[SIZE=3]Figured I might as well give a realistic series of post for those who may be thinking about coming down here to the bayou country looking for work. After 3 days of hitting boat companies in the Raceland - Larose - Galliano - Golden Meadow area, I am finding the job market very tight.[/SIZE]
[SIZE=3]A lot of the local boys have been out of work for quite awhile. When a spot becomes available, it probably won’t be the guy living 3 states away that gets the call! They like to keep it in the family around here! What strikes me the most is the lack of trucks hauling oil field equipment back and forth to Port Fouchon and the lack of out of state license plates! That is a sobering observation![/SIZE]
[SIZE=3]The only chance of getting aboard a vessel is going to be with the bigger companies working the big boats out in deep water. A few more of those companies to check out tomorrow and Friday along Bayou Lafourche. Then it will be time to move west into the Houma - Morgan City - New Iberia - Lafayette area. Some of the commercial diver companies like Cal Dive and Epic are rumored to be hiring for their dive vessels along with cementing companies like Halliburton and BJ Hughes. I have seen some really cool and fascinating vessels owned by these companies!
The Days Inn were I am staying has been almost full every night with men heading offshore to work. It is a nice clean hotel to set up base camp at $89 per night. It is a far cry from my days back in the 70’s at Gaspy Cherrie’s Boarding House in Berwick! Man do I love this Cajun food!..