T O P

FYI, don’t overwork yourselves to be on the top. At the end of the day, you’re still making the same as the dude who’s been sitting in the bathrooms all day. Take care of your mental and physically health first before trying to beat your highest rate.

FYI, don’t overwork yourselves to be on the top. At the end of the day, you’re still making the same as the dude who’s been sitting in the bathrooms all day. Take care of your mental and physically health first before trying to beat your highest rate.

Slimjim_Spicy

Started as a good ol water spider. Wanted to move up. Wanted to be a learning ambassador. Favoritism kept me from doing anything else. So much favoritism. Managed to get in on jam clear. Couldn't be happier. No rates, no bs management. Just me by myself watching out for amber lights and not killing myself doing rate work or grunt work.


11nufc11

Favouritism must be a thing in every fc, there’s like 5 or 6 people on my department who have all been trainers, and are now pgs, I thought it was odd until I saw them all sitting with the team leader in the canteen


70ghia

Many people in leadership are so up their own ego that they lack the introspection to check themselves and their subconscious biases and end up playing favorites without realizing it and then get defensive when called out. (though there is definitely a lot of intentional favoritism as well) Anywhere humans are in charge of deciding these things you'll find favorites. It's why I make a point of laying out the expectations for each role and the requirements to be considered for it so when someone asks to be trained I/the AM/whomever can check their performance against that rather than just personal feelings.


11nufc11

That is the annoying thing, nobody has said ‘if you get x rate every day you’ll be more likely to get x job’ so I just make sure I stay above target.


North_Childhood3784

I don’t care to move up


11nufc11

So?


pickpackPA

I make performance based decisions. But, other AA still may not realize the reasons certain AA are selected...for me I choose based on productivity, TOT, attendance and a couple of trial runs in an indirect spot. In my department the people in regular rotation in indirect spots perform well, hustle and usually stay late to help clean up. AA who have bad attendance, rate or TOT issues are usually not much help to me. They usually want an indirect spot so they can slack, flirt or wander off. I need indirects who will help me get the job done.


Cat-a-Co

Do you get to do jam clear every day? How do you go about doing that (assigned to a particular placement)? I’m always assigned to a different spot every day. It gets very confusing. But I have noticed that often the same people get to do the same jobs every day.


Slimjim_Spicy

It's considered a critical role at my location. But it's a first come first serve type deal. If the positions are all full, it's back to my original area and then God knows where since they move everyone around all the time. Fortunately it's only been full like twice in the last 4 months. So yes, I usually get to do it every day.


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Slimjim_Spicy

It might also be based on your site type. MEM1 is more of a redistribution location. Merchandise comes in, we sort it based on where it goes, then it gets shipped to whatever site it needs to go to in order to move along to the customer. We don't have racks and racks and six million cherry pickers. Different breed of facility altogether.


Kagjpl16

Hello fellow memphian! I’m at MEM4 :)


Slimjim_Spicy

Hi! I've heard it's super chill over there compared to here. But it's pretty chill here. So is it super super chill over there? Or have I been told blasphemous lies? :D


Kagjpl16

It’s pretty chill tbh, but it’s my first warehouse job so I don’t have much to compare it to. I maybe see my manager once per night after I get my station from him(aside from standup). (That may be because I do my job and don’t hide in the bathroom or bullshit at my station)


Slimjim_Spicy

Bathroom hiders. Ugh. I don't mind if you wanna hide, but every damn stall will be taken. It already took me like 5 mins to get to the bathroom.....I ain't got time to waste waiting on you to pretend to shit lmfao. Sounds cool tho. Basically the same as here.


Kagjpl16

Man that drives me insane!! I just want to handle my business and go back to work. Not walk to the bathroom 3x waiting for a stall😭


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zzz25648

Looks like you finally found out the secret that all the veterans have kept from telling to new employees. It's the same at my sort center. Right at start of shift, all the group 1 and 2 people will rush to their favorite spots. It's first come first self service. Lucky people will basically get to work 10 hour shift by simply just standing in one spot as jam breaker, inductee, splitter, or diverter. Half the time they will be on their phone the entire 10 hour shifts. Easiest roles ever. Do yourself a favor and self-insert into specific roles you want to get into. It's a hush hush secret amongst managers and veteran employees, but if you're actually good at those roles then managers will turn blind eyes. Heck, funniest thing was that by the time that I officially do receive the actual trainings for those roles I have already done every single roles except being water spider (one of the worst roles at sort center as you basically become everyone's bus boy for closing everyone's pallets).


