I been an air driver for a couple years. Last year i made slightly less total income than the max wages drivers and for sure more than any 1 or 2 year drivers. Im wondering what are some of the long term wins and loses of just staying an air driver.? Ive been able to go fulltime for awhile but never did since i was making good money already. But lately UPS is hiring full time drivers like crazy. And its irking me bad that people with less senority than me are going fulltime. But at the same time they are forced to work long hours for less pay. When i can pretty much go in whenever i want for max wage. Vacation when i want etc. Plus i never get in trouble because im just as good as a fulltime driver and im helping them out by coming in. So they send me out blind with no supervisor all the time and the few times i it up they cant really get mad since im just coming into help. So here are my wins and loses so far. Wins: Max wage pay, can work when i want, more vacation, cant get in trouble nearly as easy Fails: If i get hurt i get hub wage compensation im assuming and not driver wage, my income is not gauranteed except for hub wage, there can be one month where i make 10k and one month driving everyday for close to 14hours and months where i never get called and make under 2k. SOOO random and hard to predict. But my biggest question is retirement: I know im getting a pension as a hub employee and air driver. But are full time drivers getting way more pension and a more hearty retirement than a hub employee air driver? Even though im making good money. Not as much as a full time driver but my life is stress free and i love driving instead of hate it from being overworked with unrealistic goals. If they give me unrealistic goals i can just not come in the next day. People are just going fulltime like crazy lately so i feel like i should suck it up and go before i lose anymore senority points but i just dont know... im riding this out..