I Just finished a pretty big week of work and decided to run the numbers on what I made last week with a couple of routes being cut out. I can't really complain, but I'm sure that eventually management is going to realize that the current trend of forced overtime is not cost effective. I'm on the no 9.5 list and had a 8 hour request denied this week. Total hours worked: 52.0 Regular hours : 40 X $30 = $1200 Overtime hours : 12.0 X $45 = $540 Triple time hours : 4.5 X $45 = $202.50 Denied 8hr request : 2 X $30 = $60 Total pay for the week: = $2002.50 Now since the triple time hours and the denied 8hr request resulted in no additional productivity to the center $262.50 in the week was basically lost with no benefit to UPS (but not to me). Now say one route is added to reduce my total hours by 1 hour per day and seven other drivers by 1 hour per day. The cost of this added driver is 8hr X $30 X 5 (days) =$1200. The Savings in reduced overtime is 8hr X $45 X 5 (days) = $1800 I would lose my triple time hour and 8 hr request pay saving = $262.50 Total savings would be $1800 + $262.50 - $1200 =$862 in one week or $3448 during a entire month. Now I understand that UPS has to pay for a additional vehicle and pension contributions for the additional driver, but no way does that cost $3448 per month. Tell me this is not madness.