I cringe a bit as I place this thread. Please, I am looking only for constructive advice and hope that something might be accomplished with it. My work area is Whites Creek hub, Nashville, TN where Ive been for 13 years. During this time my jobs have been pre-loader, charger, car-washer, a air driver since 94 and a PT vacation cover driver since 1999. My goal has always been to support my family. I have always worked full time hours (40-50) since 94. My problem is this, during this entire year I have been kicked back to the hub and now take home $225 a week. Upper management has moved 1/3 of the feeder dept to Knoxville, Memphis, Atlanta, etc. My prospects for working OT during Christmas are even bleak. I estimate that new full time positions are at least 5 years off and there are still people above me with a year more seniority wanting jobs. If you drive 30 miles south to the Franklin hub, they can go FT driver in 2 years. Their feeders can bid into Whites Creek as can all the surrounding hubs, but we can't bid to those hubs. I want to stay at UPS, I enjoy working here. Outside of quitting, what are my options? How can I get transferred to Franklin? I understand that the company puts profit first and I am not expecting otherwise. I do feel that letting other hubs bid in is unfair and lowers employee morale. Both the union and the company have been no help on this matter, I regret to say. Is it reasonable to expect to go full time after 13 years? Are there other hubs with this kind of wait? Please help me with some suggestions.