Hey guys, so here's my issue... I was hired July 26th, 2010 as a seasonal worker and rehired as a perm. September 7th. I understood that my seniority date (that is posted on the papers) was July 26th. Everywhere I looked it said July 26th and when I went to put in for my vacation everything was set up. At the last minute, I asked how it would work out and when would I be paid. They then said oh we looked and found that you aren't technically available to recieve a paid vacation until Sept. 7th so you won't be paid. I went to everyone from my full-time sup to the HR lady who went to pay-roll. Nothing. They won't let me trade my week. I am understanding of how it is in the contract and they won't break the contract for me, but what about all those times the sups work in a truck and break contract... or what about when they cuss at us and break contract? Or harrass us? I am just finding it very annoying that I can't break a contract agreement that I never really had a say in and they do it every day and get if you mention that they need to stop working or stop cussing. I guess my question is 2 fold: 1) Is there anyway to actually use the union to get a vacation a month earlier than your perm. hire date, or not? and 2) Why can they break contract every day and I can't simply be allowed a week vacation if I promise to stay past the year date?