it's not bad in itself to get a ground job while finishing your IFR/ME/CPL/IATRA thing.
the problem is, when you do this to get a right seat, you're distorting the hiring game for the other guys next to you.
ramp people get hired after few months/years on the ramp but they have close to none flight experience and half of it is with an instructor.
so what does really qualify them for a right seat in such company than any other pilot sending his resume with five times more experience who doesn't get hired ?
then what are the real requirements for the position ? Fight experience or ramp experience ? how do we count that ?
will we have to work on the ramp with a valid ATPL to obtain this seat within a good company ?
what is more valuable : a guy who towed aircraft on the ramp, or flight experience in sometimes adverse weather, approach to mins, severe icing enroute ?
it's not even a question of work ethic, but working on the ramp to get a flying job is the best mean to minimize the value of flight experience toward employers.
you guys are burning the bridge who could help you reach the other shore one day.
to be completely honest the best pilots to fly with were the ones with 250 hours when they started and not the people that came in with experience because they didn't have any bad habits and could be taught how to fly the metro right from the beginning. I believe one of the hardest people to train at the company was a guy that came in with 5000 hours, not because he wasn't experienced because he was but he just had a hell of a time adapting to a completely different plane.