I'm glad I found this forum, a place to chat with other UPS'ers who might know what's going on a little better than my co-workers. I have a lot to talk about, but for now an introduction.. Not going to use my real name or location, but I work in South Carolina. I don't know if management would ever get mad if I complain or say something I should not (unknowingly, of course). I have worked in the Hub as a PAS clerk for 4 years, been an RTD package car driver for the last 3 seasons (although last season only drove 1.5 months), and drive Saturday air for almost 2 years now (almost at top pay). They let me drive saturdays because frankly they need people, and I'm much cheaper than paying a ground driver to come in (they don't want to, so there's no grievance issues). I desperately want a full time driving job. I have 2 kids and work 2 jobs and my other one is killing me mentally. The way things were going before the economy went sour I should have landed a cover position by now, which is fine by me, it's full time and they send you home sometimes, ok by me. In 08 I drove from June-Dec which was great, I work all week(most weeks) plus sat(OT air rate) and made plenty of money. But then in 09 we kept getting told that not this week, maybe next, then not this month, maybe next, and then not at all that year. I was really disappointed, not to mention broke. But then in November we went driving, as Christmas was much busier than last year. It wasn't worth much, but I'm glad I drove some. Right now I still drive sat and scan packages on the midnight. Work up in a tower, almost never see/hear a supervisor and have the easiest job in the building. So that's where I'm at right now, would love to double shift but these bastards hire new people instead of using who they have, we have very few full timers. They are paying way too much on me in benefits to only use me 4 hours, it's crazy, but it's part of a greater strategy for them. So I'm thankful for my job, and my benefits, but really want to go driving, at least a full season of RTD this year if not full-time. The plus side is, volume is much higher this year than last. That's a great thing. But who knows, they're trying to squeeze every nickel.