I put my request for option days in about a month ago. At least 5 weeks in advance of the dates that I wanted off due a family event that I must attend. Not only that, I informed management early this spring that this was coming in the fall. The request sat untouched until today.....all days were denied. This is apparently due to the fact that one our full time drivers is transferring to feeders and that is the first week of his training. He was informed of his transfer last week....Friday. Because of his training, we will be supposedly short handed. The college kids are moving in....yet we still have drivers laid-off. Advice?