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sailorneverdies 07-08-2013 06:09 PM

spent my life savings on a boat, looking for work.
 
Hey, im a 19 year old sailor from Nova Scotia, i quit my job in the furniture business do to work place harassment and I just spent all my money on an International 14, and i need help keeping it funded. can anybody help me out with finding a job?
Cheers,
Steve.

Minnesail 07-08-2013 06:44 PM

Re: spent my life savings on a boat, looking for work.
 
halifax all jobs classifieds - craigslist

sony2000 07-08-2013 09:10 PM

Re: spent my life savings on a boat, looking for work.
 
Sail over to Dartmouth, and knock on a few doors.

mark2gmtrans 07-08-2013 09:24 PM

Re: spent my life savings on a boat, looking for work.
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by sailorneverdies (Post 1056011)
Hey, im a 19 year old sailor from Nova Scotia, i quit my job in the furniture business do to work place harassment and I just spent all my money on an International 14, and i need help keeping it funded. can anybody help me out with finding a job?
Cheers,
Steve.

You bought a tiny little sailboat that you cannot even live on and it took your life's saving? You needed to have quit that job for being underpaid. As to work, perhaps you should join the Navy, I know Canada still has a few ships that probably need to be manned by young men like yourself, and you could be on the ocean getting paid for it.

groggy 07-08-2013 11:11 PM

Good on yer. I remember being young and broke, and I wish I had gotten a boat instead of the marginal cars I had.

Use the fact that you are a boat owner and sailor and get a job at the local chandlery, boat club, or harbor. Enjoy whatever benefits the job provides in addition to the pay. Free slip? Employee discount? Sailing classes? Bring it on!

Harborless 07-09-2013 12:01 AM

Re: spent my life savings on a boat, looking for work.
 
Lol. What kind of life savings do you have at 19 and what kind of boat did you buy thinking it was worth said life savings when its not even big enough to stand up in?
me thinks you jumped when you should have tested with a toe.

I agree with Mark on this one. You made a bum move, yes im around your age and yes i own and live on my own boat, you need to join the military or find a paying apprenticeship program.
if nothing else sail your dinghy to a coastal town and find a job serving tables where you can make decent money to make a more suitable plan and situation than your current one.

Sorry to be so harsh but comon man! This thread is ridiculous, so is the title, and so is the size of your live aboard life savings boat. Geez.

mark2gmtrans 07-09-2013 12:07 AM

Re: spent my life savings on a boat, looking for work.
 
I hate to be mean, but I know that for $5,000.00 you can get a boat a whole lot bigger than a 14' footer here on the Gulf coast, and almost anywhere else in the states. At least with some of the 17' and 19' boats there is some pretense of a bed in the thing. I know where there is a little 22' trailer sailer that the guy wants $2,500.00 for, and if I did not already have too much stuff in the driveway I would go down and get it, just to have something to sail on one of the mudpuddle lakes around here.

I do not know exactly what the poor kid paid, but it was all he had, and that kind of sucks, especially for him. I would feel sorry for him, but I will just say that some of life's lessons are definitely best learned from watching other's mistakes and learning from them.

I wish him luck though. A lot of it if he is actually living on the little boat when winter comes. I think it would have been better if he was 14 and the boat was 19'

rgscpat 07-09-2013 12:14 AM

Re: spent my life savings on a boat, looking for work.
 
"A job" is a vague, fuzzy target. We know the original poster was doing something that had to do with furniture -- not sure what. We know essentially nothing of the OP's education, background, family situation, talents, dreams, strengths, or weaknesses. That puts a big hobble on the advice that she/he can be given.

mark2gmtrans 07-09-2013 12:19 AM

Re: spent my life savings on a boat, looking for work.
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by rgscpat (Post 1056174)
"A job" is a vague, fuzzy target. We know the original poster was doing something that had to do with furniture -- not sure what. We know essentially nothing of the OP's education, background, family situation, talents, dreams, strengths, or weaknesses. That puts a big hobble on the advice that she/he can be given.

Not to change the subject...much. But were you in the area where the great piles of hail were the other day?

Harborless 07-09-2013 12:20 AM

Re: spent my life savings on a boat, looking for work.
 
Perhaps he should have visited sailnet BEFORE he spent his life savings on a dinghy. Im sorry but like i saod comon man! What were you thinking? Its one foot longer than a freaking sunfish how can you even lay down or fit more than a small bag and a gallon of water and some cans of tuna? No room for tools, head, galley nothing! Life savings? What one thousand dollars?

Now you want a job? Seriously read a book or two and come out of candy land. You give sailors like me a bad image for being so impetuous and foolish. 14 feet is that a joke? It must be 41 and you just mistyped. Otherwise i say again this thread is utterly ridiculous and so was your decision. Sorry.
take the above advice and go to your local recruiter.


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