Hello Dear Brown Cafe Community, I am a new member, so I hope I will not make mistakes in my first posting. I was hoping to find advice and input on the following matter. I was hired as a seasonal helper for UPS last November. Being the only female helper hired, I knew I had to work as hard or even harder as my driver and other UPS guys, so I could prove that I can do the job. Into the second week of my temporary holiday job, I received a call from my supervisor asking me if I would be interested in a driving position. (I do drive manual transmission, hold a Class A with T endorsment and have a graduate degree.) I told them of course, I would love to, and would be more than willing to work in whatever area I need to (pre-loading, etc.) and as long as it would take in order to eventually become a UPS driver. I was told that the position I was considered for is to be filled from the outside. So, for the past two months all I've been told is I'm as good as in, all the bosses have been super impressed and happy with my work, etc. A week ago I was asked to go in for an interview. Today I received a call, where I was told I was one of the top candidates, if they had another opening they would offer it to me, but at this time they offered the position to someone who worked for UPS before and currently is working for FedEx. Appearantly, there wouldn't be training costs associated with him, as with me, they would have to send me thru it. I was told, they don't want me to "give up on UPS" and come April/May they want me to become a seasonal driver for them. I was wondering if anybody could give me any advice, what this means in "UPS" language? Am I being played around with? Will I be fired after the seasonal driving is over? Any advice would be grately appreciated. Thank you.