The Biden Peak

Posted: December 6, 2022 by datechguy in Uncategorized

This is the season at work where we are the most busy. A large group of people are hired in September and October and are trained to get ready for the Christmas season where orders at the warehouse leap to incredible levels and all are in a rush to keep up. We call it the “Peak” season.

This is my 7th peak (minus one where I had a busted shoulder) and of all the peak I’ve seen this has been the slowest,

Amazon is laying off thousands and at my place when I came to work yesterday the first thing I noticed was there was plenty more parking then there had been the week before.

Things were quiet yesterday there was plenty to do but nothing like the Christmas season should be.

It would not surprise me if when I come in next Monday for 2nd shift if I find an even better parking place than I did yesterday.

During the Obama years Peak was busy, During the Trump years Peak was crazy and we employed so many people during Christmas we were practically falling over each other. Now we are in the Biden peak and I have plenty of places to sit at lunch.

You get the economy you voted for.

  1. Pod Hamp says:

    My son-in-law has worked for Amazon for several years as an engineer in their facility maintenance area. He would go to the newly opened facilities in the area to get the machinery up and running. When he was at the house for Thanksgiving dinner, he mentioned that he is starting to look around at jobs. I guess he is seeing some handwriting on the wall.