Only if it’s OSG and such. But, then you’re restricting yourself in experience and, tbh, becoming an asshole, 'coz that’s the only world that you know.
You go onto a Green ship or a Maersk ship or a Crowley run ship (Ocean something or Hapag-Lloyd or whatever) or a Tote ship, where competition is fierce, then no, you ain’t making $100k. Whoever told you that, is lying.
It’s not about me being obtuse or even wanting to get into an argument. It’s all about putting true information out here, in the front, for future generations & readers to get a proper assessment and coming to a proper conclusion and a career defining path.
I’ve been very open in saying that I sail deep sea, and in the current dispensation, whether it’s on 4/4months. at a max $15000/month, as a 3M, immaterial of which union you belong to, how do you make $100K/yr less taxes? It’s simply not possible.
If you’re saying that I’m wrong. prove me wrong, not for me, but for the future generations and in interest, of the US flagged maritime industry.
You lucked out with your 6000-9000 a month apprenticeship pay during whichever phase it was as I have never heard of an apprentice making anywhere near that, definitely not as an OS.
What I meant is the quality of people who are going through the apprenticeship program has gone down; I have never met an officer who has disagreed with me either. Even officers who had gone through it in their day and have worked up to whatever level officer, will roll their eyes at the quality of people this program is putting out. It’s simply atrocious, with exceptions. Hope you’re one of them.
It’s so bad, most companies don’t even want to take on these apprentices. Why do you think so many of you guys end up on NCL pride of America?
You are one of those SIU guys who think that the apprenticeship is the only way to hawsepipe. Didn’t I clearly say I was a hawsepiper, yet I never went through the apprenticeship program?
If your aim is to become an officer, academy is the way, period.
The only OSG ship that he is going to get 90 days is an OSG ship on a coastal run. Not Mykonos and certainly not the Santorini.
Why would you even ask a cadet to join an OSG ship for his cadetship? Have him join a ro-ro or a containership, see the world and enjoy life before, he gets bogged down doing cargo watches and cleaning the nozzles.
No, I did not luck out, as it’s quite common. You don’t know shit about the apprenticeship and yet, here you are, pontificating, as if you know shit. FYI, Phase 2 is as an apprentice and Phase 4 is an STOS. NOT an OS. You know shit. Save your shit and assumptions at the bar, man.
Again, you’re opining shit when it comes to the lic agreeing or disagreeing. Officer? On an US flagged ship? Really! Language problems, isn’t it?
As for why the Pride of America for the 2nd phase and Crowley run MSC ships for the 4th phase (since 2017), (there I gave you more talking points), I’m not going to get into the politics of SIU, certainly not on a forum. Talk to Sacco or Telez.
When and on which post did you point out that you were a hawsepiper? Edited posts don’t count.
This is what I’m responding to, without bias, unlike your rant, with bias. All my information is geared towards giving him information, so that he can he make an informed decision, unlike you, giving no information, based on heresy and bias.