I worked the ramp for Delta until I came back to passenger service in August.
It's great to work outside, constantly be moving around and using your body. Being around the airplanes... well, what can you say. Unquestionably the best part of the job. I can listen to the sound of every Boeing jet Delta flies (we don't get the McD's or CRJ's in PDX), and tell you what it is, right down to which engines it has. Now that's not something I could do before I went to the ramp.
However, Portland's weather is just miserable and ultimately that was what drove me back into passenger service, which I also like a lot.
The people that run Delta are good people, one of the more talented management teams in the industry. I am very loyal to my company, and have a lot of respect for the people running it. Unfortunately, we're currently waiting here in Portland to see what our next step will be with regard to staffing. We're losing a couple more flights and it's very possible that Portland may have to downsize, in which case I will probably end up in a hub, preferably Atlanta.
It's a new day. Every moment matters. Now, more than ever.