Sniper mentioned this is one of his recent threads, when he said that his wife had received "individual consideration" when she had a bypass operation. In other words, she was out over 90 days, and kept her route, because she got special treatment. Most other people would have lost their route. I have seen this also over the years, where some favored employee gets a rabbit pulled out of the hat especially for them. It's usually because they have brown-nosed themselves into a place where management "owes" them something. Maybe Mrs. Sniper is an exceptional employee, but either way, it isn't right that certain individuals are dealt with differently due to favoritism. I also noticed that Sniper spoke of "emergency jumpseating" as if he could do it at-will. Maybe that's just BS, but maybe he gets a special deal because he kisses the right butts. Again, not exactly kosher.