Alaska...Fish Camp

Trip Start Dec 31, 2008
Trip End Ongoing

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Sunday, June 7, 2009

I finally made it to Alaska!  Last Friday I meet with the HR department who told me they did NOT have any spots left on the boats due to too many returning employees from last year.    But, they said they had another position that they thought would be "perfect" for me...working the docks with a crew they called the "Beach Gang."  Needless to say I was pretty disappointed after waiting for two weeks for a conformation on the boat.  A job is a job though and I needed it.  So, they put me up in a hotel that night and flew me to South Naknek the next day. 
I got off the plane around 2pm, was given a tour, shown to my room, told dinner was at 5 and I could be on the dock after dinner to finish out the day.  It's been 12hour days everyday since and they said they say its slow right now.  When the season actually starts I could be working up to 22 hours a day...arghhhh!  At least I'll be getting a whole lot of overtime!!   My first week is finished here.....with many many more to go...LOL!  I have a whole new appreciation for the guys that do this year after year.

More to come...hopefully I"ll be able to post some pictures soon...


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vinski on

beach gang member
You finally made it to Alaska! Perfect job for you...working your ass off on the docks with a crew called the 'Beach Gang.' So, How was your first week? Will you ever eat fish again - not that it was your fav to begin

Hope you post some pictures soon...hang in there Horvath.

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