When your values are being compromised

When your values are being compromised

Q: When your Values are at Risk of Being Compromised Anonymous, Captain, 42I’ve recently resigned from a Captain’s position as I couldn’t accept a recent change of policies. I was asked to fire my really great crew, who were to be replaced by crew from the commercial...
When Heads of Departments Cross the Line

When Heads of Departments Cross the Line

What to do when your Engineer is Ruling the RoostQ: Jeff, Captain, 39:My Engineer is walking all over me, and I can’t seem to do anything about it. He pre-dates me onboard, he’s older than me, the boss likes him, the boat is old and full of problems…but irritatingly,...
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...