Pros: free flights for you the worker and spouse, 1 set of parents and children that belong to worker, insurance begins day 1 for worker, insurance is blue cross blue shield
Cons: work the most terrible hours, terrible shifts or positions until you put in about 5 years when you finally move up the ladder, you must bid for shifts
As a ramp agent, a work day could mean day shift, evening shift or double shift.
Usually you have a partner that you flip specific jobs between. You may be the lead, where you would marshall in the plane and make plans on how to pack the plane by weight of packages suitcases and cargo. Your helper will be doing the packing for you and also hooking – more... up all attachments the aircraft needs. The lead will then push the plane out for lift off after all is approved by pilot.
It is not easy to be outside, safety guidelines are important, and weather conditions could vary, air flights change, are early or late sometimes, some cargo can be very heavy and injury can happen easily.
Although there are many hard things to get through and learn like all airport codes and computer system, how to measure weight and pack correctly for next airport, it truly is a neat job. sitting inside the cargo area of a huge 737 is awesome.
Management/supervisors are very helpful and always around. Co-workers are all different. Especially if they have been working there a long time and have there own system of doing things. Some are helpful, some are late, some are hard working and some are just plain rude. – less