Just a quick introduction,
I hold a 3rd Mate Unlimited and I’ve only been sailing out of school (Fort Schuyler) for two years now on the Great Lakes and in that time have obtained some pilotage and have qualified for the rest. I have learned a great deal about the industry in general and much about the world up here. I had planned on staying on the Lakes for a while, but as with time comes new knowledge about things-some good and some bad.
I primarily joined here to seek advice from those with more experience with the sailing industry as it seems a valuable resource to not take advantage of.
I have recently put more thought in moving employment elsewhere for a variety of reasons but undecided whether or not to take the plunge; my inquiries have been with Tidewater and Hornbeck thus far as it seems the Gulf is the place to be for many reasons.
I know what I see from my standpoint, what are some points of advice for someone in my position? Stay or go?
Any replies greatly appreciated,