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Gals, What Are You Waiting For??
Posted: Tuesday, June 1, 2010 2:30 AM
Joined: 07/11/2009
Posts: 16

So like, I'm not a yachtie, and I definitely would not be a captain, it's not for me.  But I bet a bunch of you ladies, younger or older, have wondered what it would be like to be a mate or to be a cpt of a yacht, maybe a mega.

What are you waiting for? Are you inhibited for whatever reason to plan to be a mate or cpt? Have you tried to find a mate and cpt's position to no avail? And why do I hardly (still) see very few gals on the outside or driving or managing yachts themselves?  If these bone heads can do it, why can't you? I've even driven a few small yachts's not that hard.   Why let guys make most of this money....hello?  Many of them are douche bags anyway. C'mon women, start bitching and complaining, you're probably a miserable stewardess because you hate your position as ONE.

Posted: Tuesday, June 1, 2010 5:22 AM
Joined: 01/06/2008
Posts: 1064

That's a good question for you Debbie, why aren't you a captain? I know at least a dozen female captains, why aren't you one of them instead of running around making videos and complaining of other women who have "illegally" taken your "miserable stew" job?

The real answer to the question posed though is "children". Most women at some point in their lives want to have children, and there are very few captains jobs out there that are conducive to raising children, ship assist tug, local ferries, tourist and dinner boats come to mind, and there are women in those positions. There are very few yacht positions that would allow one to raise a child onboard, and it would be to a great deal of difficulty as well. Many women don't progress past stew for the same reason many men don't progress past deckhand, they get out of the business for one reason or another. It doesn't suit everyone. Chief Stew on a big boat makes a fair wage, and there are many people who don't want to work the deck or have the responsibility of command. Many interior staff get some culinary experience and education and go the Chef route. A good Chef makes nearly as much as the Captain. How about women Engineers though? I don't understand why you would miss that career opportunity. Why shouldn't women go after engineering jobs?

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