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Calling all Virginians (Tidewater area)

Discussion in 'South East' started by Alaskaflyer, Dec 26, 2008.

  1. Sep 10, 2019 at 11:12 AM
    Styx2015

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    That's because MSC has had a surplus of personnel for the past two years. Prior to that, they were hiring like crazy. Are you stuck in the pool right now? At the height of the worker surplus, folks were waiting 2 months and more in the pool for an assignment. There were just too many people.
     
  2. Sep 10, 2019 at 11:20 AM
    SargeBSA

    SargeBSA "Don't worry I got a hiLift"

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    Currently floating in the pool, from what I understand they have a shortage of administrative personal and the backlog for new applicants is about two years. Which is currently leading to a shortage of mariners.
     
  3. Sep 10, 2019 at 12:06 PM
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    Shipyards lol. Newport News and others. I’m a jam up welder but can’t even get a test to show them. Cause I’m from out of town I guess it’s a who you know thing.

    Didn’t strike a nerve but it is frustrating. Always hear how much they’re hiring but I can’t even get a call back lol. Stupid.
     
  4. Sep 10, 2019 at 12:25 PM
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    Coot83 STATE 48 OVERLAND

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    I don't miss the mercy of the shipyards man. Many of my buddies from college work for HI and man the schedule dictates so much out there. I left the beach solely cause it got annoying relying on the Navy's needs all the time in order to have continued employment.
     
  5. Sep 10, 2019 at 12:26 PM
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    I’m just trying to work there for a little cause my wife will be there until the navy ships us off somewhere else. I’d like to keep working while we do this adventure lol
     
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    Styx2015

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    ....sounds like typical MSC. I have many friends who sail with them. And many more who have left for greener pastures. Sorry to hear about the struggle.
     
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    All true about the schedule dictating everything. When it comes down to it, they will cut every corner they can and work their people like dogs to get a ship out on time. Just the nature of the beast unfortunately.
     
  8. Sep 10, 2019 at 12:38 PM
    weldertaco

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    I work in plants aka industrial construction so I’m used to that lifestyle. Hell, just pulled a 24 hour straight work day the other week cause a important piece of equipment broke.

    Just need to get a weld test with them so I can get a few paychecks while I’m in the area
     
  9. Sep 10, 2019 at 12:41 PM
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    Totally understand. Might be worth it to change course slightly on your search. While there are a good bunch of shipyards in that area, the Navy and MSC also command a very wide footprint. There are a crapload of government contractors who support those activities as well. With background in plants and industrial construction, I can't see it being too difficult to land something. Best part about this option with your situation is that the government contractors don't force you through USA Jobs, which takes forever. Bypass that with a short timeframe and start making money sooner. Food for thought.
     
  10. Sep 10, 2019 at 12:46 PM
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    I’ll look into it ! Excited for her deployment to be done lol but I saw y’all have a bunch of coal and conveyor systems and I just so happen to work in a coal plant as maintenance right now so I’m hoping maybe I can hop on in there if possible as well.

    Just whatever pays my bills and let’s me see my wife every night cause this whole being deployed shit sucks and I’m ready to make babies lol.
     
  11. Sep 10, 2019 at 12:51 PM
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    EatSleepTacos MOBTOWN OFFROAD AMBASSADOR

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    They’re actually the owner of mobtown offroad, which is why they’re up at his shop in DE. I’m just posting them for him. Since he doesn’t have a lot of time to get on here.

    I don’t know the answer to flowform. We can find a manufacturing date on the tire and you can do some digging if you like.

    Rock rash, let’s assume no. You could touch it up so it’s less obvious but there’s still a little bit of the wheel missing.

    Balancing, I’ve never notice it while riding in the truck with him on the highway. That’s just what he told me about them.
     
  12. Sep 10, 2019 at 1:07 PM
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    PM sent.
     
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    Don't quote me on this (even though I am quoting you, lol), but I believe that CSX runs the big coal yards up near Newport News. The coal terminal that is across the river between downtown Norfolk and ODU is run by Norfolk Southern.
     
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    I’ll look into it :spy: thank you sir.
     
  15. Sep 10, 2019 at 1:14 PM
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    Not a problem, happy to help where I can. I'll be back home from work starting in October. Not sure when you are moving, but there was mention previously about a local meet up on October 5th. Decent People Taproom @ noon.
     
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    We are about to go into outage mode aka lots of hours at work so I won’t be moving up there until November sometime but I definitely want to meet up and get to know the locals! Gotta make new friends since I’ll be in a new area lol
     
  17. Sep 10, 2019 at 2:08 PM
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    Sandman614 Snarky TWSS elf, Travis #hotsavannahdotcom, LRGRNR

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    Why hasn't anyone jumped on this?

     
  19. Sep 13, 2019 at 6:16 AM
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    Looks like a hell of a deal! It's unfortunate that the factory lockers were all removed. I thought the FZJ80 was the one that had front and rear plus a center locking diff? Or am I confused on that?

    Are there more pictures? I know it said it needs a headliner and carpet is removed, but what condition is the rest of the interior and seats? Would be a sick trail truck.
     

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