A whole different way of life, one that everyone should experience to learn respect.
Signalman (Former Employee) – Norfolk, Virginia – September 5, 2016
Start working early, end working late. When you are out to sea, your typical work day is generally 12 to 14 hours long, then you still have a 4 hour watch after that, and there are no days off. There is no such thing as overtime, and there is no one to go crying to, cause everyone is doing the same thing. Usually, no one is complaining anyway, cause everyone is too busy to notice the time. If you do notice the time, you obviously aren't working hard enough, and are given more work to take your mind off the frivolous thoughts.
Learned respect, how to give it and how to get it