I have worked in two types of centers one was a small center with about 14 RTE's & the other is a full scale hub with 100's of RTE's with overhead conveyors & a feeder operation next to it. The smaller Ctr had a 9:00 a.m start time & the large Ctr has a 8:30 a.m start time. In my opinion i thought the smaller ctr was much easier to be a driver at all the bid drivers had much more consistent dispatches on avg. 9 -10 hour days with much less debacles with having to meet other drivers for help etc, etc. The relations with the Mgr. / Drivers, had a respectful personal touch of family & caring. This large hub i'm at has zero sense of camaraderie among the drivers & mgmt. / supes. Almost as if these two sides have a deep passionate hate for each other. The dispatches are much heavier in general 11-12 hour days & if your not on the 9/5 list U will max your 60 hours every week during normal times of the year. It's not uncommon to see 20 year drivers having 12 hour days for at least 2 days a week & then the 9/5 files flood in. The thing that puzzles me is were all associated with the union & we all make around the same pay after progression, So why is their such a double standard with small Ctr Vs large ? I suspect it's $$$$ is the motive. Thanks !