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Oh I would recommend chatting up with the veteran employees first to get the gist of the situation in your facility. That way you get to know what roles are safe to self insert into and what roles to avoid getting into. At my facility, scanner, inbound, jack pot, and dsf wall building are some of the worst roles. They're all physically demanding and the top reason why people resign. Well...not every part of inbound is bad. Side loading small to medium weight packages are pretty cushy. Inbound that contain non-conveyorable packages are the ones you gotta avoid if possible, unless you feel like lifting 50-100 pound weights the entire shift.


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Slimjim_Spicy

Ask a PA or ops manager about a critical role. Worst they can do is blow you off.


LIT_LIV_1

Yea but ur supposed to go where ur comfortable so if I get a job that shift and I don’t like it or don’t know how to do it I’ll jus go back to the task I like the most or is easiest for me


scottmead82

I downstack everyday I simply said that's what I want to do


nnoctturnall

are you a sorter ?


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nnoctturnall

lol do you put things into grey bins and stick stuff inside a cubby and press a button ?


sjlegend

When I got indirect trained that is the first thing I asked to do. Jam clear is goals as fuck.


Slimjim_Spicy

Preach bro! Absolutely love it.


sjlegend

And like a gift from heaven im on the mez today!


Decent-Active-5329

Same thing at my facility. I played nice with the management just so I could get promotions. I hate them all. But I am a PA who does bus routes all day and get paid $22.75 an hour to just walk around and type all day.


Saintcole49

Add to OP's point always remember that HR is there to protect the company not you.


Ancient-Beginning845

Amen. I used to do that. It just wasn’t worth it to me. Edit: I have been asked by an ambassador and trainer to be one. I kindly declined, but thanked them.


Defiant_Cat7301

Yep! Now if Amazon paid based on production, that would be another story. I worked a job where the base pay was $16 an hour, but you had the ability to make up to $25.50 an hour if your numbers were sky high.


ogshavedpussy

What was the job?


Defiant_Cat7301

It was an order selector job. It was similar to this, https://youtu.be/OyYq6Bkca78. It was way more physically demanding than Amazon by a long shot.


youngquis16

Yeah I learned this recently. Started as a stower kept a consistent 8-10 sec rate. Within 2 weeks I got moved to decant. I bust my ass everyday as a decanter the rate used to be 65 cases a hour, now its 80, I hit 80-100 everyday which is fine and all. But whats the point if the people only hitting 30 or 40 gets the same pay as me? I have aches and pains even on my off days. Not worth it, take care of yourselves.


PurpleMoonPixie

Why did they move you if you did good at stowing? Did you not like it or where you too slow? I’m worried because I’m a new hire stower and I’m about 15-30 seconds depending if I have big heavy items which is all I’ve been having as of late >~<


youngquis16

We were told that my particular batch of new hires were the fastest they had and they needed decanters. Its easier than stowing. As a matter of fact its where the stowers work comes from. Also, you get to be on the 1st floor because stairs suck.


SquadGITM

I watched a problem solver sit on her ass for 10 hours on her phone last night. Sure she got up when needed but every time I came around she was nose deep in flakebook. Meanwhile the stow crew was busting their ass.


North_Childhood3784

I feel the same when product is all over the floor x the ppl to retrieve it say “I’ll get it later or walk by 30x an hr. Then stop the machines to push it with their feet. Walking past the merch on the flr. It ends up on my ladder.


cero45

Can I ask what kind of building you work in?


LyftedX

Exactly.


tillymane

They don't compliment you when you're doing an exceedingly well job but they sure as shit get on your case when you ain't meeting their standards. Why even bother performing in any margin other than average. I'm not putting any additional work into this trillion dollar company than I absolutely have to


No_Cap_7709

All this , I try not to let it discourage me but mentioned it to a quality control guy early on and he literally made it a point to come by my station once a week just to say I was appreciated . 🤦🏻‍♀️🤷🏻‍♀️😂🤪


punch_riot

At the end of the day, it's just a job. Most things that are actually important lie outside of it.


