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    Hey, forum members! Since I've been "outside" looking "in"... I finally decided to come in from the cold and join the group! I'm headed down to ECO in the AM to see if I can get signed on... that O/S position that I've been angling for has been a slippery devil to get a hold of... Nicky Collins told me last week just to wait till something opens up, patience is certainly a virtue... that I seem to lack. All I've got paperwise is a Master 100 Ton NC, radar observer, TWIC, BST, MROP... (my 200 Ton is sittin' somewhere in WV at the NMC buried in a pile no doubt...) I've racked up 1023 days of sea service on vessels over 150 GRT as engineer/mate/deck; and would like to get my 500 Ton Mate ticket as soon as I get a few more days under my belt. I've interview w/ Seacor, Aries, Oceaneering, Hercules, Kirby... and ECO.
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    Good luck I was emailing Laverne reed and she told me they weren't hiring at the moment
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    Good news to report; ECO is hiring... at least engineers, QMEDS & Cooks... another guy was picked up but I did'nt catch what his ticket was for. I do know that they sent 7 mariners to go take their physical while I was waiting so that's always a good sign.
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    When I was hired last Tuesday, they told me they need cooks bad and they aren't hiring OS until March. She did hire 2 deckhands last Tuesday, but they were cadets. I had to get my foot in by cooking, but at least I got the job.
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    They hire as needed. If an OS or two quit/get fired tomorrow, they will be hiring....that's how it's done. They don't "stock up" on hands (or anything else) and most hires are as needed.
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    They hired two Mates the other day and both failed the drug screen - WTF!
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    I'd say, what were they thinking, but thinking had nothing to do with it.
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    Quote Originally Posted by mtskier
    They hired two Mates the other day and both failed the drug screen - WTF!
    So if it was a DOT 5-panel screen will those two now lose their licenses as well?
    Let them who know not how to pray, go to sea.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Flyer69

    So if it was a DOT 5-panel screen will those two now lose their licenses as well?
    Yep. Sure will!
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    How can you be dumb enough to take a test, knowing your not going to pass, and lose your job and license, how stupid do you have to be ? Its 1 year from when you surrender it, then pay out the ass, jump thru the hoops, and then its only a 50-50 chance you will ever get it back.
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    Quote Originally Posted by mtskier
    They hired two Mates the other day and both failed the drug screen - WTF!
    Did they hire on this week? I hadn't heard they are hiring mates right now.
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    The CG came and talked to us at Maine (at least six years ago) and the only thing I remember from it was that the vast majority of people caught with drug tests are pre-employment. Tests that they know they will have to take and really, if you don't show up won't go as a refusal either. "I'm not interested in the job anymore so I chose not to go to your physical." Really kind of strange and stupid.
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