The opposite. I file and get paid. So should he.
So at worst, if they hit me with an over 9.5 day one more time this week I will be filing despite being on different routes.
I want to see how this plays out. If I lose, I lose. But if I win? Maaaaannn, it's like I just found the side of the fence where the grass is greener. Everything gets better and every blow is softened. I mean, you still get hit but it's more of a tickle instead of a kidney shot.
Also, just to clarify: I am absolutely an RPCD.
I won a bid midway through 2022 and even got myself a route, but when 2023 hit management decided that volume didn't justify my route so it was cut completely. I was then put through the bid process only to end up without a route, so now I'm simply cover but I still retain all the benefits, protections, and pay progression that an RPCD/0300 with a bidded route is guaranteed.