Been laid off more times than I can count. Many of those “10 days or less” calls turned out to be way long term. Don’t be shy on taking them as they still pay the bills. Was never afraid to go non-union when work was scant at the hall. Not much union in the Yukon and Arctic but there’s lots of good paying work. Travel when you have to but keep in mind it’s tough on the family. Spousal unit didn’t get married to sleep alone and the kids need their dad.