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Old 04-17-2015, 01:11 PM
 
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I not seeing the question about how much money you can expect to come home with I mean that is the reason most of us are interested in the first place. I've been to some of these ak seafood processing sites and they all say no guaranteed hours though I'm sure there will be a lot of work this bothers me. All I want to know is what is usually the minimum a person who fulfills his or her contract as a summer time seafood processor in Alaska coming home with
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Old 04-17-2015, 01:44 PM
 
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How much you bring home will depend on you. I'm not sure that this is the best place for the information you're seeking. None of us here represent any of the major seafood processors. This is primarily a relocation forum and not a seasonal jobs forum. You might get some answers by going to Coolworks and asking your question there; they have forums.
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Old 04-30-2017, 02:39 AM
 
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Sounds absolutely horrific. I'd suggest that you apply with Trident, or better yet, go to Coolworks.com and find a job that isn't in processing. Lots of them around. Or go to the Royal Caribbean employment website, click on seasonal jobs, and apply to work on the train. Even if you have no experience you could be a dishwasher or something and avoid the hell described in the post mentioned...
Hi Metlakatla. Are you still working in the fishing industry?
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Old 04-30-2017, 07:16 AM
 
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Ok I have worked in Poultry Processing in Lower 48.


Always Cold, Wet, Your Hands Hurt and the moisture and grease messes the skin up on your Hands.


It is not a fun Job and pays over Minimum Wage.


I could just imaging how it would be with fish.


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Old 04-30-2017, 10:26 AM
 
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I was a cannery rat over 30 years ago in Ketch, and Kenai. Some things have probably changed, but I remember wearing gloves and getting salt blisters (irritation) under the skin, mostly because I worked with the eggs. I remember the smell, although it is probably worse in poultry processing. It doesn't get as hot here. You stand in one place sometimes all day long, yes we get breaks, but it is still hard. We washed our clothes with a can of coke to get rid of the fish smell. I was coming up from Washington and the minimum wage was $4.50 at the time, so I got $7.00 at the cannery and was happy I was away from home. We camped out at the cannery in a tent. If the cannery hires you for the summer, you might get a room in the dorms (portable trailers).
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Old 04-30-2017, 04:29 PM
 
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Hi Metlakatla. Are you still working in the fishing industry?
In a manner of speaking, I suppose, but my facility is more like the one Hannah described a page or so back rather than one of the large processing companies.
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