It’s often been said that a fulltime RVers plans are set in Jello…
Our packing jobs at Amazon had been going well, up to this week. We were working four 10 hour days, followed by three days off. The work was somewhat tedious and monotonous…no surprises there…but we were ok with our duties. We were definitely sore, but nothing we were overly concerned about. Things picked up with Black Friday and Cyber Monday, and we were really worn out. Still we kept pushing. On Tuesday morning, Diana wasn’t feeling well…it turns out she hurt her back…and went home. I worked out the day, but pretty much settled on the fact that we should move on, as it wasn’t in our best interest health wise to stay to the end. Diana had never worked in an industrial environment before, and she was amazing. Kelly, the CamperForce human resources director, called her a natural. :). I spent my career in a shop setting, so I knew my way around. All was well with our managers…they actually came to us for assistance daily…so no issues there. We just were concerned that lugging totes with two cases of canned pet food in them while being so tired was jeopardizing our health. We knew it was going to be hard work going in, and it definitely was. When we let Kelly know, he offered for us to return next year, which was incredibly kind. Amazon’s Campbellsville management team loves CamperForce, as they work so hard and are reliable. If finances ever dictate that we need to return, it is nice to know that offer is out there. That wasn’t our motivation this time, as we just saw Amazon as something we wanted to experience. The money was a nice bonus, though!
So on Wednesday night, we met up with our friends Linda and Steven at Campbellsville University’s dining hall. They treated us to dinner (thank you!!!) and we discussed the events of the week. We have gotten together with them four times since we arrived here, and have thorouly enjoyed every minute of our time with them. Jodee and Bill hooked us up, and the six of us…er, seven (can’t forget Fluffy Dog) spent Thanksgiving together.
And we can’t forget Tessa!
So…what’s next? Well, first stop will be a weekend in Nashville, meeting up with Jodee and Bill again! I’m sure there will be a couple of bloggers reporting on that one. 🙂 From there we will be heading back to Melbourne Beach, Florida for three months, and we are looking forward to seeing our friends Rod and Mary (and Gracie) again! 🙂 After that, we will be exploring some new territory for us, so be sure to stay tuned to what that entails.
That’s our update to what’s been happening. We really enjoyed our time in Kentucky, and really appreciate the opportunity that Amazon afforded us. CamperForce is a great program, and the people we worked for were thoughtful. We definitely knew were appreciated. This state is beautiful, the cost of living in the Campbellsville area is very reasonable and the people are warm and friendly. We would definitely come back here, even if we weren’t working for Amazon.