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Fun time and greatest experience

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Stay competitive with compensation, especially with commission and bonuses. Have realistic goals/expectations that are attainable in a normal work week, not something that you have to work overtime every week in order to meet those goals. Recognize your staff, treat employees better, give incentives that make your employees excited about. Be a professional workplace with professional supervisors who do not play favorites or cause drama. Let your employees know how much they are appreciated, respected, valued and thank them especially those on the front lines of the company. Take care of your people and they will want to do better and stay longer, treat them as if they’re disposable and nothing special then expect a negative atmosphere which will infect other employees as well guests of NCL and a high turnover rate.

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IIt should be after 40 hrs!

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The pay rate is not really competitive and I have worked on other vessels. I was informed I would be getting health coverage and now into almost a month on board, still absolutely no information whatsoever on any health coverage or any benefits. The cruise benefit stinks, only kicks in after 6 months of work. Hire better managers. The culture aboard my ship is depressing and demoralizing. All stick and no carrot is a lousy management strategy.

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I was scheduled for triple shifts 9 days in a row when I first arrived. They issue you the most uncomfortable blister inducing shoes they can find, molded plastic that do not breathe, nor do the uniforms, everything is 100% plastic or polyester so you sweat and the sweat collects so much you can wring out your socks at the end of the day. Even changing socks mid day you will still wring out your socks. They could, of course, find slip proof shoes that had better fit and padding, but gee, I guess that might cost a dollar more wholesale or something. Imagine a 14 hour day wearing ill fitting shoes and walking 8-10 miles.... oh, and smile!

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Questions like this will depend on if you are on board or on land, domestic (US based) or international. If you work on board your contract for the US based vessel is 5 months, no days off, then you get 5 weeks off which are unpaid.

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Yes, i know of some people that worked from home

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No. Restauant Stewards are not tipped.

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It took 1 week before I recieved my condition letter to join the ship.

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They do not offer raises.

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