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    There was no one faster at shafting seafarers than those who went from sea staff to office/shore staff. BP was famous for it certainly in the 80's,90's and 00's

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    Quote Originally Posted by Lewis McColl View Post
    There was no one faster at shafting seafarers than those who went from sea staff to office/shore staff. BP was famous for it certainly in the 80's,90's and 00's
    Not true of everyone who went from sea to shore staff, I worked my ******** off getting improved conditions for the seafarers in the company I was appointed Supt. I like to think I succeeded from the letters (some of which I still have) I got from the Masters of the ships under my control. Generalisations can be erroneous, and a lot depends upon the attitude of the sea staff as well, some don't want to be helped, because they like moaning and sh*t stirring. There are two sides to a coin.

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    There were different attitudes to the job as there is in all walks of life , I remember the personnel managerof the company I served my time with , and no doubt if things had been different I would have retired with, had the usual conflict of interests on board between deck and engine room with the usual squabbles similar to what goes on here at times. When I mentioned to him it was a Storm in a teacup , he said I know and like it that way , it keeps any flack away from himself and the company , in other words fight among yourself and donít bother me. I have always remembered that as the way the shipowner works, and tend to carry on myself to the same sort of storms in teacups on here, reminds me of a girls school at times , I went to a mixed school so always kept on the right side of the girls. Or kept my opinions to myself. JS
    As regards BP I know people made redundant with same and they got way above the odds on redundancy, my son in law was one a shore worker but he still gets a pension From same. JS.
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    John.
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    I don’t either Des , but I would never make the same mistake twice if could be helped. I learned to always look for credibility in a person or an employer , if that is or was lacking then the proverbial barge pole should come into play. There are many such people around , and once they get their feet under the table flourish like the proverbial pox. JS
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