Like the thread title says, I have a new found respect for you full timers. You should all be canonized for showing INFINITE patience when it comes to the daily.... "festivities" at UPS. I've been temping for only 2 weeks and have been bent over 3 times and harassed 2 times already... IN JUST 2 WEEKS. Some of you have been here 30 years. I can only imagine the kind of crap you have had to deal with: being lied to your face, supervisors wandering around aimlessly making veiled threats of looking to fire someone that day, being screwed out of pay, the company being "technically correct" on labor issues (and they are usually pretty selective about being "technically correct"). As a part time loader I never understood why some of the old timers seemed to be full of bitterness and contempt and hatred towards a company that had "taken care of them". Now I get it, I used to say "don't bite the hand that feeds you", but what if that same hand is biting you whenever it gets the chance? My question is how have you managed to deal with all of this? How do you keep showing up every day knowing that you'll likely be screwed with for no apparent reason? How do you work all of those years when you know that you CANNOT trust a single word that comes out of their mouths? Knowing you will have to fight tooth and nail over something that you are not just entitled to as an employee, but also as a human being? I'm seriously asking you how you have dealt with this, because as of right now, I'm going to have to learn how to deal with it all, the whole time knowing that I'm dealing with it just for the opportunity to steal my own job.