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I Got The Call! (SWA Ramp)  
User currently offlineR311music From United States of America, joined Jul 2005, 105 posts, RR: 0
Posted (9 years 1 month 3 weeks 11 hours ago) and read 7307 times:

Well I got a call from Southwest today and I was given a training date of this Monday. I get to fly down to BWI and get badged on Friday or Monday. I'm so excited to get this job and start. The process took 5 long weeks haha. Well I'm off celebrating as this job will not only let me work in aviation, afford to flight train, and give me some extra money, but get my parents off my back about getting a full time job! (I've never seen my parents so happy for me except when I graduated HS)

I can't wait until I'm let loose on the ramp at BDL.


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User currently offlineKFLLCFII From United States of America, joined Sep 2004, 3301 posts, RR: 30
Reply 1, posted (9 years 1 month 3 weeks 10 hours ago) and read 7263 times:

Congrats 311! Getting that first aviation job has a great feeling!






PS - Nod your head to this!



"About the only way to look at it, just a pity you are not POTUS KFLLCFII, seems as if we would all be better off."
User currently offlineR311music From United States of America, joined Jul 2005, 105 posts, RR: 0
Reply 2, posted (9 years 1 month 3 weeks 10 hours ago) and read 7203 times:

Quoting KFLLCFII (Reply 1):
PS - Nod your head to this!

Sweet another 311 fan! Can't wait for their new cd next month.



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User currently offlineKFLLCFII From United States of America, joined Sep 2004, 3301 posts, RR: 30
Reply 3, posted (9 years 1 month 3 weeks 10 hours ago) and read 7087 times:

Quoting R311music (Reply 2):
Sweet another 311 fan! Can't wait for their new cd next month.

LOL you'd think that already having 9 albums in my collection would be enough...Hell no, bring it on!



"About the only way to look at it, just a pity you are not POTUS KFLLCFII, seems as if we would all be better off."
User currently offlineGman3 From United States of America, joined Jun 2005, 290 posts, RR: 2
Reply 4, posted (9 years 1 month 3 weeks 10 hours ago) and read 7079 times:

Congrats on the job!

User currently offlineHighFlyer9790 From United States of America, joined Jul 2005, 1241 posts, RR: 0
Reply 5, posted (9 years 1 month 3 weeks 9 hours ago) and read 7025 times:

Congrats-I cant wait for all the photos you'll upload to A.net!! lol

Have Fun!!!!!  bigthumbsup 



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User currently offlineFlyingTexan From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 6, posted (9 years 1 month 3 weeks 9 hours ago) and read 6993 times:

Hey ~ congrats to you for landing a gig with the best company ~  champagne 



 sun 


User currently offlineOPNLguy From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 7, posted (9 years 1 month 3 weeks 9 hours ago) and read 6984 times:

Welcome aboard, you'll love it...  Wink

User currently offlineFLAIRPORT From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 8, posted (9 years 1 month 3 weeks 9 hours ago) and read 6955 times:

Hey man, still wondering when my ramp tour will be  Wink I fly in on song Aug 23 hint hint... Wink

(inside joke, you'll get it.)

On a slightly unrerlated note...When will WN open up Thanksgiving...I'm getting very aggrivated! And now that an a.net member who is also a friend of a friend of mine got a job at my new home airport with WN, I feel like I should give them some support!


User currently offlineFlyingTexan From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 9, posted (9 years 1 month 3 weeks 9 hours ago) and read 6898 times:

Quoting FLAIRPORT (Reply 8):
When will WN open up Thanksgiving


The next round – most likely within the next two weeks. I’ve been equally as aggravated – if not more so – with AA’s schedule changes (although they like to blame it on FAA). I’m talking miscons, going from a PM only to AM only service, vice versa, equipment swaps, etc, the works. I eventually learned to avoid AA or anticipate problems with them – or at least avoid booking 330 days in advance.


 spin 


User currently offlineSilver1SWA From United States of America, joined Mar 2004, 4783 posts, RR: 26
Reply 10, posted (9 years 1 month 2 weeks 6 days 23 hours ago) and read 6628 times:
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Congratulations. I know the feeling very well. I was so happy, and so relieved when I finally got the call and was officially offered the job. It's a great feeling!

