Last peak season I was a seasonal. That was kind of a sweet deal when it was a little slower because of the retention bonus we have here. Not sure if everywhere has that. Anyway to the meat of my question: Last year during peak I was all over the place. I was running routes 5 or 6 days a week. And I was like #26 on the call list.(not an exact number but I was low) I am now full time. I'm in the top 10 on the list. This year I did nothing but shift. And there were like 6 or 8 days where I'd shift for 4 hours and then run across the state. The hours were fine. I'm not complaining. I mean I do absolutely despise shifting but I was working. My question is where did all those runs go? I suppose they must have gone to contractors? If so is that really fair to the guys who are now in the 20's? It was a bummer for me because I had to climb in and out of a shifter all night but I can't imagine how much of a bummer it must have been for those guys, and girls, trying to get into this place to have to survive on the scraps from contractors. Sidequestion. I know things are slow now but I didn't work at all last week. I was warned and offered an inside bid for the week(which I declined so as to take my chances at getting called. I can make more money in my garage than working inside which is a whole other conversation) Is it really that slow? And if so, How long is this slow season?