I had the chance to go through a lot of the info I got this week at work & from this web site. My dad & I spent a couple hours talking about the job this AM but unfortunately neither of us have Union experience and are not familiar with a lot of what I was given. Any help on any of the following is appreciated (or direction to a site where I can finf the info): 1.where can I find job descriptions & pay for all the jobs (sorter, loader, porter, car washer, air driver, air walker, combo jobs, etc) 2. am I automatic a member of union or will I have to join? when will I hear something? when do union dues start coming out; how much & how often. 3. where does ups stand in creating the 10,000 ft jobs for pt people? it looks like they have to do this by next summer-my hope is that they haven't hit quota & I have a better chance at f/t 4. I know my start date (1st day of work) but what does "seniority" mean-when does it start/measured? 5, what does "red circled"mean? 6 when does a p/t start getting benefits 7 what does "hi vol direct & lo vol direct" mean? it looks like they make more $ to start 8 does anyone start as a preloader/sorter? they make $1 more than loader/unloader. Does it make sense for me to want to move there if possible? What can I do? 9 is p/t limited to 25 hrs/wk MAX? can I work other jobs and/or get OT as pt pkg handler? how? 10 what is vesting schedule for p/t pension plan? 11 am i correct that all pt & ft ee's get free health care at retirement? it looks like ups does that but what about teamsters? 12 does my seniority change if i ever go from p/t to f/t and do i lose anything i built up as p/t Sorry for all the ?'s but i reakly have no clue & this board seems to be the best resource since i haven't mey any union person yet. thank You. PS 1 more, with just 2 weeks working p/t is there any chance that i will be allowed to miss a week of work at the end of aug for a prior family commitment? If i have any shot at them saying yes, how do you recommend I go about it. Is it a bad career move?