It seems that they have been short handed forever, the most recent arrival before me getting here in August.
More have arrived in the three weeks since I've been here, but then one who's contract completed left already, and others looking to bail out, and others of course their contract end approaches.
There isn't a central generating station here as would be in the States. I'm an operator more than a mechanic, so I'm not a good fit here.
I'm waiting to hear what's in store for me.
I doubt that the CT job market is any better, and now I know I should avoid applying for diesel generator set maintenance at least until I get more experienced.
The schedule here is nominally six 10-hour days; though the group strives for five 12-hour days this is my first day off after working seven 12's since I arrived. I'm thankful for the earnings.