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"Dirty Jobs" Show Feb. 20 - WN Baggage Loader  
User currently offlineLTBEWR From United States of America, joined Jan 2004, 13078 posts, RR: 12
Posted (7 years 6 months 1 week 3 days 14 hours ago) and read 9901 times:

Based on the ads, tonight (Feb. 20th) the Discovery Channel program 'Dirty Jobs' will show the 'Dirty Job doer' take on the job of bag loader for a shift at WN. Apparently it shows it as a difficult and demand job and a good look at it.

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User currently offlineDougloid From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 1, posted (7 years 6 months 1 week 3 days 14 hours ago) and read 9899 times:

Cool! I've archived the one where he went into a KC135 fuel tank.

User currently offlineSNATH From United States of America, joined Mar 2004, 3238 posts, RR: 22
Reply 2, posted (7 years 6 months 1 week 3 days 14 hours ago) and read 9888 times:

Yep, saw that too. I can't wait! I love Dirty Jobs!

Tony



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User currently offlineKevinSmith From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 3, posted (7 years 6 months 1 week 3 days 14 hours ago) and read 9894 times:

Quoting LTBEWR (Thread starter):
pparently it shows it as a difficult and demand job and a good look at it.

I was gonna ask, how dirty is the job?


User currently offlineMCOflyer From United States of America, joined Jun 2006, 8671 posts, RR: 15
Reply 4, posted (7 years 6 months 1 week 3 days 14 hours ago) and read 9892 times:

Quoting KevinSmith (Reply 3):
I was gonna ask, how dirty is the job?

I guess dirtier than emptying a lav on a 747. Anyone got the time for the show?

MCOflyer



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User currently offlineN353SK From United States of America, joined Jun 2006, 821 posts, RR: 0
Reply 5, posted (7 years 6 months 1 week 3 days 14 hours ago) and read 9841 times:

Quoting KevinSmith (Reply 3):
I was gonna ask, how dirty is the job?

The dirtiness of ramping depends entirely on the weather. I would argue that ramping on a sunny day isn't too dirty, but I'm still looking forward to seeing the show!


User currently onlineGoldenshield From United States of America, joined Jan 2001, 6014 posts, RR: 14
Reply 6, posted (7 years 6 months 1 week 3 days 14 hours ago) and read 9842 times:

Quoting KevinSmith (Reply 3):
I was gonna ask, how dirty is the job?

Compared to some of the jobs I've seen on that show, ramping is a piece of cake. Sure, you'll sweat, but except in rare cases, you won't get dirty. With proper protocols, even dumping the lav is a non-event.



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User currently offlineBrettFromCLT From United States of America, joined Nov 2006, 136 posts, RR: 0
Reply 7, posted (7 years 6 months 1 week 3 days 13 hours ago) and read 9793 times:

Quoting MCOflyer (Reply 4):
Anyone got the time for the show?

The new episode is on Discovery at 9pm et/pt 20 Feb 2007. Also, the KC-135 fuel tank cleaner episode is scheduled to be re-ran Mar 18 2007 @ 03:00 pm et/pt.

(edit for date/time cleanup)

[Edited 2007-02-20 17:45:26]

User currently offlineNjintern From United States of America, joined Dec 2001, 58 posts, RR: 0
Reply 8, posted (7 years 6 months 1 week 3 days 13 hours ago) and read 9627 times:

This episode, plus one that will run at a later date, were filmed at Kansas City International Airport (MCI). The airport issued a press release last week, which can be found at http://www.flykci.com/NewsRoom/NewsRoom/156.htm

User currently offlineN353SK From United States of America, joined Jun 2006, 821 posts, RR: 0
Reply 9, posted (7 years 6 months 1 week 3 days 12 hours ago) and read 9607 times:

Quoting Goldenshield (Reply 6):
With proper protocols, even dumping the lav is a non-event.

Unfortunately, proper protocols aren't always followed, so perhaps the show will stage a "lav emptying accident." I can say from experience that if the blue kool aid gets spilled on the ramp it stinks up about a 200 yard radius.

Although, I've gotten bags crawling with roaches, and boxes of fish that had missed their original flight and were no longer frozen (i'm sure you're getting the picture)


User currently offlineUAL757 From United States of America, joined Sep 2006, 806 posts, RR: 4
Reply 10, posted (7 years 6 months 1 week 3 days 12 hours ago) and read 9533 times:

One word..... TiVo. Set to record.  Big grin

User currently offlineCirrusDriver From United States of America, joined Nov 2006, 141 posts, RR: 0
Reply 11, posted (7 years 6 months 1 week 3 days 12 hours ago) and read 9498 times:

Quoting Goldenshield (Reply 6):
Compared to some of the jobs I've seen on that show, ramping is a piece of cake. Sure, you'll sweat, but except in rare cases, you won't get dirty. With proper protocols, even dumping the lav is a non-event.

