Welcome to the THERAPY-IV Deep Sea Fishing Blog. Captain Stan Saffan and his crew of deep sea sportfishing experts have been fishing the South Florida waters for over 40 years, providing private and shared deep sea and Biscayne Bay charter boat experiences of a lifetime to thousands of people that have had a chance to fish with them. It doesn’t matter if it’s your first time fishing in Miami or you are a master big game monster catcher, you can count on the THERAPY-IV to make your day at sea a memorable one.

We would also love to hear from you! Whether your Deep Sea Fishing Experience was with us or on your own, tell us about it! This will be a place to discuss all things Sports Fishing! Everything from products to techniques, we want to hear it all! I look forward to hearing from all you avid Deep Sea Fishermen out there!

Go get 'em!

Wednesday, May 2, 2012

The Unsung Heroes: Military Spouses

Continuing Military Week, the THERAPY-IV would like to write an entire article about the spouses of military servicemen and women.  Their dedication and service is not on the rifle range or on the field of combat but they endure a variety of sacrifice. 

Military Spouses face many problems while their significant others are on active duty.  However, one problem permeates through many families and it is not the mental anguish of separation.  Military Spouses are having trouble finding work.  Here are some revealing statistics:

o    26% unemployment rate
o    25% wage gap between military spouses and non-military workers
o    There are more than 700,000 active duty spouses
o    84% have some college education
o    77% report needing or wanting to work
o    38% are underemployed

These numbers are appalling.  Military Spouses are not looking for a handout, they are not looking to be supported by government programs, they are looking for honest work.  There are many reasons to hire a military spouse to work for you.  Below are few great reasons:

o    They are among the most educated
o    They are extremely adaptable
o    They are loyal and dependable
o    They work very well under stressful conditions
o    Military spouses tend to hold the same job for the entire time of their spouses assignment. This averages between 2-4 years compared to just over 1 year average turnover in the private sector.

It is our duty to support our troops in war time as well as peace time. 
It is our duty to help the families of our servicemen, especially in wartime. 
As we continue to honor the military this week, we hope we can inform people of ways they can help!

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