You'll never know what you are capable of until you try.
Line Processor (Former Employee) – Seattle, WA – May 17, 2017
This is a tough job where you can prove to yourself exactly what you are capable of and what you're worth, almost like the military. The shifts are 18 hours and you have the opportunity to work even longer than that (like I did, volunteering to stay for clean-up) . There is some down time when there aren't any crabs or fish to process, but you can volunteer to work in the galley. When you have a trawler off-loading their catch, be ready to work! The work can be boring and repetitive, but your co-workers will more than make up for it. I've met some beautiful people and wouldn't trade the experience for the world!
Oh! You are also fed incredibly well! During down time you will probably gain weight, as there is always great food in the galley, day and night! (Don't worry, you'll work it off)! If you're young and strong, don't miss the opportunity to test your mettle! It's a unique experience, and you will get out of it what you'll put into it!
NOTE: It's not just physical toughness needed to succeed, but mental & emotional toughness will help you to succeed and separate yourself from the rank and file.
Great people & great food!
Repetitive work in a cold and wet environment.