OK, the leg is healing up good. I’m probably 2-3 weeks from being able to go back to work. After 11 total years sailing for the Navy/MSC, I’m headed south. I honestly have no idea what to expect. For purposes of this discussion, let pretend I’ve been hired by a decent sized company as a QMED, on an OSV. So here are the very generic questions
On a typical 28 day hitch, how many days will we actually be underway?
What is the average turn around time between trips?
If I need to pick up something in town ( replenish my supply of 7-Up), is that possible?
Will I share a room?
Feeding? I was used to posted meal hours, but always being able to ask for something late at night as well
Can someone explain how the “trip home” works? Do they buy you a ticket? We just moved to Indiana to be near my wife’s folks.
Do any companies actually offer paid time off?
I know everyone has a story, and that there are SO many variations. Just looking for some generics.
If anybody knows a company that’s looking for a QMED with plenty of sailing time, and doesn’t mind someone who’s been on big ships, let me know