very regimented structured workplace
Warehouse Operative (Former Employee) – Hemel Hempstead, Hertfordshire – 2 January 2019
This position was in the runup to Christmas , Amazons busiest period.
The dayshift started at 7am through to 6.30pm - although we were contracted to work a 4 day week it was compulsory at this time of year to work a 5th day too , which was paid at 1.5x normal wage rate.
A typical day would be a 7am start through to a 30 minute break at 11.30am , working 12am through to a 2nd break at 3pm , and finally working 3.30pm to end of day at 6.30pm.
It was very much a heads down and get the job done kind of environment , in many ways a classic warehouse operation that was still very labour intensive.
Subsidised food in the canteen and free tea/coffee were useful
Very long days, especially the first morning shift until first break.