Don't know about other area's but we have been dealing with above peak volumes for the last couple months, and there is no end in sight. Our station has hired/promoted 7 to courier status recently, and there has been no one leaving. Our senior in his ultimate brilliance has been sending 1 person at a time to courier school. At the rate this is happening we will have all 7 running sometime in Oct or Nov. All 4/10's are now on 5/10's.... I got screwed out of a 4 day weekend today by having to work my scheduled day off. Yesterday mgt. sent out a message looking for 9 volunteers to work Sat 7-5-14, Yeah good luck w/ that. So this morning the ole draft goes into effect.... manager requests that I call him around noon. He finally gets back to me around 1300 says you are on the list for Sat. Well boss not happening cause I got plans and friends and family waiting on me at our cabin. I ended up hanging up on him! Was fully prepared to park truck and walk away midday. Resigned myself to a Letter in file or a Decision day come Monday cause I was not working Sat. Guess they forced someone else to work cause I managed to skate off the list. They can take their "Operational Needs" and put em where the sun never shines. end of rant! Have a great 4th and 5th if you don't have to work it.