I've been with company for 6.5 years now (part time hourly). During that time I finished school and now have a degree in political science. Being a driver is not an option for me anymore because of a knee condition that would get worse with the frequent stepping involved with driving. That being said, that leaves being a PT sup if I want to stay with UPS, FT within my area (Portland,OR), or FT relatively close to home that is out of state. Being a PT sup is really hard to swallow with what the pay is per hour from what I've been told. Reinforcing that point is the ability to double shift currently. I do have questions that I would like answered to make a better decision though. How has the ACA affected insurance for PT sups? Since I'm vested in a pension plan now how would my retirement benefits work once I was no longer part of the union? I know that there's a matching 401K for sups, but would the amount accrued as an hourly sit idle until retirement age? If FT sup was intriguing enough how quickly could I be promoted to one or become a specialist? Is there a minimum time that I would have to be PT before being considered for FT?