I'll try not to get winded...but I would greatly appreciate any help or advice I can get. I have worked in Minneapolis, MN local 638 for the past six years as a seasonal driver. I feel like a veteran, but am treated like scum nonetheless. (I know the contract i sign..no rights...nothing pretty much) I can handle whatever is thrown at me...and believe me they'll throw it. I know at least 15 or more bid routes inside and out...and anything goes w/ a cut route...just get it done, right? In short, I feel like I bring a bit a value to the table while knowing when Dec. 31 rolls around game over! I have completed another vacation season (summer) continuing my perfect safety and injury campaign all the while above average performance numbers...put it this way...i know the routes and numbers so well that i try to hit 0 to -0.5; this way i get my pay and they (mgt.) stays happy...occasionally (only b/c 8 hr request are now extinct) i have to work hard and put up -1.0 to -1.5 hr. performance. For me, I can honestly say I like the job. I feel honor and respect when I brown up. I enjoy my co-workers and and love coming to work. Anyhoo, Push has come to SHOVE for me! I feel like i'm getting nowhere and am worried i'll wake up another five years and be in the same spot. My two part problem. I have mentally and physically given up. I feel my work warrants a ft driving position, but I am more than willing to go PT, in order to one day become a FT Driver. The catch....I need supervisor approval to go pt (against their agenda)....HR is trying to get me back in the saddle for Peak season again...left me three messages on my phone already...I called back and told them I'm only interested in being a "real employee" even if that is PT. (only able to get voice mail) Now, HR ignoring me...i've left messages no response....???????? Do i just stay my ground and hold-them out until they will hire me PT? Or do I go back seasonally as this may be the only job I can get or have at UPS?