You may have read my thread about 1.5 months ago in the main forum about filing my first grievance for not getting my Thanksgiving holiday/day after pay. There was a bunch of sketchy stuff involved -- getting doctors notes "clarified" etc. -- but that is neither here nor there. I went in early for my center-level hearing... the guy before me took forever, but they finally got to me. We sat down and the labor manager asked me two questions: what did you get hurt doing, and was this on the job? (breaking a jam, and yes). He asked my sort manager why he had me go to the trouble of getting the note changed and he said to be eligible for holiday pay that I had to be eligible to work the day before Thanksgiving. He gave me my holidays and I just assumed (stupidly) penalty pay was automatic. I talked to my friend and he told me that I needed to address that there, so I called my BA and he said it wasn't likely because of some reason I didn't quite gather. I told him to try anyway because it had been two months... he called me back an hour later and said the labor manager would only give four penalties. I suppose I could have whined for more (I was looking for eight), but I was tired of dealing with it. So, two days pay and four penalties seem alright, I suppose. Question, for future reference: should I really be fighting for more penalties (and taking more time without the money) or was this a decent deal to accept? It was rewarding enough to have the labor manager look at my sort manager like he was some sort of idiot for not paying me originally (immature, I know), but should I be more adamant about getting everything conceivable or just cut my losses and get what they offer me (as long as it seems reasonable, in this case)?