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Old May 5th, 2011, 02:12 PM
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Smile can someone tell the schedule that a facility dispatcher has on a cruise ship

Can someone tell me the schedule that a facilities dispatcher has on a cruise ship? Is it shift work or split shift work?
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Old May 5th, 2011, 03:28 PM
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What is a facilities dispatcher? I have heard of most ship job titles but this one eludes me.
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Old May 5th, 2011, 03:37 PM
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Oh I see - they work at the pursers desk and send maintenance people out to fix things as needed.

I would imagine you would work pretty long hours, maybe as many as 12 hours/day (with meal breaks of course). But I do not know. I would imaginer they need someone to do this 24-hours.

But then again, maybe it slows down at night so much that they don't have an assigned person. Then you might do 8 or 10-hour days.
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Old May 5th, 2011, 09:21 PM
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Perhaps this member of Cruisemates can help you with this question. They posted recently on a thread called What About the Employees??? so you should be able to PM them and get an answer.

Their username here is FormerDispatcher
Last Activity: April 13th, 2011 09:41 PM

They posted a decription of the job..." I left the cruise line in 2005 - 6 years ago. I was a facilities dispatcher - one of the people who the guests call when there is a problem in their room that requires a maintenance worker to fix."
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