Here it's been crazy so far. Volume is heavy, stops high. Ok, peak is here no problem. But then they give us helpers that we can only use for 3, or 4 hours starting at noon. They tell us to call the center manager to ask for more time to keep the helper. So we run through the whole day when we should be taking our lunch between the 4th and 5th hour, and take lunch after that, or at the end of the day when we're done. Sups's ask why we aren't doing anything for the last hour and a half, and it suprises me that we have to explain that since they are being so stingy on helper hours that we are not going to take lunch at the usual time while we have the helper, and run right through it and take it at the end of the day. So yesterday I had to let the helper go at 4:30 after getting a "permission granted" message from the sup to keep him for an extra 1.5 hours, then stopped and took lunch. Still had 45 stops left at 5:30 and rolled over by 15 minutes. Gonna get called in the office today for sure. And I am on my thrid helper so far in 2 weeks, the last 2 didn't want to deal with only 3 or 4 hours a day until the last week of peak. I mean for 9.50 an hour I don't blame them. Why are they being so tight assed on letting helpers work this year? they are really busting our ass to keep us under 9.5 as much as possible so far this year. But when it gets dark and I don't have the helper I will not work faster just to make it and risk an injury or accident. Screw them and their bonuses for keeping the money tight.