I'm a newer driver in my center (6 months now), and so I've gotten bumped off the road when we came up short of cars this week. Wednesday I was used as a helper by two different drivers, ran a package between them in my personal vehicle, and had around 5 hours in the car. Yesterday, I was told at 7:00 that I'd be used as a helper. I called back in at 9 to find out where to go, and was told that they didn't know I was an option and had nobody for me to help. They kept asking "do you want the day off" and I kept responding "I want to work" until they finally said "you're off today. Today I'm apparently helping again. I prepared a claim for unemployment based on being layed off yesterday, but I want to make sure that I'm under an 8-hour guarantee at driver scale pay for the days I work as a helper. I've been told that, as a full-time employee, I'm guaranteed 8 whenever I work, but I haven't been in the building since Tuesday to be able to verify it with anyone. I probably have some claim to money from the company for Thursday, because I know they used off-the-street helpers, but I'd prefer to get that without going to extreme measures. If that's the only day I get screwed on, I'll go through the state as long as they don't fight me on it.