Amazon

“You Will Be The Same Person in 5 years as you’re today except for the people you meet and the books you read. Leaders are readers.” -Charlie “Tremendous” Jones

I started another stint at Amazon. As a warehouse worker. I have a degree and have worked on the corporate side but I also have warehouse experience from before I obtained my degree. I can play both sides.

This time I knew every rule the bastards like to pull on unsuspecting teenagers. I’m not a teenager but if you go blindly into anything then you deserve to be scammed or be taken advantage like a teenager.

I beat the system, so to say, before the system even started. It’s quite easy when you have a bunch of operation managers who are book smart but very little life experiences. I’m not trying to be arrogant about it; I’m just saying if you know your opponent you can learn to have the upper hand.

I scan objects all day long. Decant they call it. Rate is easy to make. Although, the majority don’t make rate; it’s acceptable to have a rate greater than in the bottom 5%. Time off task is another issue. 15 minutes is a limit. I figured out a trick with that too. It’s easy playing the numbers with a company who has too many things to keep track of and relies too much on technology.

Amazon has 15 core leadership principles their managers allegedly adhere to. In my limited perspective, I’ve seen few managers exemplify even a 1/3 of those qualities on a consistent basis. It’s definitely a frat culture with plenty of inclusion and segregation. It reminds me of a religious cult at times.

The other day I scanned books. I found another book to read as a result.

At first, I thought it was a good idea to read a book when the operating system is clogged or inoperable but there is just too much noise. Also, even with earplugs; reading while standing is not enjoyable. Then I recalled the above quote I had read from Charles Edward Jones.

Since I enjoy reading but many don’t enjoy reading or standing while reading then I can instead “read” the person nearby who is also waiting for the system to resume by asking them questions and finding out about themselves. After all, eventually, the majority are an open book.

Published by Benjamin Schleibenhammerstew

Hello there. Everyone is an expert in their own mind. In the Present, we think about the Past, which dictates our Future. Don’t beat yourself up about The Past; there were too many non-constant variables to predict The Future. However, if you end up treating the Future like a crystal ball don’t be disappointed in it’s outcome but remember it ultimately was your Own Choice. Subconsciously living in a Conscious world or is it the other way around? Benjamin Schleibenhammerstew

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