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Q: Girls on Deck: How to get Hired?!

Q: Girls on Deck: How to get Hired?!

Q: Girls on Deck: how to get hired?! (Amanda, 25, Aspiring Deckhand) “I’m trying to get a deck job, but the fact I’m female seems to be a massive problem! No-one takes me seriously and people keep telling me ‘go the stewardessing route and try again later”. I’ve...
How Do you Manage a Sexist Culture Onboard?

How Do you Manage a Sexist Culture Onboard?

Q:How Do you Manage a Sexist Culture OnBoard? “I come from a family of mostly girls, and went to an all-girl boarding school before becoming a yacht stewardess. Maybe I’m just sheltered, but I have never heard men speak about women so disrespectfully as they do on...
Am I too Old for Yachting?

Am I too Old for Yachting?

Q: Am I too old for yachting? (Jess, 42, stew) “I’m a 42 year old woman who wants to get into yachting as a stewardess. From what I hear, this is pretty rare… it seems to be a young person’s game, particularly for stews. I don’t want to be discouraged though, as I had...
Does Size Matter?

Does Size Matter?

Q: Am I too big to work in yachting? (Linda, Green Stewardess, 22) “I have been trying to find a job on a Superyacht for six months and although I have done quite a bit of daywork and a few temp jobs this season, I haven’t managed to get a permanent job. When I...
Does Height Matter?

Does Height Matter?

Q:”Hi, I’m planning to head to Palma soon to start my job hunt for a stew role, but I just wanted to check that there aren’t any minimum height rules in yachting like there is for flight attendants? I’m only 5 foot 3, so I’m a bit worried that being short might...