Has anybody worked or is currently working a job that is just...bleh?
Sierra and I started at Amazon 11 days ago and it's...bleh. It's not really the hardest work in the world, but you'd think the pay would still be higher than $17.05. We got a flex "reduced time" schedule, which means we pick our shifts and only need to work a minimum of 120 hours a month.
The only issue is that the shifts they let you pick are no more than 5hrs and 15 minutes long. No 6, 7, or 8 hour shifts. While the short shifts are nice, in order to hit 120hrs/mo or 30hrs/wk, you need to work AT LEAST 1 day where you work 2 shifts in one day (like 7am-12:45am and then a 7pm-11:45pm). Even if you only do 1 day a week like that, you still need to work like 6 days in a row to get your hours.
It's pretty depressing to have to work either 6 days a week or 3 long days a week. I already used 4.75hrs of my 10hr paid time off balance to cover last night's shift because I just wasn't feeling it. I dunno how I'll last. Sierra is grabbing shifts and working upwards of 50 hours a week though, because she really needs the money.
Hopefully I can last at least 90 days so I can get the $1000 sign-on bonus and then maybe I can just quit. This upcoming month I'm going to try to do 30hrs a week by doing 3 long days a week. If I don't feel like 3 long days, I could always do 2 and get like 20hrs. I dunno honestly. This place knows it's crap, because last night Sierra told me they had a mental health and safety meeting. Like they KNOW the job is depressing and draining.