I read: http://www.browncafe.com/community/threads/22-4-paragraph-4-preferred-job-list.103221/ , which gives a decent listing of P/T preferred positions in the warehouse. I had been on noon-day sort for 6 years, and as of the first week of january, I've been on the twilight shift. Last week was the first week in a new building, where 2/3rds of the small sort jobs are automated, and 40 of the 45 revenue recovery positions were "moved" to a different hub. Since switching to this sort, I've been unloading package cars and handling bulk(irregs) as they accumulate. It's been a nice break from unloading trailers on my noon-day shift. Starting with the new building, they've pretty much restricted me to unloading trailers. With the influx of displaced workers - package cars and bulk have been handled by the now-displaced FT/Combo workers who have more seniority. In some situations they ask joe-shmoe loader to come work docks in the unload and move irregs/bulk to the irreg belt. Twice they have staffed displaced (layoff) package car drivers, who have less seniority than I, in said position. In the situation of bringing in loaders and drivers to move irregs, I certainly have more seniority. At the end of last week, I asked my PT and FT supervisors how long it would be before I could get in on the new package car unload lines or back to handling the bluk. Both supervisors have pretty much told me to fly a kite, stating that moving irregs in the unload is part of the unload, not part of irregs. When on day-sort, I would frequently cover for one of the two diggers when they were absent. My understanding is that the persons with the most seniority in unload, were given a choice to move irregs to the irreg belt. The folks doing irregs in the unload were then staffed to irregs, and not the unload, hence making the job an irreg position and not an unload position. This would parlay into making said job a preferred position. Please correct me if i'm wrong? I assumed that the same staffing paradigm was in place on this sort... until last week. So my question is, where does handling irregs fall in regards to preferred positions?? Is it considered to be classified as unload or irregs? When I'm not trumped by seniority, do I have a legitimate complaint towards their staffing of irreg diggers?