Depressing grind of nonsensical tasks
Able-bodied seaman (Former Employee) – Vancouver, WA – May 23, 2015
Whatever you do, unless you have absolutely NO other options - including flipping burgers - DO NOT work for this company. They exploit their workers by piling on all the work they can, even tasks that aren't part of your job, that make zero sense to do, or are complete busy work. Enjoy eating? You won't after a few crew meals here. Enjoy sleeping? Sorry, you've got to wake up in the middle of the night to do more senseless B.S. Take pride in a job well done? You won't ever actually finish anything here because management can't ever agree on what their priorities are, so they change from day to day.
Enjoy being micro-managed? Come onboard! Like it when subordinates get to boss you around because they're sleeping with the chief mate? This is the place for you!
On the plus side, if you're a really good sniveling suck-up, the sky is the limit! Just practice nodding your head, possibly while watching videos of Hitler's speeches, so that you're ready to agree to anything, then sign up for an experience you won't ever forget.
Sometimes you get to escape for an hour or two.
Your waking life while onboard.