I have questions about SIU. I used the search feature but the info seemed dated and I think the marketplace has managed to get even crappier than it was then (back when it was still crappy).
I just got my AB Special/Lifeboat/RFPNW, have 100T master NC, STCW/BST, passport, TWIC and a university degree. I spent everything I have on school and training. I couldn’t finance a rotisserie chicken at this point. A guy I was in class with recommended SIU.
My goal is to get a good AB job paying in the neighborhood of $250. Equal time would be OK but 28/14 would be better. My experience comes from the fishing industry but I am at home on the salt on anything that floats.
Do you think SIU would be the best bet as far as getting hooked up with an AB gig (fast) and not having to bust my balls job hunting? OR…Do you think I would just end up forking over more cash to sit in a union hall on a bench next to a bunch of mongoloids for months at a time? I really cant afford to wait around. I am a clean cut guy and am easy to get along with and know when to keep my mouth shut, I would hire me .
Please advise. Thank you in advance.