This is for all the girlfriends , wives, sisters, mothers, and family of any person working onboard.
Please don’t harass your loved ones working overseas onboard a ship. Keep them stress free, Its not an easy life, working onboard.
We have to work for long hours and sometimes have no time to even rest. We call our families during the break time, when we are supposed to rest. Even onboard we sacrifice our rest time to make sure our families are doing well at home. Yes our ship goes around the world but our mind is always at home thinking and wishing our families were there to see the beautiful world. I wish I could take my family there. I wish I could earn a lot to make my family happy. I wish I could always satisfy my family’s desires.
We long and yearn to finish our contract and go back home and spend time with our family as fast as we can. While we are on board we can’t spend too much time on the phone because we need to take rest.
We are physically onboard but our heart and soul is always with our families. We are working hard to give them a better life.
I work onboard and I know how hard life is and how much we sacrifice for our loved ones. Please don’t overburden your father, husband or son working on the ship by telling them your problems tensions and issues at home. They have a stressful life here. Wait till they come back because they are surrounded by water all the time and don’t see land for days together. At times we don’t know when it’s morning and when it’s night. We don’t see the sun for days. Lots of hardship onboard.
I used to think life onboard would be easy when i used to see the family of my friends spending the same hard earned money like water. So i thought i would work onboard an earn for my family but when i went I realised how tough the life was when i went to do my rounds specially in the galley, housekeeping, laundry, garbage etc.. I could see the crew struggling so hard. I realised the hard life when i saw it myself and always wanted to tell this to every one. But now after the suicide of one of the crew member onboard I felt I should write it Please avoid giving stress to your loved ones.
Why didn’t you call?
Are you having an affair onboard?
Sometimes there is no time to eat.
Why have you not sent money?
Sometimes it takes time for the money to reach you.
My neighbours are fighting what to do?
Uncle filed a court case what to do?
Children are not studying what to do?
Girlfriend is getting married come fast.
Wife is having an affair come fast.
Girlfriends, stop saying “if you love me send me money within 24 hours”. We are in the middle of the sea and surrounded by water.
Please stop all such crap chats
Keep all these types of questions away. We are too far away to help. Take help from the people around you.