Does anyone work at Amazon?

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PostDoes anyone work at Amazon?
by Rapidly-Greying » Thu Aug 05, 2021 3:25 pm

I've just started and I'm in 'stow'. I hate it. My question is has anybody ever heard of someone successfully getting a move to another department?

Anybody who reads the mental health forum knows that I'm not in a good place. I was hoping this new job would pick me up but it's somehow managed to get me even lower.

Maybe I'll like it more once I'm good at it and know my way around but it would be good to know the option to switch departments is a possibility.

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PostRe: Does anyone work at Amazon?
by Buffalo » Thu Aug 05, 2021 3:33 pm

I don’t believe anyone here works for them, but they might know somebody who does and can hopefully ask for you. Good luck RG.

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PostRe: Does anyone work at Amazon?
by Rocsteady » Thu Aug 05, 2021 4:35 pm

I did, and know people who do. Is it warehouse work you do?

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PostRe: Does anyone work at Amazon?
by Albear » Thu Aug 05, 2021 4:43 pm

What's Stow?

I wouldn't concern yourself with what other people have or haven't done at Amazon. Everyone's situation is different. :D

Is there a specific role you want to get into? What's wrong with the current role?

Edit - Also how long have you been working there? I know the first few weeks/months are always odd at a new job, as you're the new boy and don't know anything or anyone. Ive worked at loads of places and it's always been a tougher start with things then gradually improving.

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PostRe: Does anyone work at Amazon?
by Dual » Thu Aug 05, 2021 4:54 pm

Keep working hard and you'll eventually end up with Jeff Bezos' job. #capitalism

Hope all is good bro either way.

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PostRe: Does anyone work at Amazon?
by rinks » Thu Aug 05, 2021 4:58 pm

Sounds like it's putting the products on the shelves, while everything you do is tracked with a scanner.
https://www.reddit.com/r/FASCAmazon/com ... desirable/

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PostRe: Does anyone work at Amazon?
by Rapidly-Greying » Thu Aug 05, 2021 5:17 pm

rinks wrote:Sounds like it's putting the products on the shelves, while everything you do is tracked with a scanner.
https://www.reddit.com/r/FASCAmazon/com ... desirable/


Nail hit on the head there. It's ten soul destroying hours of mind numbing work where you're so scared of making a mistake you're guaranteed to f@ck up.

I imagine I'll be sacked very quickly.

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PostRe: Does anyone work at Amazon?
by Albear » Thu Aug 05, 2021 7:06 pm

Sounds like you've already given up, which is a shame.

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PostRe: Does anyone work at Amazon?
by mcjihge2 » Thu Aug 05, 2021 7:48 pm

Do you have any qualification or training or experience in other areas that might get you moved to a department that suits those skills?

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PostRe: Does anyone work at Amazon?
by Victor Mildew » Fri Aug 06, 2021 8:22 am

Rapidly-Greying wrote:
rinks wrote:Sounds like it's putting the products on the shelves, while everything you do is tracked with a scanner.
https://www.reddit.com/r/FASCAmazon/com ... desirable/


Nail hit on the head there. It's ten soul destroying hours of mind numbing work where you're so scared of making a mistake you're guaranteed to f@ck up.

I imagine I'll be sacked very quickly.


I don't know your financial situation, but are you desperate for work and that's how you've ended up in this situation?

If you can afford to, it suggest just packing it in and leaving, because work like that is terrible for your mental health, especially if it's getting to you at this early stage.

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PostRe: Does anyone work at Amazon?
by Oblomov Boblomov » Fri Aug 06, 2021 9:00 am

Rapidly-Greying wrote:
rinks wrote:Sounds like it's putting the products on the shelves, while everything you do is tracked with a scanner.
https://www.reddit.com/r/FASCAmazon/com ... desirable/


Nail hit on the head there. It's ten soul destroying hours of mind numbing work where you're so scared of making a mistake you're guaranteed to f@ck up.

I imagine I'll be sacked very quickly.

I went through a comparable experience in a very similar environment (John Lewis rather than Amazon).

I managed to push for a move to 'packing' and although I still despised every minute, it wasn't quite as awful as some of the other jobs. I've always been into sport/exercise etc but walking around a massive warehouse, moving about stock etc for a full shift would totally wipe me out. I would spend all my non-working time recovering for the next shift.

Is there any chance you could angle for a move to one of the packing stations instead? That would be my recommendation based on my experience.

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PostRe: Does anyone work at Amazon?
by Prototype » Mon Aug 09, 2021 7:42 pm

Rapidly-Greying wrote:
rinks wrote:Sounds like it's putting the products on the shelves, while everything you do is tracked with a scanner.
https://www.reddit.com/r/FASCAmazon/com ... desirable/


Nail hit on the head there. It's ten soul destroying hours of mind numbing work where you're so scared of making a mistake you're guaranteed to f@ck up.

I imagine I'll be sacked very quickly.


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