I'd like to give you just a few pointers that I think every newbie should hear from their trainers but don't. A lot of new guys learn the hard way, usually by unknowingly pissing off the veteran rampers. The impression you make on the other rampers will be huge in determining what kind of trainee and worker you will be labelled as. Just some friendly advice that might not make a whole lot of sense at the moment, but will become clear shortly after you begin training...
-Don't get caught lounging around the breakroom.
-Stay busy, help out even if you are waved off.
-When a plane pulls in and the turn begins, do not rush straight to the bin. There will be carts that need to be set up and there is nothing more frustrating than having to do it all by yourself while the other guy (often a newbie) is just chillin in the bin waiting for you to start sending them up....a common pet peve out there.
-Expect some not to pay you much attention. You will have to earn their respect. Use common sense. Show them you are a hard worker and help out whenever you can. You may not see it directly, but I guarantee you you will constantly be under intense scrutiny. I didn't really see this until I was off probation and saw newhires go through probation.
-There are some courtesies that I wasn't flat out told about, but learned kinda the hard way...after you load the bags, stop, and drop the belt. (This will be more clear later on.  Wink )

Anyway, I'm trying to help here. Sorry if this is kinda overwhelming and kinda out of place at this point, but seriously keep some of this in the back of your mind while you go through your training and your 6 month probation. I see a lot of new guys learning some of these the hard way.

Good luck man, and again, congratulations! BDL huh? If you meet a Dana there, tell her Ryan from (well...formerly from) SJC says hi.  Smile



ALL views, opinions expressed are mine ONLY and are NOT representative of those shared by Southwest Airlines Co.
User currently offlineXpfg From United States of America, joined Oct 2003, 633 posts, RR: 7
Reply 11, posted (9 years 1 month 2 weeks 6 days 23 hours ago) and read 6600 times:

Question for you guys...

From submission of application, how long has it taken some of you to get a call?

Is all training done at "hub" type airports? As in, if I get the job at SJC, do I do training at LAX?

Thanks for any info!


User currently offlineHAWK21M From India, joined Jan 2001, 31679 posts, RR: 56
Reply 12, posted (9 years 1 month 2 weeks 6 days 22 hours ago) and read 6541 times:

Congrats.
The first Job in Aviation is something to look fwd to  bigthumbsup 
regds
MEL



Think of the brighter side!
User currently offlineSilver1SWA From United States of America, joined Mar 2004, 4783 posts, RR: 26
Reply 13, posted (9 years 1 month 2 weeks 6 days 22 hours ago) and read 6535 times:
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Quoting Xpfg (Reply 11):
Question for you guys...

From submission of application, how long has it taken some of you to get a call?

Is all training done at "hub" type airports? As in, if I get the job at SJC, do I do training at LAX?

Thanks for any info!

It varies. It took my 5 weeks from the time I attended the group "interview" til the time I got the call. A guy that got hired with me was all ready to go (background check etc) and in the pool for about a year before he got the call. So it really depends.

Training goes like this (for all stations). First few weeks are on-the-job training with a trainer assigned to each new-hire. Then you go to Dallas for 9 days of official classroom training. So if you were hired at SJC, you would have 3 days of class training (hazmat, station-specific emergency training etc) at SJC, then 2-4 weeks of on-the-job training at SJC with your trainer, and then you would fly out to Dallas for 9 days of training.



ALL views, opinions expressed are mine ONLY and are NOT representative of those shared by Southwest Airlines Co.
User currently offlineHikesWithEyes From United States of America, joined Jan 2004, 816 posts, RR: 7
Reply 14, posted (9 years 1 month 2 weeks 6 days 19 hours ago) and read 6308 times:

If anyone sends you a mission to borrow a "bin stretcher" from another
airline, ignore them.



First, benzene in my Perrier, and now this!
User currently offlineR311music From United States of America, joined Jul 2005, 105 posts, RR: 0
Reply 15, posted (9 years 1 month 2 weeks 6 days 17 hours ago) and read 5563 times:

Thanks for all tips Silver1SWA. Hopefully I don't piss off too many of my coworkers to start, as I've found having friends on the job makes things go smoother.

It also took 5 weeks from the day I interviewed until I was called. The last two weeks were the worst haha, but it's all worth it in the end.



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User currently offlineNtspelich From United States of America, joined Aug 2003, 764 posts, RR: 0
Reply 16, posted (9 years 1 month 2 weeks 6 days 15 hours ago) and read 5081 times:

Quoting Silver1SWA (Reply 13):
Training goes like this (for all stations).

