Hello guys, I am fairly new to driving at Fedex, and I am wondering if I should be putting up with the situation I am currently in at my station. Basically, I work at a fairly large station (I am guessing 150 total employees), and we currently have 50+ open positions, and I would estimate 40 of those are for couriers. Needless to say we are hurting when it comes to staffing and have been for awhile. I am a full-time courier myself (non swing), and do have my own route, working tuesday-saturday. My route does get collapsed on mondays, so my route currently doesnt exist on mondays at all. The issue is since we are so understaffed I am having to come in three mondays a month (my day off) and being basically forced to run a completely different route from start to finish. Now, I am not a swing driver, so personally I don't think I should be required to be running other people's routes like this. I have expressed to management to possibly give me stops off people to help, or have me do FO or something, and that I don't feel I should be doing entire routes when I'm not getting paid as a swing driver. They basically said we need people badly and have open routes so suck it up. My question is are other people in a situation similar to this? Is this just standard operating procedure and should I just deal with it? Should I go to HR with this, or do you feel that would even do anything? I guess I am just looking for clarification whether managers can actually force non swing drivers to do other people's routes. If they can, well I guess I will just have to suck it up. Need advice, thanks.