Hello all. I had a dilemma and was wondering if I could ask for advice/opinion. Here it goes: This is my second peak as a driver helper. Last peak I was working 4 weeks straight every day with the same driver. Then early spring I was called in to interview for an outside hire driver position. Another person was hired, who it turns out has worked for UPS some years back. I spent this past summer as a seasonal driver, was sent to driver training, etc. Has worked thru the summer pretty much. Had September/October "off" and beginning November 1st I have been working as a driver helper every day. I am to show up for work at a mall, where my driver leaves the truck and I deliver all packaged, air, bulks, etc. Once finished delivering, I do all pickups, CODs, etc. I am not given a specified time, such as "you have 2.99 or 3.99 hours to finish." I have until all work is completed. (Usually I am done in under 6 hours.) Now here is the big dilemma I have...I have heard nothing for the past year, but how my center is 1 hire away from hiring another outside hire. The HR guy told me back in August I will be offered the spot. HR also said that no later than February/March of 2008 I will be hired on, since he has been in touch with our center manager and there are retirings coming up after the 1st. He said to try and keep busy for the first couple months of the new year. I spoke with my center manager, who told me there are 2 drivers retiring in the next month, but both positions have to be filled from inside. The outside position will be filled after that, but somebody has to retire for that. There are 4 more drivers eligible for retirement, which doesn't mean they will retire. He said it could be a year or 5 years. If HR and my center manager keep in contact as I was told they do, how can they be so off? How can I be told that I am doing an outstanding job and my center manager wishes he hired me last February instead of the person they went with, yet still be strung along? Am I supposed to "hang in there" for the next 5 years? The center manager and all the sups know how much I love this job and I've heard nothing but how much they want to keep me on the team. If I am so wanted, how come I am not kept on? Should I tell them after peak, as much as it bothers me, but I think I need to work for a company that actually wants me. Any advice would be much appreciated. Having read some of the posts, I know some of you will say something is wrong with me, for wanting to work for UPS. I have done the office job, and I much rather work out in the cold, heat, snow, rain, ice than sit in an office behind a desk and play the corporate crap game.