Got a really stupid question, I need some imput on a job. The captain I use to work for in Old Saybrook, Captain Pete Wheeler actually called me yesterday, saying that one of our other mates left because he got a new job as a teacher... and he wanted to know if I could work for him for the rest of the season.... however I still have my job as a dock staffer in saybrook.... what do yall think, should I stay at the marina or go mate on a charter boat?
25' Sea Hunt CC
As much fun as it would be to mate I would think the amount of time you spend is determined by the charters and weather. I would stick with the everyday job at least you know what your going to make each week
THIS IS MY RECOMMENDATION:
BE UPFRONT AND STRAIGHT FORWARD WITH THE MARINA....
TALK TO BOTH PARTIES AND SEE IF THE MARINA WILL WORK AROUND A "SCHEDULE" FOR YOU....FIND A SECOND MATE WHO CAN SUB FOR YOU WHEN YOUR PRESENCE IS REQUIRED AT THE MARINA
MAYBE ITS POSSIBLE YOU CAN MAINTAIN BOTH POSITIONS
LOOK AT ENROLLING AT A LOCAL COMMUNITY COLLEGE....FURTHER YOUR EDUCATION.... SO YOU WILL NOT HAVE TO WORK AT EITHER OF THESE TWO LOW PAYING JOBS
ONLY 1% OF ALL MATES IN THE WORLD CAN HONESTLY "MAKE A SOLID LIVING" BEING JUST A MATE....BEING A MATE NORMALLY REQUIRES TWO JOBS....FISHING BEING THE PART TIME GIG
GO WHERE THE MONEY IS 365!!!!.....THINK ABOUT CHRISTMAS TIME....WILL YOU HAVE WORK IN DEC-JAN? I BET THE AVERAGE NUMBER OF DAYS A MATE RECEIVES A SALARY IS WAY UNDER 80 A YEAR FOR MOST
25' Sea Hunt CC
you are still young do what is most fun! you might not get a chance to do it again