Ah - it's a beautiful Saturday - Just finished Sat Air driving, which was not as bad as I thought it would be - an easy 8 hours. I'm in a good mood. Let's clear up a few things, shall we? I found this site a little over a year ago, when I first started working for UPS, and began posting as But Benefits Are Great (BBAG). I was a cocky, self confident, I'm the king of the world guy towards UPS, and I was going to show them what I could do & how fast. I wanted to be a driver, and I wanted to be a driver now. I posted my progress here - you may remember. My attitude was taken in a way that off alot of people. I hate when people tell me something is impossible. When every post or reply I made was answered with an assult, I changed to a new name, 20Plus (or something like that), and within a week, everyone off again. So I took off for a while, came back posting as "Livin The Dream?". Those are the only three names I have ever used. I mentioned before I was cocky, self confident, self assured - It's the way I am, and it has gotten me this far. Other than Burger King in high school, I never was an employee for anyone until UPS. I felt by force of will that I could get what I wanted. You all told me it does not work that way, and I didn't believe you. And you were right. When I first started as an unloader, worked at 110 %, and a friend of mine named Brett, who was my sorter, said to me "Do they pay you that much that you have to sweat that much?", and it was a real eye opener. The reward for doing more work is - getting more work. But I still didn't learn. I was sent to INTEGRAD, & did well. YAY, now I can drive! I was given a route, drove every day, plus Saturdays. Worked my ass off, gonna be the best of anyone here! Sup tells me go hard till Christmas & you are qualified. Christmas Eve, 2008, 8:34pm, I return to the center, and I am told by my Sup that I have 28 days, not enough to qualify, so sorry. Oh, and report to local sort from now on. Merry Stugging Christmas. On January 4, 2009, my house burns down. Completely. Takes out both cars as well. We are uninsured. Wife & three kids get out, pets do not, posessions do not. We are not wearing shoes. The next day, and for 30+ days thereafter, every single employee of ups, be it driver, loader, sorter, etc., gave. And gave. And gave. I love all UPS employees. UPS gave me a coupon for a free turkey. With someone else's name on it. In a recent thread, I said I was "Mr. UPS". I meant that I was so gung-ho to be part of this company it wasn't funny. Now, it just is not that important. I was ready to go, gung ho. And they let me rot on the vine. Bitter? Not really - you all told me so. I'm indifferent. Anywho, that is who I am, where I am at, and why I post as I do. If I know something about a post, I reply. If you don't like my reply, a counter point is fun, stimulating, and what forums are all about. Answering me with "You Suck" just doesn't do it for me, sorry. Oh, and I can't help it - some posters here I just cannot stand. That's life, I guess. I try & avoid them, or even agree with them sometimes when they say something worthy. Think "Special Olympics". It is my hope that there are others here on the board with a shred of intelligence that can make their own judgment when it comes to some moron making fun of my being divorced, poking fun of the pain of paying child support for children the ex tries to keep away from me, and thinking it's hysterical that I'm broke all the time. I don't answer, because I just hope someone else feels the same disgust I do when I read that. Ahhh....too long....sorry. I feel better. I wish to apologize to all I have offended in the past - I can only say, truthfully, that I never had that intent. Well, maybe Toady.