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Working Part-Time As A CSA For Delta  
User currently offlineFlydl2atl From United States of America, joined Aug 2005, 119 posts, RR: 0
Posted (10 years 9 months 2 weeks 3 days 16 hours ago) and read 9916 times:

Do any of you delta employees know if it would be possible to work for Delta part time as a CSA with somewhat limited flexibility? I already have a full time job in another profession, but would like a part time job working for an airline - preferably Delta. I can work any evening and weekends, but could not work M-F 7-5..

Delta's website says:

Part-time work schedules are less than 40-hours per week, with a minimum work schedule of 20-hours per week. All Customer Service Agents within a location/department bid for available shifts which are then awarded according to company length of service within the employee's bid classification.

What are the typical shift times that employees bid for? Is it easy or difficult to get evening and weekend shifts (I imagine it would be easy, but maybe not)? Thanks for the help.

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User currently offlineBigGSFO From United States of America, joined Jun 2005, 3042 posts, RR: 6
Reply 1, posted (10 years 9 months 2 weeks 3 days 16 hours ago) and read 9898 times:

Are you sure you want to work for an airline on the verge of filing bankruptcy? If lay-offs are part of the restructuring, those with the lowest seniority goes. You could find your experience with DL brief.

With that being said, I worked for DL in college on the ramp in ONT. As with everything in the airline world, it's all based on seniority. If you have a flexible schedule, then a part time job might work. If your schedule isn't flexible, it might not be a good fit since more senior employees will have first choice of work schedules.

Good luck!

User currently offlineB4real From United States of America, joined Aug 2003, 2767 posts, RR: 5
Reply 2, posted (10 years 9 months 2 weeks 3 days 16 hours ago) and read 9895 times:


First of all, welcome to airliners.net.

I don't think the timing is right for exploring this right now with DL. If I were you, I wouldn't do something like this until after January, when we have a better picture of things.

Why do you want to do this? (Don't say just for flight passing....)

B4REAL, spelled like it sounds
User currently offlineCyberUAL From United States of America, joined Dec 1999, 182 posts, RR: 0
Reply 3, posted (10 years 9 months 2 weeks 3 days 15 hours ago) and read 9869 times:

Is this Ready Reserve position? Ready Reserve are sort of like Temps. They only get flight benefits. From what my friend at DL tells me, they would furlough the permanent employees but not ready reserve.

User currently offlineFlydl2atl From United States of America, joined Aug 2005, 119 posts, RR: 0
Reply 4, posted (10 years 9 months 2 weeks 3 days 15 hours ago) and read 9852 times:

Quoting B4real (Reply 2):
Why do you want to do this? (Don't say just for flight passing....)

Despite all the industry's troubles, I think it would be a really neat experience. Although my first job is very comfortable in terms of pay and hours, I really don't enjoy it a whole lot. I would like to see what it's like working for an airline. Flight passes, however great, would be of limited use since the majority of my time would be spent working. I realize Delta may not be the best choice of employers, but we all have our favorites. I went to school in Atlanta and so it's kind of my hometown airline. I have fond of memories of sitting on stone mountain watching all the DL traffic.

User currently offlineOttoPylit From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 5, posted (10 years 9 months 2 weeks 3 days 1 hour ago) and read 9728 times:

As far as working part time for Delta, its highly unlikely. Being said, it is all based on seniority and you, being new man on the totem pole, would get stuck with a shift you probably wouldn't want, something like the always available 1230-8p or 5-1030am shifts. In an effort to save costs like all the airlines, the company will try to stretch the available help across the entire spectrum to cover the days operations, and you just have to take it as it comes and hope for something good. There is always a chance to maybe find some flexible job within the company, but it most likely wouldn't work out as you want(working in an airport).

Also, if you do decide to get on with Delta after what has been said, don't listen to some of the above posts that talk about a short time with Delta if they go bankrupt. First of all, if DL goes bankrupt, don't expect much to change, as the companies turn around plan is about 90% complete. Secondly, most of the time if you start off with DL(unless in a hub), you will start out as a Ready Reserve position. This is normally an on-call position(see, it may work out for you that way), but because most folks want a steady schedule, they will slide you in while others are on vacation, training, etc. The RR position is considered a "contract employee" meaning that you don't OFFICALLY work for Delta yet, its more like a probation period. You will get paid about $9.40(I think is the current going rate) and will get flight benefits. Thats it. No DL health benefits, no raise, nothing. I was a RR for 1.5 yrs before someone retired and an actual position came open in my first station. Now, if the company needed to reduce employees, you as a RR are completely safe. Being that you don't "work" for the company yet, they can't furlough you or displace you. They would furlough or displace regular employees, but the RR's are safe because they are a cheaper, contract employee. But if the airline is furloughing others, that most likely means that it would be even longer before a position comes available to be offered to you. Once the airline starts recalling employees, the furloughed employees are recalled first and if none of them want to come back or can't, then if there is a position available, it will be offered to you.

In a hub station, they usually do not have ready reserves, as they usually have positions available for hire. So if you are in ATL, you're welcome to give a call and ask if there are any jobs or positions that may fit your schedule, like working late night arrivals or something. Most importantly, if you want to work for an airline but do not have customer service skills instilled in you, then you probably wouldn't want to work for an airline, as customer service is one of our top priorities. Sometimes it works, sometimes it don't. lol


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