My new team!


A few articles (and podcasts) ago. I mentioned how excited I was to change my job, department, and team at Amazon. It’s a shame, I really did like picking orders. There’s no doubt in my mind I could pick a 4k every single night. However, I could only do so on other teams. I attempted to switch to more of a “load balanced” team several times. However, I was unable to get the transfer cleared. So you’re probably wondering.. Did I make a good decision.. Yes of course. So long 10 minute pod gaps, fake rates, and scam contests. Amnesty babysitters, Corny little messages. I am no longer miserable at work and desperate to leave early. I can’t even begin to describe how disappointed I am for wasting 3 months of my life. I can proudly say that my NEW team, is legit.


I am fortunate enough to escape the pick and count write up loop that keeps most pickers stuck in the department. I have witnessed far too many pickers get flipped into “ICQA” and receive “errors” until the point they were written up and even terminated. Be weary of this. As soon as the write up goes away, they get flipped into “count” and get another one. And so on, and so forth. I watched people “count” correctly on several occasions and couldn’t believe how frustrating it must be to count things and be told your constantly wrong. I am a huge fan of cross training employees.. However, There are some serious flaws in pick, and the whole situation wasn’t for me. Does this sound familiar?


After meeting my new boss, and some of my team mates. I must say that my shift transfer was one of the best decisions I have made in a really long time. I am really looking forward to working with them, and getting to know them better. At this point, I just wish my transfer would of gotten approved sooner. My new position is just as challenging but not as hard on my body. My leader has her head on straight, and actually wants to advance our careers. I am confident I have finally arrived in the right place. I was welcomed with open arms, and I am often thanked for doing a good job. What a great team. What a difference. If you need help trying to figure out how to avoid the mistakes I almost made. Please contact me. I can help.

King Craig James