As we all know, Express management told a whopper a while back when they "explained" to us why the shift premiums were disappearing. "Too difficult to administer", "Legal issues in California", (a perennial favorite), and other BS excuses were given when they knew full well that the October Surprise would create a new, much higher level of splits required. The way this company lies is truly amazing, and the fact that anyone believes a word they say is equally amazing. When I come to work at a job...any job, it is with the expectation that I will work a specified shift, and occasionally beyond that shift if necessary, and then go home. If it's busy, I do the best I can to get the work done, and if it isn't busy, that isn't my problem...it's theirs. I didn't create the shift...they did. Fred Smith wants total flexibility in his workforce, but he doesn't want to pay for it. So when Apple releases a new product, we're supposed to do whatever the company needs, whenever they need it. We'll be swamped, and "mandatory" splits will be suspended so we can make service. After the Apple surge, it will be "business as usual" and the splits will be reinstated. Ridiculous. It isn't our problem that this is the nature of the Express business model, but according to Fred...it is. Fred's way...all the time. Anyone see a pattern here that needs to be disrupted?