A couple of weeks ago, I had a colorful conversation with my center manager in which he attempted to blame me for a series of problems created by dispatch, pointed out to my supervisor by me, and then completely ignored by everyone... They'd cut my route and given me one they'd put together out of two other routes. They had failed to notice that the pick ups for the different routes ran at the same time. This led to several being missed in spite of me warning them before I even left the building. He was I "wasn't taking this serious enough." He said I could expect "paperwork" in the morning, to which I simply said that sounded fun. I had documented my side of me repeatedly communicating the problems, so I knew my butt was covered. The paperwork never showed up, but I did win a ride along as retaliation. I could have filed a grievance, but a very rare stroke of brilliance hit me. I did everything 100% by the books while I had my little managerial friend on board with one glaring exception. You see, ORION was never properly configured on my route, and EDD never works either (I gave up getting them to fix it years ago). I run the route differently everyday depending on bulk, savers and irregs, so there's no real established routine. That day, a heavy Wednesday, I even ran that sucker by ORION stop for stop, only breaking off for businesses and schools ORION seems to think are residentials. The one and only thing I did that wasn't by the book was run. When I got to my first stop, I positively sprinted to the door! The supe, predictably, barked at me to slow down! Of course, I protested that if I didn't run, we'd be out there till 9:30! So, at the 2nd stop, I ran some more. He barked some more! So, I walked. I even stayed on the paved surfaces like a good little boy! All day, I complained that if that was how I was expected to work, they'd have to take tons of stops off! I clocked out at 9:45. The next day was 9:30. Did I mention I'm on the 9.5 list? Today, I was 45 stops lighter than normal, and the kid who usually runs air and maybe shuttles a few misloads was whining about having a full day of work. I'll probably let them being it back up to a fair day eventually, but for now, I think I'll be taking it easy.