[QUOTE=skycowboy;20727]Anchorman. What company are you going to work for. I want to call them up and tell them i will take the job for $100,000. a year. How do you like the free market now…[/QUOTE]
Look smart ass. I was laying out reality for you. That is the way it is. If you think it’s cool for a guy with a job to bitch about those without jobs, then you obviously don’t know how good you have it, or have a clue on how economies can change bringing the situation you describe.
You can call them all. Transocean, Noble, Chouest, Seadrill, Pride…whoever - company is inconsequential. If you are qualified, or better yet, if you made yourself competitive, you can get a job.
Call Chouest. They are currently looking for anchor captains and will not cut your pay, as it is right now - (That’s around $140,000+year, little less while training)
First part of a free market is knowing that you’re in one. If wages go down, it’s because there is a surplus of people willing to work for less than the current workforce. It’s not their fault.
Union membership is an alternative to protect wages.
I doubt very seriously you get a tissue in this forum…maybe a lead on a job, but not help to discourage mariners on what they have to do. I would like to know the exact situation, pay loss, company, etc… that would be the information to pass on for the benefit of the forum…and those looking for a job, or staying away from companies like the one you described.
Asking someone not to feed their family is like telling a dog not to eat a meatball. Pointless.