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Being asked to lie about your hours of rest. PROS and CONS??
Posted: Wednesday, September 26, 2018 8:10 PM
Joined: 18/08/2011
Posts: 22


You work on average 100 hours a week throughout the Med season on a charter boat.

Sometimes 120 in a busy week. 

Sometimes waking at 7 after finishing work at 1am. Perhaps with a wake up during the night if particularly unlucky.


There tends to be a few people up the chain that don't like these kind of hours being recorded. 

Head of department, officers, captains etc.

There can be pressure to fake it so everything looks like some 9 hour a day fairytale when the hours get sent to the boats management company.

What exactly are the pros and cons of faking it?

Something to keep in mind is that in the off season there may be days off granted when your contracted to work 7 days a week. Also much shorter days at the other extreme. Possibly drawing attention for the opposite reason.



Roland Ged
Posted: Wednesday, January 9, 2019 5:34 AM
Joined: 07/01/2019
Posts: 4

hey wretches, it`s good old Uncle Ged from the Blackwater Biot posse. Is this question for REAL dude ? There are no PROs to ILLEGALLY falsifying your paperwork.

I hope you have never darkened my classroom with such stupidity sailor !

Rest is essential to prevent fatigue - why?

Fatigue causes the human being to make mistakes - !

Mistakes at sea - not one of your best days.

BUT lets be realistic about the industry of modern slaves hawking your resumes around docks begging for work sometimes working for nothing YOU SHAMELESS FOOLS.

When you get the key to your cabin in your sweaty palms and have told your millions of chums on facebook how wonderful you are then all your principles are washed overboard like a black tide of grossness.

See no evil - hear no evil - speak no evil just as long as the crumbs from the owners table are thrown at your feet for you to feast upon then all is good in your tiny false world.

I watch lots of excited wannabees arrive at the Black Hole of BEEYACHT and subject themselves to a mind numbing 5 day boredom fest of regurgitated nonsense from my good old self and then throw themselves into the arena of modern day slavery where all normal rules of society are distorted but do you say anything about the drunkeness, the cocaine, the racism, sexism, ageism and the blatant disregard for basic safety principles in the workplace or should I say "The Boat" with my baseball cap on backwards with sunnies hanging off my chin and a low slung radio on the hip like I am somehow IMPORTANT...

No you say nothing and hope nothing will go wrong because you are SCARED of losing your money and self imposed status.

I am the same and have nada problemo admitting that even as I preach a 10 year old powerpoint to you all, I have no intention of pointing out the nasty stuff right in front of your eager eyes because I might suffer the wrath of The whiskered buffoon and find myself replaced with another spineless wretch devoid of an ounce of principles and I simply MUST put myself FIRST.

Ring any bells for you ?

You know where I am dudes so pop in and discuss anytime and I will hide like a scared Roland Rat but you know you can catch me freeloading at the old drinky poo voucher gig where we spend your course fees on a FREE ??? drink voucher for you hahahahaha - PRICELESS !

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