I worked for UPS for 4 years until the company I was working at for UPS closed. Ten of us were put on permenant layoff or given the chance to keep our jobs, but we had to quit and get hired back at starting pay and starting seniority. A few of the others had been with UPS for 15+ years. It was a hard pill to swallow because we thought the union would protect us, what little we knew. A few others quit and got rehired because they had families to support and needed to have the benefits. I went to college and got my degree, but I always enjoyed working for UPS. I don't know why, Maybe it has something to do with a sense of belonging to something bigger, I don't know. BUt a long story short, I have just gotten the opportunity to become a Package car driver. I had everything ready to go, but I could not get my application on-line to work and I could not get anyone to help me. now I am told that they may not be hiring me because of the recession.I have put a lot into getting this job, but it feel through again. Is this company worth fighting for? Its thrown me a few curves in my career and I keeping missing. I'm 34 now and trying to get my life on track. The hard work doesn't scare me, I actually enjoyed it. I just dont know what to do? Its not like I'm really Off the street. I worked for UPS for 4 years and would still be there now if things had worked. My goal at UPS was to become a driver and if I would not have gotten layed off I would have 9 years in my now. I know some people don't like people off the street. Would that still apply to me? Or maybe thats whats keeping me out. Any advice would be greatly appreciated.