So I work at CACH in Illinois, been there going on five years now.. Im a loader. Well, I started out on day sort making next to nothing moneywise. So I decided to get another part time job to help with bills etc., Long story short in mid-summer my full-time supervisor had a part-time supervisor hide the time cards so I couldnt clock out at the end of my 5 hours and threatened me that if I left without clocking out it would be considered job abandonment and I would lose my job and benefits. So I stayed and worked as long as they would keep me. Subsequently I was fired from numerous other more monied positions elsewhere. About a month later the aforementioned part-time supervisor brought me to the side and asked me how I was doing moneywise. I told him the truth, I was in debt and late on a few bills. He said to me PT supervisors make 14.80 an hour and asked me if I wanted to be promoted. Of course I said yes but, he told me that in order to earn the promotion I would have to work for it and help him out. This seemed reasonable, Im not afraid of work so I agreed. The PT sup even gave me a date of when my classes for supervisor training would began (roughly 5 months away from the time this was happening). So over those 5 months I toiled and lost alot of sweat and blood. Management as always let 99% of the outbound leave at 3.5-4.5 hours and kept me and a few others around to "clean-up", which really means hold down 3-4 medium sized loads, wall-sweep bulk etc. It was back breaking work but I kept that date in my mind and used it as motivation to keep going. Well, the day the PT supervisor told me about eventually came around. It was a monday. I came in with a notebook and a pen eager to begin a new chapter of life at UPS only to find my FT gone and the PT sup on vacation. Not too much of a problem, Ill ask the person filling in for my FT where I should go for my classes. He looked at me kind of puzzled, "Im sorry man but there arent any classes going on right now. There must be some mistake." was what he said. Well it turns out I had been lied to and endured many months of doing way more than I would of ever done of my own accord for that place. I was raging inside but I kept my cool and even acted friendly with the lying SOB PT. Pretending that I didnt even remember the situation. Because lets face it, who am I going to tell? Management? I doubt the PT was smart enough to come up with this on his own. The Union? Yeah me trying to become a PT sup would elevate me to black sheep status in their eyes. Time went on, I moved on with my life and did what I could with what I had, but as the need for money grew I asked around which sort I could transfer to that would be more flexible about hours and 2nd jobs. People unanimously said sunrise sort. Which brings me to my current predicament, I had a verbal agreement with a past full-timer that I can leave after my 3.5 hours (roughly 8:30am) to go to my next job. This has gone on for about 6 months now. Now that full-timer was transferred and now my sneaky part-time sup decided to go to a higher level of management, I think an OB manager, and now all of a sudden I can't leave at 8:30 and have to stay atleast 5 because of peak season which isn't even here yet.. Is there anything I can do? The agreement was never written down...(shame on me) but I do have 5-6 eyewitnesses who work on the same dock as me that would testify that this was a past practice. Im not a bitter man, Im not some sluff on disability every other couple of months. Im just someone who is tired of getting walked on and lied to.