Cheezit_2145

Lol I’m reading this as I sit in the bathroom at my FC


No_Cap_7709

Stank eye* 😂😂😂😂


sjlegend

This. They came up and down our lanes today telling us how our cret facility took first place for rates this year (again) and one of the PA’s was dancing around with a fucking WWE style championship belt. They thanked us for all our hard work and one of us was like “so how about a raise or a bonuses a reward for getting y’all first place again?” And the ops guy just laughed... Working your ass off gets your nothing with this company. Put yourself, your health and well-being first.


Bigpapa090

This post right here! Really goes to show the people who are actually smart and those who choose to kiss ass and think their a “good boy” at work.


North_Childhood3784

Nah


sethpwnsk

Used to always pick 480-530 per hour and put up 4000+ units per day, have 5k'd 3 times. It got me respect, but every day i'd come in and we needed high volume (which is more often than not at Amazon) my leaders would look to me "okay! We need your numbers today!" Like... how bout some indirect roles? Sure they taunt me downstack, tote runner, and floater, but how bout AFM or LA? Applied for both and got nothing back. What i have done now is begin to only pick 400 an hour, or maybe even a little less. Most people in indirect roles at my facility look like they have never hit rate in their whole lives. Flow is strategic about who they pull off station. You know they are. Direct quote from my manager even. It's not worth it, they're trained to encourage you to get the best and most out of you. That's it. They don't have your best interests at heart. They have their interests at heart. Looking out for number 1, so to speak. If your interests overlap, then you will mutually benefit, but only for as long as you are useful in *their* interests. Managers will sell you up shits creek to save themselves every single time. I've had 4 pick managers. I'm done buffing their numbers and making them look good. Now I give them shitty reviews whenever I'm prompted at sign in. Why? Cuz fuck em! That's why! #davechappelle


IITomTheBombII

Man, I used to run Amnesty. Whenever it came time to train more people, I had to fight to take the super fast pickers/stowers since certain management wanted to keep them where they were. Some managers were definitely good about this, and wanted to see their associates succeed and move up even if it meant hurting their team's productivity. Others, however, were not.


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I find textbook managers to be the funniest. They try so hard to be charismatic but fail so hard because they lack empathy which is the one of key aspect to leading.


North_Childhood3784

They lack a lot, not just empathy


TheWalkingRed1983

I don’t understand how it works at my facility. They would be on me about getting a certain number and when I got to picking that number and over they pull me off the station saying I’m over picking.


ericfromct

Exactly. Why would they pull you off a station when you're doing more work than they would be. Doesn't follow amazon's principle of frugality


11nufc11

At my fc they seem to put some of the fastest pickers on indirect roles, possibly because the work usually runs out half way through shift but I dunno, I dunno why they don’t just offer vto


Y4123

I'm starting to run out of UPT though


North_Childhood3784

Get a vaccination


Y4123

I got my first on Wednesday


primordialism

Agreed. If you have management riding you when you're above rate. Slow the fuck down until you're right above or under rate. Call ethics when you leave and report it. If you're indirect set alarms periodically to pace yourself. Don't rush and throw a muscle cramp into the picture because of someone else.


patmalloy5

I took 2 extra days because it said training . Went in , got stuck picking . Then this week overtime Monday so 2 55 hour work weeks


GBPhoenix

Ive had a AM who isnt pleasant to be around at all tell me “try to be back on time from break” when I got back at the same time as everybody else. Plus its a 2 to 3 min walk back to where I was which was manual induct.


DevilzAdv0cate

My problem is totally different i cant work slow if i do my body start acting up like i am dead man walking around so i have to work fast, this gives alot of benefit to my AMs and Amazon but i am still making same shit if my rate goes down to 200 my AM or PA never ask me why it went down cuz they know if rate of this retard is down means its slow pods not him lol simple advice for everyone DO NOT sync your body with ARs ever when you start picking job just let it be as natural as you do everyday.


