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    Comedian George Carlin was once asked "So what is bugging you now George"? His reply was singers with only one name and people with bottles of water in their hands walking down the street. Where is the rest of the singers name and why didn't they get a f-----ng drink before they left home.

    We all have been asked stupid questions by non seafarer neighbors, friends, and relatives. Such as: Where are you stationed (merchant mariners)?, Do you drop anchor at night?, How come we never see you in your uniform?, and my all time favorite the day I get home "So when you going back?". To which I reply when I f---inf feel like it. I know you folks know a bunch more so let's hear them
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    I'm waiting for the perfect omelette.
    ~ the road goes on forever and the party never ends ~
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    I like it when people say "you make that much money for just driving a boat"
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    How long are you home this time? Answer: until the money runs out. The full extent of my conversation with neighbors I've lived next door to for 9 years.
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    Quote Originally Posted by skinny stick View Post
    I like it when people say "you make that much money for just driving a boat"
    To which you may reply, yes.
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    How long are you home this time? Answer: until the money runs out. The full extent of my conversation with neighbors I've lived next door to for 9 years.
    and that's the truth ~
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    Good Lord, How I loved being a seaman.
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    Quote Originally Posted by skinny stick View Post
    I like it when people say "you make that much money for just driving a boat"
    We engineers are also amazed. . . .
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    I always get "It must be nice to only work 6 months a year". Funny thing is in that 6 months I work more hours than the 40 hour work week guy does in 12 months
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    I always get "It must be nice to only work 6 months a year". Funny thing is in that 6 months I work more hours than the 40 hour work week guy does in 12 months
    Yup. For those 6 months or so, you are ALWAYS at work. Can't explain that to anyone. At the senior officer position (capt. or ce), you're always on watch, too. . .
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    Quote Originally Posted by cmakin View Post
    Yup. For those 6 months or so, you are ALWAYS at work. Can't explain that to anyone. At the senior officer position (capt. or ce), you're always on watch, too. . .
    You guys are correct on the hours/year. I worked for Texaco briefly in 1987 and had 152 hours of overtime in a 2 week pay period. The 1st engineer had 167 hours during the same time, thank god for OPA 90,STCW and ILO 180 work hour rules.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Too bad steam is gone View Post
    You guys are correct on the hours/year. I worked for Texaco briefly in 1987 and had 152 hours of overtime in a 2 week pay period. The 1st engineer had 167 hours during the same time, thank god for OPA 90,STCW and ILO 180 work hour rules.
    I sail 1st on a container ship. When running down the east coast before going overseas, I will easily put in 80+ hours a week OT. When I worked tankers I wish I could have worked more than the OPA 90 rules of 12 hours

    Cheng is always on watch, but the 1st always gets the call
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