Enjoy being the bitch of the center and here - they have ALL been cut. I am GLAD I got out of it last May and stayed in school.
A lot of the young guys like myself got screwed because they were using us everyday, then the union basically had them eliminated - which I agree with the full timers on this one because they were using cover drivers as swing drivers, ALL the time - and this is not the purpose of a cover. Anyway, they bought houses etc..and now they're back in reload/preload making 10.50 an hour and working 20 hours a week.
Be very careful, and they're going to bust your balls...remember - the most JUNIOR full time driver can bump you off anything. The only benefit I see to being a cover driver is qualifying as a cover, and then shortly after having the seniority (and the luck) that they need f/t package car drivers that way you do not suffer a reduction in wages.
Just keep in mind - they do not have to work you so just keep the extra money you make in a savings account and do not depend on making that 23.00 an hour every day, for the rest of your cover driving days. Stick to your budget you have now with your inside part time wages and you'll be alright - pay off debt if you have any with the extra money you make - thats what I did.