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Campers help Amazon
keep up with holiday rush

AP - yahoo.com, by Bruce Schreiner

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Posted By:NYC RAL, 12/14/2013 2:43:54 PM

Twinkling lights, ornament-strewn trees and bustling campgrounds. Those are signs of the Christmas season in this Kentucky town, where the Amazon.com distribution center recruits an armada of RV owners as seasonal workers to help fill holiday orders. They´re dubbed the "CamperForce" by the world´s largest online retailer. Hundreds of campers are assigned packing, sorting and collection duties at Amazon warehouses in Kentucky, Kansas and Nevada — roles meant to keep orders flowing during the yuletide rush. Swarms of workers take up temporary residence in campgrounds. For many, it´s another short-term stint on a nonstop journey.

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The Grapes of Wrath by John Steinbeck or The Grapes of Amazon by BH Obama?

      


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Reply 1 - Posted by: shamrock, 12/14/2013 3:07:13 PM     (No. 9653928)

I don´t care who packs my stuff as long as it gets here, and it always does. Sparky and Cruella should have hired a few Amazoners to set up their stupid website, maybe it would work.

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Reply 2 - Posted by: ufos4, 12/14/2013 5:24:34 PM     (No. 9654055)

Bless their hearts. Amazon always comes through. No mall, no dicey parking, no lines to wait in, no empty shelf or settling for what´s left. Plus, there are the reviews from the experienced public to help decide what´s best to buy. Works for me.

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Reply 3 - Posted by: Pinchem, 12/14/2013 6:53:20 PM     (No. 9654114)

Wow, a story from my little corner of the world. My daughter used to work a few Christmas seasons but was a bit much for her (arthritis).

You get the order then have to run to all the bins (perhaps on different floors) for the specific item or items then get them to the packing room. Slackers don´t last long there so the turnover is high.

They built two campgrounds on the edge of town close to the Distribution Center and they do stay busy.

Of course, having the Green River Park and River close by also helps with the tourist trade.


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