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Old 11-03-2017, 10:27 PM
 
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This is what people think of as "seafood processing facility" and NOT



That is the definition of intellectual dishonesty.
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Old 11-03-2017, 10:54 PM
 
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^People who are familiar with the industry know better. I'm licensed as a seafood processing plant.

Must be the Costco beer braying.

No wonder you can't hold down a job.
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Old 11-03-2017, 11:16 PM
 
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^People who are familiar with the industry know better. I'm licensed as a seafood processing plant.

Must be the Costco beer braying.

No wonder you can't hold down a job.
Yes thats it, the costco beer is preventing me from holding down a job ...
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Old 11-04-2017, 02:24 AM
 
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Yea who in their right mind does that kind of work for what 8-10/hr? My idea of getting ahead is getting an engineering degree, more advanced skills and knowing my worth. If the state denigrates to the point where thats the only type of employment thats left then thats the type of people you will live with.
There are some rough looking workers. I won't dispute that. Some are probably convicts or criminals and I won't dispute that. But almost every interaction with the workers have been positive. Heck, even had three come over for grilled kings.

Pitt, I've been unemployed twice in my adult life. Right after I EAS'd from the Marine Corps and when I moved to Maui. Both times I applied everywhere. Even fast food. I wasn't above any job. I don't hold someone's past against them. Everyone deserves a second or third chance. Canary job might be that.

I had a former student contact me about a processing job opportunity. I put him in contact with those guys I became friends with.

Now, those lodge visitors...
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Old 11-04-2017, 06:31 AM
 
Location: Seattle
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Can you prove otherwise? Or is this vitriol the result of me opening up a can of worms. Usually personal attacks like this result once someone gets a little too close to an ugly truth.


I highly doubt these are nice office conditions at these plants, i dont need to go visit one to figure this out, thats what an idiot would do.
Your opinion is coming from old, second hand and incomplete information.

My statement comes from 32 years in the industry, I've worked directly with plants in Ketchikan, Petersburg, Sitka, Wrangell, Yakutat, Valdez, Cordova, Kenai, Naknek, Kotzebue, St. Paul, Adak, Chignik, Sand Point, and Adak. Throw another 5 processing vessels and I think that makes me far more experienced than you.
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Old 11-04-2017, 11:47 AM
 
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There are some rough looking workers. I won't dispute that. Some are probably convicts or criminals and I won't dispute that. But almost every interaction with the workers have been positive. Heck, even had three come over for grilled kings.

Pitt, I've been unemployed twice in my adult life. Right after I EAS'd from the Marine Corps and when I moved to Maui. Both times I applied everywhere. Even fast food. I wasn't above any job. I don't hold someone's past against them. Everyone deserves a second or third chance. Canary job might be that.

I had a former student contact me about a processing job opportunity. I put him in contact with those guys I became friends with.

Now, those lodge visitors...
I suppose it’s good for some, I worked at pogo gold mine almost 20 years ago and made it a week. To long of hours for way to low of pay. It’s not about work being beneath, it’s about the fact that family is here and wants you to stay here, that comes with strings. I got an engineering degree and professional license for a reason not so I could work at a fish plant. At a certain point the job search has to turn to out of state.

Even if I have some wrong ideas I am pretty sure I am not wrong that it’s hard manual labor for fairly low pay working long hours.
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Old 11-04-2017, 09:13 PM
 
Location: Wasilla, AK
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Your opinion is coming from old, second hand and incomplete information.

My statement comes from 32 years in the industry, I've worked directly with plants in Ketchikan, Petersburg, Sitka, Wrangell, Yakutat, Valdez, Cordova, Kenai, Naknek, Kotzebue, St. Paul, Adak, Chignik, Sand Point, and Adak. Throw another 5 processing vessels and I think that makes me far more experienced than you.
But not King Cove. I can't believe you never worked directly with King Cove.
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Old 11-05-2017, 07:08 AM
 
Location: Seattle
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But not King Cove. I can't believe you never worked directly with King Cove.
Nope, love the AK Peninsula but never worked King Cove.
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Old 11-11-2017, 09:24 PM
 
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It's my understanding that with the exception of the singers, Ray Troll's 'Cannery Girl' was produced using actual cannery workers.


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Q1xg8tOaaQQ

Yeah, bunch of hardened convicts for sure.
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Old 11-14-2017, 02:09 AM
 
Location: Seattle
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It's my understanding that with the exception of the singers, Ray Troll's 'Cannery Girl' was produced using actual cannery workers.


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Q1xg8tOaaQQ

Yeah, bunch of hardened convicts for sure.
Thanks! Never saw that. Filmed at the old Silver Lining/NorQuest (now Trident) factory. I worked that dock back in 92 offloading Tenders.
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