Yeah, standing directly under the lav panel would certainly make the job a dirty one! Unless you wear gloves, pants, and long sleeve shirts (not likely in a place like PHX durring the summer) while "ramping" you WILL get dirty. Especially if you like to work the pits, the sides of your legs and forearms are covered with "dirt".


User currently offlineSW733 From United States of America, joined Feb 2004, 6321 posts, RR: 9
Reply 12, posted (7 years 6 months 1 week 3 days 12 hours ago) and read 9489 times:

Quoting Njintern (Reply 8):
episode, plus one that will run at a later date, were filmed at Kansas City International Airport (MCI).

Yay, my home airport, even better! I love this show, Mike Rowe never ceases to crack me up. Can't wait, got it all set up on the TiVo too in case something comes up!


User currently onlineGoldenshield From United States of America, joined Jan 2001, 6014 posts, RR: 14
Reply 13, posted (7 years 6 months 1 week 3 days 12 hours ago) and read 9407 times:

Quoting CirrusDriver (Reply 11):
Yeah, standing directly under the lav panel would certainly make the job a dirty one! Unless you wear gloves, pants, and long sleeve shirts (not likely in a place like PHX durring the summer) while "ramping" you WILL get dirty. Especially if you like to work the pits, the sides of your legs and forearms are covered with "dirt".

That's why I'm saying "with proper protocols."

I'm not sure where you've worked, but on a normal day,I've never gotten dirty working in the bin—even with shorts, t-shirt and knee pads. In fact, that's the cleanest part of the job. Where I worked, it was the days with the Santa Ana winds that made it dirty.

Quoting N353SK (Reply 9):
Although, I've gotten bags crawling with roaches, and boxes of fish that had missed their original flight and were no longer frozen (i'm sure you're getting the picture)

I've had to handle HR's where the religion didn't allow the body to be filled with chemicals. Those were no fun. Oh, and the dogs that were travelling pretty far and had no where else to go.  vomit 



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User currently offlineCirrusDriver From United States of America, joined Nov 2006, 141 posts, RR: 0
Reply 14, posted (7 years 6 months 1 week 3 days 11 hours ago) and read 9248 times:

Quoting Goldenshield (Reply 13):
That's why I'm saying "with proper protocols."

I figured that was what you meant. I was adding to it.  Wink

Quoting Goldenshield (Reply 13):
I'm not sure where you've worked, but on a normal day,I've never gotten dirty working in the bin—even with shorts, t-shirt and knee pads. In fact, that's the cleanest part of the job. Where I worked, it was the days with the Santa Ana winds that made it dirty.

I worked on the ramp for UA for 11 years. SEA, SFO, PDX and PHX. Funny enough I hardly ever got dirty working the pits in PHX. In SEA and PDX, however, is another story. It was so bad that we folded radome wipes and placed them under the kneepads to keep our legs clean. Most bags are dirty, and if you do not wear gloves when working then you find this out very quickly!


User currently offlineLono From United States of America, joined Apr 2004, 1335 posts, RR: 1
Reply 15, posted (7 years 6 months 1 week 3 days 11 hours ago) and read 9248 times:

Quoting Goldenshield (Reply 6):
Compared to some of the jobs I've seen on that show, ramping is a piece of cake.

Hmmmmmm working the ANC ramp back in the day I remember everything covered in black goo caused by de-icing fluid reacting with the black pavement..very dirty work indeed



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User currently offlineFlyorski From United States of America, joined Dec 2004, 987 posts, RR: 1
Reply 16, posted (7 years 6 months 1 week 3 days 11 hours ago) and read 9233 times:

Cant wait to see it....

TiVo set...



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User currently offlineSilver1SWA From United States of America, joined Mar 2004, 4782 posts, RR: 26
Reply 17, posted (7 years 6 months 1 week 3 days 9 hours ago) and read 9075 times:
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Haha, wow. I'm not sure whether I should be excited and feel honored that my job is getting this kind of attention, or bothered...

Quoting KevinSmith (Reply 3):
I was gonna ask, how dirty is the job?

I don't consider the job to be THAT dirty, but it is dirty enough to turn these...

...into these in just a couple of days lol...


However, I assume lav dumping will be featured. If MCI's ramp does provo, that is pretty dirty too. I had no idea how dirty provo was til I got to SAN and had to start doing it. Oh and then there is shipments of seafood/crabs. That gets messy and stinky. Yuck...

Also, if it rains, by the end of the day you come out smelling like a dirty sock.

[Edited 2007-02-20 21:41:27]


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User currently offlineN231YE From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 18, posted (7 years 6 months 1 week 3 days 4 hours ago) and read 8741 times:

Just a reminder...the show is on now, and the WN segment should be on shortly.