Unless you get hired at MDW and then they ship you off to BNA to get trained because there's way too many new folks to have in one place up in Chicago.

NTS



United 717 heavy, you're facing the wrong way. Any chance you can powerback to get off of my deice pad?
User currently offlineAtrude777 From United States of America, joined Aug 2003, 5692 posts, RR: 52
Reply 17, posted (9 years 1 month 2 weeks 6 days 15 hours ago) and read 5020 times:

Congratulations. I would love to work for WN as well. Either as a F/A or a ramp agent. Unfortunatly STL isn't hiring...Maybe I will wait until I am 20 or 21 for the F/A. Let us now how the first two weeks go!

Alex



Good things come to those who wait, better things come to those who go AFTER it!
User currently offline094147 From United States of America, joined Nov 2003, 58 posts, RR: 0
Reply 18, posted (9 years 1 month 2 weeks 6 days 15 hours ago) and read 5007 times:

Congratulations and Best Wishes.

Work hard, real hard every day and don't abuse your benefits. You will be rich after 20 years.



wildcat one
User currently offlineAMSSpotter From Netherlands, joined Feb 2005, 271 posts, RR: 1
Reply 19, posted (9 years 1 month 2 weeks 6 days 15 hours ago) and read 4799 times:

That's great news for you. Congratulations!

User currently offlineVanguard737 From United States of America, joined Aug 2001, 683 posts, RR: 4
Reply 20, posted (9 years 1 month 2 weeks 6 days 14 hours ago) and read 4466 times:

I go tht ecall to, for MDW, but had to turn it down because I decided to go back to college this fall  Smile

But I didn't mind, I only applied for Southwest out oif desparation when the best airline in the world, ATA, downsized and I lost my ramp job there  Smile



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User currently offlineRobINDYHP From United States of America, joined Jan 2004, 84 posts, RR: 0
Reply 21, posted (9 years 1 month 2 weeks 6 days 14 hours ago) and read 4300 times:

I've been trying to get on at WN, did the interviews, backgrounds, fingerprints, job offer. Then the position I was going to get got filled. A transfer from another city.

User currently offlineITGeek From United States of America, joined Mar 2005, 67 posts, RR: 0
Reply 22, posted (9 years 1 month 2 weeks 6 days 13 hours ago) and read 3846 times:

Quoting HikesWithEyes (Reply 14):
If anyone sends you a mission to borrow a "bin stretcher" from another
airline, ignore them

Aaah yes. I remember as a kid in the Boy Scouts, spending half a day at camp asking other troops if they had a left-handed smoke shifter.  dopey 



Fere libenter homines id quod volunt credunt
User currently offlineSFOerik From United States of America, joined Oct 2004, 104 posts, RR: 0
Reply 23, posted (9 years 1 month 2 weeks 6 days 13 hours ago) and read 3809 times:

Well done!!!!

els



I will no longer stress about upgrades!
User currently offlineR311music From United States of America, joined Jul 2005, 105 posts, RR: 0
Reply 24, posted (9 years 1 month 2 weeks 6 days 12 hours ago) and read 3667 times:

Update: I leave tomorrow for BWI and officially begin training Monday morning. My flight leaves BDL at 6:45AM tomorrow morning. Yikes haha.

Thanks for all the replies everyone.



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25 Continental : I'm sure I'm the biggest 311 fan here.
26 Post contains images DAL767400ER : Congratulations on landing a job with a financial stable carrier R311music. Enjoy your job and the regular smell of Jet-A fuel . Edit: Comment removed
27 Post contains images RDURAMPER : Also avoid the pilot that hands you a plastic bag and asks you to collect an "air sample!" Congrats 311, and I echo Silver1's notes on how to make th
28 Post contains images KFLLCFII : You'd be surprised
29 Aa777jr : Congratulations. Hope this leads to better things for you in the career of aviation. Regards.
30 Luvfa : Welcome to the SW family R311. 311 Rocks LOL
31 Malaysia : Same joke here, but pretty sorry story. Haha, I was at B6 talking to my friend and apparently one of the other new supervisors at my airline came ove
32 Post contains images FlyingTexan : People I know at SWA use other, more creative places like the broom closet, while another airline uses the cargo hold. Again, best![Edited 2005-07-16
33 Post contains images FLAIRPORT : Hey R311...I was going to fly your airline down to FLL for you, but the fares were messed up so I'm stuck singing that stupid song ! Sorry, maybe Spri
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