Here we go!! Just because they can, the company cut 3 routes today and put on 3 helpers to take up the slack!! Had drivers dispatched with 200+ stops but they had a helper for 3hrs!! Every route in the building had an extra 15-20 stops today. I came in just after 10 hours and there were still more than half the drivers on the road. The 3 that had helpers all had to give away stops to other drivers. One of them had 3 different guys come help. At 4:30pm a message went out to every driver in the center saying, "be prepared to go help with stops tonight, call before returning to the building" I will never understand the way this company does things. Why try to kill the people that carry the load for an entire month before the busy season even starts? Wednesday last week we had basically the same volume as today, ran 3 more routes and still had more than half the drivers over 9.5, so it makes good sense to some dumb in a cubicle somewhere in Oz to do it with 3 less routes today? Sorry for the rambling, I need a drink!!