A few weeks ago, my center posted 15 new 22.3 bids. I signed them all. They are currently in the process of having everyone road tested (in a manual transmission P1000). I took the road test last week and failed. Afterwards I talked with several managers including the manager in HR in charge of filling the positions and the manager in charge of all the 22.3 positions. Everyone said there wasn't anything they could do. I understand their reasoning for having everyone road tested even though I don't completely agree with it and have gotten a different explanation from almost everyone I talked to. My argument is that none of the jobs posted required any driving. I have absolutely no intention of ever going driving- whether it is in package, an air shuttle driver or whatever. The chances of me being forced to go out driving are also very low. Our center does have some automatic package cars and I feel I could pass the road test in one of those. I also wouldn't mind driving an automatic if I had to. I also feel that I am qualified for all the positions I bid on and the passing the road test is only for something that MIGHT happen in the future. I was about 14 on the seniority bid list and I was told that there had only been 2 people that had successfully passed the road test, so there is a very real possibility they could go through the entire list and still not have every position filled. Even if I can't get one of these current bids, I am concerned because the HR guy I talked to said that if he goes through the entire bid list and there are still positions that have not been filled, he will hire from the outside. (unfortunately I don't know how many in total signed the bids) These combo positions were created for us part timers to go full time, so the thought of them hiring from the outside to fill them is very troubling. I wouldn't have a problem if not enough people had signed the bids and they HAD to hire from the outside. However, a LOT people did sign the bids. I am sure that most if not all are in the same situation as me- they are qualified for the positions they bid on, other than being able to pass a road test in a manual transmission package car for a non driving position. I plan on talking with a business agent at the union hall on Monday to see if I have any options. I was wondering if anyone here had any advice or other thoughts.