, 2010
bleh...Amazons motto is this..."Use em up throw em out, hire em again if they come back for more."
Rock Steady

Evansville, IN

#12 Mar 24, 2010
ku4uv wrote:
Is there still a lot of "cherry picking" that goes on with receiving and stowing departments? There sure was when I worked there, and I suspect there still is, and will always be. I called a lady out about doing that crap one day in the receiving department, and her fat a-s got really mad at me, but oh well. I used to get angry because there was no empty shelf space in stowing, yet we were still expected to hit our production goal every day in stowing, or we would get written-up. I guess I was just supposed to pull empty shelf space out of my a-s right? If I ever get really desperate and decide to go back to that place, I will request a job in the receiving department doing regular receive and just tough it out long enough to either go back to college and acquire another degree or find a job I really do want to work out. I wouldn't stress over like I did from 2000-2005 though. I would do the best I could and if that wasn't get enough for Amazon.com , they could fire me!
Unless otherwise told, you know you can take your stuff across the conveyors, right? The only space in that warehouse is not restricted to A-D. I stow and carry on for the hell of it, and make out with above a hundred percent every night. I receive, and do it for the hell of it, and was at 137 my second night. It's not hard, you just have to actually do something. And yeah, it's hot in the summer and there are cold spots in the winter. There is no fully effective way to either heat or cool that place,given how huge it is and how many dock doors are constantly open. Either wear a tank top or put on a sweater. I'm not having much of a problem at all with it. Guess I can just take it better than other people. That's sad, a hundred pound girl can handle warehouse work better than the big boys.
Rock Steady

Evansville, IN

#15 Mar 28, 2010
ku4uv wrote:
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Well, God love ya. I pulled my weight out there probably more than most people did, and did it for over 4 years. They never bitched when you hit your goal, just when you didn't. Most days that I didn't meet goal it was because of not having the shelf space to put anything. At least I got my numbers honest when I get them, not from cherry-picking. If you like the place you are working, more power to you, but don't you think it is kind of ironic that most people who have worked there don't have anything positive to say about Amazon?
People never like past employers. Everyone who whines on the associate boards never has any ideas to help problems, they just gripe about heating and cooling and other people. A lot of people presently employed expect the paycheck without having to work. Hell, my body can keep up with hardly any effort and I'm not having any personal problems with management, I have insurance and stocks and insane benefits. Kinda worth doing monkey work ten hours a night. But not everyone sees it that way. There;s a reason the people who whine about it are the people who don't work there anymore. Either offer solutions to a problem or suck it up and deal. That place is too busy for much else.
former

United States

#16 Mar 28, 2010
meeee wrote:
Any hot guys at Amazon.com ?
I use to work there n I'm a hot guy.. Fyi f amazon n integrity. I wish I had enough money for a corp lawyer cause I'd sue there ass for mis treatn employees.
curious

Lexington, KY

#20 Mar 28, 2010
I worked out there for a couple of months before christmas. I was a picker in which we really ran our asses off. I liked it a lot at first though becasue you stayed extremely busy and the day flew by, but then it started getting harder and harder to meet your goal because every other ten minutes you were waiting for work. So it was just about inpossible to make goal. Not to mention, seeing the stowers i think their called sitting around goofing off all the time got really old. I swear their goal must have been to go as slow as possible. Plus they thought when they were working in an isle it was their isle and wouldnt move there hugs ass cart. I think the stowers needed to do a few days in picking. Thats the only thing that pissed me off.
Rock Steady

Evansville, IN

#21 Mar 28, 2010
ku4uv wrote:
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I bet you are one of those people that probably barely got a high school diploma that also kisses the bosses ass to get ahead too. Plenty of people like you out there.
Yeahno. I graduated high school with honors and maintained a 3.8 gpa in college. Amazon pays my bills until I go to grad school.
Rock Steady

Evansville, IN

#22 Mar 28, 2010
curious wrote:
I worked out there for a couple of months before christmas. I was a picker in which we really ran our asses off. I liked it a lot at first though becasue you stayed extremely busy and the day flew by, but then it started getting harder and harder to meet your goal because every other ten minutes you were waiting for work. So it was just about inpossible to make goal. Not to mention, seeing the stowers i think their called sitting around goofing off all the time got really old. I swear their goal must have been to go as slow as possible. Plus they thought when they were working in an isle it was their isle and wouldnt move there hugs ass cart. I think the stowers needed to do a few days in picking. Thats the only thing that pissed me off.
I started in pick and then moved to stow. Pick sucks. During peak, they hired too many people and kept running the bucket down, which is why we were always waiting for work. Stow during peak is a joke. You still have your rate, which is insanely easy to meet, but even on nights the outbound people aren't working those giant u-boats get in everyone's way. Best thing to do is let a stower know if you need to get behind them, in front of them, or where their cart is. I did that in pick and it kept confrontation at zero. Now that I stow, I wish like hell more pickers would learn to say "excuse me" or something instead of staring at me when I'm not even facing them. The problem is only with about three pickers on each shift but it's the most frustrating chunk that gets noticed.
curious

Lexington, KY

#24 Mar 29, 2010
Ya i mean i was always extremely nice to all of them but half the time when you would say excuse me they would just look at you like ur an idiot. I just think during that season i they should try to be a little more helpful and just keep their carts out of the way becasue most likely they are going to have about 20 diff pickers go through that isle with in the 10 they are sitting there. Plus it gets the pickers rates down real low trying to always find room.

“Really?”

Since: Mar 10

Controverse City

#25 Mar 29, 2010
This entire thread sounds like the talk of the blue collar table to me.
curious

Lexington, KY

#26 Mar 29, 2010
lol umm ok and what is the point you are trying to make here. Im pretty sure theres not one.

“Really?”

Since: Mar 10

Controverse City

#27 Mar 29, 2010
It's over your head, and IQ level.
curious

Lexington, KY

#29 Mar 30, 2010
That is just so sweet of you to make demeaning comments like that. I do NOT fall for that kind of stupidity so i will tell you to have a nice day and leave it at that.

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