"Does Southwest hire part-time rampers? I thought I saw somewhere that they only hire full time, and aren't really flexible with their schedules."
I think some stations might, but most are full time. When I was 'part time', it was 7.5 hr a day and that ended in 1990. Agents have lots of flexibility by trading between themselves. You can shift trade days or give away shifts to someone looking for extra hours. Some people "buddy bid" with someone on the opposite schedule from their own (AM/PM) and have 4 days off a week. An AM
agent would pick up two PM
shifts for an agent after their regular shift and do two double shifts (16 hrs) with a single shift for their 3 day work week. Because of the labor law, this is all straight time, no OT
beyond 8 hours for the trade days.
I have been lucky and have been able to give away months of shifts, only working 5-7 days per month to retain my benefits which are better at SWA than where I fly. I will sorely miss it when I leave. It's a lot of fun.