I have been an Air Driver on Saturday for over two years, and have driven FT for two peak seasons. However, at the beginning of 2017 peak (let's say Nov 1), I had a minor at fault accident where I backed into a parked car. I thought I was basically ruined, as my main goal is to become a full time package car driver. However, due to the volume of the season (I assume), I was back out driving/delivering after a day of paperwork and training. In all of this time, I have still been used on an average of 3 days/week after preload to drive for a variety of reasons: Deliver air that drivers can't get to, shuttling things out to drivers that wouldn't fit when they left the building, delivering ground "mini" routes (anywhere from 20-60 stops), etc. Last week I was notified that they were adding a FT driver, and I was to begin training this week. I was thrilled, since the last two times over the previous year I've been next in line, only to get passed up by a kid with a few months seniority on me turning 21 and becoming eligible. Then, over the weekend I was told that I would not be starting training, as it supposedly came from higher up the chain that resides in our building that I was ineligible due to the Nov 1 accident, and would not be eligible until Nov 1 of this year. After dropping that bomb on me, they assured me that they would continue using me in the same capacity that they have been, driving after preload, when needed. I'm so confused by this, and I'm wondering what my options and obligations are. It MAKES NO SENSE to me that, while the company doesn't consider me eligible to become a full time driver, they do consider me eligible to drive as many as 6 days a week in some capacity. How is it in MY best interest to continue to drive AT ALL? I'm not eligible to become FT, but I am somehow eligible to take the risk of another accident, pushing my eligibility even further back? I have confidence in my abilities - the accident was a major lapse that I have focused on not letting happen again - but this hypocrisy is just NOT sitting well with me. Any thoughts on what my options and obligations are? Other than the Saturday Air, do I have to run things, or, simply as a matter of principle and self-interest, can I refuse? I realize that's not the best way to endear myself, but I have done PLENTY in the past outside of my best interest, and that hasn't helped me at all.