Exactly. A select few of jaded disgruntled folks who are talking out of their asses.
So cal isn’t exactly a thriving maritime environment, especially pertaining to workboats which makes opportunities more limited than usual. Big part of the reason why wages are stagnant and have been behind the curve for a while.
Nepotism runs rampant everywhere not just here. Please refer to my analogy regarding eating shit but getting to choose the toppings.
As far as ‘making 12 bucks an hour’ goes, some people are happy making that. Who cares? How about this. What’s better? Making 12 bucks an hour but steadily getting OT and at least 40 hrs a week, or paying dues and starving getting scraps, possibly waiting months before you can get medical benefits? Making 40 bucks an hour is great, but becomes nullified when you don’t work for week one and on week two you only get 20 hours because some greedy fuck with more senority decided to work on his time off.
I am completely neutral when it comes to union or non, I just get a little fired up when a pro-union person acts like its the be- all end- all for personel development and well being because that’s a crock of shit.