Pros: matching 401k up to 4% of pay, work outside, lots of overtime in winter
Cons: work outside, health care, no breaks, schedule
I like the job. Its enjoyable, I've learned more about aircrafts than I ever thought I'd know. The typical day consists of: Fueling aircraft, towing, providing ground services (ground power units, lavatory services, catering, luggage handling, coffee, ice and papers), deicing planes, marshaling aircraft on and off the ramp.
The management at my facility – more... is aweful. They dump their jobs on other senior members of the staff. They are also quick to throw their employees under the bus if they screw up. I really feel like all the company cares about is $$$ rather than the people that works make it for them. Managers micromanage when its slow, are nowhere to be found when its busy.
The work schedule is based on seniority, is done by a set shift schedule. The senior person bids for the shift they want, down the line to the new guy. New guy gets the worst schedule.
Working for a multi-billion dollar company servicing million dollar jets, you think they might pay you more than 12.75 an hour to start. – less