Dammor....I've only been at UPS 4 years. Two at the hub and then two here at the center. I'm not sure how long I'll stay at UPS. There is something else I'm looking into now that's kind of a dream of mine so its about a 40/60 chance I'll retire from UPS. I'm sorry I've made so many "lengthy threads." When I write sometimes I can get into it and before I know it I've written a thesis. LoL. You should have seen my papers in high school and college. Reading and Writing was my stronger subjects. Anyway...about your post. I know what you are saying. I worked in smalls at the hub which "should have" been the easiest job there but other people not showing up to work plus allot of deadweight up there made it hard on the rest of us. I worked harder in smalls then I do here loading/unloading because of those people. I rarely complained though which was good considering how much grief and frustration, which you mentioned, I went through up there. It's really amazing something bad didn't happen considering the temper I have. I would actually think back and be proud of myself on the way home once the anger would ware off after a night of doing 4 people's jobs half the night because they would just come into work when they felt like it or not at all. There were people working up there with 10, 15, and a few with 20+ years in as part-timers. They all said it doesn't really get any easier the longer you are there and that I'd eventually just laugh at the people that didn't come to work, or in some cases...didn't even work when they did show up. They said I would get used to doing those people's jobs. I didn't' believe them but I eventually did. Its different here though. Allot calmer and the people show up on time and every day. It's so laid back here and unless we get a heavy load on the feeder I don't even break a sweat most of the time. Even in the summer. The only problem is those rollers. We have calmly told ALL of our supervisors about them for a year and still nothing. I guess on these threads it seems like all I do is complain and that maybe that's how I am at work. That's not true at all. At work we don't whine about problems. We laugh about it because of the amount of effort we are having to put into just getting safer equipment. On here I bring up the problem and there are a few others that don't know how to respond and act like jerks for whatever reasons and reasons I've exposed them for. People take what I say WAAAAAY to seriously and blows it out of proportion. Others get mad at me and accuse me of being the reason why they are having to read threads with complaining, arguing, etc., when in actuality its their own faults for continuing to read them. How can people at this point in their lives blame someone else for something THEY do??? LOL. What you said about how someone gets something across has allot to do with how they present themselves is true but I've noticed over time that allot of the FT-Sups have the attitude that a part-time hourly employee can't be smart enough or worthy enough to provide any useful suggestions. I suggested something nicely at the hub one time and the lady got mad for some reason and went off so I of course got mad and we started arguing. I told her why I thought my suggestion was good for everyone and she interrupted and said "its non negotiable" then I told her she just didn't want to hear it. Well, the same thing happened here once with a FT-sup. I don't get it?!?! I don't consider sups or anyone that has a problem with me here enemies but I can't help but wonder why people have to go off like that and take things personal so quickly.