I’ve been out of work since the first of October. I have worked as a crewboat captain in the Gulf of Mexico oilfield for 2 years. I’ve applied everywhere. I had all but given up hope for getting an offshore job, and started applying to mediocre jobs here in town (Austin, TX) to tide me over until something comes up. Lo and behold I got an e-mail last Sunday in response to an e-mail I’d sent on 11/30/09! That’s over 2 months ago! I called up the company and arranged an interview for the next day. I drove over to Louisiana and got hired!
Y’all out there in the same sintuation, don’t lose hope. Keep slinging resumes. Eventually your name comes up. I’m making $25/day less than I was making before, but it’s still a whole lot more than unemployment! I head to work on Thursday