If they are understaffed - it can certainly be disheartening to the rest of the crew. Like any other work place when your reduce staff but not overall workload it does not make those left to pull the weight of others very happy.
A Bad Day At Sea [with power] Always Beats A Good Day At Work
Alaska 2014 - haven't picked a cruise yet
Carnival: Glory 2004, Destiny 2008, Splendor 2009, Freedom 2011, Valor 2012, Dream 2013
Celebrity: Summit 2011
Princess: Ruby 2010, Caribbean 2013