|Quoting AirTranTPAramp (Thread starter):|
are there other stations/other airlines like that?
|Quoting ATLAaron (Reply 7):|
Are other stations shortstaffed at other airlines?
|Quoting Nkops (Reply 10):|
Ha, try being a YV ramper here in PHX. I worked 4 gates with CRJ 200 / 900's with 3 people yesterday. That's just my side. The other 3 ramps were just as shortstaffed. I can't count how many times I've power loaded a CRJ-900 by myself. @00's aren't a big deal, they're easy, but with our 900's, the only one we can use a beltloader on, it's a royal pain. The US mainline bag runners usually feel bad for us and help us offload our planes...good times.
|Quoting Pdxcof9 (Reply 15):|
And then we have a EWR turn at night and they don't help us turn clean the plane. It's like we don't have enough people on the ramp already, you expect us to drop everything and go upstairs and help clean the plane. I'd rather have a dirty plane that take a delay.
|Quoting B6sfinest (Reply 14):|
Ive worked for FL, and the word morale and Airtran dont go together especially in MCO....
|Quoting R311music (Reply 27):|
Just out of curiosity, what does a lead at FL do? Is it a step below supervisor? At WN there are no leads, just agents and supervisors.
|Quoting JayDub (Reply 28):|
I learned how to work with little to no help or equipment, how to deal with outside entities like the local airport authority when you couldn't find a supervisor or manager
|Quoting Nkops (Reply 10):|
as far as morale, just a compliment now and then of how good they are doing and how hard they work (for those who do) goes a long way
|Quoting SkyexRamper (Reply 29):|
These are things that make a ramper a true and better ramper, and not just another lazy fool that couldn't find a job else where. Damn the good things in life, ie: working equipment and do what you have to do to get the job done quickly. I get tired of people that don't know what to do when something out of the ordinary happens and then I have to rush around to get things back to normal in a matter of seconds. Most of these people have been employed for almost a year or more and still have yet to pick up the total entity of the job.
|Quoting Apodino (Reply 19):|
How long will it be before people start talking with their wallets by not giving money, and make the airlines listen.
|Quoting SkyexRamper (Reply 2):|
Pull 1 of those agents at the ticket counter and have them working a gate! As for your lack of rampers, I know how you guys are feeling. It sucks, but don't think that the delays are your fault, just let the company eat it if they won't hire new people. Though I think more airlines need to start using cross trained CSRs so you can get help on the ramp or in the gate if need be. Where is the ramp supervisor and station manager, yank their butts out there to help!