At my hub we recently had several feeder jobs open up. Estimates that I heard were 12-18 positions were available. Twice a list was posted for combo and fulltime workers to bid on those positions, but not many current combo or fulltime employees were interested. The last list that was posted only one combo person put a bid on this set of jobs. I had thought the next step was to post a list for part-timers to have a shot at these jobs, but I have been told by a friend who is a feeder driver that they filled the open positions with outside hires instead of giving part-timers the opportunity to move up. I know the ratio for inside vs. outside hires is 6:1, but is that not true for part-timers anymore? The people just now getting combo jobs in my hub have 10-11 years seniority, and I was thinking this was a good opportunity to cut down on that wait. I doubt I had any real shot at those positions, and with school I couldn't devote the time needed anyways. I just think it sucks for those that would have been eligible otherwise. Has anyone else had this happen at their hub? Was there anything that was done or could be done about it?