Finally landed a transfer I wanted in a nice area with nice scenery but fairly affordable. Signed offer letter and returned it last week. Thursday morning my senior and an ops mgr pulled me aside and said that there's a hiring freeze and they can't let me go. Haven't heard from hiring station yet. We have another courier going back to where he's from as a swing and is being allowed to. Was told no lateral transfers for regular couriers but you can transfer as a mgr or a swing since it's an upgrade. Anyone hear about this? Either they are screwing me directly or this is part of the upcoming restructuring. If so then since they're looking to go with part-timers as much as possible then it's probable the ability to transfer somewhere as a regular FT courier is gone. My senior couldn't give me a date as to when the freeze would be over. I left a message for hiring station senior and asked my senior for something in writing signed off by him and HR denying the transfer. There are about 5 FT regular courier openings in this weeks JCATS plus double that part-time. These must be openings they have no choice but to fill for now assuming everything is legit about the freeze.