User currently offlineAndesSMF From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 19, posted (7 years 6 months 1 week 3 days 4 hours ago) and read 8722 times:

I wonder if some WN ramp rat will 'accidentally' give Mike Rowe a bath... biggrin 

Thanks for the heads up!


User currently offlineTransWorldSTL From United States of America, joined Mar 2006, 568 posts, RR: 1
Reply 20, posted (7 years 6 months 1 week 3 days 4 hours ago) and read 8697 times:

I love how they introduced MCI as "one of the busiest airports in the country"... Well, I'd love to see Mike Rowe working at ATL or ORD, where the connecting bags have a lot more flights to get to, and at a quicker pace..

User currently offlineN231YE From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 21, posted (7 years 6 months 1 week 3 days 3 hours ago) and read 8565 times:

I thought the part was slightly disappointing...they only focused a few minutes on the airplane/ramp/baggage handlers, and the rest was on fixing an incinerator.

User currently offlineAf773atmsp From United States of America, joined Aug 2006, 2675 posts, RR: 1
Reply 22, posted (7 years 6 months 1 week 3 days 3 hours ago) and read 8544 times:

I just saw that. Very funny when he was burning foreign trash.  laughing 


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User currently offlineMirrodie From United States of America, joined Apr 2000, 7443 posts, RR: 62
Reply 23, posted (7 years 6 months 1 week 3 days 3 hours ago) and read 8527 times:
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Quoting N231YE (Reply 21):
thought the part was slightly disappointing...they only focused a few minutes on the airplane/ramp/baggage handlers, and the rest was on fixing an incinerator.

I agree. It was a bit of a let down. At one point, my wife asked, "what' is so dirty to warrant putting it on the show?"



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User currently offlineFoxecho From United States of America, joined Dec 2000, 746 posts, RR: 17
Reply 24, posted (7 years 6 months 1 week 3 days 3 hours ago) and read 8484 times:

Talk about a rare shot, one of our 763s went by the camera on a Cheifs charter which I worked that day, I think it was around Dec 15th

Andrew
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..uh, we'll need that to live......
25 AirTranTUS : I also wish they would have showed more about the loading. Organizing it would have been interesting to see more of too. The bags that continue with t
26 L-188 : Good Show, but it Mike Rowe really wants to learn what it is like to load an airplane, he should come up here when a fishing season is ending.
27 N353SK : eeew. Makes me glad I worked for a regional whose aircraft were too small to even fit caskets. As far as dogs, I can recall one beagle puppy we had i
28 United767 : it all depends on what type of day it is. On a nice summer day, it is still a some what clean job. If it ever is snowing like it was on Sunday in IAD,
29 MidEx216 : I thought the ramp part of the show was rather disappointing. The bagroom and in the bins are somewhat strenuous, sure, but they completely missed the
30 Post contains images Af773atmsp : I saw the part when he was in the cockpit, also very funny.
31 Njintern : I'm pretty sure the statement was one of the largest, not busiest. In terms of land mass, MCI covers 10,000 acres, according to wikipedia. Atlanta ha
32 Post contains images Sinlock : I'll have to try that "lying on the back and roll the bag across your chest and the benchpress it onto the top of the stack" technique he did. I'm sur
33 EasternSon : Was anyone else amazed that he was allowed to drive the bag tractor and pushback tug? I assumed that there were huge insurance issues with handing the
34 Mirrodie : well, he only did what he was told, right? Too bad they didnt work him on the lavs. I have seen a photo of a Concorde with a lav issue at supersonic
35 Detroitflyer : damn i never knew ramp agents had to dump the lavs!!! Disgusting
36 Goldenshield : How else do you think people become proficient with the equipment? Do you find the nearest matrix plug-in station and have it uploaded into your brai
37 TransWorldSTL : Well, it was misleading then, because they began spewing numbers of flights right after it.
38 EasternSon : First off, your attempt at humor was incredibly lame. Secondly, I was remarking that as NON-AIRLINE, NON-AIRPORT personnel, I was surprised that ther
39 Cjbmibe : I work the ramp in BHD and not once have I had to or have any of the guys had to clean the toilets. The inflight cleaners & caterers do that. Ramping
40 Goldenshield : Only to you. I know there are others out there that DID enjoy the joke. It's very possible for the film crews to have isurance for those possibilitie
41 Litz : For those who don't know what "TV Time" is ... that 10 minute segment on WN, probably took the better part of an entire day (or two) to shoot, and of
42 Post contains images Gunsontheroof : Not to digress too much from the topic, but Chucks wear pretty quickly regardless of what you're doing in them. Every pair I've ever had has looked l
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