Discussion in 'The Quarterdeck' started by Taffd, Sep 20, 2013.

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  1. One of my lads is on a ship at present and seems to regularly work a lot of hours. Over and above the normal working day and duties, he'll often work till late at night. Not for any emergency, just part of his workload. He's not always asked to do this and is not dripping, it just comes up in conversation - there's work to be done and he does it.

    I was wondering, would this be branch or part of ship specific or is it par for the course across all departments in today's Navy and are ships possibly somewhat undermanned?
  2. Situation normal these days. Less ships, same taskings, fewer people, gapped billets, etc. It seems to be engineers that are affected more than others. Every time in your base port is now a maintenance period. You only have to look at the outstanding leave balances of those coming off a ship. The flip side of this is the unit currently in the West Indes, approx 30 ports of call in a deployment and the T45 in the Pacific area.
  3. And how many are getting the chance to experience the 'flip side'?

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