After about a year of applying online and by mail to tug companies on the east coast I’'m headed to the Louisiana Sunday to try the more aggressive approach. I work for a paving and Landscape company up here in PA, we do industrial mechanical repair and a lot of welding/ fab in the winter. This year is slower than usual and I may only get a few days of work in the next few weeks so I figure what better time than now to make the trip.
I’ll be looking for O.S. positions, I have my MMC, TWIC, and STCW certs and everything in order. I’ll be eager and ready to work, I just hope somebody is willing to hire a newbie I won’t be picky! We’ll see how it goes, but if I don’t have any luck in the GOM I’ll probably swing over to Florida and head up the east coast on my way home.
It will be a nice long 1200 miles in my gas guzzling F350, but hey, that’s what they make savings accounts for. Worst case scenario is I’ll get to enjoy some warm weather for a few weeks.
Wish me luck!