January 4th, 2012, 05:30 PM
Join Date: Oct 2000
Originally Posted by Bruce Chafkin1
Faulty reasoning has been the undoing of many a genius.
You say that $28,476.00 is not bad pay - but then you admit that you have no idea how many split that amount.
$28.5k is indeed a great pay amount for one or two people for 14 days.
But when it is split among 24 people, it is not quite so exciting.
Or if we look at it on a monthly scale:
$57k for the month, split amongst 24 people = $2375 each per month.
These fellows are required to work 13 hours per day x 7 days. Most work longer hours than that, but let's pretend they do not.
$2375 for 390 hours of work = $6.09 per hour.
Let's not forget the $2 per hour paid to them by the cruise line.
We could solve the financial and unemployment crises in America in one fell swoop by offering these fantastic jobs to Americans.
Let's see now.........
You work 13 hours a day in multiple split shifts, 7 days per week, with no days off for 6 to 10 months straight.
You are paid no overtime.
You get paid $8.09 per hour, before taxes.
When you go home on vacation, you are officially unemployed, receiving no vacation pay, no unemployment insurance, and no medical coverage.
Sign me up!!!!!
Are crew members forced into working on a cruise ship? Of course not.... Find other work if not satisfied with the job.