Jared524

Some people don’t care. They’ll come to work coked-out and off energy drinks running circles around people getting mad at us calling us lazy and shit lol. I used to be that dude(minus the coke) and I’d be in there busting my ass going above and beyond going home sore as hell. I saw how some people would come to work do the bare minimum getting the same pay and never get shit said to em. I do just enough to float under the radar, not too much, not too little. I’m basically a ghost and I love it. Nobody expects me to do anything extra. I work, play my music and then go home. Nothing else. I’ll be on this wave until I leave this place. I’ve seen folks give their all to Amazon then ended up getting fired over something and Amazon just hit em with the Kanye shrug and snatched their badge away.


No_Cap_7709

I started during peak left mid December and could not believe how many people were so obviously on dope nodding off at their stations or “training” desk and the managers just carried on with the tutorials 🤦🏻‍♀️


MrmustacheMan1

Bruh stop calling me out. I take 20 mins “pretend poops” just so I don’t walk out


bballalexx

Man I do the same and I only do it once throughout my 10 hour shift and still when I say I gotta go to the bathroom and come back people are like where were you? I didn’t see you. It’s like dude I was in the bathroom for like 5-10 mins considering it takes like 5 mins just to walk there and 5 mins back.


Icelates

Same lol


RickyCee23

I work at my own pace as a stower. I work so that I have money to pay bills on time.


Bumclicks

True but I got downvoted for saying that Safety and Quality is more important that quantity on this subbreddit.


Iron_Patton_24

I gave up long time ago. I only work as hard as my fellow employees. They know how I feel, and I know how they feel. We get shit done, but we don’t over do it. If you give a Ops a cookie, he’ll want a rate of 150.


Risaxseph

I mean I am making more now than I ever did at Amazon. I took a leave of absence from Amazon back in April of last year when this whole virus nonsense started. I was on unemployment for a little while after an exhausting time off and paid leave once Amazon asked me to come back I resigned due to safety concerns as they were working employees to death. Now I work in an office job making 20 dollars an hour. It’s more mentally stressful but I work for the federal government so the insurance is better. All in all things are better now but I would say that Amazon did teach me physical labor is not as bad as it sounds. The point of this thread though to not overwork yourself is totally true; The company will let you and not care that you do. Don’t let it. Hell my current job with the federal government will let us salaried employees work ourselves to death and not care because we are salaried. So yeah; nobody be workin themselves to death just do your job, make your money and go home.


No_Cap_7709

Sounds like you were overqualified to work at Amazon to begin with . Congrats on the new job .


Risaxseph

Thanks; yeah I finished my bachelors degree… I honestly could’ve applied to be an area manager or something I just didn’t even know. My eventual goal is to try and get into human resources or diversity management at Amazon. Then the pandemic happened at that point I realized that was never going to occur. So I moved on.


Fit-Scholar-4651

as a military wife it will always be my duty to make my husband proud and excel in everything I do as soon fast as I can. I know im working a little bit too much but I always find a way to enjoy every moment and every second of my everday working life. I work in shipdock and people know how hard it is but I always find a way to make my job easier and enjoyable. Though if i will look into myself in other people view i look like im busting my self and overwork myself. I am only 5 months working in amazon yet i am already a learning amabasador and hoping to grow more and level up as soon as I can. For me It is not about the money, the power or popularity it is developing your self, knowing yourself and enjoying the blessing of having a job while you still can.


Think-History-8168

Sounds like it's more about making your husband proud 🤷🏻‍♀️


Fit-Scholar-4651

well he deserve it after serving this country for 15 years as US NAVY and been deployed in 3 war wouldnt he want a wife that will make him proud..😁😁😁


rodneyebeling

I read all this negativity about Amazon on here, and I wonder if things are as bad where I work. I have been there 6 months, and bust my ass everyday, hoping for recognition, and it comes my way. I was asked to be an Ambassador. I was asked to apply for the Away Team, and I do nothing different than I would at any other job.


WhiskeyBrat96

See, this is how it used to be at my FC, but the past few years it’s changed so much. Now you don’t move unless you’re besties with the leads 😭


blueberrytrain

Well said. I’m a competitive person at heart but I only make rate for myself and no one else. When someone recognizes my rate that’s just a plus. If you aren’t engaged in your role take it at your own pace. Everyone is different. Just be fun while being work appropriate.


