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Not at all. Just remember that attendance is one of the most important things they look at. Excellent place to work and you will be proud to work there. After 10 years you can retire with lifetime flight benefits! Good luck!

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Fly free after hiring. After 10 years you may retire with lifetime flight benefits!

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Yes, Customer Service Representatives usually start off as part time employees! When a full time position become available you stand a great chance for the promotion in house.

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On Southwest Careers. You do not have to have aircraft experience necessarily but it helps. They also have an apprentice program where you can transfer to maintenance after working in another department. You will learn about aircraft.
This position has to be earned! After all, customers lives depend on it.

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5th and 20th. If it falls on Saturday you get paid Friday. If it falls on Sunday you get paid Monday. Direct deposit is best. You get access to your money faster.

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Maintenance bases are 24 hours. Major cities have 24 ramp agents preparing and sorting freight for the next morning. Call centers are 24 hours of course. Some headquarters jobs are 24 hours. With the addition of Hawaii some west coast cities will have later hours.
You don’t have to pay to get someone to work for you! There are people that could use the extra money if you just give your shift away.

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You will not find a better company to work for!

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Depends on your position. Could be 5 days at 8 hours or 4 days at 10 hours.
It also depends on your union and when your overtime begins.
Lower seniority employees are sometimes hit with mandatory overtime. If you refuse, you won’t be there much longer.

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No. None at all.

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