As far as working part time for Delta, its highly unlikely. Being said, it is all based on seniority and you, being new man on the totem pole, would get stuck with a shift you probably wouldn't want, something like the always available 1230-8p or 5-1030am shifts. In an effort to save costs like all the airlines, the company will try to stretch the available help across the entire spectrum to cover the days operations, and you just have to take it as it comes and hope for something good. There is always a chance to maybe find some flexible job within the company, but it most likely wouldn't work out as you want(working in an airport).
Also, if you do decide to get on with Delta after what has been said, don't listen to some of the above posts that talk about a short time with Delta if they go bankrupt. First of all, if DL
goes bankrupt, don't expect much to change, as the companies turn around plan is about 90% complete. Secondly, most of the time if you start off with DL
(unless in a hub), you will start out as a Ready Reserve position. This is normally an on-call position(see, it may work out for you that way), but because most folks want a steady schedule, they will slide you in while others are on vacation, training, etc. The RR
position is considered a "contract employee" meaning that you don't OFFICALLY work for Delta yet, its more like a probation period. You will get paid about $9.40(I think is the current going rate) and will get flight benefits. Thats it. No DL
health benefits, no raise, nothing. I was a RR
for 1.5 yrs before someone retired and an actual position came open in my first station. Now, if the company needed to reduce employees, you as a RR
are completely safe. Being that you don't "work" for the company yet, they can't furlough you or displace you. They would furlough or displace regular employees, but the RR
's are safe because they are a cheaper, contract employee. But if the airline is furloughing others, that most likely means that it would be even longer before a position comes available to be offered to you. Once the airline starts recalling employees, the furloughed employees are recalled first and if none of them want to come back or can't, then if there is a position available, it will be offered to you.
In a hub station, they usually do not have ready reserves, as they usually have positions available for hire. So if you are in ATL
, you're welcome to give a call and ask if there are any jobs or positions that may fit your schedule, like working late night arrivals or something. Most importantly, if you want to work for an airline but do not have customer service skills instilled in you, then you probably wouldn't want to work for an airline, as customer service is one of our top priorities. Sometimes it works, sometimes it don't. lol
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