Coolthat6

Following this advice will make you a Tier 1 grunt for the rest of your amazon career.


Rick_Sanchez710

Absolutely!!! I’ve killed myself for a year and a half, hit high rates, low take time, cross trained in three other paths, learning ambassador in pick, and at the end of the day I still make the same as the POS yelling six feet while standing within three feet of the POSs.


Think-History-8168

Fuuuuck


NotABot00001

That’s exactly what happened to me I worked my ass off as a flats water spider but then noticed other people not doing anything so I just got in with the pa and I’m becoming a pg and relaxing more, I get what needs to get done done but outside of that I don’t overwork my self


LoggerTheChicken

Dont overwork yourself but also only doing the bare minimum is how you appear replaceable and it takes longer to move up that way


sethpwnsk

Usually if you do the bare minimum flow will try go cycle you out to an indirect role faster to make themselves and the managers look better. So long as you're all about the customer and kiss everybody's ass like you're a giant ball of Amazon-sunshine


Redwardsbvb

= Don't hold yourself to a personal standard of work ethic. Be content going through life giving the same amount of effort as the bum taking a shit all day.......see where this philosophy gets you in life. Sometimes people aren't recognized for their efforts, but sack up and keep trying and take pride in your own work no matter what BS other people waste their time doing.


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IMadeItGuys

depends on the situation ig. I won’t be working here in 4 months so I have no reason to wear myself out


amgin3

That's what I thought too..


IMadeItGuys

nah like I have definitive plans to move out and go to college so if that doesn’t happen then something went catastrophically wrong


Few-Yogurtcloset-338

Nice, congrats!


Antique_white

Are you OK?


Few-Yogurtcloset-338

What you mean?


Antique_white

I don't think I've ever seen you give a short reply. Usually you've got the bullet points and numbers locked and loaded.


Few-Yogurtcloset-338

Ohh lol. I mean OP has his plan figured out so no advice to add. Also, I only use bullet points & stuff because I like them over simply leaving them as paragraphs.. idk it just bothers to😂.


prodigyra

all it's gotten me is overworked 🤷🏽‍♀️


No_Cap_7709

I felt this , damned if you do and damned if you don’t


KuttyKool

https://youtu.be/xakQO2iHY08


tonenyc

I wish it was like that where I work, the slowest people get the easiest jobs based on favoritism..


yeetboi_dangerous

And does that pay more?


ShadowStone

L4 is area manager level--yes, they make a lot more than a T1 associate.


yeetboi_dangerous

Wierd. The managers at my place seem to be payed the same as associates


Few-Yogurtcloset-338

That’s due to the amount of hours L4+ work. Off peak it’s around ~50hrs & during peaks it’s 60-70hrs. If they were working the normal 40hrs as most AMs thought they were, the money is great. But it isn’t once you take into account all of the hours you worked to get that money. Then if you add into the fact that you have to pay back the sign on bonus (either partially or all) if you leave before 2yrs & you only get 0-20% of your RSUs if you leave before 2yrs. *The average life span of an AM is around 2yrs.*


amgin3

yes?


blacklotus2

Doubtful if you account for bonuses and OT. Someone I know made 70K last year as a T1.


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New tier 3 to L4 and I make 65k a year not including quarterly bonuses and RSUs I average normally 40-50 hours a week. People like to say tier 1s and 3s make the same money but a tier 1 has to work 60 hours to make like 60-65k and that's every week I've done that it sucks. Tier 3 at most can make 80k. Maxed out pay and shift difference at 60 hours a week every week. A managers job is mentally stressful but the physical labor is non existent I'd do 60 hour weeks all year as manager before doing it again as a tier 1.


