Just curious if the industry follows any trends for hiring, like is there a busy season to be hired in the commercial industry or is it just luck.
Brody: You're certifiable, Quint! You know that?
Quint: Yeah, yeah, yeah...
Petroleum shifts around the spring change over to gas, and the fall shift to heating oil. But crew quits, gets bagged on drug tests, and gets promoted at anytime. Keep calling or visiting. Have you called the 333 hall on Staten Island?Originally Posted by tank3355
Be ready a few days before Christmas or Thanksgiving and be willing to give up your holiday at home if you really want the job.
Don't bother with 333. The union is a mess right now, K-Sea just voted out and formed their own union and it looks like other companies will be going the same way when their contracts expire. Follow the bitchfest firsthand here: http://nyharbor.webs.com/
What do you mean formed their own union? I figured with Kirby buying them out, they would just fall under the Kirby banner and be non-union.Originally Posted by highseasharry
K-Sea is leaving the union when their contract is up. I didn't understand the part about creating their own union.Originally Posted by ChiefRob
According to a quick scan of http://nyharbor.webs.com/ KSea employees voted to decertify Local 333 and formed a new union called RTBU.
They voted out 333 and voted in the "Richmond Terrace Bargaining Unit". My understand is that it is just a bunch K-Sea guys who intend to operate as a union while managing it all themselves in their spare time. Curious to see how that works out for them.Originally Posted by ryanwood86
In some respects I am amazed these guys took the chance. I know a couple of guys who came from Kirby. LOW pay, shitty benefits, lousy work schedule (OK, so I'm prejudiced against working 2 for 1 or 3 for 1.... shoot me) Yeah, the year end wage is higher, but what about the home life being gone for 8 or 9 months a year? Dann Towing...... Sign me up!