When I was hired and in orientation, we were told that we were guaranteed 3.5 hours a day. And that we'd probably average 5 hours a day. That was another reason I took the job. I worked 9 hours, today. Don't get me wrong. The over-time is all well and good, but I have important things to do. I can handle 5-6, even 7 hours, but when it starts getting to 8-10, I just can't do it even if I wanted to. I'm not going to sacrifice my sleep or education in order to make 8.5 or even 12.75 an hour. What is the purpose of the probation period? To my understanding, this is when they try you out and fire you if you up somehow. They had me go over to 'blue' to help them out after I finished my truck and all the irregs in my area. Two hours later, after I finished a truck and *all* of the irregs *there*, I just walked out. As I was told to, I walked over to yellow and told one of the supervisors that I was told to tell her I was leaving. I proceeded to leave. On the way out of yellow, I ran into another PT supervisor who asked me if I left blue. I said, 'Yes. I finished my truck.' He walked away. As I followed the meandering path to the guard shack to do my daily strip dance, I ran into the full time super supervisor--the one who brought us over to blue in the first place; he gave me dap and continued on his way. I'm a bit anxious about doing anything wrong since I'm on probation and am aiming for a long-term career with UPS, but I really can't see anything that I did wrong here. My brain seems to think it's a good idea to mull over the possibilities, however. Is probation more of a joke or is it seriously easy to get fired in the first 30 days? Does the union still protect you? I've also pondered whether or not I'm required to stay after the usual 10pm end of work day, when most of the trucks are finished: if so, lending credence to this phrase I've heard, " 'Boss means master in Latin/Greek' " I think this because the supervisors usually use words like, "Hey, do me a favor and ----".