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Flashback photo: The elementary school in Leadville with broody mountains behind

Haslet CamperForce Mid-season Update

Five and a half weeks gone at Amazon, five and a half more to go – time for a mid-season status report. Wondering what this CamperForce thing is all about? You can find the comprehensive About Amazon’s CamperForce post here. Overtime has been scarce at the Haslet site so far, a stark contrast to last […]

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Back of the 2016 CamperForce shirt

CamperForce Updates

As always when I return to Amazon, I discover that a few things have changed from the previous year, 2016 has been no exception. Today I updated the “About Amazon’s CamperForce” post to reflect these changes, so if you’ve been thinking about trying CamperForce and want to know more, that’s the place to go for […]

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Switching Focus

I end up spending six nights dry camping in Misty’s driveway in Lubbock Texas. We work on our computers, watch Netflix, and I finally visit a Sprouts store for the first time (it’s a grocery chain focused on healthier foods, several friends of mine have recommended it). I don’t have a lot of photos, we […]

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Still camping at Lake Crowley, CA

Comparing Work Options for RVers

Having now acquired a good amount of experience while RVing with both working in a fixed location, and working remotely, it feels like a good time to give a rundown on both types and the positives and negatives of each. First an explanation of terms, as not everyone may know what work-camping is, and definitions […]

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2015 Full-timer Cost of Living and Income Report

I summoned the willpower to secluded myself from the Xscapers festivities last week long enough to work out my 2015 cost of living and income numbers. Here they are, conveniently tacked on to the chart I’ve used for previous years for ease of comparison. As always, let me stress that these numbers will be different […]

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A lot of this working CamperForce: driving to and from work in the dark

Haslet CamperForce Review

Some numbers from my Haslet CamperForce experience, I know how much people love numbers! Total weeks worked: 9 weeks, 6 days. Total hours worked: 480 Base pay: $10.75/hour Differential pay for working Saturday and Sunday: $1.00/hour, started early November Overtime pay: Time and a half for everything over 40 hours in one week – $16.125/hour […]

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Photo: Texas Sunset

Working the 11th hour at Amazon and getting out at 5:30 pm does have one advantage, we’re treated to views like this on the way home. Sunset in the business district of Haslet this past Saturday. This was taken from a moving vehicle, so you’ll have to excuse the fuzziness. I love how “wide” the […]

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A tree reaching up through Penitentiary Hollow

CamperForce Receive Dept. Job Descriptions

Four weeks of CamperForce are in the bag and six more remain. In the Receive department where I’m working here in Haslet, TX, everyone continues to be on 55 hours a week mandatory although for CamperForce that’s only 50 hours mandatory as we have to work that 5th day, but do not have to work […]

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Photo: DFW7

Today my carpool buddies and I worked ten hours instead of eleven and we got out while it was still light (most of the driving to and from work happens in the dark, see picture at left) so I thought I should snag a picture of the outside of the Haslet warehouse while I had the chance. […]

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"Thumbs up" for a minimum wage job that was enough to live on, don't think there are many sticks n bricks dwellers who could manage that

Answers About Full-timing

Happy Friday everyone! My first week of (more than) full-time hours is over and I’ve enjoyed a relaxing if rainy weekend puttering around the RV and not doing much of anything really, it’s been nice. Rainy weather kept me from getting out today like I’d hoped so there is no adventure to blog about, so […]

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The dog walk area at the back of the campground, with a field behind

Photo: Blue Skies

Those of you who’ve been following me at least a year know that when Amazon starts piling on the overtime that the two or three hours I get that aren’t devoted to work or sleeping are devoted to eating, showering, and relaxing, and time is at a premium. Well, the Receive department is on mandatory overtime, […]

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A Plus RV Park, furthest of the Haslet campgrounds at 37 miles out

Haslet CamperForce Orientation

Yesterday was my first day of work, orientation day at the new Amazon fulfillment center in Haslet, TX, near Fort Worth. Actually this facility isn’t new per-say, but it is new to the CamperForce program this year. As always with my Amazon coverage, I’m going to focus on what’s different this fall from previous falls. […]

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