Finally, after months of back and forth with the brass at work I was promoted from a production position to an international shipping and customs coordinator. I was overlooked the first time because I did not speak Spanish. The Spanish speaking customers that we do business with prefer to speak English, lol. They hired a Spanish speaking person last year and then fired him 8 weeks later because, he had many 'issues'. Basically, he could not do basic math and had next to no computer literacy at all. I have a 4 year business degree with over 18 years customer service experience and have worked at this company for nearly 4 years excelling on the production side. They were hesitant the second time because they said I never did shipping before. I told them, well, I can learn. I have a very versatile background and have always done my job well. Well anyway, they offered me last Friday a temporary position to help them through August on a back log of orders. After training and observing me for 2 days on the company's Adage system, they finally conceded and offered me the permanent position based on how well I was learning their software and completing orders. So now I'm very pleased and happy. No more 12 hour swing shifts. It's Mon thru Fri. 8-4:30 with holidays off!!!!!!! Oh yeah, on the plus side, I will be trained 4-6 weeks at another site by a very single and very attractive female. Being single at the moment with no children myself, I think that's a bonus.