I guess somebody hasn’t leaned that life isn’t fair, and you are not a special little snowflake. Honestly your blog reads like a millennial that is upset that you didn’t get the respect you think you deserve because you so graciously blessed us with your presence. Not that I haven’t gotten on GCaptain and ranted and raved when I was laid off. I mean who doesn’t love some righteous indignation? That said, having been fucked over or put in positions where I felt it best to leave before I was fucked over a few times, I’ve learned the best why to get back was too proverbially raise both middle fingers while scream “FUCK YOU!” by going on to bigger and better things. You have two options when you are being screwed. Lay there, accept it and understand that it will just keep happening to you, or improve you situation by moving up the ladder, deciding to not work for a certain type of company, or move on to a different segment of the industry.
If things are so bad where you were why didn’t you just go somewhere else when times were good? Each company is different some better, some worse, all depends on your situation and what you are looking for from your career.
Go work a real job and tell me that it’s completely free of nepotism. Double points if its for the government.
Classy how you run down guys who have gotten their DDE 4000 by saying they are no better then QMEDs. Guess you missed the part where it also says Chief Engineer OSV, and regardless of what the license says you respect the position the person holds. They might just be glorified QMEDs in your eyes, but when was the last time you heard of a QMED getting fined or going to jail instead of the Chief when things go wrong? Why your at it please go run down all 100 ton captains. When I tested it was just the AB test with a higher passing score and charting and plotting added to it. What makes them so special?
Like that part were you blame the oil field for destroying your love life. Honestly you should count your self lucky he left before you got married. You do not want to be married to somebody who will kick rocks when things get a little bumpy. Doing what we do bumpy is par for the course just from the strain that comes from the constant long absences. Once you add in the stress that just comes from being married, kids, and the uncertainty that comes from working in the oil fields our significant others have to be just as nuts as we are to stay married to us. Honestly he would have bailed on you eventually even if you had a normal job, it’s just that his excuse was you where gone to much. Maybe things would have worked out if you hadn’t gone to sea, but then you would have compromised who you are and that’s not any better.