Now that should be a stickie.I can only assume that you are talking to the kid that gave up and not me.
Overseas almost 30 years ago when I started, after I got my cpl, I got my firsr job in a single piston till 800 hrs. From there I flew twin pistons for another 1000 or so. Then single turbine then multi turbine sic all the way up to heavies. I never worked the ramp and never knew anyone that did so as a licensed pilot not part of their flying duties
During this time I flew into fields and tracks around the globe in some challenging places. I have had plenty of low timers sitting next to me and all the time having to keep a third eye out.
Distinctly many of them should not have not been sitting there and needed 1000 hours more flying a single piston around and then more on a multi-piston as pic.
Never once did I think that that kid should be working the ramp. The Ramps was mostly full of other kids working to save money for their license.
There are many harder places than Canada around the globe yet Canada is alone with forcing pilots to work on the ramp. From what I have seen from my time here it is because of some asinine perspective from older pilots that this is how you earn your wings
It is about time that Canada joins the rest of the world and changes its attitudes to pilots and what they need to do to 'belong'. Otherwise Canada will continue doing what it does best by having the lowest paid pilots who are always fatigued working for the lowest benefits.
Because right from the outset they were trained to believe they had to work for next to nothing to prove themselves which carries itself all the way through until the are sitting left on a 7.
Maybe it is time to change, starting with seasoned pilots pushing their outdated perspectives on the newer generation. There is no reason someone can't work hard through their career without selling themeselves short doing what should be someone else's job (gloved WestJet pilot I'm looking at you)
As digits said, the whole rampie thing is purely a way for some companies to get cheap labour.
They know that it makes sense as a business to do so because the low hour Pilot, for the chance of getting into the cockpit, will put up with the, sometimes, poor attitudes and zero respect of the company bosses towards them in a way that would have a normal worker saying no way I'm working for next to nothing to be treated like that and walking out the door.
Everybody has to learn how to fly in a commercial environment once they've left flying school and just because you're the best rampie in the world (the bosses love you because you can sweep the hanger at the same time as carrying bags and kissing ass) it doesnt prove that you're going to be any better an Aircraft Pilot than the guy who isnt so good at being a Brush Pilot.