I've been working at a hub in California for about 4 months now. I was hired at the beginning of last year's peek season as a permanent employee and have no plans on leaving anytime soon. I was fortunate/lucky enough to be placed (from the beginning of my employment) in the 'Small Sort' of my hub. I enjoyed a lot of sideways looks and eyerolls from most people in that department with their 25-30+ years of seniority as they watched me learning the ins and outs of a department that some of them fought tooth and nail to get into. (only joking, my co-workers are damn nice.. all smiles most of the time). I'm a usually quiet and kept to myself, 'work first talk later' kinda guy, however i'm very outspoken and relate-able to a lot people. I understand people pretty well and it helps a lot socially. I'm currently looked at as one of the faster baggers in the department. I've gotten subtle but confirming complements from my sups as well as fellow co-workers of my hard and consistent work ethic.. which is always nice to hear and in tern just makes me want to work even harder. However, i've been doing my best to look for a second job that fits my commute and schedule to no avail. Part-Time hours currently just aren't cutting it when it comes to expenses. I recently inquired about it with HR and i was lead to this bulletin board with bid-sheets on them. They happened to be bid sheets for my very department as well, the 'Small Sort'. There were 3 or 4 separate stacks all titled the same way with tons and tons of names on them. Most with nothing by them, just their names, while some had signatures by their name. Some of these people have been there for sooo long, i looked at some of their start years and was just blown away by the seniority. I then went ahead and signed every sheet with my puny little 4 months of work time. Out of curiosity i then went back to the bulletin the very next night or the night after and all of the sheets were gone and haven't been up since. In conclusion the question is as stated..What do you think my odds are of becoming a Full-Time employee are? This isn't some sort of urgent matter where "I need more money now!" or anything like that. But what kind of advice can you give to a worker like me in my type of position and how i may go about becoming full time? P.S I've contemplated picking the brains of some of these seniority gods that i work next to, which like i said before, are pretty damn nice people and very approachable. But haven't really pried or asked any of them on any type of serious level. Thanks for your time.