[QUOTE=TedTed;117678]Cmon guys give me a break. Nowhere in my post did I say I was in a rush for a CM job. I just want to know that if I make a move while the drilling party is in full swing and I have a little leverage with my CM license that I am not wasting the effort by moving to a company that is not really worth the effort. No one knows how long the good times are going to roll and I would prefer to be at a company that is a better fit for me than Noble when the music stops; even if it means I advance at a slower rate.
Maersk appeals to me because, as The Commodore suggests in his post, they seem to stress training and competence. As does Seadrill. Where I am at now there are a lot of people in positions where they are barely capable, winging it, and making it up as they go; getting by with bluff and bluster. Thats all fine and dandy, I just prefer an enviroment where there is a spirit of learning, mentoring and cooperation. I love that kumbaya shit.
Hey PDCMATE, for what reason do you consider Seadrill better that Maersk. Pay? Bennies? What other companies do you prefer to Maersk?[/QUOTE]
I worked at Seadrill and for the most part enjoyed myself there, the people, the rigs, the money and benefits was in the top tier, an all around good experience. I would also consider Pacific Drilling, Ocean Rig, Odfjell, Dolphin and Rowan good companies to work for in the Drilling Industry.
[QUOTE=Johnny Canal;117682]i truly wish it did work like that, but i can assure you that the IADC would squash any USCG attempts to change that part of licensing/upgrading structures. i have the policy letter at home that is a reply from NMC to IADC big wig that confirms MDOU time on DP on station attahced to sea floor is still 100% valid time. the IADC is also very much behind the time and half rule for 12hr watches. MODU mates with no recent time on legitimatley underway ulimited tonnage vessels should have separate, different licenses.
what do you think mr PDC?
one thing i do know for sure is that the british licensing will not count MODU C/M time towards master’s license. as a bare minimum our USCG should do the same but it will probably never happen.[/QUOTE]
I dont agree with seperating MODU licenses from Unlimited Licenses. We have earned the right to be Unlimted License Holders, the amount of BS we have had to put up with and everything associated with handling and dealing with the drilling operations make us excellent at our jobs.