Hey everyone, I'm a UPS wife, and I have been lurking on these boards for a while now. I have a question for you all. My husband is good at his job (he's a package car driver). This is great because Lord knows I love a man with good work ethics, but at the same time it's terrible because he gets SCREWED. In addition to having an extremely heavy route, he is more often than not given a split of some kind. One day recently he had a shade under 150 stops (in addition to a split); the guy on the route next to him had less than 40 (and might I also add that this guy doesn't even have any kind of seniority to warrant being a slacker). What the heck?! Anyway, I've about had it. Thanks to the tremendous workload and the immense heat this summer, he's been having problems with keeping hydrated because he simply doesn't have time to stop and get water periodically. Bringing water is great, but it doesn't last in this heat. If he asks for help because the load is just too heavy, he gets a bunch of crap from supervisors, so unless there's absolutely NO way it will get done he just sucks it up and makes sure everything gets done. Recently when he did ask for help, the supervisor gave excuses all day about why he wouldn't be able to get anyone, and at night when husband called for help because there was NO way it'd get done, the supervisor tried to pass the buck off on someone else (I hate that guy). When he calls in legitimately sick he's given crap too. I don't want to complain because I don't want to cause trouble for my husband. That's the last thing he deserves, and I know if I speak up to anyone they'll end up putting the boot to him even more or finding an excuse to fire him for having an outspoken ball and chain. I'm so frustrated. Part of this I guess is just a giant vent to people who understand (I'm sure all of you have had something like this happen more than once!). But is there ANYTHING that can be done? My husband has no problems working hard and pulling his fair share. But when they're deliberately screwing him over, that's when it becomes an issue.. particularly for me.