Pinnacle cut us back to a total of 2 ramp people for a aircraft turn and the RON. We got around it at first by not pulling up the jetbridge or opening the door until the 40 gate check bags were unloaded, then the regional manager at the time from state of MO
was a jackass and had us send 1 of the 2 people to the Jetbridge and had to open the door immediately. So it ended up with person 1 ramp agent doing jetbridge and person 2 agent parking the airplane, opening the door, lowering the rails, pulling the beltloader up the the aircraft, unloading a few bags, putting them on the cart, climb back up the plane and unload a few more, etc. It took forever and was major dangerous. Then the sole ticket counter person would show up about 20 minutes before departure, since almost all these were 30 minute turns, and the gate agent working the jetbridge would come back to the ramp and we would unload, then go back to the counter to get departure bags since management did not let us take them out when the plane arrived at 30 minutes before departure. We would load the airplane bags, people and dispatch etc. Then the incoming bags would get delivered about 35 minutes after arrival. What a total piss poor was things were handled. They always worked short staffed, but when the new regional from MO
took over he was a jackass and everything was on a skeleton crew. He was never concerned about that, he had more important things to concern himself with, like us answering the unlisted phone number without using the 10 line spill blah blah blah.
Once the union came in it got a little better work rule and saftey wise, but the local management would have us working to 1 am and come back at 5:30am the next morning on a regular basis even after the union, as the union was to weak and panzy to put up a fight about it.