Thursday, March 17, 2011
March 17 Update
We worked another shift at Shelf Reliance again today. Nothing very interesting to report -- just a normal day picking orders but at the end of the shift they needed an extra good cleaning done because the USDA inspector is coming tomorrow and he has a reputation for getting down and looking under shelving etc with a flashlight. We're getting so we know the locations of many of the products without having to look up the codes on the order sheets. I still see plenty of things that I would definitely do differently if I were in charge, things that would make the workplace safer and things that would make employees more efficient. For example, the way the shipping area is set up they stack the pallets at the same end where orders are coming in, then have to drag the pallets all the way down through the warehouse, then over, then back up to where the doors are to the trucks. Seems to me it would make more sense to make the shipping process a linear one with orders coming in one side and pallets built on the other end near the doors! Duh! The way it is, the pallets have to be moved back past all the order carts that are lined up and being filled. Oh well, we only have one more day, unless they ask us to come in on Saturday, which would be time and a half. At least one temp has already been scheduled for Saturday, but so far we haven't. Probably just as well. There are things we need to get done around the place and it would be a good idea to get rested up before we start training on Monday at Ancestry.com. Mom has an interview at 9:30 tomorrow morning. We're both pretty sure she'll get an offer and be starting training on Monday when I do.