Well I’m new at this. After 21 years at my current employment I’m retiring. Actually switching careers is a better term. But with the talk of the almost non-existing opportunities for entry level positions within the Mariner Services …it can be sort of demoralizing. Well I got an email from a Kirby Corp recruiter to contact them once I complete by BST (04/30/12 – 05/04/12) and a RFPNW class and it’s assessment.
I’d always preferred large ocean going cargo or tanker ships. The local Union indicated that they can get me work as entry level OS/Wiper/FH but only after the BST and a RFPNW class and it’s assessment (3 day course). Since nothing is 100% certain, Kirby looks like an opportunity I can’t or shouldn’t pass. My problem is that I am a dedicated employee. Once I grab employment I am there for 20+ year (or until retirement). It is my understanding that Kirby is a Tow/Tug Boat company. And a very impressive company.
[li]Should I wait for what I prefer (Oversea Container/Cargo)? [/li][li]What is it like working for Kirby?[/li][li]Does Kirby operate on the West Coast?[/li][li]Does Kirby operate within the offshore arenas (oversea movement)?[/li][/ol]