Well, its been a while, but I got an IE guy to ride around with me today. I walked in the gate this morning at 6:05, and there was a strange guy with a HP PDA hanging around my Package Car. Its probably been 15-20 years since I have had this honor, the last time it was a former Center Manager with a clip board and a stopwatch. I had a route handling a thousand boxes a day back then, he had to do the study over again a week later. He said I had too much work, but my Center Manager didn't reduce my load any. Sound familiar? We actually had a pretty good day. I got lucky on my EAM run, only four stops in three cities instead of the eight I had yesterday. We got back to the building and got to take a thirty minute break before my regular route. My NDAs were a little light, I had a full load with my usual 126 mostly DR stops. I clocked out at 17:05, with a 6:30 Start Time, I went over 9.5. Oops!!! Interesting IE guy, I enjoyed his company. He has a Masters Degree in Marketing and started at UPS Corporate fifteen years ago. He was put in IE about seven years and is now assigned on a District level to do Time Studies. His last job at Corporate was to print the National Daily Operations Report and take them upstairs and hand them to Mike Eskew. I bet those were interesting! I also found out that my last OnCar Supervisor used to be Jim Winestock's Tech guy. I'm thankful now we got along well. Oh well, I will see if anything come from this. They had to go ahead and Time Study my Route. Next week I get my Driver Helper and more stops. Good Times ahead!