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Temp Ramp Job Offer From UA-Advice?  
User currently offlineFlyboy80 From United States of America, joined Jul 2001, 1881 posts, RR: 3
Posted (8 years 6 months 3 weeks 1 day 15 hours ago) and read 2595 times:

HI all, Im been working with Mesa in EUG, Im in flight school its not a bad set up. I recently applied for UA in PDX and was offered a temp part time ramp position in UA. Im curious if this job is worth it. If I took it I plan on flying between EUG and PDX to work, and continuing flight school down here. What im curious to know is how the scheduling at UA works for part-timers...I've always wanted to work with UA since they used to fly here, but I would be giving up a lot of seniority if I took it, and if I did, at the end of the summer I would try to stay in PDX or transfer to a line station someone in the states...thanks so much for any advice!
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User currently offlineFXramper From United States of America, joined Dec 2005, 7367 posts, RR: 85
Reply 1, posted (8 years 6 months 3 weeks 1 day 15 hours ago) and read 2574 times:
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Back in the day I applied for UA CS and Ramp Agents. I got the part time permenant employee spot. Full time or part time, as long as your at UA, your union, thus you bid. At a UA station such as PDX, you'd prolly be forced to do a weekend bid and evening shifts weekday. You'd be on call for senior employees to yourself also. Only reason I'd take the job is to get your feet wet in the industry and the flight benefits are pretty good. Folks would fly for free.

Regards.


User currently offlineRamprat74 From United States of America, joined Dec 2003, 1547 posts, RR: 2
Reply 2, posted (8 years 6 months 3 weeks 1 day 15 hours ago) and read 2569 times:

We had some temps quit already. The second class is in their second week of training. I heard there will be two more classes. The next one starts on Monday. The first class grabbed up all the 6 hour shifts. Most of these temps worked with us last summer, so they were first to be called back. The only two shifts available now are 12:45pm-5:15pm, or 8:30pm-12:30am.

User currently offlineF9Animal From United States of America, joined Dec 2004, 5126 posts, RR: 28
Reply 3, posted (8 years 6 months 3 weeks 1 day 15 hours ago) and read 2562 times:

Friendly word of advice... I would steer clear of it. You already have seniority where you are, and UA is only offering temp positions. Granted UA is a good company to work for and great employees to work with. I would just weigh out the options, and stick with what you have.

Temp is a scary word, as your life could change in an instant. You could be with UA for 3 days and get the axe. And you know UA is in a little financial trouble, and if they decide to make changes, you would be the first to feel the pain. If you have a comfort zone where you are now, why leave it?

Just my thoughts. Good luck, and let me know what you decide to do!!  Smile



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User currently offlineFlyboy80 From United States of America, joined Jul 2001, 1881 posts, RR: 3
Reply 4, posted (8 years 6 months 3 weeks 1 day 15 hours ago) and read 2558 times:

yeah...originally I applied for the perm, part time CS...they said they suspended hiring for that, and this is what they have...Jeez guys im really caught up here...thanks for any info...BTW...would i be really young out there? it doesn't seem like they have very many youngins....

User currently offlineRamprat74 From United States of America, joined Dec 2003, 1547 posts, RR: 2
Reply 5, posted (8 years 6 months 3 weeks 1 day 14 hours ago) and read 2537 times:

Most of the temps are 18-22. UA just doesn't just fire temps. We had one last summer, he sucked. We told management to get rid of him asap. The supervisor told us he couldn't because we needed a body. The current station manager refuses to hire overtime. She thinks she solves the problem by hiring temps, PDX is one of only a few stations that hires them. You will work until the first week of September.

User currently offlineCOewrAAtysAZ From United States of America, joined Jun 2006, 196 posts, RR: 0
Reply 6, posted (8 years 6 months 2 weeks 6 days 19 hours ago) and read 2420 times:

Flyboy,
I have worked as a temp ramp agent for UA on the East Coast. I was given an option on what schedule I wanted, therefore, I did not have to bid for a shift. Once I decided on my shift, I was given my schedule for the rest of the summer. The reason you do not bid is because you fill in where they people to work, so they will tell you what the options are. As for your opportunities post-temp work, there basically are none. You cannot transfer, you will have to apply for the job you want to transfer to. If I were you, I would not go to UA and give up what you already have. UA promised me a lot of things post-temp including time to work during holidays and this summer... to show you how that materialized, I now work for another airline.



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User currently offlineFlypdx From United States of America, joined Apr 2005, 636 posts, RR: 0
Reply 7, posted (8 years 6 months 2 weeks 6 days 18 hours ago) and read 2369 times:

Quoting Ramprat74 (Reply 5):
The current station manager refuses to hire overtime

I don't quite understand what you mean by that? What is the other option besides temp workers?


User currently offlineFlyboy80 From United States of America, joined Jul 2001, 1881 posts, RR: 3
Reply 8, posted (8 years 6 months 2 weeks 6 days 16 hours ago) and read 2318 times:

I went to sfo today to do the stuff...for me its like, what can I loose really? Theres not a lot...mesa isn't much better, and they have said that when I come back (if) I can have my seniority back...we will see... The shifts seem to be pretty good...thanks a lot for the info guys, anymore, just put it down, Ill check the post...thanks!

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