Hello everyone. I am a 27 year old guy and currently work as a software tester, but I am burnt out in this industry. I graduated college with a degree in computer science and have been working for 3 years, first as a software engineer and now a tester. I find myself burnt out sitting in a cubicle every day and don’t find my work fulfilling anymore even though it pays well. I don’t mean to sound ungrateful since there are obviously many people who can’t even find a job nowadays, but I just don’t have any passion for this anymore.
I’ve spent a lot of time thinking about jobs that I could try outside of software and the ones that involve some sort of being outdoors or moving around have sounded very appealing. Some people might call me crazy for leaving a cushy, comfortable, well-paying job, but I just don’t have any passion for it anymore and feel like I’m just losing time and paying the bills instead of doing something I enjoy. A few questions:
1.) Would it be easy/difficult to get a job on a tugboat after getting the proper certifications etc? I am in decent physical shape and pretty strong although I’m sure I could improve a bit.
2.) Is there an industry standard for days on vs days off? Also hours of work vs rest while on duty?
3.) How do crews usually handle groceries for the trips? Does everyone stock up before the boat takes off?
Any additional general advice/input is welcome. Thank you very much for your time.