6 jobless months passes by;my gut's burning already...

jobless deckcadet work for food
DECK CADETS AND TRAINEE ENGINEERS REMAIN JOBLESS AFTER 6 MONTHS OF FINISHING COURSE; COLLEGE REMAINS A SPECTATOR....
Let me say one thing first.When each and every one of my friends, relatives and neighbours ask me as to why I am still jobless after doing such a celebrated course and choosing such a lucrative profession as the merchant navy I dont have an answer.All the excuses i provide are not even satisfactory to my own conscience.The fire have already started burning within me and who am I to blame for all this.Myself? I cant raise a word against my dear father who tried with all his might to dissuade me from opting BS NT and the merchant navy as a whole.What the F is wrong with shipping? If no one is taking any cadets whats gonna be the future of the industry.Arent today's cadets tomorrow's masters and chief engineers?What are we supposed to do? In some days my bank will summon me to start paying my 8 lakh loan back.Boy! am I not really screwed?.
                      One unfortunate soul (dont wanna expose his name) called me two weeks ago.He was my senior in NSC(Nut Science College), same NT.He finished the course one year ago and is still running helter-skelter in Mumbai.He was willing to pay even upto 3 or 4 lakhs but still is no where near a ship.Its now almost one and a half years after he passed out and he has to finish the one year sailing (3 years already spent in college) and everything within 6 years.If not his course will go invalid.I heard one friend of the same guy talking about giving 2 lakh rupees to an agent and getting cheated.He too is yet to get on board, but him being awfully rich is not at all having concerns.It was also heard that one friend of mine whose dad is a second engineer in NYK ship management and uncle a captain in TEEKAY tankers is finding it difficult to get a ship after 6 months of passing out.If that is the case of someone with handful of recommendations whats gonna be the case of all the rest who has got no one in the field to vouch for them? Cant commit suicide definitely...
                     The only positive news was the call from MMSI requesting the cadets to appear for their online test.That too was a pain in behind.They called some cadets, leaving many behind without any significance to the CGPA.Out of those who got the call only a few got the corresponding email.I got lucky to receive the mail and to attend the test.When i went there i saw fellow batch mates in suit and tie, well groomed already finishing their three months job search in Mumbai.Got 3 lakhs you will get a ship.That too under your own risk.Cant trust any agents too.
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