James Collins - Electrician
Q: Please introduce yourself.
A: Hi, I'm James Collins from the UK, 37 years old. I'm working offshore for 9 years already.
Q: What is your job position?
A: I’m working as an offshore electrician on a production platform in the North Sea. Currently, I'm stationed in the UK sector of the North Sea.
Q: What was the most challenging part of your job?
A: You know, the job is a job, no matter where it is. Yes, we are in the middle of nowhere at the sea, but that is not something that bothers me. I have to say, that as an electrician offshore the most challenging is, when you have a major problem to solve. When you are at sea there is no one else to help you.
Q: What your job gave you?
A: Before this, I have been working as an electrician on land. The offshore gave me much more money and free time, plus many new friends.
Q: What your job took from you?
A: You know, when you are on duty, you feel it is like the worst place to be because you are far from your family and friends. This is the thing that the job took from me.
Q: What was the most satisfying moment in your job?
A: When everybody is counting on you for the fixing of a problem, and you manage to fix it. Then you feel really valued.
Q: What was the worst moment in your career?
A: So far I didn't have any.
Q: If you could go back in time would you choose a different career path?
A: No. I can't imagine working a regular job from 9 to 5 again.
Q: How would you describe your job in two words?
A: Awesome experience.
Q: What are your future plans?
A: Just to keep on going, and growing in my career path.
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