Pros: free exercise classes, great meals, wonderful people
Cons: family separation, communication expensive
Working for Honeywell Technology Solutions provided me the opportunity to work in the Marine Corps Prepositioning Program which allowed me to work onboard a large roll-on roll-off ship. I had the privledge of working on and maintaining U.S. Navy and Marine Corps heavy construction equipment. Our team was responsible for it's readiness in time of military need. The most difficult part of the job was transporting by hand eighty pound batteries up and down six decks. Team work was a must a great deal of the time. I learned that working on a ship with a small team provided me the opportunity to learn a great deal from each member. You definately learned what teamwork was all about. I loved my job and the people I worked for and with including all the Mariners on the ship. I felt it an honor and a privledge to work for the military once again. It was difficult being away from my family for up to six months at a time and three weeks vacation, however I had a wonderful family support system that helped a great deal. In addition to that I would take the launch boat onto the island after work and attend various fitness classes as well as the gym on board the ship. Exercising was a great morale booster.