Going on 4 years now, I have worked my way "up" to the front of the belt as a "splitter/preloader". This position was held by a gentleman who had been here for many years, and due to injuries incurred on the job he had to "retire". Well I hinted to the PT belt Sup that I would like to work up there, and I was placed there. At the time it was a very disireable position to be in, with one car and it was a rural route so it was pretty light. I was told that I would be responsible for splitting 95% of the time, as the loader across from me has heavy cars. As time marched on I noticed a progressively heavier load and then they placed another car in my area, so now I have 2 cars and the responsibilty of splitting the belt. As of today, the typical day consists of 300+ packages on EACH car, plus the responsibility of splitting the belt, which typically has 19 cars, and we are starting at 4:30-4:50 and are being yelled at to get out the door by 8:30. If you ask me that is a completely unobtainable goal. Can anyone shed some light on my situation? They never tell us our PPH, in fact the first time I've even heard of PPH was through this website! Is there suppose to be a set limit for PPH, and if so is it different for Splitter/Preloaders? Are there stated rules that I could use to back up my objections? Should I get the Union involved? PLEASE HELP!!!