Ok here goes. I am part time. I currently work on the Twilight Shift/Preload/PAS. I have been with UPS since 2001. There are about 7 Part time employees in my area and 5 full time combos. Three weeks ago we had a meeting. We were told by industrial engineering, the sort supervisor and preload management that we were going to be going to a new system which would help keep UPS competitive. (More about this later) The new system called iSpa or EyeSpa, who knows, eliminates basically four people from my area. Currently hub employees sort the slide to four belts, a person such as myself then scans the package which runs downstairs to another slide to be sorted to the cages. With iSpa, they are kicking me to the curb by equipping the hub sorters or metro sort with portable ring scanners and printers. They will now be required to scan the package, slap a label and then sort it to the correct belt. This is all fine and dandy, but the way UPS and management is going about letting the part timers know what we will be doing is ty at best. I have been asked to move to Preload in the morning to load trucks or I can stay on my current shift and will be thrown out into the hub "as needed". I have spoken with the Preload manager and have not received any clarification about getting into a preferred job in the hub. I have been with UPS for almost 7 years and refuse to be thrown into outbounds. With some notice I could have bid into the hub into a job that I would be somewhat happy with. UPS management has yanked us around not giving us any details as to what is going to happen. I have heard rumours about keeping some part timers and not displacing everyone. I guess my questions are: Is there anything in the contract about displacement? Should I be given a list of available jobs and allowed to pick from what is available? Is there a specific set of guidelines that are to be followed when ones job disappears?