Thanks for the response. That's kinda what I figured. Am I correct in assuming that if I get hired on, I go wherever the company has a hard time filling jobs, at least in the beginning?
What about connectivity while on the job? One of the things that makes being away from home difficult right now is that the only communication I have with my family is email, and that is spotty at best when we are way down south for a couple months at a time. So for two months I get email comms but that's about it, which sucks. I know it sounds like a small thing but having spent so much time away from my family already in the CG, I don't think I could do 60+ days away from home without much better connectivity.
Other questions I have, if anyone would be willing to chime in:
-Do you live in the area where you are working or do you fly in for your on time and then fly home?
-In your off time, are you off? I know this sounds weird but right now I leave for two months, then come back and stand overnight duty two to three times a month as well as work a normal work day Monday through Friday.
-When you are on the boat, what's the work day look like? Is it "do work when there is work to do" and then maintain the boat, clean, and cook when you aren't on a job?
I guess that's it for now. I appreciate all the responses!