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    I qualified a few months ago but realise i am still getting charged my Nautilaus student membership fee which to be honest we were pretty much coerced into taking. As employment seems highely unlikely at present is there a point in having it ?

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    My personal opinion is that Nautilus are an utter waste of space and a bunch of self serving tossers who don't give a stuff for their members and my advice would be to save your money, but others may have different experience with them.
    Go out, do stuff

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    • #3
      I am thinking that myself Clanky. I was dubious when the rep came into the class. I just didnt know if there was any benefit in having this membership at all.

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      • #4
        Cancel your Nautilus membership, they p*ss it up the wall "visiting" cruise ships. Join a general working union, such as Unite (if you want to pledge allegiance to Labour), much cheaper and will give you all the legal advice and representation you'll ever need.

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        • #5
          Cut them turds loose!

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          • #6
            Frankly they are hopeless and it's only really inertia that I'm still a member
            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.


            Twitter:- @DeeChief

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            • #7
              I recently had a barny with the old man about shore leave and so I emailed them for advice. By the next morning I had a reply with the mgn linked that I needed. So far so good I just look at it as an insurance policy. I know many of my colleagues who have a low opinion.

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              • #8
                I'm afraid I have to agree with those saying Nautilus are useless. I took out cadet membership and they were absolutely useless in helping me with a dispute I had with my sponsoring company, going so far as admitting that I was in the right but then didn't bother to back me.

                Cancelled my membership and will never take another out with them

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                • #9
                  To weigh in - you're better of signing up with Nautical Institute - while not a union they do provide legal representation as well as a lovely informative monthly magazine - as opposed to that telegraph pile of ****e (I assume it still exists).

                  It's also cheaper (or was for MNI level) and gives access to discounts on various NI stuff. They do a whole bunch of other stuff too, but i'm sure you're capable of reading whats on their site
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                  • #10
                    Wouldn't give Nautilus a penny.

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                    • #11
                      They helped me out as a cadet Vs sponsor.

                      Dont feel the Officer subscription fees are appropriately priced - very high!

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