For some people, not red lining all the time is a skill in and of itself. Why wait until you have an injury or a mental health crisis to take a breath? Reflection I was brushing my teeth recently, paused, turned to my girlfriend and proclaimed that I wasted all four years of college on two degrees that were not challenging. I said that I should’ve majored in something “more difficult” like Engineering, Math or Computer Science because “I could have” and people wouldn’t “default to questioning my abilities”.
Stress I’ve been meaning to jot down my thoughts on this for a while, but I keep running into things that tweak my mental model about stress. Recently, I watched some old home videos. Twenty years ago, my parents moved us into the home we still live in today. Around this time, my dad filmed a video of my brother and I walking the quarter mile from our house to a canal that runs through metropolitan Phoenix.
Two months as a BIE Promoted to BIE on the same team I have been on since September. Worked hard during my first four months on the team, put together a doc with my boss and got approved starting about two months ago. Since Septmeber I’ve done a lot of stuff: A little Background - Built out reporting on how well we are placing inventory to fulfill demand - Built out reporting on inventory health and suggesting removal actions for overstock - Built out reporting on inventory repositioning efforts - Built out a daily executive summary for each warehouse sent to hundreds of folks - Automated End To End process of inventory repositioning - Automated End to End process of establishing inventory positions at new warehouses A little more Background!
Four Months as an Analyst at Amazon My perspective switching to the Supply Chain BI team. A little Background The first four months have been interesting. Last week, Amazon laid off 18,000 people. Fortunately, nobody on my team or, I think, my whole org got the axe. This really hit home the fact that jobs come and go, and that I should be prioritizing employment that allows me to work on what I’m interested in and gain meaningful skills.
Year 1 at Amazon My perspective working at Amazon as my first job out of college. Background After graduating college in May of 2021, I took a job at Amazon. I also had offers from PepsiCo and a small logistics company, but I felt I would learn the most, have the biggest impact, and gain the most opportunities from working at Amazon. When people hear you work at Amazon, they think that you’re a part of everything.