So I just had an interview and it looks like I am going to be a deckhand on one of the New York Waterway ferrys. The HR lady basically told me I was in, just waiting on drug test and background check.
My question is does anyone have any opinion, knowledge etc about this company? Good, bad, etc? My goal is to work on a tugboat in the NY harbor one day so I figured this was a good way to get a start.
Also in researching the company I foudn a lot of articles talking about SIU members working for them. How does that work, must you join the union, do you have the option, what is involved in that. Lastly, something I forgot to mention and they did not bring up in the interview was I do not have an MMC yet. Wouldn’t I need this or no. I have a TWIC card and brought that but we were in a rush and she just didn’t mention anything about it.
So any info, advice, tips anythign would be appreciated, this is a whole new game to me and I’m just starting out.
oh and we didn’t discuss pay yet, any idea what to expect as an entry level deckhand?