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  • Feedback From Sea Phases (pls post anonymously)

    I think it's time to gather feedback from members about their first sea phase. Is there anything that could have gone better for you, are there any improvements that should be made and was the experience what you thought it would be? Equally, please give us your positive feedback as well.

    For your own protection, I would suggest anonymous posting, and the thread could then be passed onto Nautilus/MNTB for their attention perhaps?

  • #2
    We should invite Blossom Bell to join the site really...
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    • #3
      Originally posted by dawg View Post
      We should invite Blossom Bell to join the site really...
      Whoooooooooo?
      Trust me I'm a Chief.

      Views expressed by me are mine and mine alone.
      Yes I work for the big blue canoe company.
      No I do not report things from here to them as they are quite able to come and read this stuff for themselves.


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      • #4
        no chiefy the doctor's not going to help us, although chief on a/ in a tardis might be cool
        you can take it with a pinch of salt, but i prefer it with a nip of whisky

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        • #5
          On a serious note,
          Not knowing a vague date for joining ship
          not knowing the lenght of a contract
          you can take it with a pinch of salt, but i prefer it with a nip of whisky

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          • #6
            Blossom Bell is the nautilus rep who comes round recruiting cadets

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            • #7
              and does .....................

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              • #8
                well apart from being a general enquiry point for any issues or questions that you have for the union, she seems to have been trying to organise a young persons forum which would meet and bring issues to the union council which they can then consider if its worth putting some pressure onto the sponsors etc. but yeah really her main job is to go around make the union seem like a fantastic thing to be a member of/life is so scary if your not so that we give her money on the main idea that once a member we will continue to pay all through our careers
                you can take it with a pinch of salt, but i prefer it with a nip of whisky

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                • #9
                  Structured joining and leaving dates would be a good thing. It causes a lot of confusion with the officers on board, especially ones with non-British crews as cadets normally have a fixed contract (+/- 1 month).
                  I love deadlines. I like the whooshing sound they make as they fly by.....

                  All posts here represent my own opinion and not that of my employer.

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                  • #10
                    I don't know if that issue is company specific but Maersk generally gave me a month or so's notice of my signing on date, and an approx sign off date.

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                    • #11
                      Originally posted by Martyboy View Post
                      I don't know if that issue is company specific but Maersk generally gave me a month or so's notice of my signing on date, and an approx sign off date.
                      I think it is a case of when your managed by the company then they are better informed than if your managed by a training company who then have to talk to the shipping companies. Saying that ive just got my id card from a company it expires 2016 so they are obviously expecting this to be a longer relationship than i was :s

                      the other interesting problem from an ETO point is that on lots of ships (except cruise ships) there is only one ETO, this means that your working with him all the time, where as deck and engine have a department of people to follow around and then the AB's/ MM to work with and learn the roles. given that UK ETO cadets are reasonably new some more prep to the staff on what to do with us would have been good and perhaps more tasks in the TRB that could be covered by other departments, there is some but not much.
                      you can take it with a pinch of salt, but i prefer it with a nip of whisky

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                      • #12
                        How is the ETO trb split up? What are the main areas you have to get signed off?

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                        • #13
                          squareleg sent you a PM (its the fat one tony wasnt available)
                          you can take it with a pinch of salt, but i prefer it with a nip of whisky

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                          • #14
                            How about some anonymous replies?
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                            • #15
                              Originally posted by dawg View Post
                              How about some anonymous replies?
                              its good to see that peoples experiences are generally good enough that they dont need to hide who they are, unless of course they are having a bad experience but dont have wifi on board to tell us.
                              you can take it with a pinch of salt, but i prefer it with a nip of whisky

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