Corey07850 From United States of America, joined Feb 2004, 2528 posts, RR: 5
Reply 1, posted (9 years 10 months 3 weeks 5 days 5 hours ago) and read 1381 times:
I know someone who works over there and says it's a lot of hard work. I think they pay $8 an hour, but I could be wrong. Apparently they have been pretty short-staffed lately, so that means a lot of long hours tossing bags.
AdamWright From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 2, posted (9 years 10 months 3 weeks 5 days 3 hours ago) and read 1374 times:
Yeah, I would get the 8pm-"close" shift if i get a job over there. However, I've heard rumors DL is going to add a 1:45am arrival flight... I wont be working there if thats the case.. besides that, I'd welcome a tough job like that. Want to get some ramp experience for when I apply for a FBO job back home for the summer....
FredT From United Kingdom, joined Feb 2002, 2185 posts, RR: 26
Reply 3, posted (9 years 10 months 3 weeks 5 days 2 hours ago) and read 1370 times:
I take it it is loading bags. It is very hard work, or can be depending on which operators you handle. Charter = bad, business travellers = good. I gained quite a bit of muscle weight during a rather short stint. 40 metric tons of bags lifted during a shift was not out of the ordinary. Long shifts, bad hours, poor environment, injury risk. It's not something you want to do for a long time, but it is a good experience to have.
I thought I was doing good trying to avoid those airport hotels... and look at me now.