When you see the same people day in and day out, it can be tough. Especially if you don’t particularly get on with one of them. It can also feel like there’s not a lot of room to escape - as big as a container ship is, you’re still going to run into the same crewmates in the mess room, on your watch, and on deck etc.
It can take its toll on you as a person, as a seafarer, and as an employee if you’re constantly struggling to contain your negative feelings about that other person. However you need to remember that every workplace has its conflicts and not everybody in the world will be best friends - but you need to somehow get along with each other for the sake of your ship.
Tip 1: Don’t be the ship’s gossip
Tip 2: Support your crew
Tip 3: Shoulder the blame…
Remember: being nice costs nothing
Helder Maritiem makes maritime jobs accessible
If you are seriously thinking about working at sea, we are here to help you. We can give you the information about all the different areas within the maritime industry - not to mention all the different types of vessels - it really is something you need to think about very carefully before taking the plunge and dedicating your life to the ocean. We can help you with more information and which education is needed for the different kind of functions onboard.