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For those who are unemployed, underemployed, homeless, or just cant find work I may have the answer.

 
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07/24/2011 01:40 PM
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For those who are unemployed, underemployed, homeless, or just cant find work I may have the answer.
Many people don't know about this industry (I know I didn't) its called the maritime industry.

Here is a little breakdown (keep in mind it varies from company to company and I have been in the industry for about 8 yrs):

I work a total of 7-8 months a year (not all at once), the rest of the time I am on paid vacation.

As an AB Tankerman PIC I make $65K+ a year.

While I am on the ship everything is paid for, room and board, food, laundry, linens etc.

They pay for travel to and from my house (mileage to the airport and then plane ticket to the ship, ROUND TRIP)

The only thing you really need to buy is work clothes, which I go to goodwill before every trip and throw them away at the end of the trip.
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There are things you NEED to do if you are interested in this line of work.

first look at the basic requirements for getting a MMC (its like a mariner licence)
[link to www.uscg.mil]

then you need to get a TWIC (major pain in the ass but you have to have one)
[link to www.tsa.gov]

Next you need to find a company that is hiring, you may say, "yeah I've been trying to do that shit for months/years now and can't find anything"

well the maritime industry is a little different than a "land based" job. Mainly because there is a lot of turnover, and advancement, oh and a lot of baby boomers are retiring so that means people move up and leave vacant jobs"

I WISH I would have known about this industry 10 years ago, I would be a fucking CAPTAIN by now.

I went to college, got a degree and have NEVER had to use it. Never wanted to actually (once I stumbled upon this industry) I love shipping, I like how the day is never the same, and I like to travel.

The thing is I still have $28k in student loans (even after a partial football scholarship)

So all in all I'm happy I made the choice to do this.

I am going to get my 3rd mates license probably within a year or so and that will bump my pay to roughly $100K/year

Now, I want to be perfectly honest it has taken me a long time to get to this point, I could have done it faster but I chose not to. and there is SOOO much red tape to deal with, you will soon find out that the coast guard is a joke but a necessary evil when it comes to shipping, (everything goes through them)

You start out at the bottom as an OS (Ordinary Seaman) you dont make much money I would say $27-30k tops and its shit work but you just put your time in (like everyone has) and move up the ladder.

I know captains who starting in their 40s as an OS and just worked their way up the ladder and retired as captain pushing $160K.

Oh, one more thing, there are unions that you can join as well that will send you to school (basic safety training -required) and the other required courses (I cant remember off the top of my head.)
[link to www.expocentral.com]

So there is my advice/suggestion.

I hope it helps those who feel hopeless (I've read some pretty heartbreaking stories on here and feel like if I help just ONE person get a job and better themselves and their situation then this past 20 minutes typing this out has been worth it.

If you have any questions let me know, I will do my best to answer them.
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09/12/2011 07:23 PM
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Re: For those who are unemployed, underemployed, homeless, or just cant find work I may have the answer.
Isn't it a lonely industry? Like for example you're away for months at a time... What about family, romance?

Maybe you look forward to the exotic romance when you get your vacation? eyebat
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09/12/2011 07:26 PM
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Re: For those who are unemployed, underemployed, homeless, or just cant find work I may have the answer.
Isn't it a lonely industry? Like for example you're away for months at a time... What about family, romance?

Maybe you look forward to the exotic romance when you get your vacation? eyebat
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You start out at the bottom as an OS (Ordinary Seaman)bartmoon

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