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    I am trying to decide what company would be better to work for. I used the search funcition but all the info was old. If there is anyone who works with either one please let me know the pros and cons. Thanks.
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    Well Callais is always hiring and it ain't cause they're always building new boats. If that tells you anything.
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    Quote Originally Posted by coldduck View Post
    Well Callais is always hiring and it ain't cause they're always building new boats. If that tells you anything.
    That is kind of what I was wondering, it seems they can't get enough captains. I had a friend who worked there and hated every minute of it. On the other hand I have another friend who works there now and loves it.
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    Quote Originally Posted by rkbakula
    I am trying to decide what company would be better to work for. I used the search funcition but all the info was old. If there is anyone who works with either one please let me know the pros and cons. Thanks.
    I'm in the same situation been talking to both companies any one have good information on these two companies
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    Quote Originally Posted by Bamatug

    I'm in the same situation been talking to both companies any one have good information on these two companies
    Stop going to dead end shit hole companies. Go big and upgrade! These bigger companies are much better in the long haul.
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    Quote Originally Posted by CaptHH View Post
    Stop going to dead end shit hole companies. Go big and upgrade! These bigger companies are much better in the long haul.
    It is really cool that you have a big license and all that, but that is not going to happen to me overnight. The company I work for is stacking boats so I would like to hear from someone that might have some real info!
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    What license do you hold ? How much experience ? DPO ?
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    just because the info is old doesn't mean it's out of date. Boat companies are like glaciers change happens VERY VERY slowly, if at all.
    Getting straight with Nate, because apparently getting right means your going to have to retake Nav Gen
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    I work for Odyssea and like it. Not the best company I'm sure not the worst. Decent ins. Pay capts travel o work. The benefit of Odyssea over callais is we have bigger boats and the office is sending some o us to upgrade classes. Rumor has it more bigger boats in the works. New builds. I vote for Odyssea.
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    Quote Originally Posted by captrjo View Post
    What license do you hold ? How much experience ? DPO ?
    I have about 14 years as a captain in the industry, all on crewboats. I do have my basic DP. I have always liked running crewboats, I like the hands on boat handling that you get from running a crewboat. Now like alot of us, I am getting older and the thought of getting my ass kicked every winter is getting old. This is why I am looking at companys with supplyboats that are under a 100 tons. I plan to upgrade to a 500 ton, but that is not going to happen overnight. I could go back to my old company but there are some bad signs that they are going under, so it is time to make a move.
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    With ACO all the boats are under 100 tons. With Odyssea, they have larger boats, if that helps.
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    I work for Odyssea. I like it for the most part. Is it perfect? No. But I don't believe there is a perfect company out there. Pay decent, capts get travel pay to work. Insurance is ok but i have my wife's as she is a nurse. Good builds with boats larger than 100 ton and new builds supposed to be getting underway soon.
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