And you need you be such a d*ck on an internet forum? If my question insults your high intelligence, why both responding in the first place? Or maybe just send me a link or another way of telling what to do?
One would think that someone with at least a 7th grade reading level would grasp that if I'm here asking a question then maybe I'm looking for something else besides an official source, like, you know, the advice of someone with actual experience (like yourself?). My age and education status have in no way prepared me for this work. As you seemingly missed, I HAVE NO EXPERIENCE WORKING ON SHIPS.
I've taken your advice and just sent my question about this to the SIU people. And yes, I've already done a bunch of research on this on the internet myself and sent emails and phone calls to SIU.
If you spent about 60 seconds on this site before sending off your b*tchy, estrogen-soaked reply to me, you'd see that there is a lot more on this forum than just anecdotal information and sea stories. Some other people asking questions not that much different than mine. Last I checked, there was no banner on the main page of the site saying 'only the experienced allowed to comment here'.
I'm not looking to "play on boats". Nor am I looking for anyone to hold my hand, since I neither expect nor want that. I'm not afraid to ask questions if I don't know something and what better place than a place like this? I'd rather ask someone a question and then do something right then be a knucklehead and learn by blundering ahead,
Don't worry, the big, bad college graduate isn't going to be taking your job any time soon Mr. (Ms.?) Steamer. You can take your snark and insecurity elsewhere.