Before I ask what I ask, I've worked as a package handler for a year back in 2008. I've been here for about a month and a half and I'm working in the same PD with the same people, same PT Sup, etc. I asked my PT Sup in beginning of December if I can re-learn the pick off to get that $1 raise in the beginning of January. He said yes and last week he had me do about 15-20 minutes of pick off for a few days. (Keep in mind, I knew the whole belt from working here before). I'm looking at the pay stub for this check and I see myself at $8.50, but 5 hours are $9.50. Any idea at all if this will become permanent? I wouldn't want to get my hopes up. I came in the midst of an ongoing contract. I've heard that all seniority raises are frozen until the contract is signed and such. Does this mean on my 90th day, I won't receive the $1 raise? As of right now, am I covered by the old contract? I started in the middle of November, once the contract is signed, am I entitled to the retro pay as well? Last, but not least, I'm here at UPS again to eventually drive the brown car. I don't mind the wait at all, but there was a co-worker telling me that his time came to drive and he did it for a few weeks before returning back to loading. I asked why and he said it was too much to deal with. How IS the life of a driver?