prodigyra

i literally couldn't sleep last night bc my body was in so much pain--if i could, i'd take LESS money to work an office job or something 😭 i'm almost done with my degree though, so i'm hoping for better soon 😩


zapster10

You’ll get there, gotta put the grunt work in first 😉


prodigyra

haha, true! i'm telling myself it'll all be worth it in the future~


No_Cap_7709

I literally cried each morning climbing stairs to my apartment , slept my days off not intentionally just my body was that hurt just to do it all over again . I just went today for rehire test 🤦🏻‍♀️


prodigyra

ugh. i FEEL that. i cried in bed this week because the pain in my leg was so bad, and i knew i'd have to come back the next day and push through it for ten more hours, in the shittiest roles, because i dared work hard and agreed to be trained in various roles. i'm so tired. and i'm so sorry. this really fucking sucks. i'm stuck here too because i need the benefits and warehouse jobs are the only jobs that give 40 hours...especially here in this pandemic 😩


No_Cap_7709

I totally understand, I literally fell asleep fully clothed with my shoes on the 1st 2 weeks , then only dreamed of making rate. It’s ridiculous but the money is only reason why I do it . By the 3rd week I noticed I had huge green bruises on the back of my thighs . I didn’t bang them , it was from going up n down the ladder 😭


prodigyra

so many bruises!!! and UGH THE DREAMS 😭 (nightmares? 😭)


blacklotus2

To be fair, most T1s I know eventually succumb to chronic injuries, whether they work 60 hours/week or not. I'm pretty sure Amazon corps have the data to back it up. And then there are others with poor mental health, so they aren't resilient when it comes to monotonous and mundane tasks.


[deleted]

4 years at amazon I've seen younger men hurt themselves by not using proper lifting techniques just do yoga and stretch as for mental health relax and take care of yourself one day on your days off don't think of anything else besides yourself.


throwawayindisbelief

Don't forget your years and years of work experience that got you to L4. I know of somebody with 20+ years of relevant experience that went from T1 to Process Assistant in 6 months, and would be Area Manager in no time if not for their lack of college degree. I know of someone else who did IT for 10+ years in his old country who went from T1 to T3-or-something in 6 months. Congratulations though.


nnoctturnall

pro tip , ask someone to cover your spot while you leave to the bathroom and don’t log out, while they keep working it will say your active still and you won’t get in trouble


PolarDorsai

Echoing /u/amgin3 here, I started in October and absolutely busted my ass for 5 months straight. Now I’m a Process Assistant who had first choice as to what dept I wanted to work in because of said ass-busting. I acknowledge and agree that there can be favoritism at Amazon but if make yourself shine, in a good way, you’ll rise to the top.


sethpwnsk

I've done this for 6 months and counting and all it's gotten me locked away on my pick station. I've 5k'd 3 times, cross trained in pack and ship dock, and I'm a trained tote runner, downstacker, and floater. Truth is, it depends on your facility and your level of ass kissing.


PolarDorsai

The facility surely matters. Ours is fairly new so I was probably just in the right place at the right time. If you don’t mind me asking...you said your rates are good; how’s your quality? Specifically pick shorts and PEI’s?


sethpwnsk

I have consistent streaks of 10k-20k without miss picks. I constantly get praised. Why do you ask? Think I'm stuck on station because my quality is ass?


PolarDorsai

I’m not sure, just trying to eliminate reasons. If your pick rates are good and your quality is also good, then I’m only left to assume that it’s just timing or favoritism. Both suck, I’m totally with you on that. Did you apply for a Learning Ambassador or Process Guide position yet? Problem Solving is how I got myself out of the picking masses. Edit: and yea, I know how gross it is to do 10x as much work in those roles for the same amount of pay. But for me, it was a means to an end.


sethpwnsk

For me it is also a means to an ends. Applied for AFM and LA and didn't hear anything back in over 2 months. Applied end of jan/beginning of Feb. I only acquired the info about applications through lucrative means, talking to coworkers and pressing my mangers. They are very selective with who they even give this information to and in what doses.


PolarDorsai

Interesting... Do you know who your Ops Manager is? Honestly not a rhetorical question; do you have a working relationship with your Ops Manager? I see a lot of people gain traction because they get their name in the mouths of everyone they can. Might be something worth looking into. Lastly, what are your feelings about moving to a new facility?


sethpwnsk

Yes I know my ops manager, I talk to him on chime and he always checks in with me every week and I go to his stands up. Ive been recognized by groups of managers when i 5k and have had several pictures taken with robots, including pictures on the wall for "peak highlights." They know who I am at flow, all the PGs, PA, and LA's know me. Amazon is actually just ass when you aren't at a brand new facility. Apologies, but im done with this conversation.


