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Old October 30th, 2007, 07:08 PM
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There seems to be a few of us that should be starting their contracts for NCLA within the next month, I was just wanted to do a roll call. Odds are some of us will be on the same ship.
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Old October 30th, 2007, 07:17 PM
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My wife and I got the phone call today to report for training. We fly to Piney Point on November 10th. Looks like we'll be the guinea pigs for this group
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Old October 30th, 2007, 07:19 PM
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i'm still waiting to submit my mmd application but i will be with ncla doing photography
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Old November 1st, 2007, 09:17 AM
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Got offered Hotel Utility yesterday and took it.
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Old November 1st, 2007, 05:23 PM
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I was offered hotel utility as well. That was over a month ago and I am still filling out paper work. This paperwork and running around is killing me since I work a 8am to 5pm job. I am using a lot of vacation
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Old November 2nd, 2007, 03:27 AM
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utility galley. been over a month since i got fingerprinted. i was offered the job on aug. 2 and all this waiting makes the job less desirable .i didnt get the phone call yet for baltimore but im assuming it would be soon. hope to see you all there if i dont change my mind.i will be making half of what i make now in almost half the hours,but the money isnt the issue here.sometimes we just dont know what we do but we do it anyway. oh well, hope everything turns out for the best. good luck everyone.
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Old November 2nd, 2007, 05:32 PM
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I got fingerprinted 3 weeks ago, waiting for the training info, Think I'll be on the pride of hawaii as a waiter....Im very anxious, hope to see you at piney point soon maybe the 10th...
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Old November 5th, 2007, 12:18 PM
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OFF TO PINEY POINT ON THE 10TH!!! SEE YOU THERE!!!
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Old November 5th, 2007, 01:23 PM
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I hope all of you guys are still checking this website while on board. I am going to be a little late
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Old November 5th, 2007, 01:49 PM
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SCOLIO, I WILL KEEP YOU UPDATED....SEE YOU REAL SOON...
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Old November 5th, 2007, 04:18 PM
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looks like november 26 is the date ..see you guys there!!
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Old November 6th, 2007, 02:01 PM
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Yes see you there ACLV1 hopefully Scolio will be joining us real soon as well, cant wait to meet everyone
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Old November 9th, 2007, 10:53 AM
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I know what you're talking about with all this waiting making this less desirable. I'll be taking a 40% cut in pay, but I'm hoping to make that up with overtime on the ship. I figure that without having to pay for rent, food, utilities, gas, etc. that I'll come out ahead. And I'll probably be in a lower tax bracket, so I'll probably get a nice refund check.

I'll probably be leaving towards the middle of November for P.P or after Thanksgiving. 8)
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Old November 9th, 2007, 11:08 AM
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Well my surgeon cleared me for work, but he suggested I press for work that does not require so much heavy lifting. So I called my recruiter back and I may be doing some electronics work onboard as I have a lot of experience in electronics and computer networks. Who know, I will post when I know more.

I know about the paycut I will probably make about 1/3rd of what I make now on board the ship. But I want the adventure and low cost of living.
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And I'll probably be in a lower tax bracket, so I'll probably get a nice refund check.
Not only that, but by working on the ships you will get a per diem... Just file for taxes early and make sure you take with you your sign off papers saying how many days you were on board.

Also, while you are on your 5 week vacation, many file for unemployement during the time so you can continue to get paid.

Just a few tips.
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Have fun at piney point everyone..just be glad its only for a week now! I was there for 6 weeks. :evil:
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Hey Jetboy -- I know how you feel - I was there for 5. Eh, it wasn't so bad though - besides the whole spraining of the ankle thing...

What ship are you on?
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Old November 17th, 2007, 06:45 PM
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How was training everyone?
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Old November 19th, 2007, 01:05 PM
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its been three weeks since i finished my physical and drug test paperwork and i still have not been sent to apply for my mmd you can imagine how eager i am to start working after two months of waiting
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Old November 19th, 2007, 01:26 PM
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I do not have to imagine I am right there with you buddy.
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I do not have to imagine I am right there with you buddy.
haha well at least i'm not alone... although you had to go through additional clearance. with me they just haven't sent me yet
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I'm on the America but on vacation now. I sign back onto the ship Saturday.
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I do not have to imagine I am right there with you buddy.
haha well at least i'm not alone... although you had to go through additional clearance. with me they just haven't sent me yet
i got the info for my flight to apply for my mmd today yay! hopefully it wont be too much longer till i leave
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Old November 29th, 2007, 05:28 PM
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Any one leaving for MD on Dec 8th?
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Hey guys. I worked for NCLA from August 28 06- Fwbruary 11-07. I worked on the Pride of Aloha as a galley utility. If anyone has any questions...just ask! One thing that sucks for you guys is...NCLA no longer has there "ship chasing program". I got to ship chase before I was assigned to a ship. I'll explain. While waiting on my MMD card, I was flown to Hawaii. Lihue, Kauai to be exact. They put us in a hotel while we waited on our MMD cards. So, whenever a ship was in port, we worked on it. Days that there was not a ship in port...we had the day off to do as we please. I stayed in Kauai for a week, then I was flown to Honolulu. I only had to work 3 days a week-and steel got payed for 40 hours. Then...I finally got assigned to Pride of Aloha, where I completed my five month contract. It was a great experience...didn't save near as much money as I thought. State taxes, Federal taxes, and union dues add up. I am however, about to return to the company!
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Old December 2nd, 2007, 09:52 PM
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After 5 months of waiting for my MMD, I'm scheduled to go for training on December 10th. I originally applied for Shore Excursion Manager, then was conditionally offered Shore Excursion sales; then offered Bell Staff, now what remains is Jr. Receptionist position.
I know the hours are long, however, is there time to enjoy the sites of Hawaii?
My recruiter told me promotion opportunities are abundant once onboard working. That is why I decided to take the Jr. Receptionist position.

For those of you working NCLA, is it what you expected?
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Well, as long as you aren't working, then sure you can get off the ship whenever you please. NCLA will lie to you telling you things you want to hear just to get you hired. Those recruiters get paid for everyone they hire.
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