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pacalici 01-27-2007 08:11 PM

WHAT IS SO FUN ABOUT A CRUISE? I AM A COOK ON CARNIVAL CRUISE LINE, WHO EVER SAID IS NICE WORKING ON A CRUISE SHIP IS A LIAR. CARNIVAL C. L. PAY ME 2 DOLLARS AN HOUR, I HAVE TO WORK FOR AT LEAST 10 HOURS A DAY, EVERY DAY OF THE WEEK FOR 7 TO 10 MONTHS. YOU HAVE TO WORK EVERY DAY, NO EXCEPTION, ONLY IF YOU ARE SICK AND CANNOT WALK, THERE ARE RULES, ME AS A COOK I CANNOT GO ON A OPEN DECK AFTER FINISHING MY WORK, I GET MOLESTED BY SECURITY, THERE ARE CABIN CHECK EVERY WEEK, YOU SHOWER , USE TOILET OUTSIDE THE ROOM AT THE END OF CORIDOR, WHERE THEY CLEAN IT ONCE A MONTH, THE FOOD FOR CREW IS CHEAP, THEY ALWAYS CUT THE PRICE FOR CREW, THERE ARE NEVER ENOUGH CREW ON BOARD, YOU ARE MEANINGLESS, USELESS, FOR THE COMPANY, THEY USE YOU LIKE A SLAVE, MY SCHEDULE FOR 7 MONTHS ... WAKE UP WORK CABIN SLEEP...NEXT DAY WAKE UP WORK CABIN SLEEP AND SO ON, YOU DON'T HAVE WINDOWS, FRESH AIR, NO FAMILY, NO FRIENDS, NO GIRLFRIEND, EXCEPT MAYBE YOU ARE AN OFFICER ON A SHIPP, WHEN YOU HAVE A CHANCE TO GO ASHORE IT FEELS LIKE HEAVEN, BUT ONLY FOR AN HOUR OR TWO, THE SHIP IS LEAVING, OR YOU HAVE TO GO TO WORK, EVERYBODY HAVE A FAKE SMILE ON THE FACE, THEY WAIT FOR THE DAY TO LEAVE THE SHIP AND GO HOME, YOU DON'T SEE AMERICANS WORKING HERE, NOBODY WILL ACCEPT 2 DOLLARS AN HOUR FOR THIS JOB, ONLY PEOPLE FROM POOR COUNTRYES !!!
HAVE A SITE http://www.cruiselaw.com/crew.html

Carnival 01-27-2007 08:17 PM

So quit and stop whining.

pacalici 01-27-2007 08:26 PM

NHEA NHEA I'M GOING ON A CRUISE ... ALL THE CREW WILL HATE ME, AND HOPE THE SHIPP WILL SINK, MAYBE SO WILL GET SOME MONEY, http://www.cruiselaw.com/crew.html MAYBE YOU WILL GET A CLUE OR GLUE OR THE TRUE

macmom111 01-27-2007 08:53 PM

just my opinion but if is as bad as you say it is there would be no one working on the ships. And on my last cruise I shared a taxi with some crew members headed into town for their time off. cant help but wonder if you really work for them or are you an attorney trying to drum up business by posting that link. just a thought

Jim C. 01-27-2007 10:01 PM

Pretty poor written skills for an attorney...

pacalici 01-27-2007 10:35 PM

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Originally posted by macmom111:
just my opinion but if is as bad as you say it is there would be no one working on the ships. And on my last cruise I shared a taxi with some crew members headed into town for their time off.
yeah here is like a news buletin http://dallas.injuryboard.com/carnival-cruise-lines-set...overtime-lawsuit.php

pacalici 01-27-2007 11:30 PM

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Originally posted by macmom111:
just my opinion but if is as bad as you say it is there would be no one working on the ships
there are reasons for that, money, india philipines, indonezia offer 100 dollars per month, on cruise line they make little bit more
http://www.consumeraffairs.com/trave...uise_lines.htm

Alex Cruise 01-28-2007 05:18 AM

Hey pacalici, you are so right, cruise crew is the modern way of slaves but the difference is that no crew is forced to work, you can get off and resign in every port ! I understad your frustration, but you should think of a different life then. I did meet alot of crew and some of the working for more than 12 month in one contract, still they have been proud to feed their families and e.g. in the philipines to built houses and to have a bright futurte for their kid. No doubt that the payment is rediculous, but for the next 100 years at least you will find enough poor people on this globe that would be happy to sign any such contract.
take your life with a smile and relax

Aelfraed 01-28-2007 05:46 AM

I think the cruiseline industry should be ashamed of how little hourly wage they give their crew members. And if the cruiselines want to raise price of fares, let them explain to the public why, which should be because they would have decided to quit a years-long practice of ripping off their employees. After all, how much more would the fares increase? $200.00 per fare for a 7-day cruise? OK, I can manage that. If I couldn't, I shouldn't purchase fares for any more cruises. I can understand why corpporate management would not be eager to reduce the profit margin with explanation that a long overdue raise in wages had to be made.

Another thing that all of us can do is to be sure that we tip generously the folks who clean our staterooms and who wait our tables. But that would still leave a lot of crew whom we don't personally contact, e.g., the cooks. The real soultion is to embarrass the industry so that it will also raise the wages of its employees.



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Originally posted by pacalici:
<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-title">quote:</div><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-content">Originally posted by macmom111:
just my opinion but if is as bad as you say it is there would be no one working on the ships. And on my last cruise I shared a taxi with some crew members headed into town for their time off.
yeah here is like a news buletin http://dallas.injuryboard.com/carnival-cruise-lines-set...overtime-lawsuit.php </div></BLOCKQUOTE>

f-mattox 01-28-2007 08:03 AM

Boy, you guys just don't get it, do you!

You raise the fares; we cruisers cut back; the cruise lines cut back; you're out of your new higher paying job!


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