No_Cap_7709

This makes me wish I stayed back in December I’d have 5 months in now rather than starting over .


AdAny9554

Started as a T1. Now L5 with an eye on L6 before 2022 gets here. Opportunities are there. Let it be know where you want to end up and have your leadership team help you get there.


OLfromMars

Wow big jump, how many years did it take you? I'm assuming you also got a degree either while working at Amazon or before.


cxmj

I agree people just like to bitch and moan ( I did for like 4 months) you gotta get to know your managers and make relationships tell them your goals I’ve now been trained in many new roles and love my job hoping to be a AM by the end of the year just gotta take the initiative. once I became part of the “team “ I’ve started loving my job


gunbuc

They’re “bitching and moaning” about actual hard work going unnoticed and how you can only move up from favoritism. Yet your counter argument is that they have to “ get to know your managers and make relationships” to move up, which is literally the definition of favoritism.... so I don’t really think you know what you’re talking about


Coolthat6

That's every job to ever exist. If you don't play office politics you won't move up.


cxmj

I disagree


Excision1020

I second this post They made me a pg on Aros and the place got me doing TDR, receiving the pallets labeling as LP/FRX/Eaches, and throwing also wanting me to meet a quote while not giving me enough help because we “understaff”


Yeetusbeatus69

Here king you drop this 👑


zachgooch123

but i have too or i’ll become hated by my coworkers, PAs, and be the outcast if i don’t work my best, plus i swindle down into a severe loneliness feeling when i don’t do work tbh


iPommy

I wish I can say the same about my physical and mental health. I’ve been doing indirect work for weight loss and it’s helping a lot so far.


North_Childhood3784

Can you transfer when there is no opening at the other site?


No_Cap_7709

Your comment is so on point , they get looked over while screwing on their phone meanwhile I’m bustin my lil ass up n down a ladder for 11 hours 🤦🏻‍♀️😂😂


Amonalisaa30

#facts


Difficult_Tension494

Hi from bathroom guy


Vekxin_Sama92

There's a dude on RTS with me who just sits at temp check the whole damn shift. Like we got a pretty laid-back job and shift already but you want to stay on your ass? Shit drives me


Think-History-8168

Bro, one day there was this dude behind me (I was stow at the time) and he literally sat on a tote at the edge of his station talking on his phone, then when he got more work, he was fucking stowing and STILL on his phone, once he cleared his line (new water spider that day AND we were on the last two lines) he'd fucking sit back down on that turned over tote.. shit went on for FIVE HOURS.


AngelinaXVX

If you can’t beat em join em, become one who sits in the bathroom lol


Trainleader21

I personally don't believe in this, I just started a few days ago. I understand the system does allow for people to move up, but I don't think learning this way is any faster. I choose to work as hard as I can so I can get higher in the workplace. This goes for every workplace. Also, I don't want to be a learning embassador. I think Managers can teach people as much as others


ELEFGEE1

Yeah.....it's always exciting in the beginning. You'll figure it out eventually.


WiLd_S

Best scan rate is 728 at my SC. On a line. Not small sort.


Think-History-8168

F U C K thank you. My boyfriend has to see this.


Think-History-8168

I feel like the key point people aren't grasping here is that they shouldn't overwork themselves but like, maybe shouldn't dick around in the bathroom either. Every other person is like, "oh I believe in working hard, striving to be the best blah blah blah" okay, bro but, like, best at stowing? Like, okay.. and what do you hope to gain from being faster than anyone else at shoving random shit in holes? All it's gonna' get you is your floor manager expecting you to maintain that standard and never getting offered VTO, vacation being denied because "You're the fastest stower in 3 West and we need you." and the unexpected, unsolicited and unjust responsibilities that happen to come with the perk of being "the best". Like, just work, bro. Do your expected amount of hours (but seriously, fuck their TOT expectations and taking back that 10 minute walk time) For fucks sake, Amazon, if you're gonna' take our walk time back then at least let us wear fuckin' Heelys. Damn.


garowedre-68abe4

don't tell people what to do