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When you go to the group meeting, don’t shower, don’t comb your hair. Show up dressed like a slob... because those are the people they hired when I was there.

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1040 hours. You can complete it as fast or as slow as you want. It doesn’t matter what you do while your there as you will always be reminded that you are still on “probation” and could be fired at any time with no grounds.

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Enforcement of using gloved hands when dealing with drinks and food. Please don’t keep dropping the ice server into the ice bag after contaminating the handle with ungloved hand. Person handling credit cards should never handle food and drinks.

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Phone interview then in=person interview. Extensive screening process and background checks.

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Reservations: 8-12 hours subject to mandatory overtime

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Yes. Drug tests are required. I’ve had saliva, urine, blood and hair tests. They are random and they also check for tobacco.

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General questions about lifting capabilities, how many sick days should you take, qualifications and what you could bring to ak air

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Yes, there is a nicotine test.

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Reservations: it’s a shift bid and assigned by seniority.

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