I'm hoping to hear what other centers who are trying this have experienced & answer any questions folks who are fearing this might have. We just finished our 2nd week of it and... We're actually under-dispatched, if you can imagine such a thing. That's good, too, because several people are just calling in sick. Since they're having to assign drivers from the bottom of the seniority list, they're having to put them in areas they have never been in. The result is single digit SPORH. Misloads or simply missing packages have been - according to my supe - close to 10%. I'm guessing several of those are send-agains & call tags that don't get handled properly on Friday. The business plan seems to be something like this... in order to staff Saturday, they're trying to cut resi-routes on Mondays & Fridays so those drivers *need the money* and want to work. The result is drivers whose routes AREN'T cut end up with 12-14 hour planned days. To keep them from breaking DOT, supes are running stops. It's not working. Those guys who have routes that can actually be cut are the MOST SENIOR drivers we have running all residential routes. They know the rules. So, they're coming in, demanding a route, and having to be bailed out by other drivers repeatedly. This leaves Saturday to the guys on the bottom of the seniority list who - not to insult anyone - can't run a route blind to save their lives. Guys like me who have been around a while and kinda' enjoy a good sixth punch every now and then are enjoying the easy Saturday of all O.T. In the end, it's the new supes trying to run it with new drivers, new loaders etc... a skeleton crew of screw ups. If you're in a center with Saturday Ground, how's it going?