I used to be a ramper for Pinnacle for about 6 months. It depends on what station you will be working at... I imagine at the hubs you'll be working your a$$ off... I worked at a small outstation and there was ALOT of downtime just to sit and wait.
Low pay (6.75/hr until you get cert for the ticket counter then I think you get a .50 raise) might be extra pay in the hubs.
free flights on Pinnacle, I think its $15-20 to ride on NW (space avaliable of course)
overall an easy job (except angry customers at the counter can get tricky) but I would suggest working for another regional or even better a major. I think ASA rampers start out at $8 something, Mesaba $9?
Well, here's the situation. I go to Florida State in Tallahassee. When I was there I worked for a company called GAT which worked Northwest Airlink, Continental Express, and Gulfstream. We were all cross-trained by GAT to work the Ramp and Counter... The semester ended and it was time for me to go home for the summer. During that time GAT's contract was not renewed and now Pinnacle runs the operation. They said they would consider hiring me, but do not seem to want to take my working there and training into account. There aren't many other airlines at TLH, plus I already know they computer systems for NW and CO pretty well.
I dont think you will have a hard time getting hired at 9E as long as you have a pulse and arent a felon. I mean I really dont see how they can be selective when starting pay is $6.75 so give it a shot. Im pretty sure they also handle GIA in TLH and have 3 Pinnacle flights so seems like there should be some downtime to do homework, watch t.v.. at least thats how it was in GNV.
by the way... could you remind me what the score was last year when the Gators played the noles'... I seemed to have forgot..
Good Lord. Rise of the Gator Nation w/ Urban Meyer and Top 5 talent, while FSU's in serious decline... mentally ill quarterbacks, weak offensive coaching staff, a head coach with one foot in the grave, tons of injuries and run-ins with the law. Didn't Cromartie, one of the few remaining players worth a damn, just knock himself out for the season? ACL in practice?
FSU is in for a tough few decades with the Gators.
Say, good ol' Trixie. I LOVED hating that guy. I'm sorry to see him go. Always laughed my a$$ off when the camera would pan out to the crowd holding lots of huge blue handicapped parking signs...
Where is he now, by the way? I don't know if he was even offered a free agency, although I do recall two years ago ESPN sportscasters mentioning his name in the same sentence as Heisman (which I predict will go to Chris Leak next year.)