Now I am not a fleet worker but, I do know one of the biggest challenges is working in all kinds of weather as well as working nights, weekends, and holidays until you get some time under your belt. Good luck and hope you are successful.Hey all,
how challenging is this job
I would say that is accurate.You make a little over 30hr to load and unload bags. It’s physically challenging at times. But I doubt you’ll find anything better for the educational requirements.
swamt you should have disclosed you are a Southwest employee as well.Now I am not a fleet worker but, I do know one of the biggest challenges is working in all kinds of weather as well as working nights, weekends, and holidays until you get some time under your belt. Good luck and hope you are successful.
Tell me robbed have you had to have surgery yet on your shoulder, back, hip, or knee?Good luck if u do get on. I myself being FSA in my 4th station. Ive worked nights weekends n holidays for 22 of my 24 years in every weather inclimate. Benes are good. If u travel frequently n looking for free flights just beware sometimes if not often you may not get on.
Happy Silver Anniversary Kev.!!!The physical challenge(s) are easy enough to overcome. Don’t get me wrong, it can be tough, but you get used to it.
The bigger hurdles are things like time management. Can you be at work on time? Are you okay with working nights/weekends/holidays? Can you handle (possibly) working in close proximity with people you can’t stand? That last one’s pretty rare, but these are things to think about.
I’m in my 25th year in the industry and it’s been a wild ride. I wouldn’t change it for anything. Whatever you decide to do, I wish you the best of luck!
I did have a bad experience, I call it my whole career at American Airlines.I'd ignore about half of what La Di posted. He had a bad experience at AA apparently, and reminds us regularly about it. And yet, he still hangs around on the forum despite no longer being an active employee, so....
Yes that is true but what you neglected to tell him is when you are on the UNION side and change title groups your seniority starts over as if you are a day 1 employee. Have 10 years in Fleet and want to be a mechanic, great, you bid shifts, vacation, and days off like a new hire.It does take a physical toll, but nobody says you have to stay in Fleet forever. Some people are fine with a job with minimal accountability and that they can leave behind at the end of a shift. For those who aren't, there's plenty of opportunities to grow and move around or up if you're looking for something more challenging.
Which is why I recommended he focus on reinvesting his income into acquiring a skill or degree. Those vice presidents certainly did not achieve those positions without investing in themselves.I know a couple vice presidents who started out as fleet service clerks. I've worked with and hired programmers who used to be fleet service clerks. There are mechanics who started out as fleet service clerks. And there are fleet service clerks who have stayed clerks for 30+ years. That choice is yours to decide.
Do you deny that job related surgeries to knees, hips, back and shoulders are common among long service Fleet Service Clerks?The physical challenge(s) are easy enough to overcome. Don’t get me wrong, it can be tough, but you get used to it.