Who has the easiest job on the ship?

Jun 24th, 2002, 01:23 PM
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Who has the easiest job on the ship?

I know that the dining staff and cabin staff have tough jobs. I also know that the cooks and cruise staff also have tough jobs.

But what about that golf pro? He has to have it easy. He just gives a few pointers during the day (for an hour or two). Then he gets to golf at most of the ports. What a cake job!

Also thos comedians have it pretty easy. They fly from ship to ship and do a show for a night and get all the free booze and food they want. Must be nice.

Some ships have a person that is employed and all they do is the shopping talk. What else do they do? Nothing! When they are in ports, they get to shop and get freebies to hand-out as gifts during talks on the ship.

Any other comments about some easy cruise jobs?
Jun 24th, 2002, 01:25 PM
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It seems to me that the Matre d' does not do much. That is why I never tip him!
Jun 24th, 2002, 11:24 PM
Paul Therault
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Hi John,

The Maitre d' works much harder than anyone except maybe the head chef.

He is the one in charge of training the entire wait staff. Must anwser to the captain. He must assign all the seating. He can tell you the ages of passengers at each table and he attempts to put those that speak english with others that speak the same. He does screw up at times since many passengers have English sounding names and are American citizens but can not speak a word of English. He does have assistants, of course, but as "boss" he does most of the work.

He does get a fine salary therefore the tip that you give should only be for him doing you a favor.

Most maitre d's are hired from either 5 star hotels or from the finest culinary schools flying a foreign flag in the USA.

Jun 24th, 2002, 11:47 PM
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"Must answer to the Captain" ????
Where did you get that information? I have been a Maitre d' on many ships for the past 17 years. We stopped answering to the Captain - except for lifeboat drills - about 17 years ago. I answer to the F&B Director or the Restaurants Manager.
Jun 25th, 2002, 06:01 AM
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Thanks Charles!
Jun 25th, 2002, 11:32 PM
Paul Therault
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I guess I am just still living in the past Charles. I presumed the only department that did not answer to the captain is the casino department. Good to know.

Does the Food and Beverage Director have anything to do with employees? Their hiring and training?

Glad you're on-board.

Jun 26th, 2002, 10:58 AM
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It has got to be the musicians. They get to play music (which they like to do in the first place) and that is all they do! You don't see musicians calling bungo numbers or crap like that.

Golf pro or musicians have the easiest jobs.
Jun 26th, 2002, 02:09 PM
slow neady
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Well, the cheese servers have it pretty good. All they have to do all day is walk around the upper decks, asking if anybody would like some cheese. Nice work if you can get it, buddy!
Jul 12th, 2002, 09:44 AM
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People running battery through the diswasher in the scullery have a very rough job.

So do housekeepers. We were expected to be in and out of a cabin within 15 minutes, and that includes making the beds, running the vacuum and cleaning the bathroom. In order to do that we had to move as fast as possible.
Jul 12th, 2002, 10:14 AM
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Tracy you used the terms "running battery" and "the scullery"

I have no idea what you are talking about. Are these lingo that the workerscall things? What is running battery? Sticking batteries into dishwashers? I can't imagine that?

Anyway, the question was not about who had tough jobs, but the opposite - who has the easiest jobs. And if you took the time to read the original post, Kellie stated that she knew that the cabin staff have "tough jobs."
Jul 12th, 2002, 10:20 AM
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Jay,, I bet you are correct - especially on the ships where the captain is Greek.

Get it?
Jul 12th, 2002, 12:06 PM
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I know what the original question was. I was doing a comparision, LOL.

There are NO easy jobs on a ship. Ship jobs are hard to get and easy to get fired from.

Battery is dishes that are dirty. The scullery is the area where they are washed.
Jul 12th, 2002, 12:09 PM
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And another thing Weird: Don't be rude or insult me. I took the time to read the original post.

I read at MediaDomain.com about how rude people are on here. They were right.
Jul 12th, 2002, 05:36 PM
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Tracy, all you have to do to get "flamed" on this site is to show up.
Doesn't matter what you post, pro, con, indifferent, you will get flamed.
Jul 13th, 2002, 11:32 AM
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Tracy, you spend your time on mediadomain.com a site devoted to discussing soap operas? What a waste of a life.
Jul 13th, 2002, 11:48 AM
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Who says I talk about soaps there? There is an open forum there. What's the point you're trying to make?

I post where I want to. Don't worry about it.
Jul 13th, 2002, 12:18 PM
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What a waste of YOUR life going on a travel forum slamming people. Get a new hobby.
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