So, big night tonight, first time I'm going it alone in my new role as Area Manager at Amazon. What is an Area Manager, I hear you ask... well, its someone who manages an area of an Amazon warehouse, for me its the pack singles area, the bit where any item you order in isolation gets put into a box.
And here's the thing... I'm 37, and most of the other area managers understand what Snap Chat and Tiktok are for. Turns out you can do my job straight out of uni. Found out my boss's boss is 9 years younger than me the other day too. OMG, what am I doing with my life!
Anyway, after 12 or so weeks of training I'm running my first shift tonight all alone. Just me, a team lead and a load of associates who are brand new to the business. What could possibly go wrong?
Surely an Army Major with 19 years experience under her belt should breeze this? You might think, might you? Except I've lost the ability to learn new stuff, from dry online lessons at least, training didn't go well and there are grads that seem to have more of a grip than me. Arghhh! I had a face, once. Lets see if by the end of the week I've managed to save it.
Charlotte Goodwin is the author of the Gallantrian Legacy series. A set of six books (and counting) set in a universe where magic is real, there's just not much of it on Earth.