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Old 11-05-2010, 10:23 AM
 
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greetings... i recently got layed off working in the oil and gas industry for 7 years!... iam burnt out on working on the rigs and have always wanted to work as a deckhand!... i have money saved up and want a severe change in employment and scenery!... my question is can someone arrive and find work?... whats the best attack plan?... wheres the best place to land to hopefully find work?... iam motivated,hard working,and trually have a desire to make this happen!... i appreciate any advice and direction you can help me with!... thank you
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Old 11-05-2010, 11:02 AM
 
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Not really. Salmon season is over, thank Heaven, and King crab season seems to be getting shorter every year. Jobs on those boats are very competitive; you pretty much have to know someone to get on.
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Old 11-05-2010, 11:21 AM
 
Location: Bethel, Alaska
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Buy a one way ticket to Dutch Harbor, they hire right off the docks. Just like on Discovery Channel!
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Old 11-05-2010, 05:24 PM
 
Location: Interior alaska
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You would be better served waiting until spring before you make your trip. There are jobs in the smaller towns, but they are all lower level entry and would maybe keep you from going broke, but that would be about it.

As far as deck hand jobs, unless you have a good seamanship back ground and know people in the fleet, you are pretty much out of luck.

Basically, you need to have enough money to come here and get by without a job for awhile, not to mention money to get home if all doesn't work out.

Good Luck!
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Old 11-06-2010, 06:17 PM
 
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thanx for the responce,s!!!!..... and yea ill get right on that and just get a one way ticket!!!... dude your little jibe is old!!!... lame!!
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Old 11-07-2010, 01:06 AM
 
Location: Dangling from a mooses antlers
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thanx for the responce,s!!!!..... and yea ill get right on that and just get a one way ticket!!!... dude your little jibe is old!!!... lame!!
I think he was just trying to be honest with you. 100's of unexperienced people come up to Unalaska and St. Paul with the same dream. The only people that make any money on this deal are the airlines selling them those super expensive one-way tickets.
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Old 11-07-2010, 09:23 AM
 
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yea i know!!... i was just jibe,n back!!... no worries, and thanx for the honesty!!... i will find something somewhere!!!... 8,s
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