Hello! So, the short of this story and my current situation is that word through the grapevine in my center is that next week I'm being shipped off for training. Against my will. And I've yet to even be told personally and yet management has told a couple of my coworkers. The location for training (Hazmat Responder) is 150+ miles away from my center. I'm currently borrowing a vehicle and the vehicle in question is unreliable for that long a distance (Mine, though, is currently needing some good repair work). Renting a vehicle is especially pricey for me as I'm under 25. The job in question is not one I wish to do, on top of all of that. The problem is that I'm lowest seniority on my shift, and they want a responder on it. I've been looking through the union book for anything relevant, but I figured I'd ask here as well. Is there any entry about sending someone for training for extra duties? Is someone really expected to, -within- a week, drop everything and go to another city for several days? Furthermore, I was sent in for the respiratory physical for this, but was not told that's what it was for. As far as I had gathered, and nobody ever corrected me, it was a DOT physical for the cover driver testing. I even went in telling the doctor that's what it was for, and we were both confused that it wasn't what UPS had asked them to test on me ('Are you here for a DOT Physical?' 'Yeah.' 'Odd, that's... Not what this is.') . He had to call them and ask, and got 'No, yeah, that's what we wanted done.' Any help would be appreciated beyond words.