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  • Pritam Munshi
    started a topic Racism

    Racism

    Is it true that Indian officers and engineers are not preferred as crew in Cruise Line ships because they face racism? For eg: in companies like Cunard and Royal Caribbean?

  • The Kraken
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    So has anybody got anything else to add to the OPs question rather than ribbing each other? It was a sincere one and I gave my opinion, but that is only the view of what I have seen and what I know.

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  • alistairuk
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    Originally posted by Pilot Chris View Post
    Not really, you normally get hunted down, the only exception I found was at safety officer level everyone knew you were working your nuts off so much already you normally get a free pass from the weekly cocktails etc
    The only time I got away with not going on formal night was because a tender was hanging off the side of the ship - although captain was using same excuse...

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  • Pilot Chris
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    Originally posted by GuinnessMan View Post
    That doesn't stop you having to go to the passie entertaining stuff though does it?
    Not really, you normally get hunted down, the only exception I found was at safety officer level everyone knew you were working your nuts off so much already you normally get a free pass from the weekly cocktails etc

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  • GuinnessMan
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    Originally posted by alistairuk View Post
    One of the first things you learn as a deck officer is that if you walk around with a clipboard occasionally glaring at people / random objects NO ONE will ever come near you.
    That doesn't stop you having to go to the passie entertaining stuff though does it?

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  • Snowy
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    Originally posted by alistairuk View Post
    walk around with a clipboard occasionally glaring at people / random objects NO ONE will ever come near you.
    Yes this.

    My favorite used to be my confidential & secret material musters. Most of my senior command had never been responsible for anything comms related so were always scared of my 'Muster in Progress - Keep Out' sign on my closed cabin door.

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  • Faust
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    Or walk around with a box in your hands.

    Nobody will ask you to do anything, the smaller the box the more important the contents.

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  • alistairuk
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    Originally posted by GuinnessMan View Post
    See, useless deck officers. Should learn how to skive properly...
    One of the first things you learn as a deck officer is that if you walk around with a clipboard occasionally glaring at people / random objects NO ONE will ever come near you.

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  • GuinnessMan
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    Originally posted by Inland Pirate View Post
    Coincidentally, I love how threads on here derail so much from the original...
    Well, others had answered the OP's question before we started crayoning on the thread

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  • Inland Pirate
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    Coincidentally, I love how threads on here derail so much from the original...

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  • Inland Pirate
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    Originally posted by endure View Post
    There aren't too many places to hide on the bridge...
    I dunno, I swear the third on this ship has tunnels... He has a habit of sneaking up on you in the darkness, saying "Yes Master Pirate", causing you to stab yourself with your cutlass as you jump out of your skin!

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  • GuinnessMan
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    Originally posted by endure View Post
    There aren't too many places to hide on the bridge...
    Pfft, lack of effort really....

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  • endure
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    There aren't too many places to hide on the bridge...

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  • GuinnessMan
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    Originally posted by alistairuk View Post
    And that most engineers tend to be grumpy militant buggers who refuse to do any socialising wheras deck despite their best attempts never seem to get away with not attending.
    See, useless deck officers. Should learn how to skive properly...

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  • alistairuk
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    Originally posted by endure View Post
    The only social difference between deck and engineer officers is the little purple flash that engineers have between their stripes...
    And that most engineers tend to be grumpy militant buggers who refuse to do any socialising wheras deck despite their best attempts never seem to get away with not attending.

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