First I just want to say I love southwest ... only airline I will fly with! I am trying to pass some info on to my cousin. He wants to change his field of work and lives near MDW. He currently has a decent job but wants a more hands-on, promising career. I informed him that SWA was hiring for Ramp Agents. He was familiar with the job description of a Ramp Agent but was unsure of their pay. Once we checked the website and seen that starting pay was $10.18 he determined if he was hired with SWA he'd be taking a slight paycut. This isn't a big deal b/c he knows he can move up in the company if hired. His only concern is if he gets an interview, passing the background check. He does have something on his background from 1996 (10+ years) . And the online application states that you must have a clean background for the past 10 years. Currently he works in HR Management conducting interviews, background checks (ironically) etc for a food shipping facility. My question is does having a past record (although it was longer than 10yrs ago) automatically disqualify him for a position as a Ramp Agent?
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