flyboy80
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Temp Ramp Job Offer From UA-Advice?

Thu Jun 08, 2006 2:10 pm

HI all, Im been working with Mesa in EUG, Im in flight school its not a bad set up. I recently applied for UA in PDX and was offered a temp part time ramp position in UA. Im curious if this job is worth it. If I took it I plan on flying between EUG and PDX to work, and continuing flight school down here. What im curious to know is how the scheduling at UA works for part-timers...I've always wanted to work with UA since they used to fly here, but I would be giving up a lot of seniority if I took it, and if I did, at the end of the summer I would try to stay in PDX or transfer to a line station someone in the states...thanks so much for any advice!
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fxramper
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RE: Temp Ramp Job Offer From UA-Advice?

Thu Jun 08, 2006 2:28 pm

Back in the day I applied for UA CS and Ramp Agents. I got the part time permenant employee spot. Full time or part time, as long as your at UA, your union, thus you bid. At a UA station such as PDX, you'd prolly be forced to do a weekend bid and evening shifts weekday. You'd be on call for senior employees to yourself also. Only reason I'd take the job is to get your feet wet in the industry and the flight benefits are pretty good. Folks would fly for free.

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ramprat74
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RE: Temp Ramp Job Offer From UA-Advice?

Thu Jun 08, 2006 2:30 pm

We had some temps quit already. The second class is in their second week of training. I heard there will be two more classes. The next one starts on Monday. The first class grabbed up all the 6 hour shifts. Most of these temps worked with us last summer, so they were first to be called back. The only two shifts available now are 12:45pm-5:15pm, or 8:30pm-12:30am.
 
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RE: Temp Ramp Job Offer From UA-Advice?

Thu Jun 08, 2006 2:37 pm

Friendly word of advice... I would steer clear of it. You already have seniority where you are, and UA is only offering temp positions. Granted UA is a good company to work for and great employees to work with. I would just weigh out the options, and stick with what you have.

Temp is a scary word, as your life could change in an instant. You could be with UA for 3 days and get the axe. And you know UA is in a little financial trouble, and if they decide to make changes, you would be the first to feel the pain. If you have a comfort zone where you are now, why leave it?

Just my thoughts. Good luck, and let me know what you decide to do!!  Smile
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flyboy80
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RE: Temp Ramp Job Offer From UA-Advice?

Thu Jun 08, 2006 2:42 pm

yeah...originally I applied for the perm, part time CS...they said they suspended hiring for that, and this is what they have...Jeez guys im really caught up here...thanks for any info...BTW...would i be really young out there? it doesn't seem like they have very many youngins....
 
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ramprat74
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RE: Temp Ramp Job Offer From UA-Advice?

Thu Jun 08, 2006 3:19 pm

Most of the temps are 18-22. UA just doesn't just fire temps. We had one last summer, he sucked. We told management to get rid of him asap. The supervisor told us he couldn't because we needed a body. The current station manager refuses to hire overtime. She thinks she solves the problem by hiring temps, PDX is one of only a few stations that hires them. You will work until the first week of September.
 
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RE: Temp Ramp Job Offer From UA-Advice?

Sat Jun 10, 2006 10:25 am

Flyboy,
I have worked as a temp ramp agent for UA on the East Coast. I was given an option on what schedule I wanted, therefore, I did not have to bid for a shift. Once I decided on my shift, I was given my schedule for the rest of the summer. The reason you do not bid is because you fill in where they people to work, so they will tell you what the options are. As for your opportunities post-temp work, there basically are none. You cannot transfer, you will have to apply for the job you want to transfer to. If I were you, I would not go to UA and give up what you already have. UA promised me a lot of things post-temp including time to work during holidays and this summer... to show you how that materialized, I now work for another airline.
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flypdx
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RE: Temp Ramp Job Offer From UA-Advice?

Sat Jun 10, 2006 11:44 am

Quoting Ramprat74 (Reply 5):
The current station manager refuses to hire overtime

I don't quite understand what you mean by that? What is the other option besides temp workers?
 
flyboy80
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RE: Temp Ramp Job Offer From UA-Advice?

Sat Jun 10, 2006 1:21 pm

I went to sfo today to do the stuff...for me its like, what can I loose really? Theres not a lot...mesa isn't much better, and they have said that when I come back (if) I can have my seniority back...we will see... The shifts seem to be pretty good...thanks a lot for the info guys, anymore, just put it down, Ill check the post...thanks!

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