Working fish processing in Alaska

First time posting in SighSee so I'm not completely sure if this is the right place to ask this, but has anyone here gone to Alaska to work during the summer work season? What was it like? I'm hoping to get a job at one of the fish processing factories there. I hear that the pay is ridiculously good and some companies even give you free housing on site and free three meals a day, so it seems like a great way to save up a lot of cash. Anyone able to offer their experiences and advice, even if its just about life in Alaska in general?

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  1. 8 months ago
    Anonymous

    Bumping

    • 8 months ago
      Anonymous

      Why are you bumping after 20 minutes, this board moves at like 5 posts an hour, frick off

  2. 8 months ago
    Anonymous

    So what will you be fileting, mostly cod?

  3. 8 months ago
    Anonymous

    Deadliest Catch is kino

  4. 8 months ago
    Anonymous

    I have a buddy that goes every year. From what I have gathered, your first year will be spent on a processing boat onshore cleaning and packing the catch. After you put in some time, then you can go on the actual fishing boats. Long hours, the pay isn't great, but not the worst, but you will end up saving most of it.

    • 8 months ago
      Anonymous

      I have applied and been hired several times, but always chickened out. Met a few guys who have done these gigs. The work terms are literal slavery, but you get to work with extremely motivated people. Great cameraderie, they say.
      >pay is ridiculously good
      Not even close. It's basically minimum wage plus piles and piles of overtime.
      >great way to save up a lot of cash
      True. You have no time and nothing to spend your money on, so you save virtually 100% of your net pay. Two months of extreme work can make you enough money to travel for most of the year.
      >housing and meals are free
      True...unless you are a pussy and quit mid-season. Then you get back-charged for everything, plus you have to pay through the nose to get the frick out on the first available flight.

      Not all operations do their processing on a boat. However, you do get a higher wage working on a boat versus working on land.

  5. 8 months ago
    Anonymous

    Look up the archived threads on 4plebs there's an anon who did this same thing.

  6. 8 months ago
    Anonymous

    One guy i know went from san diego to Kodiak to work in the fishing boats there and was making a nice amount of money for a relatively low risk job. Only issue is that it was more isolated than other alaskan towns so it gets boring quick.

  7. 8 months ago
    Anonymous

    Here you go Black person
    archive.4plebs.org/trv/thread/2027815/

  8. 8 months ago
    Anonymous

    sounds fishy

    • 8 months ago
      Anonymous

      >quads of truth
      I think you might be right.

    • 8 months ago
      Anonymous

      omg yes, quads confirms

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