Questions for the pack. I've been putting in some killer hours, at least 48 to 55 hours per week. Lately it's really wearing me down, I'm never home, grouchy, the only time I have to get things done around here are on weekends, where I typically again am working like mad to beat the clock. So in the center, they have guys getting finished by 17:00 daily, it's not like we are all pounded, it's just my area that has all this volume & miles. Two weeks ago, I asked my super if he could do something to lighten my days, the next day, Viola! He removed some routes off of my feed, and just like that, I worked a 8.75, felt like I was guilty of something. The next, a 9 hour day, still awesome to be home like regular people. Thursday rolls around, and the routes are back on, I work an 11.5, I asked why & was told that the district mgr said that I didn't need those off, and it was a dispatching problem. Friday am I call the center manager & explain my plight, really understanding, and said he'd look into it. My load arrives, and I'm pounded again, NOTHING at all done. My feeder explains that the center manager told him I'm a satellite center, and they can give me anything they want, & as such any thoughts about a grievance were out as well. That I should have understood this when I bid the route. This is the first I've heard about being labeled a satellite center, and think that they just pulled this out of their arse. I've been in contact with the shop steward to see what the union thinks of this. Has anyone else had to deal with any of this, or any clues where I go from here?