When I look out of the wheelhouse and see all of the OSV’s, MPSV’s Tugs, and crew boats just sitting there, tied up along the dock, not loading or unloading, no Fourchon shuffle, it makes me sick! So much money and hard work by those who dared to believe in the American dream being wasted and destroyed!
It is my hope that when election time comes around we make our voices heard very clearly. This country is fast coming to a point where our vote won’t matter anymore if we don’t act soon!
I am not sure what is going to happen next, but my instincts tell me that layoffs are coming across the board. I have heard of some pay cuts and work schedules being cut back to equal time on/off to help companies hold onto as many crew members as possible. After being out of work for over 20 months, finally (in May) getting my foot back in the door with a real job with benefits and decent pay is a real God send!
It is a crying shame that this country has fallen down to the level it has. Our political system is just about done! Our vote means next to nothing, decent and capable men and women can’t get close to the Presidency or Congress because of the corruption. This country without God is doomed just as every other nation before it. We need to turn back to what made us a great nation. It wasn’t our ability to wage war, it wasn’t our wealth, it wasn’t our national power, it wasn’t our legal or financial systems. It was our desire individually and as a nation to seek out God’s will for us! I will do my part …how about you?