The Purpose of My Book
This book is intended for men between the ages of 18 and 27. My goal is to help these men find work in Alaska's fishing industry. It can be done, but it is not easy. It is my hope that my book will show the reader what is expected of him in this harsh industry.
Employment for Youth
Young men can find work in the fishing industry, the oil fields, construction, and the Alaska pipeline. In fact, youth rules in these jobs. Seniority has nothing to do with it; it all has to do with how hard you work.
A high-paying job in Alaska requires tough physical experience. These jobs are hard on your body. You must have physical fitness to work long hours under unimaginable conditions. You will face sleep deprivation and exhaustion.
Tough Physical Conditions
When you show up to these jobs, you must be physically fit and willing to work hours like you have never worked before. You must do this under severe weather conditions. The snow and rain go sideways due to severe weather conditions. It is a never-ending battle.
Only Male Co-Workers
There will be no women. The area where you work is 99.9 percent Caucasian. It is very bigoted and very racist. You will not have a girlfriend, wife, or liquor to keep you company. Sexual and racial harassment run rampant.