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  •  It's an interesting industry (11+ / 0-)

    One of the things that drew me to it was "nobody sane does that".  Perfect.  Everyone out here is eccentric in one way or another.

    I have run into bullies.  The First Engineer on my commercial cruise (a tanker in the Gulf) put me through some pretty miserable hazingish stuff - I almost quit, but I stuck it out.

    NOAA has been much better.  It has its issues, of course - the folks in the air conditioned office are pretty clueless, and we get a lot of bottom-of-the-barrel mariners, but I've enjoyed it.  Almost the entire fleet is Limited Horsepower, though, so I may not be able to advance my Unlimited license very quickly.

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