Originally Posted by piclarke
This is one of my hobby horses
It irritates me to read of cruising yachts behaving as if they're doing you a favour by asking you to pay e30, e40, or much more, per day to work / crew on their sailing yachts. Most of them call it "sharing expenses" but in my opinion, at that rate it is taking on working crew for profit.
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then you must have a license. Sharing expenses is just that and nothing more. I have never asked anything of guests and they never ask me when I am their guest. I am having a problem with a lady friend that wants to go all the time, offers to buy lunch, but never has money when it comes time to pay so I pay, but if she sees something she wants and can't get me to buy it money miraculously appears. I did put my foot down and told her from now on she will have to pay expenses up front or she dosent go anymore.