I've been an industrial mechanic for 29 years and I just got layed off from a great job. The 16 of us made between 95k and 164k. Four of us had to go. I'll be 50 next week and things look bleak for decent jobs around here. I have no kids at home and Lisa is willing to follow me anywhere so my options are wide open. I'm seriously considering a North Slope job in Alaska. Lisa and I are headed up to Anchorage on the 13th so I can take the North Slope Training Cooperative and the SulferDioxide courses. I figure this will give me a leg up on other applicants if I have my card already. You have to have these courses completed before going anywhere unescorted on the North Slope. So here's my deal, I'm begging for any help you can give me. Any leads, any advice, any contacts, any jobs, anything you have that can help me get a job with any of the North Slope companys. Thanks in advance, Chuck.